Thursday, January 7, 2016

Review: Wild Love by Alisa Woods

Title: Wild Love
Author: Alisa Woods
Series: Wilding Pack Wolves #2
Genre: Urban Fantasy/NA Romance
Publisher: Sworn Secrets Publishing
Publication Date: January 2nd 2016
Edition: Kindle Edition, 161 pages
Source: Received from author for review
Purchase: Amazon US 

She programs a dating app for shifters. 
He’s an ex-Army shifter with a dark secret.
The human and shifter worlds are about to collide…
     Noah Wilding’s family is being targeted by an anti-shifter hate group—so he took a medical leave from the Army to return home and help out. At least, that’s the story he’s told everyone... and he hopes his dark secret will stay buried in Afghanistan. 
     Emily Jones is the lead programmer for WildLove, the new app that hooks up shifters and humans for a night of hot sex and no commitments. Only she hasn’t had a date herself in years… ever since that dark day when her family didn’t protect her when she needed them most. She figures one magical night with a hot wolf will help her finally move on with her life. 
     When Noah swipes right for Emily, she thinks her dream one-night-stand is about to come true. But with a hate group planting car bombs during WildLove hookups, Noah and Emily are on the front lines of love. They have to hunt down a killer before he strikes again… and before they do more than heat up the sheets. Because humans and shifters might get “Wild for a Night”… but they’re not supposed to fall in love. 

WILD LOVE is a complete novel with HEA, the second in the Wilding Pack Wolves series. All stories are standalone, but for maximum reader enjoyment, they’re best read in order. Contains scorching hot shifters, alpha military heroes, and sexy female programmers. Only readers over 18 should dive into the dangerously hot world of the Wilding Pack Wolves. 


There is something addicting about these books that I just can't explain.
The characters are always enjoyable to read, and the stories are a nice continuation of the last series. I liked that it wasn't a typical wolf-wolf romance. I liked that it was a wolf-human relationship. 

Emily was, at times kind of a generic character for this genre, but her reasons for being kind of shy and reluctant weren't exactly typical, though I would have liked it if the reason why had been discussed a little more or a differently than it was. One of the side characters talked about what was holding her back was like she had a really bad break up, rather than what really happened. And dating someone else, or sleeping with someone else, isn't the healthiest way to deal with the issue. It's actually the worst way to deal with it.

Noah, he was more likable and complex in a number of ways than Emily. I think he was just a better written character in general. I liked how he dealt with his issues, and other aspects of his life. 

The romance was nice, but I felt it moved a little too fast, especially since it was only a couple days from when they met to when they were mated. I let it slide when both parties are shifters, but when one is a human, I want them to know each other for at least a month, minimum.
Though that ending was really interesting and unexpected.

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