Wolf on the Hunt by N.J. Walters
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
I haven't read any of the previous books in the series and this is book 5. It might sound like a recipe for disaster, but it really wasn't that hard to jump into this world. Sure, the beginning was a little more challenging to follow, but once I got into the book it was well worth the effort.
This book joins a pack of wolves that have split from their abusive, old-school pack leader. Most of them have already found their mates and their group has grown into a pack of its own. One of the last to find a mate, Louis has accepted that he will just have to accept his role as pack protector and stop hoping for the love of his life to walk into the woods. Just as he's accepted this, of course, a woman just so happens to move into the woods. OK, so it might not be exactly the woods, but it is another pack mate's old house, and it's close enough to the woods to let these two meet.
Gray has always had an affinity for nature. She is an artist who has not quite figured out where she wants to put down roots. She moves around quite a bit for her work, but has constant company in the form of her half-wolf. Her love of nature and animals is what ultimately leads her to save a wounded wolf on the run from some illegal hunters. That wolf ends up being so much more than she imagined. Louis would have felt guilty about putting such a burden on Gray if he wasn't immediately smitten. These two immediately have chemistry that lights up the pages. When we weren't spending time with them in the bedroom, we were watching them both try to make room in their lives for one another.
Aside from the obvious romantic storyline, we also get to see the conclusion of the tension between the old and new packs. This book had a really great blend of action, romance, and world-building. Now I wish I had discovered this series earlier!
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