Monday, July 28, 2014

So I Married a Werewolf by Kristin Miller

Title: So I Married a Werewolf 
Author: Kristin Miller
My Rating: A

Genre: Paranormal Romance 
Series: Seattle Wolf Pack #3
Main Characters: Carter and Faith
Release Date: July 2014
Publisher: Entangled
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He's been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he's over his playboy ways. But Carter's already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin' T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that.

All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It's too bad size 12 and plain isn't his type. At all.

The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish...and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?

My Review:
This book combined two of my favorite tropes...friends to lover and shifters. And let me just state right now how much I love that Faith is a dog trainer. That just tickles me since they are both werewolves and there are many times throughout the book where she compared her dog training techniques to getting along with Carter. I just found that really fun and funny. 

So, Carter and Faith...they've been neighbors and friends for about a year now. Faith has a serious crush on him, but he dates thin, model-like creatures whereas she's just the girl he hangs out with for movies and beer on Friday night. But he's up for a promotion against another Enforcer. They've both been informed that they would both be great for the job, but neither will be considered unless they are mated/married. For Carter, he's been there/done that and found his one true mate...and found it not such a great thing especially since she constantly cheated on him before her death. Even if such a thing were possible, he never wants to be in a situation where he can feel that type of humiliation and hurt again. 

Faith is a changed werewolf. She and her brother were changed in an attack that killed their parents. She's in charge of his care and college now. He just got into Yale. While that's great news, there's no way that Faith can hope to afford the college costs for the Ivy league school. So, when Carter offers her the proposition of marriage, she accepts. Besides, they get along perfectly and he's a great guy, gorgeous to boot. How bad can it be? She just knows she can't fall for him because they will eventually be getting a divorce. 

I liked that Faith went into this story with a crush, but it's Carter who's blown away by the feelings that he's suddenly developing for her. Faith is such a normal girl...I loved that about her. But I also loved how much confidence she developed throughout the course of the story. This was one of those books that I just really enjoyed. The story line worked for me and the chemistry between the two characters was really great. I love friends to lovers stories because they already know they get along really well...the sexual tension just adds so much more to it. And there is some great sexual tension in this. The book also takes place in the NorthWest and featured some really gorgeous and romantic settings that were simply fun to read. I love it when a book has great ambiance! 

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review. 


Red Iza said...

Paranormal and friends to lovers and very good ? I'm in !

Anonymous said...

So glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for posting such a wonderful review!