Series: The Order of the Wolf
Format Read: eGalley
Source: from the publisher in exchange for an honest review
Release Date: October 14, 2014
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Blurb from goodreads:
She would have made his next breath his last, if he hadn’t stolen hers.
Order of the Wolf, Book 2
Aubrey Devlin thought she had a destiny—to become a Huntress, be mated to a Hunter, and spend her life in everlasting, werewolf ass-kicking bliss. But after years of honing her wolf-slaying skills, it’s her twin sister who’s chosen for the coveted honor.
Swallowing her disappointment, she takes a job as head of security for the band Riot. Staying professional is tough when it comes to the band’s sex-god bassist, an alpha bad-boy to the extreme. She will keep her mind on her work—as soon as she figures out how to stop drooling over the man.
Jaylon isn’t good with women—especially those with the ability to kill him—yet he knows without a doubt Aubrey is his mate. Now if only he can get the stubborn woman to fall for him.
One argument too many, and instead of clawing each other’s eyes out, they wind up clawing each other’s clothes off. It’s then that Jaylon realizes the truth: Aubrey is a true Huntress. He’d better find a way to claim his mate before a Hunter claims her first…
Warning: Sexually explicit (like ripping-clothes-off, sex-in-public-places explicit) language. Rock-star bad-ass with long hair and a wicked bite. A take-no-crap huntress who bites back. You are encouraged to lick, suck, and devour your way through this tasty treat in one sitting—just be aware you might be hungry for more.
The blurb warning should also say insta-love. I know some readers don't care for that trope so I thought I'd mention. It happened in the first book, "Cursed", and given the way Addams has set up her world, I'm assuming it will be a staple of the series.
Take insta-love, forbidden love, hot rock musicians, were-wolves, hot sex scenes, a hero who means well but is shy around women, and a heroine who's competent yet insecure, strong yet vulnerable, and stir it all together for hot yet sweet romance. Aubrey has trained all her life to be a Hunter, a human with magical abilities who hunts and kills werewolves. When she's not chosen, she turns her back on her family and gets a regular job in the human world. Jaylon likes woman but he's awkward around them and tends to say the wrong thing. As soon as he and Aubrey, he knows she's his mate. Now he has to convince her, which is difficult when he keeps putting his foot in her mouth. Although he has foot-in-mouth disease, Jaylon also understands Aubrey pretty well and proves it with several exceedingly thoughtful actions.
"Wolf Slayer" builds a little more on the world that Addams has created though I still have questions. I wish Aubrey hadn't been so quick to push her family; her dream didn't come true and she punished her family for it. It'll be interesting to see what happens with that in the remaining books. Also interesting will be what happens with one of the other wolves, Dyami. He suffered serious injuries in this story and I[m curious as how to that will play out.
"Wolf Slayer" was a solid paranormal romance with engaging characters, a fascinating world and some heavy smexing. The next book, "Wolves Bane", out in January, is a full-length book and I'm really looking forward to more development of the wolf pack and the Hunters.