Review: Wild

by Noelle Mack

Kyril. Marko. Semyon. Brothers like no other, sworn to lead the Pack of St. James and defend the English crown, though the blood of Russian wolves runs in their veins. In 1815, every woman in London has heard of their legendary passion for seduction—but no one knows of the supernatural powers that raise them far above the ranks of mortal men.

Dangerous Lover

In pursuit of a priceless treasure stolen from his homeland, Kyril commands the Pack to gather in secret. A rash act by one woman—one extraordinary woman, the sensual and utterly alluring Vivienne Sheridan–has put their ancient clan in peril. He vows to find her—and find out her every secret–before it is too late…

Hidden in a ruined mansion, concealed by the shadows of a moonlit night, Vivienne comes forth, drawn to Kyril by a mysterious magic she is unable to resist. In his powerful embrace, Vivienne senses the wild nature beneath his gentlemanly façade–and she surrenders to his intimate touch. Whatever he wants, she will give…with all the passion of a woman mesmerized…

Kyril, leader of the Pack, is certain he has found his mate in Vivienne Sheridan, however Vivienne has no thoughts of being any man’s wife. She has seen first hand the misery that comes with love and marriage and she’s determined to keep Kyril as her lover…and at a safe distance from her heart.

From the beginning of their relationship, though, Vivienne senses something different about him. Something that draws her to him, despite herself. And thus the two embark on a dangerous journey.

This first installment in The Pack of St. James series introduces us to a group unlike any I’ve read about. Not true werewolves, they nonetheless carry the blood of Russian wolves in their bodies. Their existence is kept secret from all but few, but among those few are those that would do them harm, if they can. And one of the ways is to discover the weakness of the leader.

The storyline in Wild is intriguing. There is action, romance, deception, mystery, and a mysterious priest. Vivienne has a secret in her past she does not want known, but she is tired of her father controlling her actions because of it. Kyril, as well, has his own secret…the existence of the Pack itself. Drawn to her, he knows he should stay away before she is put into danger. I enjoyed seeing the love grow between these two. Their love is passionate and steamy.

The dangers the pair face as they try to repair the damage done to the Pack are well-done and action filled. The end of the book, however, seemed rushed in a attempt to tie all the elements of the book together in one complete package. Even some things which there had been no hint had anything to do with the villains of the piece. This ending keeps the book, in my opinion, from being as good as it could be. Even with that, however, I’m looking forward to the next entry in the series because I did like the characters Ms. Mack has introduced.

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