My Wolf and Me
India R Adams
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Their love was innocent.
Their friendship was pure.
Their fear was real.
Their danger was true.
When little Marlena is left to care for an abandoned wolf pup, her parents see their irrevocable bond, and this humble family embarks on an adventure trying to care for the needs of a rapidly growing wolf, and the needs of their headstrong daughter. The comical complications of such a venture only darken when Marlena, now a high school student, witnesses her wolf shift… into a young man.
Secrets and the pure hatred from a man out for revenge take Marlena, her family and her wolf on a heartbreaking journey of devastating loss, captivity, and ultimate sacrifices.
Lovely Werewolf Romance
Beginning: The beginning was very original. It starts off with Marlena playing outside where she meets two wolves. The wolves end up bonding with her. Marlena and the wolves who can later shift into a human form end up growing up together and facing many adventures as well as grief. This is definitely a coming of age story as the beginning takes the characters through many years beginning with a very young childhood to growing into adults.
Characters: My absolute favorite part of My Wolf And Me were the characters. All of the characters were fully developed, complex, and very lovable. Marlena was the perfect main character. She was head strong, reliable, independent and showed continuous growth in maturity through the years. Romy/Sebastian was clearly a thought out character. He was very complex. What I loved most about his character was that he had a good heart and a strong sense of protectiveness over his loved ones including Marlena. Trevor and Jimmy (aka T and Hound) were also really great characters because they added some humor into the story. And I love funny characters! Another favorite part about the characters that I enjoyed was that there were some adults incorporated in the story. I find that many parents in stories are left out because they don't add anything to the overall story. However, adult characters appeared throughout the novel and they were fully explored to their full potential.
Plot: Overall the plot was mostly original up until the last 1/4 of the book. It was there where it became a little cliche and flaws were very apparent. There was hesitation and tension that seemed a bit much. The conflict at the end was also rushed compared to the rest of the story. Overall, the storyline of the book was easy to follow and some aspects that were touched upon in the novel include: family, love, trust, loyalty and courage. Though the ending was a miss for me, I generally enjoyed the plot. Especially because there were werewolves and I am obsessed with them!
Romance: Romances are seriously my weakness in stories and this one was no exception. From Marlena and Trevor to later Marlena and Romy, both relationships were realistic and emotional without being too much. Marlena and Trevor's romance was my least favorite of the two. However, her relationship with Trevor wasn't something that the author just added on for additional drama. Their romance was completely necessary to keep the plot going. As for Marlena and Romy, their romance was absolutely amazing! Romy was super protective when it came to making sure Marlena was safe and that was one of my favorite aspects of the novel. I was cheering for Marlena and Romy's romance throughout the entire novel.
Ending: The ending definitely wrapped everything up. However, as mentioned before, the plot was very slow, but the ending was very fast. Everything was just thrown at the reader to tie up the conflict and any lose ends. Due to that, it felt very rushed compared to the rest of the story. For that, I had to deduct some points from my rating.
Overall, this story was a fun and interesting read. I definitely recommend it; especially to people who love a good shifter novel/romance.
Knowing India is to love her. But, I wasn't sure what to expect when I started reading her books. I loved the first one I read, Blue Waters. I tried Black Waters. I continued with My Wolf and Me and I'm sunk, all in. I read it in 2 days, lost sleep to continue. Was excited to get up and read again. This story just takes hold of you, makes you want to learn more. I am not a true romance book fan, but India's romances are different. They are strong, powerful and real, fraught with challenges and turmoil. I just can't say enough about how much I loved this book. It is my favorite...so far. I can't wait for the sequel!