Review: Hunting Wolf by J.K Harper

Hunting Wolf by J.K Harper
Series: Black Mesa Wolves (# 3)
Release Date: August 1, 2014
Publisher: Self Published
Pages: 186
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Caleb Bardou has a quick answer for anything that comes at him: his fists. Barreling through life, damn the consequences, has always worked for him. With dangerous rogue wolves threatening his Pack, he must be a ruthless hunter. But when a delicate little she-wolf gets in his steamroller way, he has to find a different strategy to win the unexpected battle for her body and her heart.

Each time civilized Rielle Amoux thinks about caveman Caleb, she gets all tingly inside. Yet she refuses to be flustered by a hot-headed, chest-thumping, he-man of a wolf. Except Caleb is sexier than sin, and he arouses her on a primal level–the part of her she’s always denied from fear she won’t be able to control it. But if she doesn’t free her wild side soon, she risks losing her wolf forever….

Between vicious rogues and sweetly seductive Rielle, Caleb has his hands full. Just when he thinks he has everything under control, his trigger temper erupts again. This time, the fallout could be disastrous for his Pack–as well as for any chance he has with the sexy little wolf who might be his destiny.

 

Review: The dedication the author used in this book is: “for everyone who’s ever realized what they think they’re looking for in love isn’t what they actually need.” I love this dedication because it encapsulates what this book is all about.

This is the third book in the Mesa wolves story but I had no trouble following the plot. What ever happened before in other books was explained so that the reader could glean what they needed in order to understand the storyline and could keep up with the characters and the story.

I really like shifter books. I love that they love so fiercely, they mate for life, they have a really long lifespan, and I love that they can shift into something wild and deadly if they needed to be.

Caleb and Rielle have all of these qualities and a whole lot more. They have known each other their whole lives, as they grew up in the same pack. They are both very young emotionally which I have never seen before in a shifter book. I loved seeing something so different and new with the shifter books.

Caleb is wild and rough around the edges. He loves women and knows what he’s doing. He’s young emotionally and is just struck dumb when faced with Rielle. He fumbles and bumbles and has no idea which end is up when he’s around her. It’s great watching him struggle to regain his center when he’s around Rielle, and the reader gets to see that throughout the whole book.  It made Caleb seem less invincible, more soft, more approachable.

Rielle is independent, she’s self contained. She doesn’t want to depend on anyone. She loves working in the center of town and being amongst humans. She’s emotionally young as well. She remains off kilter whenever she’s around Caleb, only she’s better at hiding her nervousness behind her wall of snarkiness.

Caleb and Rielle learn how to be in each other’s company and they learn how to just be themselves with each other. There is a lot of emotional growth that the two of them go through together as well as individually.

I love and hate how quickly the story progressed. I was riveted from the first paragraph and I was truly sorry when I got to the end because it was such an entertaining read.