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Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Review: Wolf Signs by Vivian Arend

Wolf Signs
Granite Lake Wolves #1
by Vivian Arend
ebook, 96 pages
Published March 24th 2009 by Samhain Publishing
ISBN 9781605044767
Robyn Maxwell doesn't care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she's deaf doesn't make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she's been craving. Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil's one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death. Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn't planning on meeting the woman destined to be his mate, or finding out she's not aware she has the genes of a wolf. Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week--and his bed--is suddenly full. Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind...
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Lexi's Thoughts:
The perfect vacation, tons of snow and isolation...oh and a sauna. How could it possibly get any better? Oh yeah, you find out you are a werewolf and you have a mate. A very handsome irresistible one.

Wolf Signs is novella length but not novella in content. Arend introduces you to an Alaskan werewolf pack and sets the stage for a fun series. Keil and his brother are the first weres’ you meet, well sort of. Keil is an alpha; strong, controlled; dominant and all that. But he is nearly struck dumb when he realizes the woman they unfortunately surprised is his mate. 
As for that surprised mate, she doesn’t even know she is a werewolf. Add to that her handicap of being deaf and you have a recipe for some misunderstandings. It is a good thing there are more than just Robyn and Keil around to provide humor and helpful tips to the new pair. Plenty of secondary characters are introduced, some you hate and some you will love. Either way it will be fun to see who is featured in the next books in the Granite Lake Wolves series. 
The first book in Arend’s Granite Lake series was a pleasant surprise. A heroine who handles the life changing news rather well, no major break downs. A hero who has a heart of gold for his woman and high ideas for his pack. And some tension with other pack members who are vying for the alpha position. Throw it all together and you have an entertaining book that will keep you flipping through the pages. 





Rating: 4 Wines, a great start to a series!


1 comment:

Unknown said...

I thought this was really great start to the series. I have read them all and enjoy Arend's style.