Hungry Like A Wolf by Christine Warren
Series: The Others Book #8
Author: Christine Warren
When her father died, Honor Tate inherited the alpha position for a pack of werewolves based in New England. But why her? Honor would have rather just lived a “normal” life, with the occasional run through the woods in her furry suit. Still, Honor was raised to put the welfare of the pack first…and now it’s time to make a formal request that the alpha of the Silverback clan—the pack to which all locals owe fealty—recognize her as alpha of the White Paw. But instead of sending his support, the Silverbacks send Logan Hunter. Logan Hunter would do anything to protect the Silverbacks—but his devotion comes with a price. For years he has been fighting his alpha instincts and the need for his own pack. But all that changes when Logan is sent on a mission to find out whether the new White Paw alpha really has what it takes to carry on her father’s legacy. Powerful, spirited, and downright gorgeous Honor exceeds his expectations…and leaves him howling for more. Could it be that he’s finally found his alpha mate? Or will old enemies, dueling loyalties, and an appetite for destruction stop him dead in his tracks?
Review: For those of you that are unaware of this, Hungry Like A Wolf is actually a re-print of Fur Play which was originally released in 2004. Parts of it have been either revised or re-written, but it is a book that has been out there before for public consumption. I got lucky with this title though, since I had not read it previously. I love Warren’s books – she is another author that I always watch out for because she can’t seem to do a bad book. Some are slightly better than others, but they are all worth reading. However, I do advise that if you plan on reading them in order that you check out her website first…the release dates for the books in this series and how they actually fall when it comes to reading order is really messed up and confusing for readers. This is the most recent title out, yet there are seven more that follow it that have been out for awhile. They can be read out of order though, without getting to confused.
Hungry Like A Wolf fits right in with the series and is definitely worth a read, especially if you follow the series. If you are unfamiliar with her works, I don’t recommend starting with this one though. While it is a good read, it is not my favorite of the series. I love the sparks between Honor and Tate, but Honor was a bit hard to take sometimes. Most of the time she was fine, but she did have this whole habit of restating how she “is the Alpha here” and using that to push Tate away. I understand her defensiveness considering her precarious position, however you would think she would be a little more accepting of Tate rather than constantly trying to get rid of him.
Their sheer refusal to accept any other answer to the problem they have with the pack and how to resolve it was also irritating. I know I figured out what they should do way before they even considered it! In the end, someone else still had to come down and sort the mess out. It was slightly ridiculous. The ‘villains’ of the pack were also a little predictable. Overall, the book had its ups and downs. While it’s not her best, it is still far better than some of the other paranormal titles out there. If it’s Christine Warren – no matter the book – it’s always well worth the price.