Early Review: WOLF NIP by Vivian Arend

February 10, 2013 Review 1

*This title will be released on February 12, 2013*

Wolf Nip (Granite Lake Wolves, #6)


(Granite Lake Wolves, #6)
by Vivian Arend

Genre:  Paranormal Romance |
Excerpt: No | Book Trailer: No
Reviewed by:  Kristina | Source: Publisher

  • Format: ebook 113 pages
  • Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd. (February 12, 2013)
  • ISBN 10: 1619214520
  • ISBN 13: 9781619214521


Excellent – Loved it! Buy it now & put this author on your watch list.

Sexual Content

references to sex and some sex scenes


Cat got your tongue?

Tessa Williams is looking to make her mark outside the family business, and the unusual landlocked paddle wheeler she spots in Haines, Alaska, strikes her as the perfect location. Only the owner is being difficult, refusing to sell. Still, she’s sure that replacing her written queries with a little in-person charm is all she’ll need to shortly have her Eco-tour B&B on the road to success.

Local wolf-slash-owner of said vessel, Mark Weaver, isn’t hanging on to the landmark building out of spite. There are more reasons for holding back the sale than are easily explained on paper. A face-to-face meeting to resolve the matter only confounds it—when Mark recognizes Tessa as his mate.

But she’s a cat…and cats don’t do insta-mates.

The sexual attraction between them isn’t in question, just everything else. He wants her. She wants twue wuv. His wolf can’t figure out what the holdup is. Her cat thinks the entire situation, and the pack, are rather amusing.

Somewhere in here is the beginning of a beautiful relationship—if they don’t drive each other mad.

Warning: One hyper cat, one laid-back wolf. Inappropriate use of permanent markers, and a heaping side dish of cat/dog jokes. Shenanigans (read: nookie) in front of a roaring fire. Spiced liberally with sarcasm. Enjoy!


The Granite Lake Wolves series is a light paranormal romance series filled with sexy shifters, light humor, and touching love stories. WOLF NIP continues this tradition and is a cute, quick, almost novella length story. A secondary character from the previous book, cat shifter Tessa, finds love this time with wolf Mark.

The lack of danger or tension beyond some small relationship differences left me wanting something more from this story besides two adorable characters falling in love.  I wanted to get to know more about Mark’s life, his paddle wheeler house and also his very sweet grandfather. I did enjoy learning more about Tessa though, since she was only a minor character in WOLF LINE. I loved Tessa’s cat-like qualities in her movement and reactions to situations which contrasts to Mark’s calmer, more steadfast personality. I also enjoyed how Tessa interacted with Mark’s wolf pack and integrated herself into the ‘family’.

WOLF NIP is like ‘catnip’ for lovers of light fluffy paranormal romances. While this was a short read with no real conflict, I was pretty satisfied with the end result. I’m really enjoying reading the series and gaining a better understanding of the world the shifters live in. You can jump in wherever, but reading the whole series makes the individual stories and characters feel a little more fleshed out. As of yet there is no release date for book seven of Granite Lakes Wolves, but I’m already looking forward to it.

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