Monday, June 11, 2012

Review: Bride of the Wolf

Reviewed by Jen
Aurelia's father has given away her hand in marriage to Roderick, the heir to the Canis clan of wolves.  As a human, she only knows what rumors say about the fearsome shifters. She is afraid of what her husband will be like, and she is justified in her fears.

A small band of wolves, led by Roderick's brother Raif, is sent to collect Aurelia from her father. One of the men attacks her on the way back to the Canis keep and Raif must fight him off... which is no small task, since Raif is missing one of his legs.  He rescues Aurelia and spirits her away, intending only to do his duty and bring her to his brother safely.  But along the way, he falls for her himself.

I really enjoyed their love story.  Raif is a damaged hero, but he is fierce and protective of Aurelia.  They do fall in love a bit quickly, but given their circumstances I can see why each could be swept away. Raif has been alone so long. To be seen as a worthy man again is wonderful, terrifying, and overwhelming for him. And as for Aurelia, Raif is this knight in shining armor, gentle yet loyal and strong in his own way.  Their romance is satisfying and it was impossible not to root for them to be together, despite the overwhelming odds against them.

Even though this is a novella, it was definitely a complete story.  It never felt thin or superficial. It's a good, solid, shifter romance. It has a little heat, and a lot of heart.

Rating: B

*Book provided by author for review

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Bride of the Wolf
by Abigail Barnette (Jennifer Armintrout)
Release Date: October 5, 2011
Publisher: Resplendence Publishing

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At Monday, June 11, 2012 at 9:20:00 PM CDT , Blogger Shelly said...

Sounds like a good one. I love an imperfect hero.

At Monday, June 11, 2012 at 9:22:00 PM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

It was! Both novellas I read from her were good.

At Tuesday, June 12, 2012 at 2:49:00 PM CDT , Blogger Sophia Rose said...

I love shifter romances and I hadn't heard of this one. I'll have to give it a try.

Thanks for sharing your review!

At Wednesday, June 13, 2012 at 10:01:00 AM CDT , Blogger Jen at Red Hot Books said...

It's different. I liked it!


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