I am not usually a fan of werewolf stories, as I tend to prefer vampires and witches, but I am a huge fan of Michele Hauf's writing, and I wanted something to go along with my Halloween mood, so Forever Werewolf seemed like a good choice.
For a werewolf story, I actually enjoyed it quite a bit. Trystan, part wolf, part vampire, is sent to Castle Wulfsiege to deliver a package for his father. While there, an avalanche hits, and he throws himself into the rescue mission, which impresses those around him. The avalanche results in his having to remain at the castle much longer than expected. Trystan has always been a lone wolf, not part of a pack, and he finds himself enjoying being with a pack. He's also falling hard for the Alexis, princess of the pack.
There's quite a bit happening in this story, with the pack leader suffering from a mysterious illness, and the rivalry between the princesses and Alexis' secret. Trystan is thrown into the mess, and proves he can hold his own against angry and jealous wolves who feel threatened by his presence. Plus Trystan has his own issues, ashamed as he is about his vampire blood.
I very much love the world Hauf has created. There are so many characters with so much back story and connections. Every time I read one of her Beautiful Creatures books, I find myself searching out other books that feature characters mentioned in the one I'm currently reading. In this case, I want the story of Trystan's parents because I know those characters were also mentioned in The Company of Vampires books I read - and loved.
As is always the case with these books, there is a lot of action, plenty of danger and some steaming hot sex scenes in this. Hauf is easily one of my favorite paranormal romance writers.
This copy of the book also included Moon Kissed. I reviewed that book here:
I received a review copy of this via NetGalley.