CEO and alpha werewolf Drake Wilder has given up the search for his one true love. When he discovers that she’s a secretary in his company, Drake’s primal instincts kick into overdrive. What he wouldn’t give to have her fingers rake over his body instead of the keyboard… Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers. Two can play the ruthless business game. If only her attraction to the boss wasn’t so intense… When Drake’s twin brother senses that Drake has found his match—and now inherits their father’s billion dollar estate—he hatches a plan to take Emelia out. Drake vows to protect her at all costs, but he might have to pay with his own life.
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I don’t really know where to go with this review… Gone with the Wolf started off really great, I was having a good time and then it just suddenly fell flat… If you had asked me how I felt about this book when I had only read half of it, I would have told you it was fun, sexy and I was really loving it. But now that I’ve completed the book I can’t really say that much for the second half. I also don’t know if the same characters continue into the next part of this series because there is no indication as to what’s actually happening in the second part of this series. Will it be new characters? Will we continue with Drake & Emilia’s story? I really can’t tell you because I have absolutely no idea. But what I can tell you is that if this story continues with a second book, it might actually make me feel better about this book in the end… but only a fraction better. Here are my issues: • Like I said, all went well during the first half of the book. From half-way onwards… it was just boring and I had to force myself through the rest of it. • Emilia started to annoy me at one point. Don’t get me wrong, I really liked her in the beginning, but I felt as if she just didn’t grow much during the book… even though she finds out something that’s majorly life altering… she didn’t change at all. She remained as stubborn as she was from the start and I can’t put my finger on it… she just turned out to be really bland. • Drake was ok. Not a top Alpha male or Alpha wolf rather. He ended up just really being part of the furniture and not a prominent part in Gone with the Wolf. • The break in the plot was strange. Not at all what I expected and definitely not descriptive enough. This plot ended up being another case of where the author knew what was happening while she wrote the book, but she doesn’t convey it across well. I still don’t know what really happens with Drakes wealth since it should go to his brother, but then his brother is evil and… surly that should make for a change? I just don’t know. But I guess it’s not that important since it’s really not of much importance. It’s just that everything felt as if it began but just didn’t develop into anything interesting and there are many missing final outcomes in Gone with the Wolf. –> So whats Gone with the Wolf all about? Well… first off it’s written in 3rd person… a writing style I really don’t like… I can’t seem to connect well with characters when I’m not inside their heads… so already, that was a negative for me. The book takes off from this part in the summary: “Free-spirited bartender Emelia Hudson wants nothing more than to make her Seattle-based bar succeed. But when profits decline, she slips into a dress suit and secures a nine-to-five. After learning that her bar has become property of Wilder Financial, Emelia is determined to get some answers.” If you didn’t read the summary, you’d be lost as to what’s actually happening in the beginning and as to why she’s doing what’s she’s doing. You do get a recap later on but like I said, if you don’t remember the summary before you start the book, you’d be lost. I actually had to come back and re-read it just to see why it was I wanted to read this in the first place. So yip… another negative for me. Another aspect I didn’t get was that according to Drake, Emilia was his soul-mate. But then why deny it for so long? I love insta-love books but I don’t like insta-love denial at all – because then it’s not true insta-love. Also, Emilia didn’t really get the connection at first. She didn’t know what it meant of course… but she also didn’t pick up on this supposed bond they should have been sharing… it was again… strange and didn’t work well for me. I also didn’t find Drake very passionate towards Emilia. It wasn’t a real Alpha Wolf type reaction. Other than that, I really do hope that this tale continues into the next part of the series. It didn’t end particularly well. I didn’t feel content when I finished it. I honestly really just felt lost and a little surprised that after the effort that was spent into putting together the plot, it just ended with a wham bam and… the end. I really wanted this book to be a wow, but it just wasn’t and that’s disappointing.
Rating: 3 Stars
This book was given to me in exchange for an honest review
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