Tuesday, November 25, 2014

5 out of 5: Karly's Wolf by Penny Alley

Karly's Wolf (Hollow Hills #1) 

By Penny Alley

Published: September 28, 2014
Book Blurb:

On the run from her abusive husband, Karly Whitaker flees across state lines and finally settles in an old mining town called Hollow Hills. Starting over has never been so scary. To make it worse, on her first night in a new place she hits a dog—the biggest, blackest, wolf-like creature she has ever seen. Although he appears more dazed than hurt, Karly takes him home. But while it’s comforting not to be alone, it’s hard to ignore the strange things happening around her. All she wants to do is hide from her husband, Fish and Game won't leave her alone, her gun-toting neighbor scares her to death, and every morning Puppy vanishes, leaving her to deal with Colton Laurens all on her own. Colton—the dark-haired, honey-eyed Game warden, whose gentlest touch makes her battered heart ache and whose hungry kisses burn her from the inside out. For the first time in her life, Karly knows what it's like to live unafraid, but with more than ghosts haunting her footsteps, she’s beginning to suspect not everything in Hollow Hills is what it seems… 

Reviewed by Phoenix Andrews, 5 out of 5

Don't be fooled by the rather barren cover of Karly's Wolf. This was one of the best books I've read in months. 

I loved Karly. She was forever at a disadvantage in a community inhabited by shifters but she didn't back down from what she wanted. Even knowing she didn't stand a chance of winning she refused to stay down. Sure, she got her ass handed to her multiple times but she kept getting up and refused to let the villains make her feel inferior. 

Colton...Colton was kind of a hot mess. He wants to do right by his clan and take a shifter bride but it's clear his heart is lost to Karly when they first meet. Colton is strong, caring and not afraid to get his hands dirty. 

If you're looking for a great story where the heroine is human with no knowledge of the supernatural and the hero is a shifter, Karly's Wolf is for you. 

Reviewer, Phoenix Andrews

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