2.5 stars This book showed a good effort, but the character development was lacking and the storyline was choppy I liked the humor and playfulness, but just don t have the patience for the flow not compelling enough for me, but if paranormal romance is your thing, this could be the book and series for you I just need somethingfast paced,edgy, and withgrab Many reviewers complain that they didn t know about the paranormal side of the story For me the problems were three The Cliffhanger I hate cliffhangers andwhen I think the story itself doesn t have enough meat in it for a second book I didn t get the attraction between Deke and Vera Maybe the chemistry was in that first meeting we didn t get to see at the beginning At first I thought Vera must be around 22 24 years old for the way she acted, when a friend throws to her face that at 35 she should be thinking about the future Vera s infatuation become somehow pathetic At the very beginning of this book Vera sees Deke commit a crime As he is the leader of a local dangerous MC she decides to shut up and avoid problems I know that many would find a problem with that, I don t I think that even though is not the heroic thing to do, it s actually pretty realistic Jumping into the bed with the criminal the day after being a witness to his crime Not only unrealistic, but somehow it made me dislike her Girl, five minutes before you are all worried because if he discovers you were a witness to his crime you are death and five minutes later without even a full conversation between the two , you open your legs for him.35 years Maybe 35 neurons. I loved the blurb on this book and that isn t to say that there is anything wrong with it but I went in thinking it was a biker book and then it became a biker werewolf book Over all it was just okay for me I would likely try somethingby the author as the writing it self was decent I just don t know that I would readin this series. Shannon Flagg is a friend and fellow author in the Freak Circle Press.The Only Witness folds two romance worlds together bikers and werewolves into a compelling story of love and betrayal, loss and gain MCs and wolf packs have a lot in common, actually, being insular kinds of outsider, family groupings, with very strict rules, so the overlap makes perfect sense but also causes tension among the characters and in Center City Vera is a wonderful female lead, a normal woman who has plenty of strength and independence to live her normal life, but soon learns that she has and needs a great dealstrength to thrive in the world that becomes hers when she gets together with Deke and they discover their bond and that bond is deep.Deke is a swoon worthy male lead, huge and gorgeous, an alpha with a heart of gold, fiercely loyal and fearsomely protective He loses a lot in this story, but he stays strong He understands the value of friends and family, and when he understands his love for Vera, he embraces it wholeheartedly.The secondary characters have interesting, distinct personalities and are integral to the story There s a rich world here that I love to spend time in There is an end to the story arc of this book i.e., no cliffie there is also an epilogue that sets up the next book, for which I can t wait.So I ll just go ahead and call dibs on Houdini now. Darn, started off as a fairly good MC book then about 25% in turned into a shifters on the run book Now I don t mind reading paranormal, but the entire MC angle was dropped Too many different things going on and pretty much ended on a cliffy Had potential Yes, there was an epilogue however, instead of wrapping things up in a nice bow, it ended on a cliffy with discussion regarding some journals, most questions and the last sentence we have to go back At first I really really liked it then at a point I was shaking my head, mumbling WTF Ok, so it s brief life as a MC novel got shoved aside to be a pnr, however so many freakin questions arose and not one was answered, including who s who in the event that sparked the title of the book Yep, not a big fan of cliffies especially when I feel a bit betrayed since I didn t set out to read about werewolves. This was an interesting read I purchased it as it stated it was a biker book but after a while it became a shifter werewolf read Not the sort of book that I would normally read, but with all the twists and turns, it held my attention I really enjoyed this book, kept me interested and when the ending came, I was surprised that I am looking forward to the next book. This was a great book with solid writing It is a cliff hanger somewhat but it s not too bad I know some reviewers gave it a low rating because they thought is was a contempory romance around an MC It has the MC vibe in the beginning but it changes to a paranormal book Good drama and action and the love scenes were hot If you like paranormal suspense romance then you ll enjoy the book A MC book this is not I started reading this and was thinking this was going to be a good story At 20% I was like WTF I wanted to stop reading it but at the same time wanted to see what happens I honestly think that the Arthur should have had that this was a paranormal story with werewolves and other creatures in the synopsis I gave it a shot read the whole thing to realize that it actually ends with a Cliffhanger Sorry but I will not being reading book 2. Center City Wasn T Exactly A Hotbed Of Activity, Which Suited Vera Warren Just Fine She Liked Her Life The Way It Was, Quiet And Uncomplicated In The Blink Of An Eye, Both Go Out The Window When She Sees Something No One Was Intended To See Things Become Even Complicated When Deacon Deke Hawke, President Of The Vikings MC And Her Secret Crush, Shows Up At Her Door She Can T Be Certain He S There Simply As A Customer Or If He Knows What She Saw Deacon Hawke Wasn T Looking For A Relationship He Had Enough On His Plate Between Being President Of The Vikings And A Member Of The Center City Pack, He Had To Walk A Fine Line To Keep The Two Apart It Was One He Walked With Pride, And Skill Then Everything Changes, And Deacon Finds Himself Thrust Into A Life And Death Battle, With Vera At His Side Lives Will Be Lost Secrets Will Be Revealed Bonds Will Be Built And Broken And The Only Thing That S Certain Is That Nothing Is Certain