Friday, October 23, 2015

REVIEW: Lone Wolfe Protector (Wolfe Creek #1) by Kaylie Newell

Title: Lone Wolfe Protector
Series: Wolfe Creek #1
Author: Kaylie Newell
Publisher: Entangled Covet
Published: August 25th 2014
Format: eBook | Pages: 201
Genres: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: Amazon
★★★★✩ (4.5/5) Stars!

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Maggie Sullivan is back in Wolfe Creek, determined to find out why her best friend vanished one fog-shrouded night a year ago. But it quickly becomes clear that if the folks in the secluded mountain town know what happened to her friend, they aren't talking...

Seasoned sheriff's deputy Koda Wolfe reluctantly agrees to help this beautiful woman, even as he tries to convince her to leave for her own good. Soon he's compelled to protect Maggie from herself, his family's ancient curse, and a killer who could strike again.The nights heat up in more ways than one as Maggie and Koda begin a fiery relationship. But as they delve deeper into the disappearance, the eerie woods come alive with secrets bound to tear them apart. 

And someone is watching their every move...

So I've kind of read this series out of order, started off with two and three then finished off with book one. But regardless of the order I read them in this series has quickly become a favorite of mine. It's so hard to find paranormal romances that aren't cheesy or repetitive or a number of other complaints I could put out there. The Wolfe Creek series, though, felt really fresh and unique, it was intense and had a dangerous edge. Filled with complex characters that are full of depth and that you wish were real. Plus an intriguing setting full of mystery and legend and magic. Each book is just as strong as the next one, pulls you in just as deeply and keeps you just as much on the edge of your seat as the others.

In a way I'm kind of glad that I wound up reading this book last. Mostly because Koda was the character I was really looking forward to the most. He seemed very intense and serious when I came across him in his brother, Zane's, book. I couldn't wait to peel back the layers and discover more about him and what makes him tick. He didn't disappoint at all. Besides, there's just something about a man in uniform.

I was surprised with how much I liked Maggie. I really couldn't get a very good read on her from the other books so I didn't go in with any feelings either way. She ended up being so much fun though. She wasn't anything like I expected her to be. She was very brave and bold and didn't allow her grief over her missing friend completely consume her. Sure she had closed herself off a bit, but she's a fighter and I loved how she never once gave up on her friend and was determined to find out the truth behind what happened to her. She was a very strong female character for everything she's gone through and I thought that was awesome.

I also really liked how the romance between Maggie and Koda progressed. How they started off wanting to strangle each other but ended with wanting to rip their clothes off instead. I love when characters start out with that kind of love/hate thing going on. Well it's more so a hate or strong dislike. They're always the most fun romances to follow. They ended up being my favorite couple from the series. They were intense and incredibly sweet and of course oh so steamy.

While I feel like the mystery and the "big bad danger" that was in this book was probably the easiest for me to figure out it didn't take away any of my enjoyment from the story. Even though I was pretty sure I knew what was going on during this book I was still just as on the edge of my seat as I was with the others. I've said it in my review for book three and I'll say it again here, Kaylie Newell is really good at making you feel everything. Everything. The danger, the intensity, the romance. I felt it all.

I loved this book and this entire series. It's been a lot of fun and so nice to be in an intriguing paranormal world that I can actually fall in love with. I look forward to reading more from Kaylie Newell in the future!

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