Thrown to the Wolves (Maya’s Review)

Title: Thrown to the Wolves (Big Bad Wolf #3)
Author: Charlie Adhara
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 1, 2019
Genre(s): Mystery/Suspense
Page Count: 263
Reviewed by: Maya
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Agent Cooper Dayton is going to meet his boyfriend’s werewolf family. Unarmed. On their turf.

And he’s bringing his cat.

When Agent Cooper Dayton agreed to attend the funeral for Oliver Park’s grandfather, he didn’t know what he was getting into. Turns out, the deceased was the alpha of the most powerful werewolf pack on the eastern seaboard. And his death is highly suspicious. Regardless, Cooper is determined to love and support Park the way Park has been there for him.

But Park left him woefully unprepared for the wolf pack politics and etiquette. Rival packs? A seating order at the dinner table? A mysterious figure named the Shepherd? The worst is that Park didn’t tell his family one key thing about Cooper. Cooper feels two steps behind, and reticent Park is no help.

There are plenty of pack members eager to open up about Park and why Cooper is wrong for him. Their stories make Cooper wonder if he’s holding Park back. But there’s no time to get into it…as lethal tranquilizer darts start to fly, Cooper needs to solve the mystery of the alpha’s death and fight for the man he loves—all before someone else dies.

I have been waiting for this book ever since it was announced, so I was thrilled when I finally got it. Not to mention, this one was supposed to focus on Oliver Park, and previous books didn’t give us much about his past. He was this mysterious figure in Cooper’s life.

Also, I was curious how werewolves fared in this world. It was interesting premise, as they are lot more political than I expected. Park’s pack is his blood family at his core but it was his grandfather who decided their role among other werewolves and community they live. Now he is dead and pack is in turmoil. It also doesn’t help that there are enemies waiting to pounce. This are circumstances Cooper is dragged in with Park. He is understandably shaken as it turns out that his partner kept a large part of himself from him. It cast a shadow on what he thought was happy relationship. They went through a lot in previous books and it strengthened their relationship. Now Cooper has to deal with secret that won’t stay buried anymore,his recalcitrant partner and danger they are in.

Most of the story is pretty tame, allowing Cooper to focus on problems that cropped up in his relationship and his newfound knowledge of werewolves. But the idea of cunning enemy is hovering in the background up until the end. And I knew from the previous books that that’s where things turn on their head and the whole story comes together from bits and pieces thrown haphazardly during slow moving plot. I was like “No way!” as the villain comes to light. It’s a whole sequence of events one more surprising than the other.

And the story continues! There is going to be more of Cooper and Park and it promises to be very interesting!

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Galley copy of Thrown to the Wolves provided by Carina Press via NetGalley in exchange of an honest review.


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