[ #Review + #Giveaway ] #EmbracingTheWolf by @stephnel1

Earlier in the month, I introduced you to Embracing the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson( book 2 in the Anna Avery Series).   I knew that I really loved Taming the Wolf (book 1) and now I'm back to let you know how I felt about this sequel.  Also, don't forget to go to the Social Event (Aug 1-3) & if you haven't entered the giveaway, now's your chance!

Embracing the Wolf 

(Anna Avery Series, Book 2)

by Stephanie Nelson

Book Description : 

For the first time, Anna Avery was looking forward to the future. She’s mated to her soul mate. The pack has become her new family, and she has friends she can confide in. She had every reason to look ahead, until a vision put her future happiness in jeopardy. Someone is set on destroying her mate, Adam, and only Anna can prevent this possible future. While trying to unravel the hazy web of her premonition, she finds out the annual pack conference will take place on her mountain. And Adam’s parents will be attending. As only a “made” wolf, Anna will have to face their prejudice and possibly make the hardest decision she has ever had to make. Because saving Adam’s life might just mean walking away from him for forever.

My Thoughts : 

It's been a while since I've read Taming the Wolf so I went back to re-read it before tackling Embracing the Wolf.   Werewolves are not my chosen paranormal creature if I'm going to pick, but I do love how Stephanie portrays them.  I love how she talks about the pain and practice it takes to make the change into werewolf..  It makes it seem more believable to me.  

Book 1 left off right when Anna and her Alpha Adam have finally overcome all the obstacles keeping them apart.  They are a couple at last.   Book 2 shows us that maybe it's not quite that easy...  Anna is a 'made' wolf and in the eyes of the wolf world, "made" wolves are only good for mistress, never an Alpha.  She will face prejudice from his family (werewolf royalty) and a bit of hero worship from other "made" wolves who see her going places they never imagined they could.   With new visions that bring scary possibilities, Anna must figure out if the only way to save Adam is to leave her soul mate behind.

Again, Stephanie brings mystery (who is trying to kill Adam?), romance (Anna, Adam... wait, Anthony?) and more paranormal activity (vampires!! ooohh!).   Naturally, we are left with a cliffhanger and will end up sitting here biting our nails until book 3 comes out so we can find out what happens between Adam & Anna.. :sigh:   Good books always end too soon!  

It was well written with no editing errors that I noticed.  My only con would be the sex scenes.  While they were well written, the use of "dick" had me skimming thru them.  To me, dick is something we call someone when they're being a jerk- I don't prefer that term in an intimate scene.. Ha.. I could see it more if it were a YA book and a teenage boy is using the word but as adults, I just don't feel it..  That is just me and my own weird quirks :) Other than that they were great ! lol!   And now you know something new about me.. HA!

Stephanie resides in the Midwest with her husband and furry children. When she's not cooking up Gwen and Anna's next adventures, she enjoys reading, traveling and watching movies.

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