This review is actually for an entire series which includes books one through four (at this point). The Wolvers series by Jacqueline Rhoades is not based purely on wolf shifters at all, but has thus far offered wolves and bears, cross-species couples, and a lot of fun. Book Five was released in May and is hanging steady at five solid stars on Amazon, and I will very likely be adding to that number soon. Wolver’s Gold is the author’s latest release in this series and I will be cracking the e-cover this very afternoon. I am super excited about the book and am looking forward to the scenario that the author has laid out for her readers. The worldbuilding that the author included in this series is very interesting, and not repetitive in the way that some of our paranormal romance seems to get at times. The book covers range from bare chested males to tough chicks on motorcycles then waaaaaay across the spectrum to Christmas trees, but each cover fits the book very well. All the covers hint at the shifters included in the books with subdued wolf eyes gazing at you from the background or a wolf pair standing next to a tree. My personal favorites have been the first book and the third book, because they seem to be set in communities that I easily identify with: rural areas, unique (sometimes peculiar) personalities, and everyone working together toward a common goal.
Books one through three are typical novel length at around 400 pages each, but book four is a special Christmas edition novella, so it tops out at 122 sweet pages. What should you expect in this series? Characters that are by turn tough and soft, and lead males and females who must acquire or utilize their inner flexibility to make room for a mate. Each of the books offers something wildly different in main characters, from an aspiring romance novelist and a rural chief of police to a governess and business man/pack leader to a biker chick and a rural community doctor. I think you can appreciate the great variations between the couples in those scenarios, but the author makes it work for an enjoyable story each time.
Amazon offers samples for all the books if you are interested in checking her series out, and some of them may be loanable if you want to recruit friends to The Wolver’s following. In addition, Jacqueline Rhoades offers a lengthy description, teaser, and intro to the books on her website. In comparison to some of the other books I have shelled cash out for, these are very affordable, too! Watch Eugene Begley wreak havoc on the Wolver world with the rest of us!
The Wolvers books can be found on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and Smashwords (per the author’s website).