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Gone With the Wolf
Synopsis: When CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder discovers that his one true love is a secretary in his company, his primal instincts kick into overdrive. Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. Upon learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers. When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he plans to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
My Review: This is the first book in the series and I read it as the first in the Seattle Wolf Box Set. Just imagine someone in big business has stolen the deeds to the bar you’ve been struggling to run for years and won’t talk to you about it. What could you do to get to them? In this case Emelia Hudson (aka Emie) takes herself undercover, getting a job as a temp in the company. While attending the office Hallowe’en party she sneaks into the wine cellar where she indulges herself with some tasty – and very expensive – wine. It is here that alpha werewolf Drake Wilder discovers her and the attraction is off the wall especially as he realises she is both his mate and human! He has been brought up to believe that no human can successfully give birth to the offspring of an alpha, he also knows that Emelia may now be in danger if his psychotic twin realises Drake has found his mate. To top it all, Emelia knows nothing of the werewolves, so how will this feisty, independent young woman react to everything that she’s about to learn? Will they live to achieve their HEA together?
This is a story packed with action and humour. Three hundred year old Drake is a take charge type of guy, one brought up in a different era when women knew their place was in their home with a strong male to look after them . . . but Emelia has grown up in a different time and is a free spirit, not looking to have her life taken control of by someone else – and certainly not by the very same person that threatens the existence of her dream bar! Both characters are brilliantly portrayed and the story has an intriguing plot that makes it interesting reading. I have no hesitation in looking forward to reading other novels in this series, especially as I’m reading the box set which has books 1 to 3 in the series! It’m looking forward to seeing how the characters and series develops. I’m impressed by the author’s skill in crafting the secret werewolf world within the city and imaginative storytelling so have no hesitation in highly recommending it to other fans of paranormal werewolf romances with a strong alpha and feisty female lead.
Synopsis: Logan Black, former Marine and bodyguard for the Seattle Wolf Pack, hates weddings and has no plans to enter into matrimonial misery. But when he’s hired to protect a hot-to-trot wedding planner with a werewolf stalker, he’s forced to put his feelings aside. Not such an easy task when the damsel can turn him on with a single smoldering glance. The chemistry between them seems fated, but with his playboy attitude, her hatred for werewolves, and a stalker lurking in the shadows, will passion be enough to keep them together?
My Review: This is the second book in the series and I read it as the second story in the Seattle Wolf Box Set, though the story is also available separately. This time the story concerns wedding planner, Veronica Vale, who thinks she has a secret admirer but is actually being stalked by a werewolf. To protect her, her future brother-in-law has hired his friend, Logan Black, to act as a bodyguard for her – but he hasn’t told her about any of this. That leaves the story open for plenty of misunderstandings of motives and actions, especially as she purports to hate werewolves as a rogue attacked and turned her beloved sister into one. So, not revealing his job or his nature, Logan still has to try to keep the feisty and highly independent Veronica safe whilst not giving into his desires to claim her for himself.
This is a brilliant story with so much angst and turmoil it is hilarious at times. It is a great read and I really enjoyed getting totally immersed in the well crafted plot. Some of the characters from the first book in the series make appearances in this one, too, and it is good to get a glimpse of how things have progressed for them since the previous story. Personally, I think the author is honing her skills and this story demonstrates her development making this a real page turner and enthralling read which I really enjoyed escaping into. I highly recommend this to anyone who, like me, enjoys letting go of reality to escape into the paranormal world the author has skilfully created and meeting the great characters she has living there to find out about their romance!
Synopsis: Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already been there, done that. Faith Hamilton needs money to put her younger brother through college. Okay, and she totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all. When the two friends strike a deal to help one another out, will it spark a love neither anticipated?
My Review: This is the third book in the series and I read it in the Seattle Wolf Box Set. This is a great friends to partners to mates werewolf story, where she knows she’s attracted to him but he is in self denial, not believing he can find another fated mate after his disastrous first experience. She’s also wary of trying to develop their relationship further because they really are great friends and neither wants to mar that friendship. Such a great job that love has a way ignoring common sense reasoning and imposing its own slant on relationships!
This is a great story of friends working together to overcome obstacles in their path by pretending to be in a relationship with each other – only to find the temptations to make it read insurmountable! There are plenty of laugh out loud moments in this story as the two try to cope with their changing relationship, mutual attraction and, of course, Humperdink the Yorkie in need of training to improve his behaviour! It was great fun how she applied her dog training skills to taming her werewolf! Add in his job rival and his girlfriend – who used to go out with Carter – as well as the leading officials in the Department and you just know you’re in for a great read!
I’ve enjoyed all three novels in this box set and highly recommend them to anyone who enjoys paranormal werewolf shifter romances with plenty of twists and turns, turmoil and trouble as well as hot romance!
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