Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch claiming to be her betrothed…no matter how pretty he is.
Wren Davies has a dangerous problem and Isa is his solution. When he arrives in Belle Haven to explain his plight, the last thing he expects is a punch to the face…but that’s exactly what he gets. Instead of finding a politically savvy alpha with a large wolf pack, he finds a barely five-foot spitfire with a mess of kids, a mean right cross and a million excuses why she’ll never honor their betrothal.
Now Wren has two problems…
Loving you with Teeth and Claw is part of an anthology that I read that is full of claws, teeth, and many times fangs.
When Wren shows up at the doorstep of Isa’s she is paw deep in her own issues. She is raising four children, all that have something special about them. She is also running a business while trying to be herself, which after the death of her mother, the alpha of her now decimated pack has been difficult. Add in the ruling witch council of the area, and she is about ready to pull her hair out.
Wren of course doesn’t show up alone, no he has a young girl in his charge that has had more happen to her then many people will their entire lives. She just doesn’t remember anything or even why they did what they did. As her memory comes back, so does the danger that her and Wren are in. Add in Isa and the brood and you can see how this book is full of drama and hysterics. Kids will be kids after all.
When the villain is uncloaked, the timing and location couldn’t be worse. This is especially true for Wren and Isa who are slowly building up a friendship. Oh did I mention their betrothal? Yeah her life wasn’t hard enough without a male coming in assuming that she would just want to give up her Alpha status and go back to the kitchen and cook.
This isn’t that long of a story honestly, but it doesn’t read like some Novellas. It has an entire story encompassed within the pages, and you not only grow to sympathize with both Isa and Wren, but you also grow to have emotions with and for them. You feel connected to them, and especially when it hits the fan, I was sitting on the edge of my seat hoping for the best while expecting the worse.