Thank you to NetGalley and St. Martin’s Press for providing me with an e-ARC to read and review. Baby, I’m Howling For You is set to be released January 30, 2018.
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Series: Alphaville, book 1
Recommend to Others?: Yes
Summary (via NetGalley):
WELCOME TO ALPHAVILLE, where the she-wolves and alpha-males play. . .for keeps.
Renny Landry is a wolf on the run. Pursued by a shapeshifting stalker and his slobbering pack of killer coyotes, she is forced to flee her job as a librarian to find sanctuary in the wooded hills of Alpha, Washington. A well-secluded safe space for troubled shifters, Alpha is Renny’s last hope. But the first person she meets there is a gorgeous alpha male with fiery eyes, fierce tattoos, and one ferocious appetite—for her…
Mick Fischer thought he left his past behind when he moved to Alpha. But fate has a way of biting him in the tail when a female wolf shows up on his property. Wounded, desperate—and disarmingly hot—Renny brings out the snarling, protective alpha beast in Mick like no other woman he’s known. Can these two haunted, hunted wolves manage to mate for life…even as the deadliest past demons howl at their heels?
This was the shifter book I didn’t know I had been missing from my life. I absolutely LOVED Baby, I’m Howling For You.
First off, I fell head over heels over the fact that Renny is a librarian and Mick is a graphic novelist. *insert book-nerdish swoon* That alone deserves all the stars in the world. But of course, that was the cherry atop the sundae for my love of these two characters.
Renny is such a kind individual and so strong throughout all her attempts to have a normal life. Plus she’s not afraid to put her foot down against Mick’s efforts to protect her. Mick – I feel for the guy. His past is too a rough one. What he struggles to overcome I have not really seen much of in shifter/paranormal/supernatural type books, so I was more invested in the story.
Readers will additionally love all the other characters, each with their own unique charms, as well as the diverse sanctuary that is Alpha, Washington.
Then there were the truckload’s worth of funny moments and real-world references throughout the entire book. I lived for those moments and was laughing aloud on more than one occasion.
Renny’s last name threw me off for the first couple of chapter. I saw the words “Renny Landry” but my mind read it as “Renny Laundry.” I have no idea why. I also didn’t care for the multiple rehashing ad nauseam of details about the conflict. But other than those things, this was a perfectly entertaining beginning of something wonderful.
It’s been so long since I’ve read a book by Christine Warren. The story? On point. The characters? Loved them. The setting? A fictional home away from home. The romance? As sizzling as bacon cooking in a frying pan. I will definitely be reading the next book in this series, Your Lion Eyes.