• The Girl Who Cried Werewolf (Of Fates & Fables Book 1) by Heather Hildenbrand and Bam Shepherd
The Girl Who Cried Werewolf Book Cover The Girl Who Cried Werewolf
(Of Fates & Fables Book 1)
Heather Hildenbrand and Bam Shepherd
Paranormal, Werewolf Shifter, Romance
Amazon.com Services LLC

Professional book blogger Romy Cartelli may have cried werewolf once or twice. Hell, she’s even cried vampire, warlock, and dragon their fair share of times—because, as every dedicated reader knows, one book boyfriend is never enough.

And her followers love it…until they don’t.

Sure, Romy is being stalked by a sexy werewolf, but she’s got bigger issues to deal with. Like the fact that he might be a murderer. Or worse yet, that she got drunk and told all of her followers that werewolves actually exist. Then she fails to prove it.

Cue the trolling and the haters.

Now Romy’s out to prove she’s not crazy and win back her followers. But as she sets out to clear her name, she’ll discover there are bigger dangers awaiting her than internet infamy.

I feel like I’ve been hit upside the head with a bat…

The Girl Who Cried Werewolf is a paranormal shifter romance/ snarky roommate, all-night party!  Romy is a romance book influencer and self-identified book-boyfriend geek.  When she stumbles on a real-life hunky werewolf on her way home from the bar one night, she is bound and determined to show her followers that werewolves exist as a way to pass her social media class project.  A little sleuthing and stalking helps her track down her hunk, Kash Montgomery, only for her to realize that he is hunkier and more dangerous to her libido than she could have imagined.  She knows she might be in over her head when he turns the tables and pursues her, but her hormones and the threat of failing as an influencer keep her from backing down.  Her two best friends and roommates, Talia and Anna, are always super supportive, even if they don’t share her passion for books, but when girls on campus start going missing and Romy starts getting hateful and accusatory blow-back they are worried her obsession might be putting her in danger.  Little do they know…     

Heather and Bam are each sassy and gregarious people and their wit and snark flows effortlessly through the pages of this book.  I can imagine they had as much fun writing the back and forth banter between the girls or the unabashed flirting between Romy and Kash as it is to read.  Just when I thought this was going to be a light-hearted story they threw a totally unexpected curve ball and left me hanging with a jaw-dropping cliffhanger.  I literally felt like they hit me upside the head with a bat, I was so dazed and shocked.  Talk about mean girls!!!

 I had to take off 1/2 a star and have a glass of wine to forgive them for that ending. Thankfully, book 2 The Girl Who Cried Captive is scheduled for release February 18.

The Girl Who Cried Werewolf by Heather Hildenbrand and Bam Shepherd is a great start to their new series and a definite read for paranormal romance fans.

(If you are not familiar with Bam she is well-known in the paranormal circles and co-creator of The Monster Ball, an anthology that also includes stories by Heather, a solid author in the paranormal romance world.)