Series: Salvation Pack, #8
Published by Samhain Publishing on February 21, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Romance, Romantic
Pages: 220 pages
Sexual Content: moderate sex scenes
Reviewed by: Kristina
Detective Reece Gallagher has spent the last decade working as a cop in Chicago so he can search for her—the red-haired woman who haunts his dreams. He’s just about ready to give up and go home to Salvation, North Carolina, when he finally finds her. But she’s the assault victim on a case he’s working on, and there’s a full-blooded werewolf who wants her dead. He needs to keep her safe and convince her she’s his mate.
Hannah Burdette has a secret she’s never told anyone. But there is someone who knows who—or rather, what—she is. There’s a stalker after her who plans to rid the world of her “impure” blood. When the cop she meets turns out to be a werewolf and claims she doesn’t have to be alone anymore, she’s wary. But where better to hide from a bloodthirsty hunter than in the middle of North Carolina with the security of a pack surrounding her?
Each book in the Salvation Pack series does a masterful job of engrossing you in the life and troubles of an individual and their soon-to-be mate, while weaving them easily into the pack's extended family. WOLF IN HER SOUL continues this trend with Reece and Hannah's lives. Overall, the plot had an intriguing thriller-esque quality to it with plenty of tense moments balanced out with the passion of Reece and Hannah's blossoming romance.
I loved the idea that Reece had dreams of Hannah for years and altered his life to search for her. Not being a huge romantic myself I thought that was actually a really huge romantic, touching, and risky thing for him to do. Hannah's story was super heartbreaking so I was quite happy to watch her get a happily ever after with Reece. Luckily there was a lack of the more annoying traits alphas tend to have in these books so I was on board with Reece and Hannah being together from the beginning. I loved the care Reece took with making Hannah feel safe considering her backstory.
While I liked the thrill of finding out who was stalking Hannah and the danger involved in that chase, the conclusion was not satisfying. The issue with Hannah's father and his reason for leaving her was not that great and I felt that they should have been angrier with him. It felt like the story shrugged off the fact that he left his daughter to deal with life in a constant state of fear and paranoia. I needed more explanation from him and various other odd plot points surrounding Hannah's stalker.
Aside from my issues with the conclusion of WOLF IN HER SOUL, the story was solidly entertaining and the characters were people who you wanted to root for right away. I find this series to be one of my comfort reads for some reason and will definitely continue on with future books!Series Titles:
1. Wolf at the Door
2. Wolf in her Bed
3. Wolf on the Run
4. Wolf from the Past
5. Wolf on the Hunt
6. Wolf on a Mission 4/5
7. Wolf in his Heart
For more werewolves try Jennifer Ashley's Shifters Unbound series.