Review: Wolf at the Door by N.J. Walters

Wolf at the Door by N.J. Walters
Series: Salvation Pack (# 1)
Release Date: April 15, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 232
Source: book provided by the publisher for review

 

 

When this wolf comes knocking, there’s no turning him away

When Gwendolyn Jones inherits a Tennessee cabin from a great aunt she never knew, she quits her job and follows her dream to write full time. Meeting a stranger in a local cemetery isn’t a risk she normally takes, but she needs the information on his flash drive for an article she’s writing on werewolves. Later that night, when two honest-to-God werewolves come knocking on her cabin door, they’re definitely “not” Photoshopped.

Jacque LaForge is on a mission to retrieve a flash drive before it endangers his pack. He never thought he’d find a mate, but the chemistry between him and Gwen is unmistakably off the charts. Now to convince her he’s only trying to protect her from his vengeful former pack-led by his own father.

Gwen’s first instinct to flee only gets her a smashed car and a concussion. She wakes up in a dangerous new world she never thought existed-and in the arms of the one man who stands between her and certain death.

Warning: Contains a sexy werewolf and his small pack of friends, a paranormal writer who really didn’t believe such things existed-until now-and a completely dysfunctional family who are out to kill them both.

 

Review: When it comes to trying out new authors I am a bit wary unless they come highly recommended. N. J. Walters is relatively new to me; however, my decision to read and review Wolf at the Door was based on the following:

1. Wolf at the Door is a paranormal romance and anyone who knows me knows that I absolutely love this genre.
2. The cover is soooo hot.
3. And last, but not least, I found he synopsis to be intriguing.

Based on the above, I was expecting a story that would keep me engaged from start to finish. Unfortunately, it did not live up to my expectations. It was not a bad story, but for me it was just a bit bland. I was hoping for a story that was different from the typical shifter romances, however this was not the case.

Wolf at the Door, which is the first book in the Salvation pack series, tells the story of human freelance journalist Gwendolyn Jones. She writes stories about paranormal activities and beings, but alas, she does not believe that they are for real. I found this strange, but then who am I to question a person’s opinion and actions no matter how unusual it may appear. Gwen had relocated to Tennessee with the intent to focus on writing her first novel. While there she received information from an informant that would completely change her life.

Jacque LaForge , pack leader for the salvation pack was intent on retrieving the information that had been passed to Gwen in a bid to prevent her from exposing his kind. However, when he laid eyes on her he knew without a doubt that he had to do all in his power to protect as she is his mate. What followed as a result is a story that is filled with action, steamy sex and suspense.

Gwen is the type of heroine who does not break under pressure. She is a fighter and not one who gives up easily. She had a hard life growing up and does not know what it’s like to be loved and to be a part of a family. She kept herself from experiencing true friendship and love as she feared rejection.

Jacque, tired of his father’s tyranny left home and started his own pack. He is strong, loyal and honorable and is willing to lay down his life to protect Gwen. What I liked about the members of this pack is that they are loyal and honorable just like their leader and they would go to any means necessary to protect their legacy.

I was disappointed with how the conflict with his father was dealt with. The story ended without it being resolved. I am hoping that it will be addressed in the next book in the series.

Overall, I found this to an ok read. Although this was not I expected, I was intrigued by the secondary characters and I am willing to continue the series so I can get to read their stories.

 

nadene

 






2 thoughts on “Review: Wolf at the Door by N.J. Walters

  1. Tina B says:

    Thank you for sharing your honest thoughts, Nadene. 🙂
    I have this one, but haven’t had the chance to read it yet.

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