He’s a wolf in a kilt. That pretty much says it all…
Pulling off a rescue mission at a remote castle in Scotland should be an easy task for lone wolf Damon Black. He’ll flash some muscle, show a little Alpha power, and do whatever it takes to ease Addie MacShay’s fears. But the woman who throws herself into his arms and cries boyfriend is more intriguing than anticipated. The sexy she-wolf’s got more curves, more tantalizing scent, more of everything he desires.
Addie’s job cataloguing an estate at the Sterling-Wylde Manor is complicated by the ongoing discovery of new wills and the two creepy heirs who won’t leave her alone. But her fake boyfriend turns out to be a far greater threat—not only is he fun and flirtatious, he looks delicious in a kilt. She craves his touch, but with her empathic skills on overdrive, touch is the last thing she needs.
Damon’s fighting his unruly inner beast. Addie’s fighting their incredible sexual pull. They'll both have to lower their guard to make this more than a Highland fling.
If you love shifters and are looking for a quick, sexy read then go no further because this one is the one you are looking for! You have a reluctant hero, who after a little mishap ends up wearing kilts the entire time, doing a favor for a friend and a not so damsel in distress woman, who is more than capable to taking care of herself, but knows the value of having someone watch her back colliding and finding that they may just be more than temporary allies.
I really liked both Damon and Addie. Both were strong and intelligent, I would love to have Addie’s job but would need her eidetic memory, and their bantering back and forth elicited quite a few chuckles and snorts out of me (full fledged laughter would have happened had I not been on a plane while reading) and quite a few moments where I felt the need for a nice cold shower. But what I was impressed with, though I really shouldn’t have been being a fan of the authors, was how well done their stranges to much more relationship was written. Though this is a novella there is no skimping on them getting to know each other and by the end of book there is no doubt that they should be together.
The mystery surrounding who the actual heir to the Sterling-Wylde manor was well crafted and even I hadn’t guessed the outcome before it was revealed. And this being the first paranormal romance of Ms. Arend’s I’ve read I can honestly say that can definitely be read as a standalone without fear of being lost if you haven’t read the first book in this series or the Tahkini Wolves or Granite Lake Wolves series.
The Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a light, quick, fun and well written story this one is for you!
~ ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review ~
Vivian Arend in one word: Adventurous. In a sentence: Willing to try just about anything once. That wide-eyed attitude has taken her around North America, through parts of Europe, and into Central and South America, often with no running water.
Her optimistic outlook also meant that when challenged to write a book, she gave it a shot, and discovered creating worlds to play in was nearly as addictive as traveling the real one. Now a New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of both contemporary and paranormal stories, Vivian continues to explore, write and otherwise keep herself well entertained.