Hayley’s on the run from a stalker who’s determined to make her pay. When she saves the life of the local Alpha, exposing her new location in the process, Cooper decides that he has to make her his. His to possess, his to love, his to protect. He’s waited a long time to find his mate, he’s not going to let her go. She risked her cover and her life to save him. He’s willing to do anything to keep her safe. Will Hayley be able to accept this whole new world of wolf shifters and fated mates that she never knew existed, or will her past catch up to her and ruin it all?
If you like:
- Small Town Romance
- Werewolf Romance
- Spicy Reads
Then this book is for you!
Before I start with the review itself, the author must be British or English (as in somewhere from Europe) because there were so spellings and grammatical things that were distracting for me. I try not to let that influence my thought about the story/characters, but there were times where I was trying to figure something out with the grammar or spelling and would break my concentration of the story itself.
Going in to the book, I had some rather high expectations because it’s a werewolf romance book, and I’m all about a werewolf romance book.
The first third of the book was really good as we were being introduced to Hayley and Cooper and seeing how Cooper would handle finding out that his fated mate was a human.
Hayley moved to the small town following a break-up with her ex boyfriend after he started stalking her and became over bearing. She moved to Grey Ridge as it was fairly off the map and had been there a couple of months without drawing much attention to herself until she unknowingly saved the future Alpha of the Grey Ridge pack. That’s when her life had turned upside down and people were suddenly trying to learn more about her, become her friend, and even trying to weigh out their competition as Cooper starts to show some interest in her.
Cooper is the future Alpha of his pack and has been saving himself for his fated mate knowing that the bond and connection is like no other and doesn’t what to miss a moment of that. He doesn’t expect his mate to be a feisty human who is independent, strong, intelligent, and won’t back down. He plans to take things slowly as she knows nothing about his world of werewolves, but it starts to back fire as they both fall for the other quickly and Cooper Wolff wants nothing more than to mark Hayley and show the world of his amazing mate. But, Cooper knows that there’s a possibility that moving to quickly can scare her off even when Hayley is willing to take the plunge,
At first, I was really impressed with Cooper’s decision to take things slowly with Hayley and to let them get to know one another before introducing her to the wolf side of him, but that got old real quick as their relationship advanced, and he just became so stubborn about the marking or even going public with their relationship. I understand that he was trying to protect her from the effects of being with an alpha, but it just became a big headache as he almost lost her several times.
There were more times than I can count where I had to stop and put the book down or roll my eyes or even look at my nonexistent reading camera with a look of “really Cooper” because I just became so exasperated with him. Like even when their relationship became rocky, they had fairly good commutation, but Cooper was scared that he’d mess something up and wouldn’t make a move or do something stupid and we’d move back two steps.
One of the saving grace for this book was Ethan, Cooper’s best friend and beta, and Alpha Steel towards the end. They were both characters that made me want to continue reading even when I wanted so badly to stop reading.
The other large thing that made me keep reading was Hayley because she really was a pretty kick butt female main character because she didn’t put up with any of Cooper’s crap and gave him a dose of his own medicine at the convention.
The other books in this series is going to follow other couple, so maybe they are going to be less sigh inducing and not make me want to fling the book across the room in frustration.
Happy reading until next time,