Romance Review | Laird Wolf by Vivian Arend

Overview: He’s a wolf in a kilt. That pretty much says it all…

Pulling off a rescue mission at a remote castle in Scotland should be an easy task for lone wolf Damon Black. He’ll flash some muscle, show a little Alpha power, and do whatever it takes to ease Addie MacShay’s fears. But the woman who throws herself into his arms and cries boyfriend is more intriguing than anticipated. The sexy she-wolf’s got more curves, more tantalizing scent, more of everything he desires.

Addie’s job cataloguing an estate at the Sterling-Wylde Manor is complicated by the ongoing discovery of new wills and the two creepy heirs who won’t leave her alone. But her fake boyfriend turns out to be a far greater threat—not only is he fun and flirtatious, he looks delicious in a kilt. She craves his touch, but with her empathic skills on overdrive, touch is the last thing she needs.

Damon’s fighting his unruly inner beast. Addie’s fighting their incredible sexual pull. They'll both have to lower their guard to make this more than a Highland fling.

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Publishing Date: July 29, 2015
Stars: 4
My Review: I like Vivian Arend's writing and I like paranormal romance. Who doesn't love reading about what you will never be able to experience? I have to say that the premise of the book intrigued me and so I just wanted to read it. Beyond glad this book didn't let me down and so it receives a comfortable 4 stars from me. 

Damon and Addie have instant attraction and also cause Damon's wolf to hide himself whenever Addie is near. Damon is sexy, witty, confident, protective, loyal, and charming. He doesn't even think to fight his attraction to Addie but does find his wolf hiding from her troubling. He does whatever he feels is necessary to protect her and is in for a shock when he realizes just how important she is to him.

Addie struggles with intimacy and struggles with fighting off Damon. She desperately wants him but her unique "gift" would make being with Damon intimately quite unpleasant if past experience is to be remembered. When she realizes he doesn't overwhelm her senses with his feelings she is relieved and thrilled because their chemistry is off the charts. 

There's a happy ending. Damon and Addie compliment and sooth one another. There's some little twists to keep the story moving, some suspense, and some steamy moments that make you feel the need to fan yourself. The read is pleasant and can easily be tackled within a few hours.