Wolf Games

 Wolf Games by Vivian Arend (Kindle Edition) – Read October 2, 2011

Cost: $2.66 (As of this Post)

Product Description: (From Amazon.com) After seven years of total denial, Maggie Raynor’s body—and her inner wolf—are in full revolt. Weak and shaky, she literally falls into the very large and capable arms of the Granite Lake Beta, Erik Costanov. The last thing she wants is a mate, particularly when just looking at another wolf scares her to death. And one as big and sexy as Erik? Really bad idea, no matter what her libido says.Erik expected to meet Maggie in Whitehorse to escort her to the home of her sister, his pack’s Omega. Sheer chance puts him in the right place at the right time to catch her, but the realization that hits him with the force of a full body shot is no accident. She’s his mate. An even bigger shock? She wants no part of him—not until she resolves her issues.She’ll have to work fast, because they’re both selected to represent the pack during the premier sporting event for wolves in the north. Not only will she have to work as a team with Erik, she’ll have to face down her fear of wolves. Let the Games begin.

My Take:  (This is book 3 of the Granite Lake Wolves series)I’ll be honest, this isn’t my favorite series, but it’s ok. I like the shifters and the inner battle of Maggie to get past her traumatic past and to embrace who she is fully. Like all of the books in this series it revolves around mates, Erik and Maggie. You have no choice who your mate is, it’s just chemical and ‘fated’. So in the midst of the story there is a bunch of sex think, a little sex but mostly just wishing. So this one has Maggie and Erik, along with Jared and TJ, going to the Wolf Games, an Olympics type event for wolves, and forces Maggie to take a hard look at herself. I like the writing, I like the story, the sex talk seemed forced and some of it even seemed slightly out of character. It’s a very quick read and very similar to the first two, so if you liked those you’ll like this. Although it could be a stand alone too.

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