Romance Book Review: Heather Long's Desert Wolf

Author: Heather Long
Series Connection: Wolves of Willow Bend #8
ISBN: 9781310000867
Genre: Romance, Sci Fi, Urban Romance, Fantasy Romance, Paranormal Romance

Purchase Link: Amazon

In the eighth book of the Wolves of Willow Bend series, take a ride on the wild side with the alpha of Sutter Butte. Cassius needs help and reaches out to one of his neighboring alphas. He needs an omega to come to Sutter Butte and help him save his shifters from themselves. 

Omega Sovvan, and her hound Faust comes to Sutter Butte, but not everyone is as happy to see Sovvan come to town as Cassius. Sovvan quickly learns that even before she hits the Sutter Butte territory and is stopped by a mob of young members of the Sutter Butte pack, before they take her out Cassius comes to her rescue. 

Immediately Cassius is attracted to Sovvan, but his he has lived his life without getting close to anyone, and getting involved with Sovvan can only be a bad idea because there is a good chance his plans are going to get her killed and if he wants to save his pack he can't save Sovvan for himself. 

This is a raw, gritty, action filled novel that isn't for the faint of heart. There is definitely a lot of blood and gore, wolves frolicking by a river. When Cassius and Sovvan finally get together there are definitely sparks that turn into a hot flame. While I truly liked this book I wondered for a long time in reading the book if it was actually going to turn out to be romance. In this book the romance is really secondary to the main plot of the story. 

Description:
Cassius, Alpha of Sutter Butte, leads the most ruthless and dangerous pack in the United States. Misfits, castoffs, and forgotten wolves, they rose to create a pack more than a century ago in utter defiance of the order of the day. Seen as pitiless and cruel, Cassius wants more for his people than a yearly bloodbath as they fight for a better spot in the pecking order. To change his pack means to change himself, and he will find rebellion on all sides, not to mention from his own defiant heart.

Sovvan Stark, Omega of Delta Crescent, lives a cherished, beloved life in the center of her pack—a delicate and hard won balance. Though she is not the only Omega, she is the most experienced with the tremors of pack upset when power shifts from Alpha to Alpha. When her Alpha approaches her about Sutter Butte’s request, Sovvan considers the matter for several months. While she might hold within her the key to helping the Sutter Butte Alpha, the undertaking could very well kill her.


Accompanied by a single Hound, Sovvan begins a journey to help Cassius rebuild the foundation of his pack, but first she will have to transform him…

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