“A big, bad werewolf just blew me a kiss. That was the sexiest and cutest thing I’d ever seen” -Wolf Gone Wild
LitBuzz Readers: this is a shifter book I can whole-heartedly recommend to you! Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross is the first book in the Stay a Spell series and is the fun, funny, fast-paced paranormal shifter and witchy romance that will leave you howling for more!
Evie Savoie is known as the Hex-Breaker in her family, a coven of witches who live in paranormal-centric quarter of New Orleans. A hopeless fixer, she wants to help all who cross her path, even a mysterious werewolf despite her eldest sister’s steadfast rule of absolutely no werewolves. Mateo Cruz is desperate to find relief: from the agony of not being able to shift during the last two full moons, and from the constant verbal diarrhea that his Wolf leaves ringing in his head. When Mateo learns that Evie is a renowned hex-breaker, he stops at nothing to convince her to help him. It doesn’t hurt that Evie’s mere presence quells his Wolf’s chatter, but Evie also ignites a hunger within both Mateo and his Wolf, Alpha.
This is no ordinary shifter romance, bookworms. I devoured Wolf Gone Wild because I was enthralled not only by the witty banter of the characters, but also because of the steamy chemistry between Evie and Mateo, as well as Evie and Alpha. Wolf Gone Wild was a new dynamic for me. I thoroughly enjoyed seeing how both Evie and Mateo managed their obvious budding feelings for each other while simultaneously trying to unravel the mystery surrounding the reason why Mateo is unable to shift. A surprising theme that plays throughout the entire story is being true to oneself, as well as a hefty appreciation of art and fandoms such as Star Wars. If you throw a solid nod to a Star Wars fan like myself, you know I’m going to love it.
Juliette Cross also gives little sprinkles of hints of books to come. Getting to know Evie’s sisters and extended family is part of the lush and magical world of the Stay a Spell series. I loved Wolf Gone Wild and I absolutely cannot wait for Book 2, which is due to be out later this Fall.