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The Virgin Who Cried Wolf by Alexandra O’Hurley
TBR Reviewer: Brutally Honest
What happens when you cry wolf and a wolf really shows up? Thessa manages a prank on a few people of the village but it backfires when real wolf shifters show up and kidnap her. Now she has to escape or surrender to the passion...
I’ve read so many werewolf shifter books recently that I usually shy away from the subject. It’s become overused and unoriginal. I’ve read Ms. O’Hurley’s books before and they’ve been good so I gave this a shot. Best decision this week!
Thessa and her sexy wolf shifters (yes, two!) are freaking fabulous. I absolutely loved this book. If I could pick for the best book read this month, maybe even so far this year it would be The Virgin Who Cried Wolf. The action, the steaming romance and the overall uniqueness really shined. This is not another werewolf shifter book, this a wild adventure that I was all too happy to go through with Thessa. The pace was perfect, the ending was perfect, everything about this book was utterly perfect. I was drawn in and when the book ended I felt like I finished watching an epic movie. I wanted to read this again and again. Seriously, I can’t not say
enough about this fabulous read.
Stop what you’re doing, click on the buy link and immerse yourself in the fabulously, sexy world of The Virgin Who Cried Wolf!
She looked away but remained locked to the spot, continuing to allow him to dry her
body. As he finished, he dropped the soft towel he used and gathered the long gown that had once been his mother’s. Thessa looked at the thing with disgust.
"Why can’t I just have my braies back?”
“Because a lady doesn’t wear trousers.”
“I can’t ride a horse in a gown.”
“You won’t be riding a horse tonight.” Perhaps riding something else, but definitely not a horse. His cock began to swell once more at the thought of pressing into her welcoming heat.
“I don’t like gowns.”
“Your clothes smelled of horse. Wear the gown or go naked. Either will be fine with
Her eyes finally found his again as she seemed to weigh if he was serious or not.
“Fine, give me the gown.”
He lifted his arm and remained where he was, forcing her to come retrieve the thing
from his hand. Thessa rolled her eyes to heaven and sighed, clearly affronted by his act. She stomped toward him and snatched the fabric. Once she’d donned the gown, he turned her and began to dry her long hair.
Thessa reached behind her and fought him, pulling her hair so she could braid it once
more. “It’ll dry just fine like this.”
He snatched it back from her and released the half-worked braid, pulling the long strands out and around her face. His mother’s silver brush was on the stand beside the tub. She eyed it warily as he lifted it around to her head. The bristles worked through the coppery strands on her head, and he gently worked through a few knots as gently as he could.
There was something incredibly erotic in doing these intimate actions for her. The brush slid through her soft hair like walking through summer wheat, and smelled as fresh. His cock had been hard the entire time he’d dried her and brushed her hair. He knew she’d felt the head swipe across her lower back from time to time, as her body had stiffened. Instinct demanded that he press her to the cold, stone floor and claim her. But he reigned in the call yet again.
His beast was restless. But he wasn’t giving in to his instinct and so the beast was becoming wild. He felt the change forcing its way through his limbs, and he was on the edge of control to keep the animal at bay. A long, hard run through the woods would have to follow dinner if she were to keep her virginity till the morning. Envisioning her running at his side, playing a deliciously decadent game of cat and mouse was enough to make him growl low in his chest.
She looked over her shoulder tentatively, her hazel eyes shifting between desire and fear. But there was also a mischievous glint. He was quite sure thoughts of running from him were swirling through her mind yet again. And he hadn’t truly punished her for the last time.
The silver brush still rested in his hand. Swatting her ass with the metal, she gasped. He leaned close to her ear, licking the lobe.
“That was for running from me.”
He raised the brush again, the light from the lantern hitting the back and glittering across the room. The impact struck her other cheek. The scent of her arousal flooded the room and garnered another low growl in response. His claws burst from his fingers as he fought to cage his beast.
Erotica - novella
TBR Reviewer: Daneilla
Ryden and Rayne are berserkers, warriors of the Norse god Odin, fighting for king Harald. In the aftermaths of battle the berserkers are cursed by one of the goddess Freyjas sorceresses, a curse which will not let them find their true love and mate for a thousand years. When Ryden and Rayne meet Karli, a manager in an amusement park, they know they have found their mate. But has the curse been lifted? Are they free to love?
This book started out with a lot of promise. I love Norse mythology and being a born and bred Swede I could even understand the curse without needing translation ;) The berserkers and the background story woven for them was interesting. All berserkers come as a twin pair. Although Ryden and Rayne are alike in many ways they also have very different personalities. The plot might be a little confusing though, especially when reading the blurb. The curse on Ryden and Rayne is mostly there to make them suffer for a thousand years and then finding Karli in the modern day. The real danger to them and their mate is that Freyjais hunting the berserkers. She needs them to stay powerful and vital and to scorn Odin. She wants to use Karli to get to them.
At the beginning when Ryden and Rayne meet Karli, there is some nice build up when they are circling each other in the park, throwing glances at each other. You can feel the heat and longing between them. Then, to protect her they need to take her as their mate and they have to consummate their bond before the Nave, a night for mating when Karli will only be driven by her lust. Even though the two guys are hot, the sex wasn´t as good as it could have been. I never got the emotional bond, as the whole thing felt kind of forced. It was just an
instant pheromonal lust and they only seemed to know how to have their ménage in
one way, double penetration.
The real plot picks up in the end and there is some battle action, which put the story back on track. We also get glimpses of the other two berserker brother pairs during the story and there is some build-up for future stories. Those small insights intrigued me and I would be interested in reading their stories. This story is a quick read with some good parts to it. I think that the series as a whole has potential, especially if characters are developed more.