Wolf In Her Soul by N.J. Walters
Series: Salvation Pack #8
Published by Entangled on September 25, 2017
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Detective Reece Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can search for her—the red-haired woman who haunts his dreams. He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on, and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her safe and convince her she’s his mate.
Hannah Burdette has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with the security of a pack surrounding her?
I voluntarily reviewed a complimentary copy of this book.
What feels like forever ago I stumbled onto NJ Walters’ Legacy series and I really enjoyed it. I then read the first book in the Salvation Pack series and liked it, but didn’t love it. When I saw the rave reviews for some of the other books in the series, my interest was sparked again. As soon as I saw Wolf In Her Soul available on Netgalley I decided to go for it. Unfortunately, this was another book that was okay but I didn’t love it.
A good beginning introduced us to Hannah, a half-breed werewolf, who has spent her life staying away from areas where full-blooded werewolves could discover her. Half-breeds are looked down upon and some will kill them on sight if found. While living in Chicago she’s attacked and discovers she’s acquired a full blood werewolf stalker.
Reece, not quite a half-breed but also not a full blood, had a dream ten years prior that he needed to be in Chicago to save a woman. He’s now a Chicago police detective who is torn about his job. He’s a good cop but the rigors of the job are wearing on him and after ten years he’s ready to give up the dream girl and go home. Called in to investigate Hannah’s attack, he realized she’s the girl in the dream.
I liked Reece, especially in the beginning. Determined to get Hannah to safety he immediately sets out to get her to his real home, the Salvation Pack. Hannah, who has been told to avoid werewolves and their packs, takes some convincing.
I never did warm up to Hannah. She was quite the sad sack, very down on herself and just a ball of angst. I kept hearing Linda Ronstadt’s song Poor Poor Pitiful Me playing in my head whenever her inner dialogue filled the pages.
The stalker was a huge turn off for me. He was so cartoonish and ridiculous I had a hard time taking him seriously no matter how many times he congratulated himself on how very smart he was.
I felt like this book had a lot of promise but it was just too short to really flesh out the plot and the characters. For me, it ended up being a shadow of what it could have been with shallow characters and a rushed plot which left a few strings dangling. It was somewhat entertaining, but it frustrated me it didn’t live up to its potential.
Rating: 2.5 Poor Poor Pitiful Me Stars
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