Pack: A Paranormal Romance Novelette
Written by: Jeaniene Frost
Narrated by: Tavia Gilbert
Publisher: Blackstone Audio
Genre: Paranormal, Paranormal Romance
My Rating: 4.0 of 5.0
Lost in the woods...
Marlee Peters is tired of putting her dreams on hold. So when her friends can't continue on a long-anticipated hike through Yellowstone National Park, she goes on without them. But Marlee isn't alone in the woods: She is being hunted by a pack of frighteningly intelligent wolves. When a fight for survival takes an impossible turn, Marlee realizes that the enigmatic stranger who saves her might be her dream come true - or her waking nightmare.
Big, bad wolf...
As the pack's enforcer, Daniel has sworn to keep the existence of werewolves a secret. He knows that Marlee's bites may change her life in a way she can't imagine, but if they don't, he can't let her tell others about his race. Yet Marlee is awakening Daniel's most primal urges, and soon neither one of them will be able to resist the call of the wild.
©2016 Jeaniene Frost (P)2016 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
Marlee recently broke up with her boyfriend but wouldn’t let that stop her long awaited hike through Yellowstone National Park. Even when her two friends abandon the trip she continues. She loses her way and finds herself being hunted by a pack of wolves. Not just any feral wolves, but wolves who seem to talk. As she is falling beneath a brutal animal a naked man arrives and calls the wolves off.
Daniel is the pack’s enforcer keeping the existence of werewolves secret from the general public. He also has to keep the pack from violating their rules which include not attacking innocents. The pack live quietly, for the most part, in their own community. There is a small group who resent being hunted by humans and have decided they should hunt the humans instead.
Marlee was bitten during the attack so Daniel must watch her to determine if she will turn. She may have to stay with him for several weeks before they can be sure. The romance developed quickly and had strong sensuality without going over-the-top on sex. I do like shifter characters more than vampires I think. This is a ‘nice’ novella to start the series. Although not as steamy as some of her work, fans of Frost may want to read this to start the new series.
Audio Notes: I was initially distracted by the narration by Tavia Gilbert which portrays the female lead in speedy, panicky, shrill mode. I did become absorbed in the story which allowed the narration to be less annoying.
I received this audio from the publisher through Audiobook Jukebox. It qualifies for my Audio Challenge and "P" on Alphabet Soup.