Monday, September 28, 2015

The Wolf Whisperer

Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0439-0
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series        
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

There are only two things you can do when one of your pack goes feral: put them down or call the Wolf Whisperer and hope he can bring your pack member back to you.  That’s where Cree comes in.  Sent to the Wayne County pack to help one of their members, Cree is in for a big surprise.  One that gives him hope that his life may soon be changing.

The fourteenth book in the Wayne County Wolves series, The Wolf Whisperer, is different from what we have seen in the past.  Cree is a Whisperer, called in when wolves go feral.  You would think that he would be a wolf you wanted on your side. However, Cree is treated almost as bad as assassins are, so when he shows up at Chris’ pack, he is surprised by how he is treated.  I really felt for Cree when he tells how he has been treated in the past and his past treatment also makes it easy to understand why he mistrusts what he sees and hears while at the Wayne County pack. 

Burt is a long time member of the Wayne County pack; in fact he grew up with Chris and is one of his betas.  When a current situation triggers memories from his past, he goes feral, one of the worst things that can happen to a wolf.  In order to protect the pack and Burt, he is locked up in one of the pack’s cells.  This makes things harder for Burt, as his treatment, while not abusive, is not what he is used to. 

Readers of the series are used to certain steps when it comes to mates coming together.  Because of Burt’s current situation, things do not play out as normal.  This little switch gives the story a fresh feel, keeping it from being just a rehashed story with a new title.  I liked the way the author has these two get to know each other, and the build up to their coming together ends wonderfully.  

There is a visit from an old enemy that comes out of the blue but it ended as it should have and left me wondering what, or who, would fill the void that was just made. I did feel a little cheated as The Wolf Whisperer came to an end as it felt like the story was just taking off.  

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