Friday, February 15, 2019

Cowboy Wolf Trouble by Kait Ballenger ~ Review

Seven shifter clans call the Montana mountains home.

But a new evil will stop at nothing to tear their world apart.

For centuries, the shifters that roam Big Sky country have honored a pact to keep the peace. Even bad-boy rancher Wes Calhoun, former leader of a renegade pack, has given up his violent ways and sworn loyalty to the Grey Wolves. But his dark past keeps catching up with him…

Human rancher Naomi Evans cares only about saving the ranch that was her father’s legacy. Until a clash with Wes opens up a whole new world—a supernatural world on the verge of war—and Naomi, her ranch, and the sexy cowboy wolf stealing her heart are smack dab in the middle of it.


Hmmmm, I wonder how to explain my feelings about this book.  

I love shifter books and when I saw this start of a new one that had a cowboy flavor, I was excited to check it out.  And there were a lot of parts that I loved.  And some I was just meh about.  So it ended up being a 3 star for me.

I really liked the overall story and how it's set-up for more stories.  I enjoyed the lore of the world with packs that work together to keep their world safe and the humans in the dark.  Of course there are human hunters that think all shifters are bad.  They should probably focus on the vampires in this one.  They seem to be strictly evil.   It was interesting that Wes was the former bad guy.  He certainly paints himself to be a monster.  Oh course, when we get all the details, he's not as bad as he believes.  I did really like him.  I liked Naomi and her heritage.  She has a lot of spunk, standing up to Wes a lot.  I liked them together.  

I think the meh part for me was the writing.  Or the structure of the story.  There were so many details about the area and descriptions of clothes and such but story details were rushed through.  Now, I know that the author can't tell us certain things right away without ruining the plot.  That's not what I mean.  I get that you leave out things until later.  It's just that some things were rushed to the point that that's where the misunderstanding came between characters.  And I think it could have been done so much better.  It happened too much and made me unhappy.

The heat level is high in this one and the writing there is rich in details.  Wes has a hard time keeping his hands off her from the start.  She calls to him.  But humans and shifters aren't allowed to be in relationships, so they resist.  Yeah.  You know how that goes.

It's a deceit story.  I might read a second book in the series but it's not a favorite by any stretch of the imagination.


1 comment:

  1. PRN books. How nice. Thanks for the review, SIB/Valerie.