The title alone drew me to this book, I loved the idea of the man being the one running from the big bad wolf, or wolf shifter in this case. I’ve read the other series from Ms. Bell that relates to this book and the first in this spin off series but in all honesty, this book focuses so much on Steven and Graciela, it’s easily read without having that foundation.
Graciela “Chela” Mendoza is the Omega of her pack, and as such it’s her job to help the pack with any emotional issues. Chela spots Steven and she knows instantly he’s her mate, and then the courtship ensues in earnest, only to be stopped when Steven witnesses the pack all turning into wolves. An epic freak out follows that I found refreshing to see in a shifter novel. It’s very realistic to think that a character would witness his friends and the new lady he is crushing on turning into wolves and losing it. I loved the way Chela worked to calm him down and the attraction between them definitely helps that along.
There isn’t a drawn out courtship, since they are fated mates, but Ms. Bell does an excellent job of fitting everything needed to make this a good read even with this being a quick read. I was easily engrossed in the story the whole time from start to finish. I read it all in one sitting. I really enjoy this story and I think fans of shifter romances will definitely enjoy picking it up.
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