Review: Wolf on the Run by N.J. Walters

Wolf on the Run by N.J. Walters
Series: Salvation Pack (# 3)
Release Date: October 28, 2014
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Pages: 171
Source: book provided by the publisher for review



She’s run right into the arms of the big bad wolf.

Considered an abomination for her inability to shift, Cherise Michaels has been on the run from her pack since she was a teenager. After her mother is murdered by her former packmates, Cherise is alone, grieving and out of options. Until a dream puts her on course toward her last hope—Salvation, North Carolina.

She makes it to Salvation only to be cornered by her pursuers and then rescued by the biggest, baddest werewolf she’s ever seen.

Cole Blanchard has no trouble dispatching the intruders trespassing on pack land. Convincing their skittish quarry she’s safe is another story. Cole senses she is his mate and he’ll protect her to his last breath, even it means risking everything to face her former pack.

In Cole’s arms, Cherise learns there’s something in this world more powerful than fear—desire and love. She knows loving her is a death sentence for Cole, so she plans to store up a lifetime of memories before she lets him go…

Warning: This pulse-pounding, heart-thumping story may cause shortness of breath. You are not having a heart attack. You are falling in love with a hot werewolf who will do whatever it takes to keep his chosen mate safe.


Review: Wolf on the Run by N. J. Walters is the third book in the Salvation Pack series and it can be read as a stand-alone. The story started out with a bang thereby grabbing my attention immediately. This installment took a different direction from the previous books in the series. I was expecting the conflict between the Salvation and Louisiana pack to be further addressed, this however was not the case. In fact, there was barely any mention of it.

The focus of this installment is on Cole Blanchard. He was introduced in the previous installments. He is quiet and brooding. He is considered fearsome by his enemies, but to his friends he is a gentle giant. He is very protective of those he cares about. This protective nature was put to the test when Cherise Michaels entered his life.

Cherise who is being pursued by members of her former pack found herself on salvation land where she was rescued by Cole. She was invited to stay, however, she found it difficult to trust the members of this strange pack. She considered them strange as their lifestyle is different from what she is used to while being a member of a pack. She found it hard to believe that they would be willing to accept her, especially since she is considered to be an abomination by other werewolves. Cherise is strong and resilient, even so, there were times when she portrayed some amount of insecurity.

The relationship that developed between Cherise and Cole was not without its troubles. Cole wanted to protect her at all cost, but she did not want him to do so. She tried fighting her feelings, but this was an exercise in futility. She felt she had no value and that Cole could not really care for her. Will Cole be able to convince her otherwise?

My feelings on this installment are mixed. I enjoyed the interaction between Cherise and Cole and I loved that the author spent time in developing their relationship. I loved how the pack embraced her and made her feel accepted which helped to build her confidence as it relates to her inability to shift. What I didn’t like was that the story moved too slowly in addressing the issues relating to Cherise’s former pack.

In closing, this was an ok read. It was not unique, but it was entertaining and I would recommend it to lovers of shifter romance.




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