Werewolf Wedding by Lynn Red

Werewolf Wedding by Lynn Red
Publisher: Yellow Moon Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Full Length (187 pgs)
Heat Level: Hot
Rating: 3 stars
Reviewed by Xeranthemum

“His voice, Dilly, it was… growly. Like real growly. It got me tingling.”

Life for curvy, witty, just-fine-by-herself-thank-you-very-much Delilah Coltrane has fallen into a slightly boring, but comfortable routine. She runs stadium stairs, she drinks a little too much and is a karaoke master. But for Dilly, a reluctant ice sculptor, the routine is starting to turn into a rut.

Jake Somerset is a man caught between two worlds. When his father died, he inherited both his spot as head of a massively successful tech company… and as the alpha of a pack of rowdy, half-crazed werewolves. Jake figures the best way to say “I’m The Boss” is to get a giant statue made of himself. He walks into Delilah’s studio, and straight into her heart.

The big, growly, adorably cocky billionaire is exactly what Dilly never knew she wanted, until he walked through her door with his dark curls, steely silver eyes, and shoulders broad enough to stop her dead in her tracks. And yeah, his voice is growly enough to get her tingling in all the right places.

While the two indulge in a whirlwind romance, a threat brews on the fringes. Jake’s brother – the exiled alpha-wannabe Dane – wants to take back the pack. Once he finds out about Delilah, Dane won’t stop with controlling the pack… he’s gunning for his brother’s mate.

Will the unlikely pair survive a war with the brutal and murderous rogue wolf? Or will their match made in heaven turn into a match made in hell?

Nothing makes me grin ear to ear than the use of Shatner and Hasselhoff. Ms. Red has a tendency to make me laugh whenever I read one of her books and Werewolf Wedding is no exception. The clever quips and comments she graces her characters with always keep me coming back for more.

This story is kind of typical for a werewolf romance; they eat a lot, growl a lot and have hot tempers. Jake’s werewolf isn’t quite as hot headed as is tradition however and believe it or not, that is one of the conflicts. How can an alpha be so level headed? When he has great character. That’s the conclusion I came to.

Delilah is part delightful and part fluff. She’s truly the kind of a person who I’d want as a friend because she’s steadfast and loyal and she has a quirky sense of humor. She also has a very accepting nature which is fortunate as she has a ton of new information to accept about her life and her future role as a werewolf’s wife. I enjoyed the snippet about the ice dolphin.

Overall, Werewolf Wedding was a fun read. I was entertained, it kept my interest and for the most part I liked getting to know the characters.

I’ve enjoyed most of Ms. Red’s books that I’ve read so far but this one had a few things which made my eyes roll and my breath huff out in exasperation. First, the villain, Jakes brother – he’s either bad or redeemable – there has to be something that gives a reader a clear picture and I got a waffle. The heroine kept noticing details which could have lent credence to a redeemable character but the guy’s words, actions, treatment of Delilah and unrepentant brutish arrogance blew that idea of redemption out of the water and into the stratosphere. I absolutely despised his character. That Delilah’s friend kept making certain types of comments about him made me angry. I didn’t find him alluring or sexy and I absolutely felt no sympathy for him whatsoever. When he had a hold of the heroine’s wrists, the dialogue that occurred thereafter really got my back up. It was out of place and it made the heroine sound like a … I’m at a loss for words. All I can say is, it didn’t complement the storyline. What it did do, and was quite effective, was paint Jake’s brother as a first class villain and he deserved it with a capital V.

Fortunately, there were other secondary characters that I truly enjoyed and respected, like Jake’s mom. She’s a wonderful asset to this book and I wish I could have seen more of her. She has hidden depths and nothing showcased that more effectively than the one sentence after Jake left the room. I can see which side of the family Jake took after. Then there was Barney, the butler. I have fond thoughts for his character, as well as Jeanette, despite her taste in men. They were the bright spots in the novel in addition to Delilah and Jake.

Be ready to use some ice cubes however, because when Jake and Delilah finally, finally finish all the steps of their mating, it was quite steamy and sexy, hence the hot rating.

Werewolf Wedding has its solid moments of pure perfection and fun, making it worth reading. The not-so-great stuff didn’t detract from the romance – it was solid enough to retain my interest as well as keeping me amused and smiling for most of it. I’m glad I read it just because it had a lot of things I do like to see in a romance and Ms. Red made sure they were there for me to find. Because of that, I’d recommend this little nugget to other paranormal romance fans for them to read too.

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