Hello Avid Readers, welcome to another book review. Today, I’m sharing my thoughts about Wolf Bride by T.S. Joyce. The first book in her western, paranormal romance series, Wolf Brides.
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Title: Wolf Bride by T. S. Joyce
Series: Wolf Brides #1
Published by Self-Published on 7 November, 2014
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
No. of Pages: 188
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.
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Review Format: eBook
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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 (ARCs). 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.
I first read Wolf Brides 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’m so glad I did and loved meeting her – she was amazing. I’ve been reading her back catalogue ever since. Most of her books can be read for free using your Kindle Unlimited subscription! 🙂
So, what did I think about Wolf Bride?
I found myself captivated by both our heroine, former saloon whore, Kristina and Luke our conflicted hero. I was completely invested in their story.
Yes, this is a quick read. But it still managed to give me all the feelings that I want. I found myself holding my breath during some pretty fraught scenes. There were tears trickling down my cheeks reading some beautifully touching scenes. Plus I was 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. However, don’t be fooled, 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. However, 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. 😉
Thanks for stopping by and taking the time to read my thoughts. I hope I’ve sparked your interest and that you add Wolf Bride to your groaning TBR piles.
Bye for now,