Sunday, March 4, 2018

Review: Baby, I'm Howling for You by Christine Warren

Title: Baby, I'm Howling For You
Author: Christine Warren
Series: Alphaville #1
Available: Now
Genre: Paranormal Romance

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Synopsis via Goodreads:

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?

My two cents:

Renny is on the run from a crazed coyote stalker and seeking safe haven in the aptly named town of Alphaville. There she finds Mick and this magical insta-mating thing occurs. Mick is kind of dark and damaged after the loss of his previous mate. Renny is sweet and optimistic despite the drama in her life. You'd think this would equate to angst heavy, but it really didn't. I quite enjoyed the steamy romance between the two.

The setting of Alphaville was pretty cool. I liked the idea of this secluded world for shifters who can't live with their own for whatever reasons. The secondary characters were fascinating and made me add the next novel to my to be read shelf when I was only halfway finished with Baby, I’m Howling For You. The bad guys were crazy bad. Coyote seemed like the perfect species to choose for some reason. I guess because the coyotes here in Texas can be a little scary if you cross paths, or hear them howling in the distance while walking your big dog (speaking from experience. FYI dog was also spooked).

All around this is a solid series debut reminiscent of Anne Bishop's 'The Others' series, but with quite a bit more naked time . I'll definitely keep going as long as I enjoy the characters as much as I did Renny and Mick.

Christine Warren is a name I am familiar with, but somehow I had never picked up one of her novels in all the time I’ve read this genre. I know she has a very long series with paranormal creatures. I'm not sure if it relates to the setting or characters in this new world. If it does I still feel like this was a great place to start and never felt as if I was missing out on anything. If you like sexy paranormal romance this would be a great book for you.

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