Something To Howl About by Christine Warren
I received this book for free from the Publisher in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.
Series: Alphaville #0.5
Published by St. Martin's Press on January 2, 2018
Pages: 75 pages
Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.
Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don't quite fit in in the "normal" shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home...if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it's not much of a favor when you're helping the hottest shifter in town...
Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven't had a child born in over a hundred years...and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn't count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn't about to let her go...
It feels like it’s been forever since I’ve been in one of Christine Warren’s Other series. Now don’t freak out, Something to Howl About is not an actual installment of Warren’s Other series, but it is part some sort of a spin-off to the Others series, Alphaville.
Something to Howl About was so different from what I remember of Warren’s Others series that I immediately got excited reading something that was from her pen, was a paranormal romance, and was completely different from anything I’ve read from her before. The heroine, Annie, really sold me to Something to Howl About’s story simply because the main mystery and struggle came from her half of the storyline. It also didn’t hurt that with Annie’s character came Graham’s – alpha of Annie’s former pack – as well. (I love me some Graham, his story was one my all-time favorites from Warren’s Others series).
Jonas on the other hand provided the comic relief in some parts. Although I love fated mate stories, especially if they are paranormal, I’m sort of glad that he went against the formulated plan that seems to be the norm for these tropes within the genre. But because Something to Howl About is a novella, or prequel, to Warren’s Alphaville series, we aren’t able to really get a lot of the history and an in-depth look into each of the character’s personal lives and backgrounds. I would’ve really liked to have read more about Jonas’ parents, especially when they would’ve come back from Germany, and I also would’ve liked to see if Annie ever got in contact with her parents.
Overall, Something to Howl About was a solid introduction to Warren’s Alphaville series. From the sneak peek that we received at the end of this installment, I hope that Baby I’m Howling For You is as appealing because one thing I do remember about Warren’s Others series is that there was only a handful of the books in the series that I really love or even liked.