Wolf Signs (Granite Lake Wolves #1) by Vivian Arend


March 24th 2009
Samhain Publishing
Paranormal Romance
Author’s Page

Robyn lost her hearing at an early age but she hasn’t let that stop her from doing anything including going on a back country trip alone because her brother’s job is forcing him to back out of the trip and nothing, he says is going to stop her. When she gets there and discovers she get the place to herself she is even more excited as she explores all the changes since the previous year.

Keil needed a trip to the back country to center himself before the Alpha challenge that will replace the current Alphas, so he drags his troublesome, clumsy brother with him. He is concerned about the concession the current Alpha’s have made in the past few years to accommodate the new pack members that drift in and he worries those concessions will undermine the packs core beliefs and the other challenger could further damage his pack because he isn’t a good wolf.

Robyn is relaxing in the sauna minding her own business and when she walks out to fill the bucket with more ice for the sauna she runs right in to a big wall named TJ and from there the adventure truly begins.

I always seem to come back to this book for some reason, maybe it is the clumsy TJ that can’t seem to stay out of trouble although funny as hell in some cases and deadly in others. My favorite part was when he stabs his brother in the ass with a ski poll. Then of course there is also the parts where they forget Robyn can read lips and send her into rages at their inability to think before they talk. Then there are the awesome Star Trek references that any treky would appreciate. Finally, the best thing of all NO EDITING ERRORS makes Wolf Signs so worth reading.

Favorite Quote
“But nothing. It’s too hard to talk right now. Relax. Or don’t you know how? You need to lighten up a little, bro. It’s not all pack politics, life-and-death situations, Captain Kirk, I mean Keil, to the rescue.”—TJ

Original Review
This is one of the books that I just can’t seem get tired of reading. I love how brave Robyn is and the way she dives right in to defend and protect herself and others. Although I think I like TJ the best, he is insightful and hilarious added to the fact that he is accident prone makes him my favorite character.

Vivian Arend did a wonderful job of putting this series together.

Book’s Blurb
Talk about getting your signals crossed…

Robyn Maxwell doesn’t care that her brother has to cancel out on their backcountry ski trip. She can do it alone. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker. The chance to get away from it all and relax in the Yukon wilderness is just what she’s been craving.

Meeting wilderness guide Keil at the cabin starts cravings of another kind. Keil’s one hot hunk of ripped, tasty male. Now she has to deal with raging hormones as well as strange questions about wolves and mates and challenges to the death.

Keil was trying for a nice reflective retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting the woman destined to be his 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…

Product Warnings: Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “talking with your hands”. Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.