Review: Canadian Wolf (Alpha Force #7) by Linda O. Johnson

September 8, 2015 Review 0

Review: Canadian Wolf (Alpha Force #7) by Linda O. JohnsonCanadian Wolf by Linda O. Johnston
Series: Alpha Force #7
Published by Harlequin on September 1st 2015
Genres: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic, Suspense
Format: Paperback
Pages: 304
Source: NetGalley
Sexual Content: Explicit sex scenes.
Reviewed by: Kim
1 Stars

He's the one man she can never trust…

Sergeant Major Owen Dewirter lives every day with the guilt of having let a shifter hurt one of his own. Now he's being forced to work beside Alpha Force newcomer Selena to train a new covert unit of shifters for the Royal Canadian Mounted Police and stop a rash of serial kidnappings. Can Owen ignore his prejudices—and his fantasies—about his sexy new partner and do his job?

When their passion ignites in the remote Canadian woods, the tension between Owen and Selena puts the joint mission in jeopardy. Can they learn to trust each other while tracking the enemy? Or will a cunning foe lure them into a dark and deadly endgame?

There isn't much to say about CANADIAN WOLF, because there isn't much going on in this book. It's almost a shame since the characters and writing aren't too bad. It was simply  a chore to get through: nothing happened until at least half way through, and even then it felt fabricated and extraneous.

Most of the book is taken up with training the new Canadian faction of Alpha Force, but even though their rushed training only takes three days, I felt like it dragged on. There were so many explanations of what they were going to do before they did it, that nothing was a surprise. The mythology is lacking, with a "mysterious" elixir replacing what could have been cool world-building.

Owen and Serena's relationship moved really fast, and apart from physical attraction, nothing between them really made them click for me. The "reason" Owen dislikes shifters disappears within a day of meeting her, and really feels like it was mentioned to justify the blurb on the back of the book.

Overall, I was disappointed that everything resolved itself within the last 20 pages of the book: the love story, the laughable obstacle the Canadian Alphas had to overcome to get to their first mission, and the mission itself were all sorted out in a blink.

Series Titles:
  1. Alaskan Wolf
  2. Alpha Wolf
  3. Guardian Wolf
  4. Undercover Wolf
  5. Untamed Wolf
  6. Loyal Wolf
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