Title: To Trust a Wolf
Series: Unnatural Alliances #1
Author: Danielle Hardgrave
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Publisher: Caldwell Publishing
Rating: 4 stars
Goodreads Synopsis: As an archivist in a small museum, the biggest thing Helen Jurist has to deal with each year is the Annual Donor Gala. When her museum becomes a flurry of activity, due to the nearby discovery of a large Viking hoard, Helen finds the additional responsibility more of a pain than an honor. She doesn’t know anything about Vikings, or what makes the hoard so unusual. She just wants to get through the gala without her boss catching the drapes on fire.
Nobody from the public is supposed to have access to the find, but try telling that to Rune Helsen. A handsome Dane with wolfish desires, he walks around like he owns the place. He’s Helen’s worst nightmare—if only her traitorous body wasn’t so attracted to him.
But Rune has a secret, one that brought him to see the artifacts for more than just scholarly interest. Unknown to Helen, there’s so much more at stake than just pulling off a successful evening. A whole world she never knew existed, a world of vampires and shifters, stands on the precipice—and there’s something in the Cutler Hoard that could burn it all down.
This was a fun little addicting book. It being a novella it was undoubtedly short but it left me wanting more. Paranormal romance isn’t usually one of my first choices but I was pleasantly surprised by Ms. Hardgrave’s plot and writing style, leaving me wanting more of the story.
Helen Jurist is a museum archivist. She is shoved into a situation with Rune Helsen and is initially inconvenienced but that irritation soon turns to curiosity. Helen is a strong, smart and intuitive character and perfect for this plot. She’s quick to accept things at face value which goes against some of her character qualities but all the same it’s endearing. I’m excited to see how Helen’s character evolves in the series. Rune Helsen came out strong, confident and sexy as hell. He’s got an air of mystery which is to be expected, what wasn’t expected was the lack of alpha male attitude. Now don’t get me wrong, Rune is no pansy but he’s not one of the typical do as I say, I am God kind of man. I personally love that character trait in this instance.
This book has Vikings, vampires, werewolves and chemistry that will make your toes curl. I highly recommend you purchasing this book and starting this series that will leave you wanting more.
NOTE: The author indicated the next book will be a full novel and released around Christmas. As soon as it’s released I’ll throw a post up on the blog !!