Once Upon a Wolf (Parvathy’s Review)

Title: Once Upon a Wolf (Wayward Wolves #1)
Author: Rhys Ford
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 16th 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 96 Pages
Reviewed by: Parvathy
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5


Wayward Wolves: Book One

Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother, stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever.

For Zach Thomas, buying an old B&B is a new start. Leaving behind his city life, he longs to find peace and quiet, and hiking the trails behind his property seems safe enough—right up to the moment an enormous black wolf chases him into a lake, nearly drowning him. Discovering werewolves are real astounds him, but not as much as the man who rescues him from the icy water, then walks into Zach’s heart as if he owns it.

Loving a werewolf—loving Gibson with all his secrets—has its challenges, but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big bad wolf is really a prince in disguise.

Once upon a Wolf is the first book in the new series and it’s a novella. We are introduced to a bunch of interesting characters in this book. The love story in this book is centered on Gibson and Zack.

This book was sugary sweet. Like no angst lots of love kind of book. There is a HEA too. I enjoyed the book but felt like a lot was missing. If more time was spent on developing Gibson and Zack’s relationship then it would have been more enjoyable. I felt the book focused more on Ellis than them and Gibson and Zack were secondary characters. I did like Ellis and I’m intrigued about him. I would like to read more about him. I like the world the story is set in and it will be interesting to read more about everyone else.

This book was enjoyable but I still did feel something was missing. If you are a fan of this author do try the book.

Wayward Wolves Series

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Galley copy of Once Upon a Wolf provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


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