"I'd been an open book, his to read, line by line, chapter by chapter, but he'd been an enigma."
Overall Rating: 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 5/5
Spice Rating: 8/10
Heroine: Katrina (Little Rabbit)
Triggers: Murder, Abuse, Stalking, Violence, Animal Abuse.
Style: Contemporary, Second Chance, Enemies to Lovers, Dark, Twisted, Suspense, MF, MM, MFM.
"She was f*cking mine. Mine to mess with, mine to destroy, mine to love."
This was a thick boy at 814 pages... and from page one I was immediately HOOKED! A.L knows how to write, that's for sure. This story is completely consuming, the character development is out of this world. A.L did such a phenomenal job at providing insight into each of the character's thoughts - so much so that I felt like I was living in their minds.
Adam is a tortured soul, he's angry, broken, holding dark secrets and has his mind set on vengeance. It was heartbreaking watching him relive his past and negotiate his regrets. And the grovelling got me good! I was in tears multiple times, Adam is something else! And together Katrina and Adam are breathtaking!
Katrina is such a survivor - she is dealt some pretty rough cards and her desire to be loved and feel like she belongs somewhere is soul-crushing at times, but watching her overcome her own personal struggles and learn 'how to be a wolf' was inspiring.
I LOVED every single character in this, the secondary characters were placed so perfectly and individually brought something to this amazing story. Max, Gabe, and Vince were the perfect morally grey unhinged wolves. I loved the banter between them, and although they may have each gone around things the wrong way, I was totally invested and rooting for each of them. I can't wait to see more from them.
This was my first book from A.L Woods and it certainly won't be my last - hopefully, we get something from the boys soon... Hello Max and Lainey! If you are after an extremely well-written and immersive story about heartache, mystery, suspense, steam, angst, love, growth and friendship then look no further.
"Not having her had nearly destroyed me, because just like we needed adrenaline to survive? I needed her."