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Talk about getting your signals crossed…
When her brother cancels their backcountry ski trip, Robyn Maxwell takes it in stride. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker, and she’s been craving the chance to escape into the Yukon wilderness. Only the sexy beast of a man she bumps into at the cabin starts cravings of another kind, setting her hormones raging as well as raising strange questions about wolves, and mates, and pack challenges.
All wilderness guide Keil Lynus wanted was a nice quiet retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting his destined mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf. Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.
Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…
Point of view:
3rd Person. Alternating mostly from Robyn & Keil’s perspectives.
This is the first in the Granite Lake series by Vivian Arend. Like the Borealis Bears series, these are short novellas – lots of instalove and short/sexy/sweet storylines.
Robyn decides to go solo when her brother, Tad, can’t make it on their camping trip. Being Deaf doesn’t hold her back, but does make for a confusing first encounter with Keil and his brother TJ. Keil knows immediately they’re fated mates – but Robyn doesn’t even know shifters exist. This is a relatively low angst and easy listen.
There is a small action sequence and I like that Robyn is strong and skilled in her right.
I admit TJ’s antics sometimes made me more interested in him than the MCs. Tad’s book, Wolf Flight, is up next.
I always enjoy Tatiana Sokolov’s narrations and this was no exception. She has a wide range of voices for characters and does a great job with the emotions.
About the author:
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Vivian Arend loves to share the products of her over-active imagination with her readers. She writes contemporary, western, and light-hearted paranormal romances. The stories are humorous yet emotional, usually with a large cast of family or friends, and a guaranteed happily-ever-after. Vivian lives in British Columbia, Canada, with her husband of many years—her inspiration for every hero and a willing companion for all sorts of adventures.
About the narrator:
Tanya Eby is a member of SAG/AFTRA. She is a narrator and has over 500 titles to her credit. She also narrates under the name of Tatiana Sokolov for books that are particularly saucy (AKA erotica books). When not narrating, she’s working on her own writing.
(Rellim’s note: As a rule, I don’t post pseudonyms, but this bio is copied directly from Eby’s website.)
You can connect with Tanya Eby here:
My Favorite Quotes
For a second, TJ froze in shock as a naked woman bounced off him and fell backward, metal buckets flying from her hands. – Wolf Signs by @VivianArend #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman #TatianaSokolov #ParanormalRomance #GraniteLakeShiftersTweet
If you don’t want to be overheard don’t talk where a lip reader can see you. – Wolf Signs by @VivianArend #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman #TatianaSokolov #ParanormalRomance #GraniteLakeShiftersTweet
He smelt like the air of a starlit night, and dark-chocolate fondue and raw, passionate sex. – Wolf Signs by @VivianArend #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman #TatianaSokolov #ParanormalRomance #GraniteLakeShiftersTweet
“Possessive much?” “You have no idea. Yet.” – Wolf Signs by @VivianArend #Audiobook narrated by @Blunder_Woman #TatianaSokolov #ParanormalRomance #GraniteLakeShiftersTweet