Review: Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend

Posted July 28, 2015 by Lorna in Lorna, Paranormal Romance, Reviews, Werewolves / 12 Comments

Review: Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend
Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend
Series: Takhini Shifters #2
Published by Indie
Published on: July 29, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Pages: 121
Format: eARC
Source: NetGalley
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From Times bestselling author Vivian Arend, a new story set in the Takhini Wolves/ Granite Lake Wolves world. These stand-alone stories are filled with humour and heart-felt adventures, and the sexy happily-ever-afters are sure to make you smile.
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He’s a wolf in a kilt. That pretty much says it all…

Pulling off a rescue mission at a remote castle in Scotland should be an easy task for lone wolf Damon Black. He’ll flash some muscle, show a little Alpha power, and do whatever it takes to ease Addie MacShay’s fears. But the woman who throws herself into his arms and cries boyfriend is more intriguing than anticipated. The sexy she-wolf’s got more curves, more tantalizing scent, more of everything he desires.

Addie’s job cataloguing an estate at the Sterling-Wylde Manor is complicated by the ongoing discovery of new wills and the two creepy heirs who won’t leave her alone. But her fake boyfriend turns out to be a far greater threat—not only is he fun and flirtatious, he looks delicious in a kilt. She craves his touch, but with her empathic skills on overdrive, touch is the last thing she needs.

Damon’s fighting his unruly inner beast. Addie’s fighting their incredible sexual pull. They’ll both have to lower their guard to make this more than a Highland fling

Sexy Yummy Alpha Paranormal Romance

I started reading the Takhini World books with the Takhini Wolves series, and have already read the first novella in this series, Copper King-which is part of the Takhini Shifter Series. Damon is introduced into that book as a wolf whose best friend is a bear shifter. That story was Jim and Lillie’s story. Lillie’s best friend is Addie, and this is hers and Damon’s story.

Addie has gone to a castle in Scotland to catalog the estate after the elderly owner dies. She’s there with two older, and very strange shifter brothers-both of which want to inherit their father’s estate. Several wills have already been found, and Addie is still looking for more as she does her work. Of course the brothers are not happy with Addie, and are watching her secretly. Damon shows up to keep Addie safe after hearing from Lillie that Addie needs help.They had never met before, but have an immediate attraction. They tell the brothers that he is her boyfriend, so that puts him in her bedroom.

I really liked Addie as a character. She is the product of two Omega wolve’s mating, and that makes her not only empathetic, but when she touches someone, she gets all their feelings. Horrible or good, she gets it all. It’s only gotten this bad recently, and hinders her with her attraction to Damon. I was not as happy with Damon at first. He seems really frivolous in the beginning, sliding down a banister-although a cute scene-not exactly an alpha male thing to do. The more I got into the book though, he gets a bit more serious, so that was better for me. I did enjoy the couples banter, and I liked how serious Damon takes Addie’s empathetic problem. The cook for the estate, Grandmam Susanna, was a surprise and I loved her character. Villains? The two brothers, of course.

At 121 pages, it was longer than most novellas. However, a very big part of the story was nothing but sexual scenes of one kind or another. After awhile, that just seems like filler to me. Of course some of them were necessary to the plot and I didn’t mind those at all, but when sexual scenes take the place of plot, especially in a novella, I do have a bit of a problem. I did like what plot that we are given, however. This author does know how to write a good romance!

This was a really fast read for me, and I mostly enjoyed it, with the exception of what I have mentioned previously. I would recommend this novella to adult paranormal romance fans.

Takhini Shifters Series

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I’m Lorna and I live in Maryland. Since retiring, I spend my time mostly reading and reviewing books. My favorite reads are Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy, and Young Adult. I read a lot of indie books in addition to traditionally published books. Favorite paranormal creature? Vampires, but I am really liking werewolves more everyday.

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12 responses to “Review: Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend

  1. I’m glad you’re still enjoying the series, Lorna. I’m interested in Addie because of her empathic abilities. I’ve always wondered what it would be like to be able to ‘know’ what others are thinking and feeling but I don’t think I could deal with the knowing. 🙂 I’m with you on gratuitous sex scenes. Of course, I don’t mind some smexy when it’s working for plot/character development…when it works. But extraneous sex scenes can irritate. I’m glad this one was a good read despite those.
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    • I’ve read two now recently with too much sex when I would rather have more plot-(I think the other one posts this weekend)It was a really fast read though, and I did enjoy parts of it 🙂