What’s the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he’s cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.
Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven–no werewolves. They’re known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she’s ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.
What Evie doesn’t know is that Mateo’s wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she’s in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.
Wolf Gone Wild is a paranormal romance starring the Savoie family, who are a witchy group of sisters who control New Orleans and presumably, their eventual love interests. The Savoie sisters own a bar/tavern and a witchy shop in New Orleans, and from there ply their magic to whoever needs help. The majority of the world is in the dark when it comes to supernaturals, but from what I could gather, there were four main types. Vampires, Witches, Werewolves and Grims — who are grim reaper types.
In Wolf Gone Wild, Mateo Cruz, a werewolf with a hex problem, shows up at the Savoie’s door looking for help. He can’t shift, and it’s causing some issues with his wolfier side. There he meets Evie, and well, love happens.
This series has the potential to be really cute, but unfortunately, Wolf Gone Wild fell a little flat for me. The writing is what brought this down in rating. It’s very basic, which is fine, but the characters — especially the main character, Evie, just felt… elementary? She’s a geek who loves comics and Star Wars, and normally that would be fine and dandy, but there was no real heart there. It felt very filled-in, and that there was no real love for either comics or the Star Wars series. Maybe I’m reading too into a paranormal romance book. Who knows.
Anyway, Mateo and Evie were rather cute together, and I did enjoy the alpha-ness of the werewolf bits. When it comes to sex scenes, Wolf Gone Wild is on the steamier side of things. There are a few explicit scenes, and several scenes of characters thinking rather raunchy thoughts.
In the end, I’m not going to be rushing to the other books in this series. It’s a shame, I had high hopes for this one!