Monday, July 30, 2018

Wild Wolf by Jennifer Ashley ~ Review

In the latest Shifters Unbound novel, a man has resigned himself to a life half lived. But a beautiful, courageous woman has him longing for something more…

Graham McNeil knows that his pack is unruly, but he’s not sure he can take the next step toward Shiftertown stability—choosing a new mate. After losing his mate and son long ago, Graham has worked hard to keep his heart in check. And even if he was inclined to bind himself again, his girlfriend, Misty, is human—a fact that won’t sit well with Graham’s old-fashioned wolves.

But Graham is up against a new enemy, one who could spell danger and death to all of Shiftertown. Graham must now defend his leadership and save Misty, the woman he has grown to love—before Shiftertown is pulled into an all-out war.

I met Graham in an earlier book and didn't like him one bit.  It's always a test of an authors ability to write a good story if they can take a character I don't like and turn that around.  So I was interested in reading Graham's story but not expecting to like him.

Graham can be a jerk.  He's used to being in charge of his shifter town and it wasn't his idea to be forced into another shifter town.  But he has a soft spot for Misty who is human.  While he likes her, he can't mate with a human.  His pack will never accept it. It's one of those impossible positions.

He's gruff and extremely alpha.  He doesn't show weakness and he issues orders just by just speaking.  The thing about him is that he's always there for you.  He goes to Misty's side to help her in a really bad situation.  And she's the only one that can see through to the warmer side of him.  She stands up to his grumpy side.  I love how Misty sees his strong protective side and she doesn't take his alpha commands.

The story in this one quickly becomes involved with Fae.  That's when things got really interesting. A big part of the Fae's plans come to light and Graham is trying to defend the whole shifter world.  He's strong.  He's one of the only ones that could.  That defiant, alpha side is exactly what is needed to survive the mess that comes to be in this book.  

And Graham loves Misty.  He loves the cubs.  He loves his family and packmates.  And it's this that makes me love him despite the pain that he's been in the past.  And Misty needs him too.  She's strong and determine to help Graham.  They make a great couple.

I continue to enjoy the world with all of it's possible stories along with all the characters that turn up in other stories.  It's fun to see little pieces of one story evolve into another story.  It feels like there could be so many stories and that just makes my heart happy.

Characters are great.  Some I really don't like and some I fall for hard.  Either way, my heart is right there.  Says a lot about the authors ability to write full well rounded characters that aren't all alike.

It's a great paranormal world and this one was a good read.  


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