A Wolf Apart is book two in The Legend Of The Wolves Series. I dived into this without reading book one and I didn’t feel like I missed anything. We are given all the background through Elijah’s musings. He spends a lot of time in his own head so we had plenty of time to get the history of the series alongside the current plot.
Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild?
Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying…
Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he’s forced to endure. He’s Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained…
This was a super fun, easy read. I flew through it and I enjoyed the shit out of it. I love a good paranormal romance. It was quite funny.
Elijah is the Alpha of his generation, forced to live away from his land to ensure the packs interests are being looked after in the outside world. Only coming home for 3 days a month to run with his pack. He is just going through the motions, unable to see passed his own misery. As the story is told from his point of view, we really get that sense of despair. He is jaded.
‘I say appreciative things from time to time, but mostly I speed through my lines and my stale stage directions like an actor in his twenty-fifth year of a dinner theatre production of Death of a Salesman.’
There was a lot of character growth. Elijah was very wrapped up in his own pain, so to watch him move beyond his own head and his own needs was great. Also full points to the author for having a self-assured female lead who was willing to compromise for the right person, but not willing to change who she was for anyone.
The writing was good, the story was a little slow in places and the amount of times Elijah’s clothing was talked about, did my head in. I kind of get why it was done that way, I guess to really emphasise that he is putting on a disguise, a mask if you will, hiding behind the clothes. I was just really over it by the 50th time it happened.
Overall it was a fun romance.
I received a copy of A wolf Apart via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Title: A Wolf Apart
Author: Maria Vale
Publisher: 31st July 2018
Release Date: Sourcebooks Casablanca