Hello Avid Readers,
Last year, I decided that mini reviews were the way forward for this particular book blogger. 😉 This means that I only write full detailed reviews for the books I receive from authors, publishers and PR organisers. When I read a book that I’ve bought for myself, I share my thoughts within a paragraph or two that I publish on Amazon UK, Goodreads and here on my blog.
Today, I want to share my thoughts about a book I first read back in September 2019 but didn’t post my review here. T.S. Joyce was another attending author at RARE19 in London who was new-to-me, which is why I sought out her books. I am so glad I did and loved meeting her, she was amazing and I’ve been reading her back catalogue ever since (most of her books can be read for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription!) 🙂
So, on with my thoughts about…
Wolf Bride (Wolf Bride #1) by T.S. Joyce
Werewolves meet the Wild West in this captivating new shifter romance series from T. S. Joyce.
Kristina Yeaton is running from her past as a working girl at a Chicago brothel. Determined to start fresh in the wilds of Colorado, she answers an advertisement in the paper for a wife. So what if she doesn’t fit the description Luke Dawson wants in a woman? She aims to survive the hell that’s coming for her, and for that, she’ll need a strapping man who isn’t afraid to get his hands a little bloody.
Kristina expects a hideous husband with a bad attitude to match. What she finds in Colorado Springs is crude talking, sexy as hell, commitment phobic, Luke. Sure, his eyes are a strange color, and the snarl in his throat can be off-putting, but as she gets to know more about him, she falls head over high-backed heels for the growly stranger. If she can get him to the circuit preacher before he learns her secrets, she just might have a shot at staying alive.
Werewolf, Luke Dawson, is struggling with dark secrets of his own when Kristina barrels onto his homestead. No doubt she’s hiding something big, but she’s also stirring up feelings he’s never felt before. His wolf is more dangerous to her than she knows though, and he’ll have to work to keep her safe, even from himself.
And as it turns out, he’s not the only one hunting her.
Content Warning: explicit love scenes, language, badass Wild West werewolves, and sexy shifter secrets.
Adult only shifter romance.
I found myself captivated by both our heroine, former saloon whore, Kristina and Luke our conflicted hero and was completely invested in their story.
Yes this is a quick read but there were still plenty of times where I found myself holding my breath during some pretty fraught scenes, tears tricking down my cheeks reading some beautifully touching scenes, chuckling out loud at the abundant humour and going all mushy at the romantic gestures. Considering our heroine’s former trade, I was surprised at the lack of sexual content but this story still got me all tingly with the sexual anticipation as it built beautifully between Luke and Kristina. Oh and yes the sex scene was good, if a bit unexpected. 😉
This novella is the start of a trilogy about the Lawson brothers but it could be read as a standalone, although the teasing epilogue about brother Jeremiah does a good job of tempting me into buying book 2. 😉
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Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add this one to your groaning TBR piles.
Bye for now,