Lone Wolf by Tessa Clarke
Published by Self-published on December 8, 2015
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*** Lone Wolf is a standalone novella with no cliffhanger. ***
When curvy veterinarian Delany Nichols meets sexy rancher Leif Pierce, sparks fly, but Leif is a wolf shifter with a past, and his brothers have expectations that he'll share his future mate. Leif's oldest brother, Wyatt, wants Leif back as part of the pack, for Leif's own good, but Leif is determined to be a lone wolf and keep Delany all to himself.
When Leif's secrets catch up with him and threaten to tear he and Delany apart, Leif must confront his demons and his brothers, and convince Delany he can be trusted with her heart.
Reader Note: This book contains hot sex and adult language. If this is not the kind of stuff you like to read, skip this book. However, if you like stories about true love, finding a mate, and sexy shifters and curvy girls, then this is right up your alley. Enjoy!
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
I don’t usually choose books that are less than 100 pages, but Lone Wolf appealed to the paranormal junkie in me. Add in the fact the heroine is a veterinarian and I just couldn’t resist.
Leif was broken, a shifter who’d lost something precious in Afghanistan, he’s flailing around not really knowing how to get over what happened. Thinking his life will always be incomplete, he decided to leave his brothers and strike out on his own as a lone wolf. Since the family tradition is that brothers share a mate, this was not a popular decision with his brothers, along with the fact they were genuinely worried about him. For such a short book we did get a surprising amount of depth into Leif’s character but still not as much as I would have liked.
Delany was sweet and caring, but that’s about all the insight into her we’re given. The lack of a backstory on her left a huge hole in this story that I really wanted to be filled in. I liked her, but I didn’t know her well enough to really form much of an opinion.
Leif and Delany had an instant connection that he almost destroyed because of his demons. Add in the fact that his brothers wanted Delany too…things got a little weird. I found myself wondering about some of Delany’s actions. Then I really wanted to drop kick Leif’s brother, Wyatt, who came off as a pushy horse’s ‘behind’. Delaney didn’t really do anything wrong, I just found myself raising my eyebrows a couple times.
Lone Wolf was definitely short and sweet and at times very hot. This would be a good choice when you want a steamy and quick book, provided you don’t mind something without a lot of meat on its bones.
Spice’s Rating: 3.5 Short, Sweet, and Steamy Stars
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