Review: Wolf from the Past (Salvation Pack #4) by N.J. Walters

October 12, 2015 Review 0

Review: Wolf from the Past (Salvation Pack #4) by N.J. Walters

Playing dead is easy. Living is hard.

Sylvie LaForge Dubois knew coming back from the dead wouldn’t be easy, but facing her brother and his friends is harder than she imagined. The way Gator Rollins watches her every move makes her decidedly uneasy and excited.

After surviving a forced mating to the abusive Andre Dubois, having a rugged, dangerous werewolf like Gator sniffing around her is scary and thrilling at the same time. She never imagined she’d want another man, but her bone-deep attraction to Gator is too strong to fight.

Gator never got a chance to tell Sylvie he loved her before she was mated with another and, well, died. Now that she’s back, there’s nothing he won’t do to protect her.

Once word gets out, Sylvie’s former pack will be coming for her. No one leaves the Louisiana pack, especially not a female werewolf. But Gator’s determined that this time he won’t let anyone or anything get between him and Sylvie, even if she can’t decide if his touch makes her want to jump his bones…or run for the hills.

Warning: If you believe in second chances, this story will rock your soul, make you swoon, and bring tears to your eyes. Don’t say we didn’t warn you.

Title: Wolf from the Past
Author: N.J. Walters
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Wolf on the Hunt, Wolf on a Mission, Embracing Silence, Drakon's Promise
Series: Salvation Pack #4
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Wolf on the Hunt, Wolf on a Mission
Published by Samhain Publishing
Source: Publisher
Published: October 13, 2015
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 237
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames

Wolf from the Past by N.J. Walters is a double first for me. Both a first by this author and first in the series for me. Sometimes jumping into a series can be a big mistake especially if there is quite a bit of world building to go along with introducing characters. Thankfully, I was able to get right into the story with only a few minor hiccups,

To escape a violent mating, Sylvie has been faking her death for years. Once she receives word her mate was dead, she approaches her brother in his new pack in hopes to have him back in her life. Not only is she welcome back with open arms, but a werewolf she has always had feeling for is part of his pack. Gator was raise in the swamp, always on the fridge of his former Louisiana pack, he has struck out with his friends to form a new pack. He’s always wanted his best friend’s sister but her parents have never considered him worthy. Now that she’s back in his new pack and in his life Gator will do whatever it takes to protect her from further harm.

Wolf from the Past was a good read. Sylvie was abused fairly harshly by her previous mate and as the story about how she faked her death came into play, it was hard not to feel bad for her. Gator is pretty sexy and intense about his feeling for Sylvie. There’s a really instant attraction between them that, at first, was kind of difficult to get over. Let’s face it, she was abused pretty badly by her dead mate. For her to jump into a relationship so quickly with Gator had me doubting the velocity of the romance. Once, it can out that both had been carrying torches for one another for a long time, then I was okay with it.

What really had me cheering this story on was the dynamics of the Salvation Pack. The interactions of all the mated couples and how they interacted with each other, good stuff here. It was such fun and friendly, it makes me want to go back and read all their stories. On top of that, there is a good world building here with the what and whys of the Salvation Pack. As I mentioned, this is the first book I read in the series, but it’s easy to see there’s a epic battle coming. There’s one more member in the pack that has yet to settle down which tells me I have some back reading to do before the final book comes out.

 

Wolf from the Past

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