Wolf's Mate: Crescent Moon Series, Book 7 (Unabridged)
by Katie Reus & Savannah Stuart
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She wasn’t supposed to fall for him. Erica’s time away from her pack was just supposed to be fun. Then she met Hudson. Instead of the no-strings attached fling, she ended up falling for him. But they’d promised each other that they’d keep things casual. Instead of risking her heart, she ran. Now she’s pregnant - and he’s determined to claim her. But the last thing she wants is to be an obligation to him. Now she’s pregnant. Erica could never be a duty to Hudson, but for some reason that’s what she thinks she is. He tried to go slow, to give her space - so he wouldn’t scare her off. Now he realizes that was a mistake. It’s time for this wolf to claim his mate. Unfortunately a neighboring pack is stirring up trouble for his pack, and his she-wolf is determined to keep walls between them. Walls he intends to bring down once and for all.
This is a re-read with the audiobook version. I've listened to Jeffrey Kafer several times now and he's one of the few male narrators that I recommend. It's hard for a male with such a deep voice to portray the heroine and yet I have no issues when Jeffrey Kafer does it. I'm very appreciative that he doesn't try to do a high pitched voice.
This series of novellas is really enjoyable. You can read them as standalone so you aren't missing out if you hop into this one first.
Normally I don't enjoy the reluctant hero very much but the author did a great job of showing us that he had no doubts when it came to Erica. Hudson is over a 100 years older than her and he thought with her being so much younger that he would scare her off if he got all possessive with her right away. He clearly showed he wanted her to stay. Unfortunately, Erica expected him to want to claim her right away so his hesitancy to do so sent her the wrong signals.
This may sound like this is an angsty read, but it really isn't. I didn't worry over these two because their feelings for each other clearly translated on the pages. This is the kind of book I like to read if I want something quick, fun and that will satisfies my like for a jealous/possessive hero.