Friday, February 8

Audiobook Review: To Tame A Wolf by Susan Krinard

To Tame A Wolf (Historical Werewolf, #5)Author: Susan Krinard
Narrator: Suzanne Toren
Title: To Tame A Wolf
(Historical Werewolf #5)
Genre: Historical Romance, Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: Audiobook
Published: 2005 
Where I Got It: My shelf (Audible)

Her innocence destroyed, young widow Tally Bernard swore that she would never trust a man again. But when her brother disappears, she has little choice but to make a pact with the devil.

Though he wants nothing more than to live a quiet life on a ranch of his own, Simeon Kavanaugh can't escape the legacy of his werewolf father. The animal instincts that keep him from being fully human also make him a brilliant tracker, forced to survive on the desperation of people in need.

The attraction between these two wounded souls is immediate, primal, and dangerous. And if Simeon has any hope of saving Tally, he must do what he has always resisted and merge both man and beast within him. But if she cannot accept what he becomes, his choice may cost Simeon the only thing worth having - Tally's love....

I honestly was not looking forward to this one since Sim annoyed me earlier. However, I got the audio version to try instead. 

The story follows Tally who is a young widow with a dark past. She has been hurt by so many men including her own selfish brother, so her trust in men is...well...not there. Things happen and Sim comes into her life to help her find her missing brother and run the ranch. He's had a rough life so he is a rough man.

I started this off still hating Sim. It took me a while to warm up to him. He has had a rough life, sure, but he's still an ass. He is SOOOO rude and he is such a jerk. Eventually, I did warm up to him but he was an idiot for sure. I wanted to kick him! I'm glad he got better near the end when he realized he needed to change. 

Telly was sweet. I felt bad for her. She had been so misused and so abused. I'm glad she didn't let that break her. She was able to stand up on her own and be her own mistress. I liked her a lot. 

The side characters were adorable. I loved the little side romance. So cute. They both deserved happiness too. 

Now the story was interesting. SO many secrets, SO many betrayals. Everyone has their secrets and I honestly didn't know who to really trust including our "hero". It kept my interest for sure. I was so unsure on how everything was going to be resolved. I was especially worried about our lovebirds. Yes, it is an HR so of course, they get a seemed so impossible.

The narrator did an amazing job. She had me hooked and I loved all her voices. You could tell who was talking. Each character (even side characters) had their own voices. I wouldn't mind listening to more. I honestly think she made me really hooked to the story. 

All-in-all, I did enjoy this much more than I thought I would. I didn't like Sim until near the end, but maybe that is the point? He has a lot of rough edges and he had to really work at redemption. Now...what to give this? Mmmm....I think I'll stamp it with 5 stars even though it took me a long time to like and think Sim deserved Telly. It oddly made this better. 

There were a few that this one could fall under...but I picked the animal one since that seems harder


Melliane said...

I liked the ones I tried about gods by her but that's the only ones I tried

Carole Rae said...

I should try her other books

Blodeuedd said...

The name rings a bell..fantasy?
And I have not tried the narrator :)

Carole Rae said...

I think she does some fantasy too.