Book Review of Thunder Wolf by Heather Long

April 19, 2017 3.5 Bullet Rating 0 ★★★½

Book Review of Thunder Wolf by Heather LongThunder Wolf by Heather Long
Series: Wolves of Willow Bend #11
Also in this series: Wolf Bite, Wolf Claim, Wolf At Law, Rogue Wolf, Bayou Wolf
Published by Self Published on March 7, 2017
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shifters
Pages: 284
Format: eBook
Source: Personally Purchased
Amazon three-half-stars
Most Lone Wolves have a story--a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can't bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back... 

Enforcer John Nelson has pulled double duty for months, keeping an eye on the Lone Wolves who are his charges as well as those that once answered to Margo Montgomery. More of a loner than most, he doesn't mind going months at a time without seeing another Enforcer as was his typical pattern or at least it was until the formation of the Three Rivers pack disrupted lives everywhere. Now he must divide his time between watching the upstarts and checking on his charges while working with the other Enforcers to anticipate the next move by the Russian Volchitsa. No Enforcer expected to find themselves among the hunted, but when they target the one wolf he can tolerate, John defies orders to go after her.

Hadley Sexton is a bit of a wild card even for an Enforcer, and she loves being unpredictable. More of a mother hen than she likes to admit, she keeps an eye on her Lone Wolves, and treats them more like family than charges...but when three Enforcers are brutally murdered over the course of three weeks, Hadley discovers someone has been shadowing her trail and they aren't alone. It is a dangerous game with a brutal enemy, one willing to kill the wolves she's sworn to protect to draw her out.
For Hadley, John will break every rule, but will he be in time?

Thunder Wolf is the 11th book in Heather Long’s Wolves of Willow Bend series. It is no secret that I am a complete fan of this series, but I think Thunder Wolf fell a little short. Still an enjoyable read and I really enjoyed the progress of the ongoing story arc.

There is some great action, a few mysteries solved and a relationship bloomed. I should have loved this installment and cannot quite put my finger on why I didn’t. Maybe my love for some of the prior books upped the bar and now everything else is held a higher standard. Maybe the romance between John and Hadley didn’t feel as strong or built up as other couples were. I honestly cannot pin point what bumped this down a little in my opinion.

The sex scenes were well written and hot! Hadley is a complete joy to read with her snark and strength. A solid story with great characters, I am just perplexing myself here! Long did a great job pulling pieces into light revolving around the ongoing story arc and conflict.

This is still a series you do not want to miss and is easily one of my current favorite shifter paranormal romance series. It is currently one of the very few series I have on auto-buy. If you love werewolves and you love paranormal romance, don’t miss out on this series!


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