Review: Wolf Pack (Shifter Chronicles #5) by Crissy Smith

March 1, 2016 Review 0

Review: Wolf Pack (Shifter Chronicles #5) by Crissy Smith

He’s a lone wolf no longer.

Wolf Shifter Cole Babcock is now the leader of a unit within the Shifter Coalition. As a lone wolf he’s working hard to handle his new duties and working with a team. He doesn’t mind working hard and it’s not like he has anyone to go home to.

Kendra Brown, a US Marshal, is tracking a missing witness and needs the help of the Coalition. Her first meeting with the team leader reveals that they’ve met before. In one explosive night of passion.

Things are changing fast for the two shifters. The case that brought them together runs into complication after complication. There are rogues being held hostage, Kendra’s witness is in danger, and Cole’s been offered a chance of a lifetime. The Alpha of the local wolf pack wants Cole to take over the position from him.

Cole begins to rely on Kendra for everything from closing the case to speaking with the Alpha. As they grow closer, Cole realizes how strong his feelings for Kendra are. He isn’t alone anymore.

With their lives in danger, only the love they share will get them through the week.

Title: Wolf Pack
Author: Crissy Smith
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Pack Daughter, Pack Hunter , Pack Territory , Pack Alpha
Series: Shifter Chronicles #5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Birds of Prey, Bear Claw, Eye of the Tiger, Coyote's Kiss
Published by Totally Bound
Source: Author
Published: March 1, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Pages: 180
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: three-flames
I received this book for free from the Publisher or Author in exchange for an honest review, or I purchased it with my own funds. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
300 Review
Bailey Bradford

I’ve really been enjoying Shifter Chronicles series and when I saw Wolf Pack come out I was all over it. I haven’t been a big fan of the covers but the stories, the characters, the intrigue, the mystery has been outstanding. While the Wolf Pack can be read as a stand-alone, I suggest reading the whole series. The world built here and the characters are very much worth the read.

I have a bit of a bone to pick about Cole and Kendra’s story. On the whole, it was great. Their interactions I loved, although I did feel at times there was less of a ‘let’s solve the crime’ and more relationship building. Which was fine, I get it. This is a PNR stress on the romance. And yes, there was the paranormal aspect as well. Personally, that is my favorite part about the series. Added bonus, having all the previous couples in the series and finding out how they are doing. All the blending of the different kinds of shifters – bird, bears, cats and canines – plus multiple policing agencies working together for the greater good. You don’t run into many series where the author can pull it off without coming off too busy. In this world Ms. Smith built, she nailed it

So what’s my problem? Cole and Kendra jumped into bed too fast. *Thunks head on desk* I’m not going into the details so I don’t spoil the story but, as much as I get the first time (Whoopsie!) then when it happens again so soon, and again, and again, etc, it kind of killed it for me. Don’t get me wrong, I love sex in my romances. It helps build the relationship and establish the characters into a couple. Unfortunately, for me, I felt it took over the story. I still enjoyed Wolf Pack, just not as much as I had the previous books.

Unless Taylor gets his own story I have a feeling this may be the last book in the series, which makes me somewhat sad. It’s been quite an exciting read all the mystery, the coming together of the couples the agencies working together, I’m sad to see it all go. Happily, I just found out this is a spin-off from another series so I don’t have to mope around too long. If you are in the market for a great PNR series to get lost in, I highly recommend reading Ms. Smith’s books.

 

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