Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: So I Married a Werewolf
Author: Kristin Miller
Series: Seattle Wolf Pack #3
Hero/Heroine: Carter & Faith
Genre: M/F Paranormal Romance
Length: 260 pages
Publisher: Entangled Publishing
Release Date: July 28, 2014
Available at: Entangled Publishing, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and All Romance eBooks
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Blurb: 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?
Carter Griffin and Faith Hamilton have been neighbors and best friends for months now and, as much as Faith wishes things to be different, that’s all they’ll ever be. When Carter’s chances of getting his dream job become very real, that all changes. Suddenly, Carter needs a wife to get the promotion of a lifetime and who better to be his wife than his best friend? Carter gets his promotion and doesn’t have to be emotionally attached to another woman and Faith no longer has to worry about how to pay for her brother’s college expenses. It works out for everyone. That is until Carter starts noticing Faith in more than platonic ways and Faith can’t seem to stop herself from falling deeper for her best friend. How will these two work through their complicated relationship without totally losing the friendship it was based on?
This was exactly the type of book I was in the mood for without even realizing it. I was instantly drawn in by the chemistry between Faith and Carter. At first, it’s only Faith that has feelings towards Carter. With her impossible crush, she knows that anything with Carter will never happen. After all, it’s been months and he’s never lead her to believe there was anything but friendship between them. She’s heartbroken that she could never be Carter’s type of girl but resigned to that fact. When Carter asks her to be his fake wife, she secretly hopes things might change between them. I absolutely loved that Faith wasn’t the traditional beautiful woman. She has curves and isn’t afraid to eat what she wants but has the sweetest heart.
Carter is the gorgeous alpha male who has no qualms about sleeping around. He doesn’t do relationships because he’s been burned in the past by a cheating wife. The only woman he lets get close is Faith. It isn’t until Faith is his ‘fiancé’ that he really starts to notice how beautiful Faith is. I absolutely loved his struggle to not fall for Faith, to not do anything remotely intimate with Faith, even on their wedding night! But he’s a determined guy and he knows what he wants especially when his instincts towards Faith are all about ‘protect’ and ‘possess’. I loved that! I really loved these two together. They had SUCH amazing chemistry and I loved the angst around their emotions and how they handled their feelings. It broke my heart whenever Faith felt like she was being rejected but I loved the way Carter consumed her when he finally gave in.
I really loved this book but I had two little niggles about it. One, I felt like Carter was too much of a jerk at times to Faith when she didn’t deserve it. He let someone else’s experiences about Luminaries (fated mates) guide him on how he treated Faith instead of trusting his own experiences and instincts. Secondly, after how he treated Faith in the end, I was expecting a little more groveling from him than what was given. Granted, I loved the way he made it up to Faith and how sweet the ending was but I felt like it just wasn’t enough for how he made Faith feel.
Overall, this was a fabulous story about two friends who fake getting married for a job promotion, then end up realizing there’s more than friendship in their relationship. It may be the third book in a series but it can be easily read as a standalone. It’s filled with great characters with even greater sexual tension and a flow that’s very easy to read. If you’re looking for a quick paranormal romance to read with funny banter and a lot of chemistry, definitely give this one a try! I know I’ll be going back and reading the previous books in the series while keeping a look out for this author’s upcoming series, San Francisco Wolf Pack.
Overall Impression: I loved it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*