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Review: Awakened by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis (@KristalHollis)


Series: The Wahyas of Walker’s Run, #1
Publisher: Harlequin Nocturne
Published: June 1, 2016
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: 304

This book starts with our hero, Brice,  standing naked and wet on the back porch of his grandmother's cabin. He has just spent 3 days traveling as his wolf, including swimming up river, to sneak into his father's lands to see his ailing grandmother. He knows he is not welcome, due to a heinous mistake he made in his youth.  Instead of his grandmother, what he finds is a fierce young woman, who has no problems using his own bat, while wearing his high school jersey, to put him in his place.

Cassie grew up in poverty, with a mother who not only drank too much, but when the times got lean, would solicit male companions for monetary assistance. After her mother lost a struggle with cancer, there was nothing left but the bills. Cassie made it her mission to get her education and be independent and self sufficient, never wanting to be in the position to have to accept charity again. As the story unfolds, Brice is given new insights about the accident and the events surrounding it, while Cassie learns how to trust her heart.

There are two different bad guys in this book. One who is just pure mean evil, and the other who is a bad guy, but more in the vein of being selfish and short sighted than truly evil. Both cause problems for Brice, and by extension, for Cassie as well. It's hard to believe that the bulk of the book takes place over just one week. So much is going on, including some truths that are biter pills for Brice to swallow. The ending was interesting and I liked how things were resolved between Cassie and Brice.  This was an enjoyable read, and I look forward to the next in the series. I gave it 3 wolf sized stars.

The Herd Presents provided me with this book in exchange for my honest opinion.

Who's been sleeping in the Alpha's bed?

Exiled from his pack by his father, Brice Walker has secretly come home to visit his ailing grandmother only to discover a human and very desirable female sleeping in his bed. Their attraction is instant. But his new bed buddy seems determined to resist his Southern charm and Alpha allure.

For Brice, fiercely independent Cassie not only represents a chance to build a new life in Walker's Run but is also his one true mate. Cassie's reluctance dissolves when a rogue shifter kidnaps her, and now she and Brice must work together to save his pack. But once she witnesses the savagery of wolfan justice, can Cassie accept Brice as man, beast and her true love?
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