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Mini-Review: Wolf Bride (Wolf Brides #1) by T.S. Joyce

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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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Mini-Review: Wolf Bride (Wolf Brides #1) by T.S. JoyceMy Rating:
Title: Wolf Bride by T. S. Joyce
Genres: Adult Paranormal Romance
Formats Available: eBook
No. of Pages: 188
Source: Kindle Unlimited
Purchase Links:Amazon UK ¦ Amazon US

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.


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?

An Entertaining Paranormal Romance With The Harsh Backdrop Of The American Wild West

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. 😉

About T. S. Joyce

Author - T.S. Joyce

T.S. Joyce is devoted to bringing hot shifter romances to readers. Hungry alpha males are her calling card, and the wilder the men, the more she'll make them pour their hearts out. She werebear swears there'll be no swooning heroines in her books. It takes tough-as-nails women to handle the shifters of Bear Valley.

She lives in a tiny town, outside of a tiny city, and devotes her life to writing big stories. Foodie, bear whisperer, ninja, thief of tiny bottles of awesome smelling hotel shampoo, nap connoisseur, movie fanatic, and zombie slayer, and most of this bio is true.

Bear Shifters? Check
Smoldering Alpha Hotness? Double Check
Sexy Scenes? Fasten up your girdles, ladies and gents, it's gonna to be a wild ride.

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. 

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Bye for now,

Flora x

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I'm in my late forties, my interests are varied but since menopause hit a few years ago, I find myself becoming a "grumpy old woman" all too frequently - where has my infinite patience gone!?! Lol!
I bought a Kindle in the summer of 2013 and haven't stopped reading since. If you want to know more about me, check out my blog - www.florasmusings.com

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