Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Review: Gone with the Wolf (Seattle Wolfpack #1) by Kristin Miller

Gone with the Wolf (Seattle Wolf Pack #1)
CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive.

What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard…

Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.

Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense…

When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
Publisher: Entangled: Covet
Publication Date: April 21, 2013
Kat's Review
The werewolf genre is still pretty hot, and this is a definitely a hot new edition!  This is not a teen book, and in case you're wondering, there are no vampires.  Now that we've gotten that out of the way, let's talk Seattle wolf pack. 
Emelia has had her bar bought out from under her by a ruthless businessman, Drake Wilder.  since she can't afford a high powered lawyer to work on her behalf, and Drake keeps ignoring her attempts to contact him, Emelia gets herself a temp position within his company in an attempt to corner him into talking to her.  What she doesn't count on is an inopportune meeting with him where sparks fly, complicating matters. 
Drake is also taken by surprise, realizing that despite the fact that Emelia is a regular human woman, she's his Luminary-the woman destined to be his mate for life.  Although he tries to fight the pull, the more time they spend together, the more he's determined that things between them could work out, if she'd ever give him a chance. 
I would categorize this as a contemporary novel with a twist.  There's no complicated backstory about powers and changing and werewolves.  Actually, without the werewolf element, this could still have made an interesting contemporary romance.  I liked that although Drake was the alpha of his pack, he wasn't an overbearing, domineering man.  Emelia was a woman who knew how to stand her ground, and he never tried to overpower her or treat with as less than his equal. 
The novel has a nice mix of romance, intrigue, and drama, without completely veering off course. 
Rating: Worth a Look
This was a quick, fun read. with a bit of a paranormal twist.  Worth a look.

I received a complimentary copy of this title from NetGalley & the publisher in return for an honest review.

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