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Love can heal all wounds… 

Pop star Lillian Hart is determined never to trust another man. She has no idea that the wolf at her door is anything other than a wounded dog, much less the Alpha of the Snowdonia Wolf pack. There’s something about the wild creature that pulls at her. 

Then a man with her wolf’s eyes starts to invade her dreams, and reality and fantasy merge in a way that has her hoping, against all odds, for dreams to come true. Lillian may have sworn off men, but Jake’s not just any man, he’s a shifter, and he’s about to shift Lillian’s world to make room for him. 

He vows to claim her as his Mate, and when Jake makes a vow, he keeps it. But Lillian wants to take it slow and Jake is not about to waste any time. In this battle of wills, both discover giving in and trusting their hearts can heal even the deepest of hurts.

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After reading (& Finishing) Wolf at the Door (it was a quick read...+- 2 hours), I find myself in two minds about the book. The book started off promising, it held that promise for quite a while... however, at about 60%... it become rushed and disjointed.

I was excited to begin reading this. I've had it in my line-up for some time now and the urge for a little paranormal hit and that's how I found myself reading Wolf at the Door by Sofia Grey a little earlier than I would have if I'd followed my current to-be-read order.

First off I was surprised at the speed the reading percentages jumped on my kindle. I realized very quickly that it's shorter than a normal book, but not quite as short at a novella. But I wouldn't classify it a full novel... if that makes sense.

When I noticed the time it took to reach 50% - that's when I started worrying. You see, right from the start... it was really enjoyable. I loved the approach. I really started falling in love with the characters. I was happy with where it was leading and at that point this book (although written in 3rd person) was leading up to becoming a full 5 star read for me.

But alas, then something strange happened and all of a sudden I felt as if I was trying to keep up with the book. It went from a full on detailed tale to a 'snippet' version. As if there was so much to tell, but it was all done in little bits - jumping around a little to quickly. This is where Wolf at the Door dropped for me. I didn't like that. I really didn't like it. Let me put it to you in a clear manner. For example... Day one to day two - spanned over the first 55% (or so) of the book. Then suddenly day 3 to the end, was written over the remaining 45%. Now I know it's not unusual, many authors jump time to move the story along... but within that 45%... it was something like 6 weeks (or maybe a month)... all crammed into those short pages. And that's not all. Those short, snippets were essentially the crux of the story. This was basically where the high point in the book occurred. So if you understand what I mean, then you will understand why I struggled to go from chilled pace... written in a descriptive and enjoyable manner to suddenly being forced to follow the development of the plot while it's done in a very short, very brief and not a very descriptive manner.

Then, to make matters worse, the end approaches and then it's just done. Finished. The End. When I reached 96% I thought this must be a part one of at the very least two books (and yes, it's a series) but I don't actually know it there's a follow that will be revolving around Lillian and Jake. I really don't know. And that's a problem for me because to me this book is so far from finish and it's not because I really want more... it's more as if I feel cheated out of the full reading experience. Something was missing and I'm going to go out on a limb here and say that that 'something' was the whole second part of the book. In fact what was missing, was half of the story. I never got to enjoy it... had a taste in the beginning... but never got to experience the end fully.

Now it must be said, that even written in (not my personal fav) 3rd person POV, I really did enjoy the writing. It didn't feel as airy to me as it usually feels when reading 3rd person. I felt way more involved and much more connected to the characters and the story and that's a huge feat. So that's a thumbs up from me, because it's something I struggle with and in this case, I found it extremely enjoyable.

Like I've mentioned I was having a wonderful time reading the first half. I loved the just of the story, adored where I imagined it was leading to and really it was as close to a perfect erotic paranormal romance as you can get - Well... the first half was.

So honestly, I don't know if there just wasn't more to tell except the ending... or if there was a time-crunch or what... but whatever the reason, this book was not finished off properly at all. And that's very sad. It's essentially a great book (in the making that is).

Here's what happens. And seriously it's not something unique, nothing spectacular as far as plots go, but it was highly enjoyable and that's the bottom line.

So Lillian, a famous pop singer & who's escaping her hectic life for a while, heads off to a deserted area in the mountains. On her way there she finds a wounded dog (or at least she thinks it's a dog) on the road. When she get's out, he's gone and she can't find him. So she continues on her way and eventually reaches her destination - a secluded cottage in the middle of nowhere.

A few minutes later - the 'dog' arrives at her doorstep. She takes him in, treat's his wounds and that's how it all begins.

I don't want to give to much of the beginning away since as you already know, I felt that most of the story was during this time so I wouldn't want to spoil it much.

The bottom line is that it turns out, it's not a dog but of course a wolf... and she's his mate.

Now Jake is the Alpha Wolf of his pack and he's been searching for his mate for some time. He didn't know when he arrives at the house in wolf form that he would find Lillian and that she would be his mate, but the moment he lays eyes on her... it's official and he just knows it to be the case.

Of course like most tales of where wolf, or in this case, Shifter and human relationship, there's the little problem of the human adjusting to the news of being the mate to a wolf and since it's a norm, it happens in this book.
Jake stared at the vision before him, unable to stop his mouth from dropping open and his tongue lolling out.
Her.
She was almost certainly naked beneath a white robe, with a flash of cleavage, and a long, slender leg in view. He dragged his eyes higher. Graceful neck, determined chin, and an almost perfectly shaped oval face with cheekbones he could cut himself on. Damp curls stuck to her forehead above intelligent green-brown eyes, and he was struck by the contrast of her translucent skin against the riotous mass of flame-red hair.
Oh God. Her perfume. Amber resin with a hint of mountain heather after the rain. He inhaled deeply, intoxicated. He’d obviously passed out from the pain or was hallucinating due to hypothermia.
The vision spoke. “Oh … you poor thing.” Even her voice was perfect. Husky and deep with a hint of a lilting Irish accent.
The words rippled across his skin, making him want to howl with the sheer pleasure of it. She crouched—giving him another flash of her breasts—and held out her hand. Remembering his manners, he nuzzled at her fingers and risked a quick lick. The taste made his head spin and his blood heat. How could this be? She was his Mate?
Anyhoo... so that's my opinion. In the one hand I had a good time reading it and in the other... I had a few issues with how it all came together. But overall I'm happy. And if the second book were to be a continuation on Lillian and Jakes story, then absolutely... I'll be reading it.

Just know that the fireworks take place early and then it's really just a slight let down from there on out - but it's fun, a quick read and a very sexy read.

Rating: 4 Stars


RELEASE DATE: May 13th, 2013
GENRE: Adult Paranormal Romance / Erotic Paranormal Romance

SERIES INFO: Book #1 In The Snowdonia Wolves Series

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About Laurynne Gouws

Hi. I'm Laurynne (Pronounced 'Lauren') & I'm a 30(ish) year old Graphic & Web Designer from Port Elizabeth, South Africa. I spend majority of my time either reading, blogging, browsing Amazon or when the mood strikes, designing something. Welcome to my blog.
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