Changes in Autumn by Renee Charles

Changes in Autumn by Renee Charles
Publisher: The Wild Rose Press
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Short Story (67 pgs)
Heat Level: Sensual
Rating: 4 stars
Reviewed by Fern

Ex-animal control officer, Autumn Reynolds always had a soft spot for injured animals. So when one shows up on her porch with a gunshot wound, she has no choice but to help it. But she gets caught in the maelstrom when the injured wolf turns out to be a hot werewolf and the shooter comes back to finish the job. Now she’s going to become a wolf, or die trying. Fortunately, she now has her own Alpha-male who owes her one. However, Autumn fears if she does survive, she might lose her heart in the process.

Conner Grayson owes the beautiful woman his life and feels obligated to help her through her first change. Though he recognizes her as his mate, as her Alpha, he won’t deny Autumn the right to choose once she becomes a wolf. That is, if he can resist the overwhelming need to claim her as his own.

Badly shot, Connor Grayson changes into his wolf form to try and find help, stumbling over Autumn Reynold’s garbage cans. Never able to turn her back on an animal in need, Autumn brings the enormous wolf inside and sets to work cleaning his wound and saving his life. When she sees Connor turn from human into the wolf she’d been caring for, her world is shattered and simultaneously brought to vivid life. Even in her previous life as a cop Autumn has rarely faced such danger as Connor unwittingly exposes her to, nor has her blood ever hummed with such desire, or her need for a man been so close to the surface.

This is an exciting paranormal story, filled with danger, tenderness and a strong plot. I really enjoyed the characters of Autumn and Connor, and hope there’s a sequel in Mac’s story too. The author does a great job in the descriptions of turning into a wolf, and in letting the reader know exactly what the characters are feeling and experiencing. Readers should feel like nothing’s held back, the full experience is laid out in vivid detail. While many of the laws and circumstances around the pack and its structure aren’t new, I found the connection I felt to the characters made up for any lack of novelty. I cared about Connor and his decisions, and really wanted to cheer Autumn as she came to grips with the new world she found herself in. My curiosity and hopes for Mac – Connor’s brother – are also strong enough I’m hoping to search out his story too.

With awesome characters and a fast pace of action, this is a great story when you’re in the mood for a werewolf tale. A spicy sex scene – not graphic but detailed enough to leave romance readers satisfied – tops off a fun and tasty treat of a read.


  1. Thank you for the wonderful review! I will let you in on a little secret, Mac’s story is in the works.

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