Wolf on the Run by N.J. Walters

Wolf on the Run by N.J. Walters
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Paranormal, Contemporary
Length: Full Length (170 Pages)
Other: M/F
Rating: 4 Stars
Reviewed by Tulip

Considered an abomination for her inability to shift, Cherise Michaels has been on the run from her pack since she was a teenager. After her mother is murdered by her former packmates, Cherise is alone, grieving and out of options. Until a dream puts her on course toward her last hope—Salvation, North Carolina.

She makes it to Salvation only to be cornered by her pursuers and then rescued by the biggest, baddest werewolf she’s ever seen.

Cole Blanchard has no trouble dispatching the intruders trespassing on pack land. Convincing their skittish quarry she’s safe is another story. Cole senses she is his mate and he’ll protect her to his last breath, even it means risking everything to face her former pack.

In Cole’s arms, Cherise learns there’s something in this world more powerful than fear—desire and love. She knows loving her is a death sentence for Cole, so she plans to store up a lifetime of memories before she lets him go…

N.J. Walters nailed it with the third book in this series, Wolf on the Run. It was a fantastic story that really grabbed me by the heart and refused to let go. It had me flipping the pages and hanging on every word as I tried to guess what would happen next.

This is Cole’s book, and it brings danger from a new enemy this time around. It began with an intense opening scene that pulled me right into the story. My heart broke for Cherise when she found her mother had been killed. The author gutted my emotions right away, and apparently that’s all it took to get me hooked. I like to think it was fate that led Cherise to the Salvation Pack, a band of outcast wolves making their own Pack and family. Then Cole saved Cherise, and that made him my hero too.

The romance here was every bit as hot as it was sweet. Cole recognized Cherise as his mate and out came the possessive alpha traits. He was determined to hold onto her, even as she tried to protect him by running away. I liked that they were both very strong characters, and especially how Cole stepped up to take out the trash.

I hadn’t realized that this series could get any better, but I was so wrong. I feel that this is the best book so far because it actually highlighted what the series is about, which is choosing your own family, not because you’re related by blood or Pack, but because you want to make a better life together. A family that accepts each other flaws and all. That being said, it’s one sexy read, filled with passion, action and heartbreaking drama. It had a bloody showdown that had me breathless.

As usual, the writing was excellent. The entire story flowed at a fast pace. Most notable was the character development and how easy it was to feel the character’s emotions. As an example, I understood Cherise’s wonder at how the Pack interacted with each other, as well as her frustrations at the loss of her own wolf. She was fearful about it and the author was adept at conveying that to the reader. Character depth is one of the attributes that I expect in a good book. This one had that and more.

I truly enjoyed reading this book. Now, the next book in this series promises to be exciting as an old enemy begins to stir anew. Just something to think about while I not so patiently wait for the next great read in what has become one of my favorite paranormal series.


  1. This sounds like a great series! I really need to start reading it. 🙂
    I love those alpha men!

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