Lone Wolf (Jia’s review)


Title: Lone Wolf
Author: Anna Martin
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: October 9th 2018
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 230
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

Blurb:

Jackson Lewis isn’t a typical werewolf. He isolates himself in a small town outside Spokane and dedicates himself to making his business—Lone Wolf Brewery—a success. If it leaves him little time for romance, he’s okay with that. His soul mate could be out there somewhere, but he isn’t actively looking.

So he’s in for quite the shock when he literally bumps into his soul mate—Leo Gallagher, an adorable, nerdy, vibrant music therapist who’s Jackson’s polar opposite.

But he’s human. And a man.

Jackson is straight—or at least he’s always assumed so. Though he can’t deny his attraction to Leo, it’s a lot for both of them to deal with.

While Jackson and Leo figure out what their future might hold, they face prejudice from both the human and werewolf communities—including a group of fanatics willing to kill to show humans and werewolves don’t belong together.


I never got into this book I’m sorry to say and it was only in the ending I felt like the blurb fit the book. There were parts where I didn’t feel much happening to engage me but it might be totally different for you.

I didn’t have a problem with the characters’ personalities in general, I understood Jackson’s desire to take it slow and having to wrap his mind around the fact that he suddenly has a male soul mate. I did find Leo’s reaction to being a soul mate a little strange considering it’s very rare for a human. Also he says he can take it slow for Jackson but then he goes complaining to his room mate Mitch about Jackson being hot and cold, with walls coming up and down at different times. And somehow it felt as if Mitch and Jackson’s sister turned from being positive about the whole thing to thinking they shouldn’t be together and I’m not sure why. Sure at one point there was a reaction by Jackson that felt exaggerated but still.

I didn’t feel any heat or much of romance between them, to me it felt as if they were pretty much a regular couple. Even when they were intimate if felt slow, maybe because of the slow and lazy kisses they liked to exchange.

There were things happening but they were over so quickly that there were long periods where I just read for the book to be over. Unfortunately the writing wasn’t for me either, the plot has a lot of potential but here it just didn’t quite hit the mark. There are several things in the plot which could have been explored instead something happens and just as quickly it’s over with little or no lingering feelings from the characters as far as I could tell.
Personally I won’t recommend it, but this may not be the same for you so if you read it please let me know what you thought in the comments below.

I haven’t read anything by this author before but I read some other reviews which stated that the author’s talented and that this book wasn’t what they expected. Therefore I might try other books by this author in the future.


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