Saturday, May 14, 2016

#Book #Review ~ Seattle Wolf Pack: The Complete Series by Kristin Miller #BoxSet @EntangledPub

Welcome to my 5 Star Review of Kristin Miller's Seattle Wolf Pack Boxed Set!!

About Gone With the Wolf:

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 5-Star Review**

Gone with the Wolf is a really great novel. It combines the normal werewolf and bonded mate scenario with a lot of other not so common themes. Bonded mates in Kristin Miller's novels are called Luminaries and to me that sounds like a great title to have. The author takes a normal, everyday human and transforms her into the object of lust and desire for a local werewolf. We are taken on a journey that invades the life of a hardworking, independent woman who is oblivious to the paranormal world around her. She fights for the business she has worked so hard to build, not allowing a huge corporation to come in and take over. Emelia is strong willed and stands up for herself and doesn't allow anyone to swoop in and treat her like anything less than an equal.

Drake is a fantastically written main character. He fights the attraction to Emelia at first, even going to far as to deny that their first touch was anything out of the ordinary. When that doesn't work, he tries to bring her into his world the best way he know how - which backfires at certain times. He knows that with the Alpha title at stake, the life of the Luminary he finds would be in danger from his brother Silas. Unfortunately, Drake underestimates just how much danger Emelia would be in.

Gone with the Wolf has its extremely tender moments but is full of action, drama, and suspense.

I enjoyed it - and I think you all will, too!

**Content Warning: There are adult scenes appropriate for those 18+ only.

Review Copy Courtesy of: Entangled Publishing/NetGalley, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

About Four Weddings and a Werewolf:

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 5-Star Review**

Four Weddings and a Werewolf is a fantastic second book in the Seattle Wolf Pack series. There isn't a lot of crossover but, if you've read Book 1, you know we first meet Logan there. We also get a small, important scene featuring Drake and Emelia. I loved the mystery behind the stalker, which is how the author unites Veronica with Logan. I did figure out who the stalker ultimately ended up being but until the key scene played out, it was purely speculation on my part.

Veronica has had a hard life, and losing her sister to a pack of wolves didn't exactly make her day. Leah still communicates with Veronica and loves her dearly, but being part of the pack doesn't include her totally human sister, Veronica. This is what fuels her disdain for werewolves. They protect their own, sure - but Veronica gets left out in the cold with no other family to interact with, and she, with good cause, feels like they've stolen Leah from her. Her interactions with Logan are very entertaining at times, with bantering back and forth that made me laugh out loud.

Logan is a complex wolf. He talks himself into believing that he's not relationship or marriage material. He keeps Veronica at arm's length for as long as possible but he succumbs to the fact that he likes her - A LOT. The chemistry is there between the two from the very start - from that first glance across the room at a wedding - and continues to intensify, even though Veronica tries to convince herself that wolves are out of the question and Logan tries to convince himself that he doesn't do relationships or marriage.

This novel will keep you glued to the pages from start to finish. Be prepared to stay completely engaged in this novel since you won't be able to rip your eyeballs from the pages!

**Content Warning: There are adult scenes appropriate for those 18+ only.

Review Copy Courtesy of: Entangled Publishing/NetGalley, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

About So I Married a Werewolf:

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 5-Star Review**

So I Married a Werewolf is the third novel in Kristin Miller's Seattle Wolf Pack series and it is just a superb as the first two books. For a refresher, the author combines the normal werewolf/bonded mate scenario but with a twist. The female bonded mates are call Luminaries. It is assumed that each would only comes across one Luminary in their lifetime - if they manage to find one at all.

Unlike the first two books in the series that took a normal, everyday human and transformed her into the object of lust and desire for a local werewolf, this book pairs a female werewolf (who was bitten) with a male werewolf (born as such). Faith and Carter aren't your typical mates - they are joined together, each with a goal in mind. Faith needs to help out her brother with college and Carter needs a mate in order to secure a promotion.

Faith and Carter are fantastically written main characters. Their unconventional marriage arrangement might be handy in certain aspects of their lives but it takes a toll on both of them, especially Faith, emotionally. In fact, the emotionally driven passages in this book have been written realistically so I suggest you have tissues handy. I feel bad for Faith because she loves Carter but doesn't feel like she turns his head the way a skinny woman would. There are so many times that conversations between her and Carter go haywire and you can't help but feel her self-esteem drop another notch.

The attraction between Carter and Faith is there but when you have a man insisting that he only gets one Luminary, it takes him a long time to realize just what he has with Faith. Carter is determined to keeps things all business because he doesn't want to ruin their friendship. The road to their happily-ever-after is not straight or smooth.

So I Married a Werewolf is a wonderful book. It has extremely tender moments but is full of action, drama, and suspense. I was drawn in from the very beginning and my interest never waned. Both Faith and Carter are likable and it's easy to relate to them. I highly recommend the entire Seattle Wolf Pack series!

Review Copy Courtesy of: Entangled Publishing/NetGalley, at no cost, in exchange for an honest review.

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