I received this book for free from the library in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Howl for It by Cynthia Eden, Shelly Laurenston
This paranormal romance, short stories is a paperback edition was published by Brava on August 28, 2012 and has 315 pages.
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Other books by this author include When He Was Bad, Everlasting Bad BoysS, The Mane Event, The Mane Event, The Mane Squeeze, The Mane Attraction, Beast Behaving Badly, Big Bad Beast, Here Kitty, Kitty!, Hunting Season, Pack Challenge, Go Fetch!, Bear Meets Girl, Wolf with Benefits, The Unleashing, The Undoing
A pair of short stories about wolf shifters.
Shelly Laurenston‘s “Like a Wolf with a Bone” even reads as though Laurenston had written this first. It was too brash even though it did make me laugh. It was nice to get the background on Eggie Smith and how he pursued his bride, Darla Mae Lewis (Dee Anne’s parents). It also explains the birth of the pie shop. It’s been awhile since I read the books in the Pride series, and I find myself wanting to start over again to see how Janie Mae and Bubba made out and what happened with Benjamin Ray, Frankie Ray, and Nicky Ray. I do like how Darla Mae sticks up for Eggie!
Laurenston may want to check on naming Darla Mae a Smith too early in the story. She’s still a Lewis and hasn’t even met Eggie yet.
Cynthia Eden‘s “Wed or Dead” is a cute idea with both parties hiding a secret and wanting to go through with the get-close-to-me plan for all the wrong reasons. Kayla Kincaid is about to get a wake-up call she hadn’t expected while Gage Riley has his own plans for their wedding night, which Lyle McKennis intends to disrupt.
This just ended up irritating me with all the stupid decisions made by Kayla and her brother, Jonah.
The Cover and Title
The cover has a huge full moon in the background and it’s all pale greys with some sort of grey-on-grey design superimposed on the black wrought iron gate behind a well-muscled man wearing only jeans.
The title is an obvious reference to the wolf shifters both stories are about and the male protagonists in both certainly do Howl for It.