After years of hard work, Victoria Branson’s bar is one of the hippest places to be in the city. All that’s missing is someone to share her life with. Too bad she has zero skills when it comes to love and dating. Until a mysterious, handsome stranger enters her bar and turns her life upside down. Victoria has never had a one-night stand before, but she might make an exception for Axton.
Wolf alpha Axton Lupine is a busy man. Between running his pack and the New York offices of Blood Moon Agency, he doesn’t have time to think of the future. Love is just a complication, and he doesn’t even believe in it, anyway. When he lays eyes on the beautiful, fun-loving, and delectable, Victoria, all that and any sense of control goes out the window.
Meeting his mate wasn’t part of the plan, but he allowed himself one single night with her. Fate has other plans. Soon, Victoria’s life and livelihood are threatened, and Axton has to face his greatest fear—losing everything he never dared to hope for. The wolf will stop at nothing to save his mate, and he might just start to believe in love along the way.
Titles in the Blood Moon Wolves series include — Howl of the Alpha —♥— Luna’s Wolf Heat —♥—
This is an adult 18+ story that contains language, possible violence, and/or sexual situations geared to an adult audience.
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Title: Howl of the Alpha
Series: Blood Moon Wolves #1
Author: Milly Taiden
Published: July 6, 2023
My Rating: 4.5
Howl of the Alpha begins the Blood Moon Wolves series with a story that is full of steaminess, danger, laughter, and two stubborn people finally accepting that they cannot keep fighting this attraction… but, they’ll keep trying.
Funny how a late-night craving for the best pulled pork nachos in the city can change a life or two. Axton may be an Alpha, the COO of the New York division of the world-famous Blood Moon Agency, and a very powerful, wealthy man. Yet even he cannot fight his instincts when he’s finally face-to-face with his mate. Oh, he’ll try, but trying to ignore Victoria, in spite of his best efforts, is proving more difficult than he could have imagined. He’s a man who never gets entangled with women, one night stands, that all he’s ever allowed. He has his reasons, not good ones, but they sound good to him. And then along comes an amazing woman, strong, independent, sassy, perfect for him… and he’ll try to ignore the mate bond, but when Victoria faces dangers from several fronts and turns to him for help – well, all that ignoring her goes right out the window.
I completely enjoyed myself in this new world. There is certainly a connection between Axton and Victoria, but they are both so stubborn. The danger to Victoria is very real, and the solution is complicated. Yet that danger element kept me engaged to the end, and my suspicions weren’t that far off, either. We’ll meet a couple of people that I hope we will encounter again in this series, for I’d really like to know their story. Howl of the Alpha is well-written, engaging, sexy, dangerous, flirty, with unexpected laughter throughout. I had a blast here, and I’ll definitely be on the lookout for the next release.
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