What a Wolf Wants

Black Hills Wolves, #2

First let me say that I love Heather Long’s stories and this short paranormal story showcases her fantastic writing style wonderfully. There is plenty of tension and emotional pull as cultures clash between werewolves and human. Yet, there is a spark of romance, caring and the ability to change. The main characters Ryker and Saja are terrific. They are nothing alike but they seem to mesh together well. Appearances of other characters add depth to this story. There is a bit of violence which fits into the storyline. There is also some very hot sex which is perfect. I absolutely loved this story, the characters and everything in this story and hated to see it end.

This is the second book in this series and while it can be read without having read the first book, reading the first book will help flesh out the world being developed. These stories are written by different authors but the stories compliment each other. I can’t wait to read more and can see this series going on for a long time.

Ryker lives away from the pack due to the previous alpha. Now he enjoys his solitude. He takes the safety of the pack very seriously which is why when he smells a human near pack lands, he goes immediately to check it out. He comes upon a young woman cussing at her car which is broke. Though it is against pack law to bring a human onto pack lands, Ryker sees no other choice as a snow storm is coming and it’s going to be bad. He just can’t leave the woman to die. But, once she’s in his home, will she be able to leave? Being a werewolf is keeping a secret.

Book Blurb for What a Wolf Wants

He runs alone...

Ryker Grey is used to being on the outside looking in. For more than fifty years, he has worked as Pack Enforcer for the Black Hills Wolves, rising to his rank swiftly. Compelled by duty and devotion to his people, he fought to keep them protected from within and without—earning a few enemies and fewer friends. Drew’s return has sparked healing in the fraying pack, but Ryker remains vigilant.

She needs a place to call her own...

Saja Lyons has spent her life studying cultures, but never really being a part of them. Completing a double specialty in psychology and sociology, she decides to take the three months after her graduation to find herself on a cross-country drive. She embraces the nomadic road trip until her car breaks down on a deserted stretch of road in the middle of nowhere South Dakota.

Two lonely lives collide in the cold...

Ryker catches Saja’s scent from a mile away, loneliness edged in fear, frustration, and utter femininity. He approaches her in order to lend her a hand and get her out of the pack’s way...the sooner she’s gone from Los Lobos, the safer the pack will be. When their gazes meet, her playful hostility arouses the hunter in him, and for the first time in fifty years, the enforcer tastes what it’s like to not be alone...

But what if the best thing that ever happened to him is a danger to the Black Hills Wolves?

Night Owl Reviews Feb, 2015 4.50