Crying Wolf (Black River Pack #1)
by Rochelle Paige
Grace Shaw is on the run from her crazy ex-boyfriend who refuses to believe their relationship is over. He's a cop and is willing to use police resources to track her down. So Grace comes up with a plan and tricks his fellow brothers in blue into thinking crying wolf a couple of times when he's reported her missing. Little does she know she'll go running into the arms of a real wolf when she finally makes her escape for real.
She just wants to be left alone, but then she meets Hunter Tate - the alpha of the Black River Pack. Grace tries to hold Hunter at arm's length, but there's just no reasoning with an alpha male werewolf who insists she's his mate.
This is book one in the Black River Pack series. Each novella will feature a different couple.
Then a pure, sweet scent drifted my way and my wolf wanted to know where it was coming from so he could roll around in it. Parker was looking over my shoulder with a welcoming smile on his face. A growl crept up my throat at the flirty gleam in his eyes as I turned to see who had caught his attention.
She was the opposite of any woman I’d ever fucked in the past. Everything I’d thought I would never want. Her tiny frame looked practically breakable by human standards, let alone a wolf’s. I had to be at least a full foot taller than she was and more than a hundred pounds heavier. She looked nothing like our she-wolves, who were tall, lithe and athletic. But even though she was small, she had curves that were just begging to be touched.
Her full breasts strained against the red fabric of the T-shirt she was wearing, the one with my brand stretched across her chest. The only thing that even remotely resembled the women of my pack was the long, brown hair that flowed down her back and the brown eyes that blinked up at me. But even those were better somehow. Her hair gleamed in the sun that streaked through the windows and her eyes held a softness I was unaccustomed to seeing. They also flashed with awareness as chemistry arced between us. I heard her breath hitch as a blush crept up her neck and spread across her cheeks.
She ducked her head for a moment and took a deep breath before she looked up again. Only this time, her gaze didn’t meet mine as she smiled over my shoulder at my brother. The beast inside me, who’d been howling in appreciation as I’d been staring at her, quickly turned to snarling at the sight of her smiling for another man.
While I enjoy reading several different genres, I have to admit that Paranormal Romance is my favorite and if it has an alpha shifter, chances are I'll devour it and love every second. And let me tell you... Rochelle Paige did not disappoint with Crying Wolf.
Grace is on the run from an abusive ex when she first meets Hunter. And of course, as soon as Hunter smells Grace he knows she's meant to be his. While a lot of people tend to complain about insta-love, it happens to be my favorite type of read which is probably why I love shifters so much. They know their mate the second they meet and do everything in their power to make them see that they belong together. Who wouldn't want that kind of love and devotion?!
Hunter is the best kind of alpha male. He's protective and possessive and just the right amount of dominant, but he also knows that Grace has been hurt so he doesn't push too hard too fast. He takes his time, gets to know her, and swoops in to save her when she's in trouble.
Grace is a great heroine too. She's not whiny like a lot of girls tend to be when they've been hurt. She's smart and can take care of herself, yet she allows Hunter to take care of her too. She's so accepting of Hunter and his wolf that you can't help but love her.
My only complaint would be that Crying Wolf is just too short. I want more Hunter and Grace, but luckily there are more books in the series so I'm sure we'll see more of them in the future.
I was already a huge fan of Rochelle Paige, but now I definitely can't wait to read more!
I absolutely adore reading - always have and always will. My friends growing up used to tease me when I would trail after them, trying to read and walk at the same time. If I have downtime, odds are you will find me reading or writing.
I am the mother of two wonderful sons who have inspired me to chase my dream of being an author. I want them to learn from me that you can live your dream as long as you are willing to work for it.
When I told my mom that my new year's resolution was to self-publish a book in 2013, she pretty much told me "About time!"
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