Clay, her lover and person that made her a werewolf never quite comes across as real either, how can he be so inept around people yet teach at college? And I'm not really into 'Alpha-Male-knuckle dragging' characters either.
The other characters made up for any deficiencies with the main pairing and despite my issues with the main characters, I loved Bitten. The plot was fast paced and I loved the world Kelley put me in. Even though Elena annoyed me, I wanted to know more about her and her life, I wanted to see her and Clay get together. I adored the secondary characters and the writing kept me hooked.