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I've been gone a while. I started reading fanfiction to escape and I got sucked in an abyss.

I have no idea if someone else is hosting similar challenges. I just grabbed some of what I have hosted before.

Here's to a happy year of great reading
Jan2023: Not much has changed. Writing a fanfiction now O_o as well as reading but I bought 7 new books in December and hope to get those read soon. Crossing fingers about adding challenges (late!)

Wednesday, May 25, 2016

Thoughts On . . . Awakened by the Wolf
Awakened by the Wolf
by Kristal Hollis

Published by: Harlequin Nocturne
Published: Jun 2016
ISBN # 978-0373009718
304 pages
genre: Paranormal Romance

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Back of Book:
Who's been sleeping in the Alpha's bed?

Exiled from his pack by his father, Brice Walker has secretly come home to visit his ailing grandmother only to discover a human and very desirable female sleeping in his bed. Their attraction is instant. But his new bed buddy seems determined to resist his Southern charm and Alpha allure.

For Brice, fiercely independent Cassie not only represents a chance to build a new life in Walker's Run but is also his one true mate. Cassie's reluctance dissolves when a rogue shifter kidnaps her, and now she and Brice must work together to save his pack. But once she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice, can Cassie accept Brice as man, beast and her true love?

My Thoughts:
Oh, wow. I'm only at 45% but the drama and sexual tension has been through the roof. There is an authoritative father, a scheming uncle, and two women. One he calls Sunshine who is from the wrong side of the tracks but smells like sunshine after a terrible storm and another he never wants to see again after the last stunt she pulled. Too bad she's in town and reserved the Honeymoon suite for them. And to top it all off, Granny died at the beginning of the book but we haven't gone to her funeral yet.

First kisses are fantastic
He tasted like a storybook Christmas, sparkly, exciting and overwhelmingly wonderful.

You expect danger when the kidnapping is mentioned on the back cover. You even expect some when you meet Victoria (the second woman) but other danger shows up that had me holding my breath. And Victoria proves the saying that beauty is skin deep.

Usually I can stop and write some then read some more but this time there were only the three breaks. I just got sucked into the story. I should mention that the sexual tension gets hotter before exploding.

I love that while paranormal stories don't all follow the same rules, they generally agree that if something smells rotten, it is rotten.

Disclaimer: I received a complimentary review copy of this book without any obligation to write a positive review. The opinions expressed in this post are mine and may differ from yours. Book information courtesy of the publisher and the book itself.

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1 comment:

Kristal Hollis said...

Thank you for the review! I'm delighted you enjoyed the read.



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