Type: Erotic Romance
Publisher: Red Sage
My Copy: Sent
Real Estate agent Randi Brown works the rich crowd, selling high-priced homes. With her parents dead it’s up to her to financially support two teenage siblings and she wants to spread her wings by negotiating a billion dollar land deal. Only the landowner, a business mogul no one has seen in years isn’t interested in selling his mountain to a development corporation, and Randi sets out to change his mind any way possible, even if that means sleeping with the reclusive billionaire.
After two years, since his wife’s brutal murder, Nicholas “Nick” Wolfe prefers to mourn her than get involved in business. So he lives cut off from society on Wolfe Mountain. Through his attorney, he’s offered billions, but no one knows to what extent the value of the land is more than the inhabitants—the Lycans, human wolf-like animal shifters.
When Randi shows up on the mountain one rainy night, Nick tires to fight the desires of the wolf in him to take a mate. Unfortunately, nature has made it impossible to resist the animalistic urges strengthened by the influence of a full moon and the power of lust in this woman’s eyes. Can love know no bounds?
Randi has no idea of where this torrid affair can lead until she learns the gruesome details of a woman’s murder by a creature not quite human. Then she becomes the next target and she discovers how falling in love can lead to a fatal attack from a Lycan.
Everyone knows I have a huge hero complex. There are times I want my female strong and there are times I want her knight in shining armor to come charging in to save her. Depends on the books and certainly depends on the characters. A Wicked Wolf got off to a slow start for me story wise. I did thoroughly enjoy all the sex, and there was a ton of if being an erotic novel. But I found the story line to be slightly lacking. First and foremost the main character comes off as what Lafayette from True Blood might call a HOOKAH. The first scene involves Randi taking matters into her own hands while driving up a dirt road into the mountains. She seems completely surprised that her exploits cause her to miss that deer jumping into the road and wrecking her car into a ditch. Well how is one supposed to engage in that, while thinking about all the random men she wants to hook up with AND keep her eyes on the road?
When she meets her savior, J.R who is really Nick, the man she supposed to be closing a major land development deal with, she is instantaneously turned on. Seems she is in her breeding cycle and JR, a Lycan, can’t keep his hands off her. Every time they come up for air they are quickly sucked back into the tiring sexual exploits again. Very Kinky exploits I might add…they were WOW. Since JR is withholding the information that he is indeed a werewolf, there is a lot of exploits with Randi facing away from him…if you catch my drift (MAN I wish I had a 18+ rating for this blog lol). This all happened by chapter two which is the norm for a erotic romance, however with this particular book I wasn’t in any way connected to the characters yet.
One thing at this point catches my attention. Randi has two teenage siblings at home depending on her closing this land deal to better their lives and send them to college. And yet she has no regard for being gone for almost an entire week with no contact with them. WHAT? Either she doesn’t care very much, or they are way to used to her running off with random strange men. She makes a point to think about the fact that she has disappeared for several days at a time with no word to them before. Honestly, I think the brother and sister should have been just left out of the story, because their existence make Randi come off as a sex crazed starlet who doesn’t care about her actions as long as she is satisfied.
I did love that Randi was so completely trusting of JR when she found out what he was. Yes, there is the initial baulking in terror, but his sensual touch is just so hot she needs to succumb to him anyway. The first time they make love facing each other is much sweeter than the rest of their animalistic couplings you expect with a shapeshifter romance.
What I wanted more of was the mystery surrounding JR’s (aka Nick) murdered wife. I wanted more *ahem* action…However that whole side story line doesn’t unravel until near the end and is over quite quickly. I wanted more ongoing threat to Randi, more wolf form for Nick and more storyline. I really did not mind all the sex, in fact Brenda does an AWESOME job of writing those scenes. BUT I would have liked more story line, even if it made the book longer.
So while the sex scenes were really well wrote and totally engaging, it’s not enough for me to love this book. I liked it. I simply wanted more.
I give A Wicked Wolf by Brenda Williamson 2.5 stars.