Series: Stay A Spell #1
Published by Self Published By Author on January 14, 2020
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, Witches
Source: Self Purchased
What's the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he's cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.
Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven--no werewolves. They're known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she's ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.
What Evie doesn't know is that Mateo's wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she's in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.
Juliette Cross has done true wonders with this story and I loved every single moment of this story. I just love her writing style and the way that she wrote “Wolf Gone Wild” is simply divine. This book is the start of a new series and I can tell you from what we got from this book I am going to love future books. This is a story that is SO unique even in the paranormal romance genre, I have never quite read a story like this one, and more specifically …..a hero with such unique dynamics.
Our delightful story begins when our hero, Mateo Cruz, is in a tight bind and needs some magical aid. Mateo is a loner werewolf, but there is a hex put on him which has prevented him from shifting for over three months, and his wolf’s presence is even stronger than ever in his mind, and he knows he needs to find someone to help free him or he knows that he will go insane from his new dilemma. Mateo goes into seeking the help of a powerful witch who is talented in breaking magical hexes….Evie Savoie. Evie never expected to be drawn to Mateo or feel the desperate need to help Mateo. Even though her sisters don’t want her involved with a wolf, she can’t resist,. There is something more to Mateo and she sees his inner struggle and the compassionate side of her can’t resist in reaching out. But as Mateo and Evie work together, their slow friendship burns into something more brighter and lasting than either of them expected…
Wolf Gone Wild was such a fantastic read and I just had such a blast with this book. I have recently become hooked on Juliette Cross, and this book is evidence of her true talent especially in writing such compelling characters especially our gorgeous Mateo who has quite a struggle. And boy did I love his wolf “Alpha” his monologue was so hilarious and entertaining, I never could get enough of it. Our hero is full of complexities which I always gravitate towards in my characters especially the hero. It just doesn’t happen too often, and Cross really did a delightful job in building up his character in just the perfect way.
“I wish you’d lose control of your dick, because my balls are so blue you could sprinkle glitter on them and hang ’em on a Christmas tree.”
Our heroine is just as delightful and full of her own complexities. Evie has talent as a witch and gifts in magic and working with her sisters in their coven and helping others. Evie is a nerd though and boy did I love that. This side of her is one that I really related with in some ways and seeing the way that Mateo just supported her was so beautiful. Their dynamics were so unique in this book, definitely not your typical pairing in a paranormal world that is for sure. But then I have noticed this in other books I have read from this author so not shocked at all, and I simple had such a blast in seeing their unique relationship develop throughout the story which synchronized perfectly with the plot developments of the villain of the story who put the hex on Mateo in the first place.
“Mateo was the key. Alpha was the welcome mat. And I was loving the heck out of walking through this door, pushing my werewolf over the edge. I wanted us to go together.”
From beginning to end this story held me captive in the beautiful intricate designs of storyline, delightful sensual delights and the right touch of humor to endear the reader…..AN ENCHANTING SPELL OF A READ!!