by Wendy Sparrow
Vanessa is the fastest Lycan around. In wolf form, the only threat she can’t outrun is her allergies. After a feline dander-bomb takes her down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who had no idea what he’d trapped. But ooooh, he smells so good. Mine.
Dane hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. Her temper makes his pulse race, and he can’t escape the feeling they belong together.
They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match, but Glacier Peak’s Alpha considers Dane a danger to the pack. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?
Just because you are Lycan with the ability to shift into a beautiful silver wolf and are the fastest creature around on four legs, does not mean you cannot be brought low by the itty-bitty kitty patrol. Past My Defenses is a fun and at times hilarious beginning for the new series Taming of the Pack. While the story has a primary focus on Vanessa, an unmated alpha female who is significantly allergy challenged with an air purifier in every room and enough medications to keep all the hypochondriacs in a small world country content, who suddenly finds herself waking in a cage and scent-matched to a hunky park ranger, who by the way just happens to be human, it also weaves a tale of treachery and betrayal. There are poachers in the area who have been preying on the packs and mutilating the wolves across the country. The pack leader and the ranger have a common goal, keep Vanessa safe and bring down the baddies.
I loved this story. The world building and character introductions were very well written and kept me on the edge of my seat with a silly smile on my face turning the pages to find out what would happen next. I am looking forward to reading the next offering in the series and would definitely recommend this book to those who enjoy a fun shifter tale with a bit of romance, humor, and intrigue. I received this book with a request for my honest review without any compensation whatsoever, other than the joy of reading a new book.
About the Author:
Writing is in Wendy’s blood…which is also about thirty percent Mountain Dew and twenty percent chocolate brownies. Wendy has been telling tales since she was a child with varying amounts of success. Her parents clearly anticipated her forays into the paranormal because she heard “The Boy Who Cried Wolf” so many times she could have written the screenplay at age five. She lives with a wonderful husband and two quirky kids and is active in Autism and OCD support networks. She can usually be found on Twitter where she’ll talk to anyone who talks to her and occasionally just to herself.