A heart-pounding new series set in the Black Dagger Brotherhood world, about a scientist fighting to save the gray wolves—and getting caught in a deadly trap herself...
Lydia Susi is passionate about protecting wolves in their natural habitat. When a hotel chain develops a tract of land next to the preserve, Lydia is one of the most vocal opponents of the project—and becomes a target.
One night, a shadowy figure threatens Lydia’s life in the forest, and a new hire at the Wolf Study Project comes from out of nowhere to save her. Daniel Joseph is both mysterious, and someone she intrinsically wants to trust. But is he hiding something?
As the stakes get higher, and one of Lydia’s colleagues is murdered, she must decide how far she will go to protect the wolves. Then a shocking revelation about Daniel challenges Lydia’s reality in ways she could never have predicted. Some fates demand courage, while others require even more, with no guarantees. Is she destined to have true love...or will a soul-shattering loss ruin her forever?
Bestseller Ward keeps readers' hearts racing in the first paranormal romance of a sexy, action-packed spin-off series to her Black Dagger Brotherhood series. Lydia Susi has been running the Wolf Study Project in Walters, N.Y., on behalf of her absentee boss, and it's up to her to hire the preserve's new handyman. The moment Daniel Joseph walks in the door to interview, she knows she's in trouble but she has no idea how much. As her boss's continued absence gives rise to concern that something may have happened to him and the wolves suffer increasing ill-effects from the construction of a nearby resort, Lydia and Daniel team up to get answers and save the preserve. Along the way, the pair can't help falling for each other, but Daniel has his reasons for living as a drifter and Lydia knows he can't stay. Ward builds to a breathtaking finale with an impressively orchestrated twist, setting the bar high for the series to come. This emotional roller coaster does not disappoint.
Loved this book!
Adored the way the BDB was woven into this book! This is a great mystery as well. Can’t wait for the next one!
Not what I’ve come to expect…
Have to agree with some of the other reviews I’ve read. This book was not great. I LOVE JR Ward’s writing and the BDB series & off-shoots, Fallen Angels, etc. have all been really good. This one had me scratching my head. Didn’t feel invested in the characters or that I got a true sense of who they are, found the story plodding and confusing at times and kept waiting for it to click. Didn’t happen. Also surprising that in 16+ books set in the BDB world the subject of “Wolven” has never come up and in this book you still learn nothing about them. It connects to Xhex and the BDB so will definitely read the next one but it’s not b/c I feel invested in Lydia or Daniel (the two key characters). Bit of a bummer.