Title: Thrown to the Wolves (Big Bad Wolf #3)
Author: Charlie Adhara
Publisher: Carina Press
Release Date: April 1st 2019
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Page Count: 263 pages/aprox. 80 000 words
Reviewed by: Jia
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.25 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 was very happy to see a third installment of this series and Charlie Adhara did not disappoint. It’s a solid continuation of the other two, Wolf at the door and The Wolf at Bay. If you haven’t read those I definitely recommend the whole series. This is not a standalone. But so absolutely worth it.
Everytime a continuation came out it felt like Christmas, I know, this is only the third, but I never even suspected a second was coming so. And now I am almost positive there’ll be more (well, hopefully). Not that it couldn’t end with this one but there’s an oppenness that leaves room for more. I really wish more is coming because I really love this author’s style of writing and her characters.
Oliver Park and Cooper Dayton, the blurb says all that is needed. I didn’t pay much attention to the blurb before reading the book as this is one of those few series where I don’t care, I just gotta read it. And I love that he’s bringing his cat.
There’s a level of detail in the characters which make them a joy to read. It feels as if they are alive and it’s easy for me to care and feel for them. They still have communication issues but it stems from fear, vulnerability and is part of their personalities and not easily overcome. At the same time it doesn’t feel as if it’s only a matter of talking it out, the author has weaved it into their personalities so deeply that it feels natural. That is not to say they don’t need to work on it.
This book has family drama, secrets, fears, confusion, love, action, excitement, intrigues, and if you loved the first two parts (or shifter/werewolf stories if you’re new to this series) this is a definite must-read.