Beast (Norseton Wolves Book 1) by Holley Trent

Beast (Norseton Wolves Book 1) is really good. I mean really. I loved the heroine. She was smart and could get a bit smart-mouthed, too. She had a bad upbringing in a mean pack that didn’t value females. She is small, and apparently that bothered her family’s pack, too. But she is one that makes lemons into lemonade and learned how to do anything she set her mind to. She set her mind to getting out of her home pack, and she had a chance when some pack she never heard of asked for mates. So she went–not knowing where, and not knowing who her mate would be.
The hero wasn’t looking for a mate. He had recently been injured and lost the use of one of his eyes. He doesn’t feel worthy of a mate or capable of taking care of one. Good thing our heroine knows just how to take care of him. It is a really nice romance with a bull-headed (but really nice) male and a cunning female who knows how to get what she wants.
This is a very original take on werewolf mating customs. I strongly recommend it.

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Christina Stilton has waited all her life to become a wolf’s bride. Becoming mate to a stranger in a faraway pack is the only chance she has to escape her Appalachian life of poverty and abuse. She wants safety, but trusts The Fates to steer her toward love, too.

Love is the last thing on Anton Denis’s mind. He doesn’t want to saddle some hopeful woman to him. A brutal fight left him scarred and half blind. He’s a mercenary who can’t drive, can’t shoot straight, and on most days, can’t even crack a smile. He fully intends to send his mate away—to give her a chance at being matched to some stronger wolf—but stubborn Christina is intent on staying.

She might have been treated as a useless female back in Virginia, but her role in Anton’s small pack is clear. He needs to be loved and loved hard, and she’s just the woman for the job. She just needs to convince him to get out of her way and let her do it.

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