Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Release Day Review ~ Charmed by the Wolf ~ Kristal Hollis (@KristalHollis) #2017NewRelease

Charmed by the Wolf (The Wahyas of Walker's Run, #3)Charmed by the Wolf by Kristal Hollis
Wahyas of Walker's Run #3
Release Date: September 5, 2017
Genre: Adult, Paranormal Romance
Source: I received an ARC from the author. This did not affect my rating and I voluntarily provided a review.
Rating: 4.5 Bookworms
Challenges: #2017NewRelease, #COYER

The Wolfan's Redemption Wolf pack sentinel Tristan Durrance firmly believes happily and mated don't go together. Until Penelope Buchanan arrives at Walker's Run Resort. Nel's undeniably gorgeous and human. Tristan should steer clear of her. But she awakens an indescribable longing in him; one he can't resist. Nel's ready to explore new things, and Tristan is one of them. But despite the visceral attraction between them, Nel sense he's keeping some powerful secrets. Tristan will do anything to protect Nel. But he also knows the beast within him won't stay hidden forever.

Hollis' Wahyas of Walker's Run series just keeps getting better! This installment was engaging and suspenseful with a side of sweet and steamy. Here are some highlights:

  • Tristan and Penelope "Nel"
    Tristan and Nel both are mostly existing. Their childhoods left scars and they're both afraid to really live. However, Nel took the leap taking a summer job in Walker's Run teaching art to preschoolers. When she and Tristan first meet, there's immediate chemistry. But the most compelling thing about them as a couple is that he supports her making changes in her life by helping her be more daring and she thereby teaches him to deal with his issues. How they help each other to experience life more fully for themselves - which aids in their romantic entanglement.
  • Suspense
    While the villain wasn't ever in question, the what, why, and how was and Hollis made this element of the story riveting.
  • Wahya way of life
    It's a commonly discussed element in the series that Wahyas, especially those at Walker's Run, are all about family and this installment definitely illustrated how family, friends, and pack rank in the Wahya life. I'm a fan of seeing these dynamics in wolf stories.
  • Friendship & Romance
    Despite Tristan being a wolf and all that entails when it comes to mating, he and Nel had a meaningful friendship as well as chemistry that ignited their romance. I thoroughly enjoyed watching as their relationship developed.
  • Checking in with old friends
    Since this series revolves around a pack living in a small town, I not only get to check in with the locals, I also get to hang out with the couples from the previous installments, and that's a pleasure.
I'm eager to see what comes next for the Wahyas of Walker's Run!

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