Friday, January 15, 2016

What a Werewolf Wants (San Francisco Wolf Pack) by Kristin Miller

My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Publication date: January 11, 2015 


A paranormal category romance from Entangled's Covet imprint...

They may not be the perfect match…But they’re having fun.
Going to the chapel, and her sister is going to get married…no matter what.
Josie Cole might be unlucky in love, but she’s a pro at matching other couples. When her sister gets married to the man of her dreams, it’ll be Cole Matchmaking Services one-hundredth match, and secure Josie a television special that would boost business.
Private investigator–and werewolf–Ryder McManus doesn’t believe in marriage. Catching cheating spouses has taught him there is no such thing as happily ever after. But then he never expected to find his fated mate, Josie, at his best friend’s wedding festivities.
When Josie and Ryder are together, the chemistry heats up. While he’s trying to stop the wedding, she’ll do whatever it takes to give the couple a dream day. But the secret he’s trying to expose might just ruin everything…

I like Kristin Miller's werewolf series, but this time I wasn't completely satisfied with what I read. A was expecting more angst since our two main characters are fated mates but they are too focused on what they want and don't allow themselves to let go and just be together. In this book I was more focused on the cases Ryder was working on rather than the main story. I was worried about the author forgetting them and leaving me hanging with questions about what happened. It turns out that the cases have a meaning and I got to see what happened. I also wanted to read Carrie's story since the whole book is happening during the course of her last single days.

Ryder is too jaded and bitter due to his past and his work and Josie is too determined on finding the right man for her and making sure her 100th match stays together. The first two things created a problem when the Luminary bond takes over and it was nice to see them trying to fight it. The third one about the 100th match was just plain awful on Josie's part. She is focused on making sure her 100th match aka Carrie and Mitch end up marrying that she doesn't stop to think what's the best for her sister and what would make her happy. That's not what a sister does. She was too selfish in a situation where she wasn't supposed to and that made me dislike Josie a lot.

I am going to recommend the book because it wasn't that bad and even though I felt like it was dragging about 40% in it, I started to re-enjoy it later.