A Wolf Apart (The Legend of All Wolves #2) by Maria Vale
Series: The Legend of All Wolves #2
Also in this series: The Last Wolf (The Legend of All Wolves #1)
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca
Publication Date: July 31, 2018
Genres: Paranormal Romance
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Can a human truly make room in her heart for the Wild?Thea Villalobos has long since given up trying to be what others expect of her. So in Elijah Sorensson she can see through the man of the world to a man who is passionate to the point of heartbreak. But something inside him is dying...
Elijah Sorensson has all kinds of outward success: bespoke suits, designer New York City apartment, women clamoring for his attention. Except Elijah despises the human life he's forced to endure. He's Alpha of his generation of the Great North Pack, and the wolf inside him will no longer be restrained...
She sizes me up quickly with eyes the color of ironwood and just as unyielding. "Thea Villalobos," she says, and it takes me a moment to get my breath back. Thea Villalobos. Goddess of the City of Wolves.
Elijah is a man who turns into a wolf. Actually, he was born a wolf and can turn into a man. He is also a lawyer and works in New York City for the good of the Pack. He spends too much time in his skin and it’s starting to mess with his head. He wants so badly to return to his home more than just once a month, but the Alpha of his Pack tells him that they need him where he is. His frustration grows until he meets Thea Villalobos.
Thea is a search and rescuer but needs help with a legal issue she’s having with her neighbor. Through a friend of a friend Thea ends up in Elijah’s office and immediately he is smitten. He tries his normal seduction routine with her but she wants nothing to do with his bullshit. After many screw ups with Thea Elijah finally realizes that he just needs to be himself. He’s been playing a part for so long, however, that he’s not sure how be himself. He does know that he’s falling for Thea but he can never tell her what he is and she would never be accepted by the Pack. How can he be happy with living a half-life?
The second book in the Legend of All Wolves series was a good one. My heart went out to Elijah and all the bullshit he had to put up with by living in the city. He truly just wanted to be in his home and yet wasn’t allowed. It ended up working out well because he got to meet Thea but I felt so bad for him!
Thea was a lovely person – and just simple. Not simple-minded, she was just not someone who had any use for bullshit. She lived in a one room cabin with just one of everything. One towel, one fork, one bowl, etc. She didn’t need anything extra – no TV or radio – she had books. I loved her no-nonsense attitude as it served her well working with Elijah. The pair were so good together and I loved the ease they had with each other.
I can’t tell you too much about the book without ruining things but suffice it to say that it was good. I have to admit that the ancient language that Vale uses at the beginning of the book got a bit old, but it ended up being ok. She actually uses it throughout the book, but I was only annoyed by it in the beginning as it made it had to follow things at first. Overall, however, I’d say it was definitely an enjoyable read.
Rating: 4 out of 5