Never Cry Wolf: Erotica Fairytales by Dakota Trace
Publisher: Written Expressions, LLC
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (45 pgs)
Other: BDSM, M/F, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking
Rating: 3 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
Hunter Adolfine had a secret…a secret which had come dangerously close to being exposed during her last assignment with her hunky partner, Alexandre Wolff. While Alex was a rugged and sexy as they came, she was leery of starting a relationship with him. Despite all the smoldering looks he constantly sent her way, she was positive he'd never be able to handle the fact the object of his desire could change into a gray wolf at will – especially when his family had been hunting and killing shape-shifters for centuries.
She'd successfully kept him at arm-length until Elizabeth Redding, a young child and the heiress to Grandma’s Baked Delights is snatched right out from under their noses. Knowing she could shift and quickly pick up the trail in the vast Smokey Mountains had her ‘shifting’ without thought. The only problem is, even after they find the little girl, can a hunter and a wolf actually find love together or is one destined to die at the other's hand?
Submission is something wolves take seriously. Hunter knows an alpha is the only type of mate her wolf will submit too and apparently her wolf wants Alexandre (Dre) her partner. Hunter cannot allow her wolf to have the tempting Dre because it will probably end up with him or his family killing her.
When reading this story I felt disconnected from Hunter’s character. It felt as if I only knew her on a superficial level but didn’t get to know who they were deep inside. While Hunter knows who she is on a professional level it seems she is confused on what she wants or need in her personal life. I think part of this is because Hunter didn’t really know her and what she wanted, so it made it hard for me to get to know who she really is.
Dre’s personality on the other hand really shined through. He has a warped sense of human which is displayed numerous times when he is trying to lure Hunter into his bed. It is a quality I can definitely learn to love in a man. He is also a man who knows who and what he wants out of life and will do whatever it takes to get what he wants.
At some points in the story I felt like things were moving too fast. This is especially true in the action scene. I had to reread a few paragraphs to try and figure out exactly what was going on. This interrupted the flow, so I was not able to really let my imagination fully embrace the story.
I really enjoyed the relationship development between Hunter and Dre. It is clear the physical attraction was there even if Hunter is in denial -- and how she could deny a catch like Dre for that long is amazing to me. Dre is able to recognize what they both need and if he has to force Hunter kicking and screaming he will make her see how perfect they really are together.
The take charge attitude of Dre really drew me into the story and I think it will do the same for you.