“At first I’d envisioned [Lori Grenville] as some sort of super spy. While that was a fun idea, it was wrong. Turns out she’s a woman with a mission, and she’ll do what it takes to get the job done. She sees herself as being on the side of good even if sometimes she needs to resort to actions that might be considered unethical. Or downright illegal.” – P J MacLayne
- Title: Wolves Gambit
- Author: P J MacLayne
- Genre: Urban Fantasy/Paranormal
- Pages: 282 pages
- Publication date: April 15th, 2018
- Publisher: Free Wolves Press
Wolf-shifters stories are hard to write and execute well since it seems that everyone writes about werewolves these days. Some magazines won’t even accept stories with werewolves anymore. However, P J MacLayne writes about them in a fresh new perspective that’s unique and interesting.
Wolves Gambit follows the story of Lori Grenville. She’s a secret member of the Free Wolves, an organization dedicated to freeing wolves from their strict and unfair packs. She dedicates her life to getting wolves to safety and giving them a new start. However, some wolves would rather kill her than let her help them if they knew she’s a member of the Free Wolves.
For her new assignment, she must rescue the daughter of the Jaeger alpha. But after some violent events occur, she realizes she’s gotten herself in the middle of a war breakout. The two wolf packs, Destin and Jaeger, want nothing else but to see the other pack destroyed. And Lori has gotten herself caught in the middle of it all.
Critique wise, the book does jump around a bunch at the beginning. It takes a handful of chapters before the book settles into a smooth rhythm. This can be jarring at first and hard to get a grip with, but it does get a lot better as the story progresses.
Overall, the book is well written. It’s a good short read that will keep you entertained with dynamic characters. I’d recommend it!
Average rating on Goodreads: 4/5