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Talk about getting your signals crossed …

Granite Lake Wolves, Book 1

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf.

Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week–and his bed–is suddenly full. 

Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…

Warning:

Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “talking with your hands”. Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.

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"For a hot romance, this one left me cold."

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For a hot romance, this one left me cold.

The plot seems rather by-the-numbers: Werewolf needs to find his soul-bound mate to become pack leader, finds her, and takes on his rivals when they try to ambush him. And that’s it.

Making the lead female deaf is an interesting idea, but unfortunately it is not a substitute for personality. The sex scenes are strangely not hot, and read rather as what is best called ikea erotica, containing the college frat-style shorthand for body parts that makes it giggly rather than intense.

The real problem is the characters. For a romance, the main relationship rings false: he doesn't fall in love with her, they are just magically bound together. The main lead infantilises the female lead throughout, refusing to tell her what is going on - up to and including the need to have public sex. The male cast acknowledge that treating her like this will make her angry, but they just don't care and assume she has no choice other than to go along with it. She comes across as a weak character because she does.

This book does suffer from a few of the major tropes in the genre – mate bonds, magic body parts - extremely bad science (wolves do not mate for life), and consent issues that may put some readers off. Any idea of a loving relationship falls flat - particularly when it turns out her brother's been trying to pimp the female lead to every werewolf in the area in the hope one will decide to screw her, completely without her knowledge - and everyone is fine with this. There are absolutely no consequences for any of male leads in this book – and I'm not using names because there's not much personality to them either.

Personally I was praying for her to grow a pair, shoot him in wolf form, and go and find someone who cares what she wants – or alternatively for her to pin him by the throat in wolf-form, give him a damn good scar and take over as leader.

Paranormal romance fans might like this, but there's not much romance to it.

Rating: 2



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jessica (13 March 2017)
*alternatively for her to pin him by the throat in wolf-form, give him a damn good scar and take over as leader* I'd read that book!!!:D:D:D This one, I'll miss.:rolleyes:

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