Reece Lassiter was a ruthless bastard.

He had everything a wolf shifter could want. He even had the perfect mate. Jolie was the only woman he’d ever trusted. The only woman he’d ever loved. She had been his everything. Until the day she had betrayed his trust and eviscerated his soul. Reece had cut her out of his life with a ruthlessness that shocked even him. He had encased his broken heart in ice so thick and glacial that nothing could ever penetrate it again.

And he’d been wrong.

His mate had not betrayed him. He had betrayed her and destroyed them both in the process. Now he’ll stop at nothing to get her and their cub back. But his ex-wife is not the same woman that he remembered. His sunshine girl had been a creature of sweetness and light, not this hissing, vitriol filled she-cat who wanted to claw his eyes out. Reece might be an unstoppable force, but Jolie had become an unmovable object.

Is the big bad wolf strong enough to reclaim her heart? 

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Title:  The Big Bad Wolf’s Ex
Series:  Howls Romance
Author:  Tonya Brooks
Published:  June 20, 2017
My Rating:  5 stars

Oh my goodness.  The Big Bad Wolf’s Ex simply reached out through my Kindle, grabbed me and did not let go of my emotions from the first word to the last.  Talk about heart-wrenching,, bare bones emotional.  Just wow.  And groveling was good, maybe not enough but a good start.

Okay, let’s be completely clear here – Reece acted like a complete ass without one redeeming quality to be found anywhere near him.  At All.  He made an assumption.  He was wrong.  And now he’s going to pay for assuming something that he should have know better about in the first place.  Now I have to admit there was a rather large part of my emotions that were feeling pretty good at Reece’s pain.  Perhaps that makes me a bad person, but he had brought about this destruction of several lives and his mate bond all on his own… no one made him do this, it was all him.

And then we meet Jolie.  See how she’s been living, how she is raising their son out of necessity in absolute poverty but with hope.  How everyone in town was afraid of making the big bad wolf angry so no one would lift a hand to help or offer a decent job.  Only Reece’s brother Dane had tried for awhile.  I, once again, admired Jolie”s strength and damned Reece’s assumptions.  How could two people who obviously at one time loved each other enough to claim mates come to this… and that is the rest of the story.

In the end we have two adults who have been hurt deeply, one tiny little boy who only wants to love everyone around him and a future that could turn out so many different ways.  This story captivated me and the characters captured my emotions.  It’s one that will stick around in my head for quite a while.  And, yes, I would definitely recommend The Big Bad Wolf’s Ex.

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