Blog Tour Review: The Howling Heart by April Bostic

The Howling Heart by April Bostic
Release Date: August 1, 2013
Publisher:  Eternal Press
Page: 262
Source:  book provided by author for review

Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when she’s given the promotion of a lifetime at a prestigious fashion magazine in New York City. Her bright future comes to an unexpected halt after news of her father’s death. She inherits his old cabin in the Colorado Rockies, and just when she thinks her luck couldn’t get any worse, she has a car accident in the mountains and awakens in the small, remote community of Black River.

Soon, she’s engulfed in the mystical world of Varulv–wolves descended from 13th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but she never expects to fall for her rescuer, Riley Gray, a charming young werewolf from England who offers her an alternate future with his pack.

Now, she must choose between the career she’s always wanted and the love she’s always dreamed.


Review: When I started reading this book I didn’t know how it was going to go. I didn’t know if Paige was going to be full of herself or have the heart that she had as a child. I liked how the story started out and getting to see how everything happened to make me understand Paige and Riley’s relationship.

Paige loves her father and he has always been there for her and taken up for her. Her mom is a different story. I just couldn’t stand that woman and never understood how her parents ended up with each other. Paige and her father would’ve had a wonderful time at the cabin without her mom. I wonder how the story would’ve been like if that had happened. I can’t say that there was much about Paige that I didn’t like. She did try to fight the love that Riley was given her because she didn’t think that she could give up everything to be with him until she had to let him go.

Riley is a great person and there are things that he has done that he shouldn’t have done. His father seems so big and bad but when it comes to his kids you can see the love he has for them. He is a strong alpha that has to have the pack first no matter what his feelings are for his children. I was expecting to hate him when I first started reading about him. I am glad that my first thought was wrong. Riley does take after his father even if he thinks he doesn’t. I do believe he would be a wonderful Alpha if the time ever came for him to be one.

This wasn’t like the wolf-shifter books that I normally read. It isn’t all a fairy tale and everything is all great. You can see what these shifters had to do to survive. Yes some things might be dark and gruesome but you get to understand them better because of it. The ending wasn’t what I thought it would be either. It was a great story to get lost in and I didn’t want to reach the ending. I was on the edge of my seat during some of the scenes in this story but I won’t give anything away. To say that the two main people in the story had to fight for their love is all I will let you know about. It made everything so much sweeter in the end. This isn’t your story were everything happens the way you want it to. I love how the author wrote this book and I will be wanting to know more. I wonder if there will be anymore about this pack in her coming books? I hate that it would just end like this.

If you love shifter books then this is the book for you. It isn’t like your normal one and that is what makes it stand out more.


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