Sunday, November 14, 2010

Review of Call of the Wilds

Gale Stanley
Siren Publishing, Inc. (August 12, 2010)

Veterinarian, Karin Stone, moved to the Wilds of Pennsylvania to be a wildlife manager and care for a wolf pack.  A big city girl, Karin, decides to leave the city after a traumatic attack and start a new chapter in her life.  Unfortunately, a hiker is found dead from a suspected wolf attack and the locals are gunning for the wolf, and Karin is trying to protect her.  When things get out of hand during a confrontation with some locals, Malcolm Connor steps in and aids Karin.  Karin and Malcolm are attracted to each other, but Malcolm has a secret, which could tear them apart.

CALL OF THE WILDS is an entertaining shapeshifter romance with a yummy alpha hero.  Shapeshifter romances are my favorite genre, and Ms. Stanley doesn't disappoint with this exciting tale.   Karin is trying to be strong and overcome her fears after a violent attack.  There is only one small quibble, that I have with Karin's character-- she seemed to be a little too trusting at times.  Other than this, Karin is a great heroine, who finds the strength to conquer her fears and overcome the many dangers surrounding her.  Malcolm is a wonderful hero, who is very protective, but somewhat tortured.  After the murder of his family by humans, Malcolm goes a little wild, but soon realizes, that he must allow both aspects of his being freedom.  Even so, he is still a bit of a loner.  Because of Malcolm's secret and lies told by others, Malcolm and Karin's relationship has some rocky moments, which makes the finale all the more satisfying.

NOTE: I was sent this book in return for an impartial review.


Gale Stanley said...

Thanks for reviewing Call of the Wilds! I'm so glad you liked the story.