What I found most interesting, and relatable, about the book was a main character who is out of the ordinary. Myla's foster past and leg set her apart from typical romance heroines. Sawyer was a lot like other romance-book guys, but his love of wolves is what drew me in. (Without him actually shifting into one, because this isn't a paranormal romance.) I got this book on Amazon a few months ago, and cracked it open this month because of the IWSG book club. I would recommend it to readers who like both romance and suspense. It felt like every chapter had equal parts of a suspenseful story and a budding romance (or potential lusty fling, could have gone either way for a bit). I don't read a ton of romance books, but I did like this one. I like that Freddy is named. Huskies Loco and Gunner are fantastic additions, but it kills me that they're on page 94 (#aloneagain chapter) and then vanish until page 248 (#finallymaybe chapter).
My heart ached for Myla when she felt like a liability, when the term ripped into her. But later there's a great line, "Not only how to get up when I fall, but to believe I can get up."
"People only fall in love this quickly in books and movies." - That line is funny because, of course, we are reading a book. Which is even better later when Myla starts writing a steamy romance.
Sawyer has dark, curly hair and dark chocolate eyes, and is age 30 (and apparently has a great behind
- Plot- or character-driven? Plot
- Strong character development? No
- Loveable characters? Yes
- Diverse cast of characters? No
- Flaws of characters a main focus? It's complicated
Graphic: Animal cruelty, Animal death, Gun violence, Sexual content, and War
Moderate: Abandonment, Ableism, Car accident, Injury/injury detail, Mental illness, Stalking, and Violence
Minor: Body shaming