Series: Silver Wolf Clan #1
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Published by Kensington on August 4, 2014
Reviewed by: Libbie
Some heavy kissing, no sex
What happens when monsters turn out to be real? One summer night while camping in the woods, Morgan Carter finds out in a big way. A tall mysterious stranger, Greyson Crawford, risks his life to try and save her sister from the vicious wolf attacking their camp. When he’s bitten and disappears into the night, Morgan can only assume the worst.
Greyson shows up a year later, and he’s a different animal altogether. His eye color shifts constantly and the rumble in his throat sounds more animal than human. She hasn’t any idea where he’s been all this time, but a good guess as to what he’s become.
Grey is determined not to let the darkness of his new existence affect Morgan and the little girl in her care. He hasn’t been able to stop thinking about Morgan but knows he should stay away and let her live a normal life. That’s easier said than done, though. A new danger pulls him from the shadows to keep her safe, and he’s no wolf in sheep’s clothing.
Can she accept what lurks just below his surface? More importantly, can she survive him?
If you’re looking for a quick dip into the werewolf pool, SILVER WOLF CLAN would fit the bill nicely, I think. And I do mean quick – at just under 120 pages, it’s the perfect size for a rainy afternoon stuck inside with a little Alpha action.
I’m still not quite sure how I feel about the pacing in SILVER WOLF CLAN. In some respects, it was good pacing for a novella, but at the same time, it almost seemed to go too quickly. The initial meeting between Grey and Morgan, for all its import later in the story, goes by in the flash of a few paragraphs. I actually had to go back and reread the beginning because I thought I’d missed something. Grey’s transition from man to wolf was handled quickly as well, with a year passing after only a few chapters, and the speed of the relationship between Grey and Morgan felt rushed. I understand the reasons behind it, but it left the story a little anemic.
One thing I did like is the way the wolves were handled. Grey’s referring to his wolf side as a whole different personality and the brutality of the wolves themselves when they’re transformed. These wolves aren’t cuddly humans in wolf form – they’re wolves and they act like them. That gives some bonus points for me. The overarching plot of SILVER WOLF CLAN was another plus in its column. The exposition set up nicely and leaves me wondering just what’s in store for the wolves.
I will probably return to this universe for another dip into the pool, even with the rush and thin spots in the plot, it was a fun read and I wouldn’t mind heading back there again.
- Silver Wolf Clan