Author: Jenika Snow
Publication Date: 10 July 2018
Genre: Contemporary Romance, Novella
Age Recommendation: 18 and Up
Rating: 3 Stars
~ I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review ~
It should have just been a simple vacation, away from everyone and everything to clear my head. But I soon realized I wasn’t alone.
He stalked me, hunted me. I should’ve run faster, tried harder. But the truth was I liked him chasing me.
Wolf was a ruthless man, his way of living barbaric. Now he had me in his off-the-grid cabin, what he deemed my new home. I was his new wife, would have his babies.
I was his irrevocably.
I shouldn’t have felt arousal. But I did.
He’s not going to let me escape ... but then again, maybe I don’t want to.
Warning: This one has bite to it—even if it’s NOT paranormal! As per the usual ... it’s short and fast, pretty unrealistic, but it gets right down to the juicy bits. It’s one of those stories that will have you wanting to find your own Wolf in the woods.
So I enjoyed this book for what it is, the problem I had ultimately was there wasn't much of it. I recognize that it is a novella and totally knew that going in but it felt short even for a novella and I think that there is so much promise in this story that it could have easily (says the non-writer, eep) been a full length novel. There is so much backstory to be had, so much angst, (even though I typically hate it) drama, and character development that I would have loved to see. The thing about it all is really this is a book with so much potential and I simply wanted more.
Wolf is an over the top Alpha male, but not the arse-hole kind, just the I am the master of my universe and you are my queen kind. Ruby is a sweet, though not naive woman, who is looking to escape from the hustle and bustle of the world and just be for a bit. Wolf's seen her in town before, but now that she's in his woods, she's all his. This is pretty much an insta-love romance, packed with some intense moments, (that could have gone dark quickly if given the chance) and some pretty heavy swoon worthy moments.
If you are looking for a super quick, waiting in the Drs office for an appointment and want to finish the book before your name's called kinda read, grab this one up. Don't go into this book looking for more than what it is, the author even gives us the low-down in her *warning*, take heed of that, she's not joking. It's a great way to pass the time and leave you a little curious if another book of the same nature is in the works. While I wish there was more to this story, I will totally pick up another book *Ahem Bear* if it gets published.
~ HAPPY READING ~
I felt like a fiend for him, like my body wasn’t my own, like I just needed to give every single part of myself over to him. It was insane, maybe even delusional, but I wanted it more than I’d ever wanted anything before.
He stood and kept his back toward me. I licked my lips, my pulse thundering so loud I wondered if he heard. Then I found myself moving closer to him until I could have reached out and touched his back. I saw the way he tensed and wondered if he knew how close I was to him.
“I can’t let you go,” he said in a gruff voice, his back still to me. He turned around then, the shadows dancing off his face, his body seeming even bigger than before. “I wanted you as mine since I first saw you. Now that you’re here the thought of you leaving isn’t something I’ll allow to happen.” He took a step forward. I found myself moving one back.
My heart was racing and I started breathing faster and harder. The air in the room became thick, almost suffocating. It was like honey covering my body, coating me. He moved another step toward me, his massive body dwarfing mine, his scent making me feel drunk.
“W-What?” My voice came out soft, that loan word a stutter. Oh, I understood exactly what he said but he spoke the words with such conviction, such determination that I felt them in every part of my body.
“You heard me.”
“I have a home, a job.” Although the very thought of those things in this moment, standing before Wolf, seemed distant and unimportant. Hell, they seemed that way even before I’d been in this situation.
His expression was fierce, almost stern. He stared into my eyes, the dark depths of his heating me like a fire burning deep within my belly.
“Materialistic things.” He said those two words in a gruff voice and took another step toward me. “Life isn’t about what we have, but about what we accomplish.” He lifted his hand and gently wrapped his fingers around my throat, his palm so much bigger than my neck. “Connections with that one person who owns every part of you, creating a family with them…” His voice had gone done an octave. “Those are what’s important. That is what life is about.”
I swallowed, feeling that light pressure of his hand, knowing my nipples were hard and my pussy had become wet. It was all because of that touch.
It was all because of him.
“Nothing else matters aside from you with me, Ruby. You are mine.” And then he leaned in close and placed his mouth on mine, devouring me as he slipped his tongue between my lips and fucked me there.
Jenika Snow, a USA Today bestselling author, lives in the northeast with her husband and their children.
She prefers gloomy days, eats the topping off of her pizza first, and prefers to wear socks year round.