Title: Howling Heart
Author: April Bostic
Genre: Adult Contemporary
Paige Donovan is an ambitious college graduate who aspires to reach the top of the corporate ladder. She’s climbing fast when 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 12th century Scandinavia and blessed by Norse gods with the ability to appear human. Paige is desperate to return home, but 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.
What I Thought
I don’t know why this one caught my attention. I try to stay away from these kinds of books to be honest. But for some reason I chose this one.
I found myself drawn into the world of Black Creek and the wolves immediately. And it was one of those books that I just couldn’t put down. I really enjoyed the book and read the entire thing in one sitting. But here is the thing, this really is more of a romance than any kind of young adult or even new adult. When you get to the sex scenes you will understand why.
I rated it as low as I did because I really think that the story could have been told without all the graphic details and sex scenes. Though sometimes I really just want a romance novel, and for that it was definitely a good read.
I really liked the character of Riley, and he and Paige, though they bordered on the instalove thing, I really liked them together and their relationship, especially as they found ways for their relationship to work.
Overall, not a bad story, if you are reading it as a romance!