Ice Wolf by Jane Godman
Series: Arctic Brotherhood #1
Published by Macmillan, Swerve
Publication Date: March 7th 2017
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They are the Arctic Brotherhood.
They are deadly fighters, fierce protectors and loyal mates.
Elliott Wilder is a mild mannered Alaskan college professor. Wilder craves the things most people find boring. Seclusion. Monotony. Anonymity. But what Wilder craves most of all is the thing he can’t have… memory loss. Four hundred years ago, Wilder and the other members of the Arctic Brotherhood were captured and tortured by the leader of the Siberian werewolves. Wilder is still haunted by memories of that night, when he wasn’t able to protect his leader.
Now the Siberian wolf is on the loose and seeking revenge. Not only must Wilder lead the brotherhood, he must fight the attraction he feels toward its newest recruit, Jenny Piper. Jenny offers Wilder a glimpse of the life he can’t have. As the brotherhood races against time to save humanity from the horror their enemies unleashed on the world, Wilder must reach inside himself to find the leader the brotherhood needs and the mate Jenny craves.
Elliott is an Arctic werewolf. He was part of the Brotherhood of the Midnight Sun 400 years ago but since that time he’s been by himself. He is currently working at a university and is shocked when he meets a woman, Jenny Piper, who is an Arctic werewolf as well. He’s attracted to her but he wants nothing to do with any werewolves or pack so tries to separate himself. That lasts less than 24 hours as the leader of the Brotherhood, Gunnar, shows up to let him know that the evil Siberian wolf they had put in jail 400 years earlier has escaped and wants revenge. Elliott wants to ignore it all but he can’t when the previously imprisoned wolf attacks not only him but also Jenny.
Soon Jenny, Elliott and Gunnar are off to fight the battle between good and evil but the evil runs much deeper than any of them believed and it might take a miracle for the Brotherhood to win this battle.
Ice Wolf is the first book in the Arctic Brotherhood series. The story was fast-paced and pretty action packed from the start of the book.
I liked Elliott despite the fact that he was pretty grumpy at the beginning of the book. He soon took his place as leader of the Brotherhood and it was just what he needed in order to deal with his PTSD resulting from being tortured 400 years before. He was a good leader and I felt he did a good job.
Jenny was a fighter and I really liked her. She had a sunny disposition despite her childhood horrors and I liked her positivity and strength. She got herself into a bit of a bind during the course of the book but didn’t end up needing the hero to rescue her – she did that herself. Go Jenny!
The story was a good one, no doubt. I wish that we could have gotten to know the other members of the Brotherhood a little better. I think I would be more interested in reading their stories if I had a bit more knowledge of who they are. Yes the Brotherhood worked together in this book but it was really focused on Elliott and Jenny. If you like Norse mythology this would be a good one to pick up. These definitely aren’t your average werewolves, that’s for sure.
Rating: 3 out of 5