Dr. Annie Cryer has been called many things: Genius. Child prodigy. Scientific wonder.
Banished from her pack years ago, Annie’s lone wolf wandering has brought her to Alpha, Washington, home to all shifters who don’t quite fit in in the “normal” shifter word. Now Annie has the chance to go back home…if only she can make good on a favor her alpha owes the mayor of “Alphaville.” But it’s not much of a favor when you’re helping the hottest shifter in town…
Grizzly shifter Jonas Browning has a clan in trouble. They haven’t had a child born in over a hundred years…and their clan faces going completely extinct. Genetic scientist Anne Cryer has been sent to help save them. But what Jonas doesn’t count on is being irresistibly drawn to the small wolf shifter, and his bear isn’t about to let her go…
Worldbuilding: I really enjoyed the setting of the Alphaville shifter community in Washington, Cascade Mountain Range.
Characters: Annie the werewolf outcast doctor and Jonas the grizzly billionaire playboy was a bit of an odd and thereby interesting match. I liked Annie more than I liked Jonas, tbh – oddly enough, I didn’t like his aggressive and grumpy-like vibe though I usually tend to love these kinds fo characters -. I can’t say I was smitten with either of them. I felt some lovely chemistry building there even though things happened very quickly.
Plot: The insta-mates romance trope fits the characters and world and makes for a very fun introduction to the world of Alphaville.
Writing: Third person, past tense narrative, his/her POV. I really enjoyed the style, it flowed easily and had humor.
Curb Appeal: Cool cover, hooking blurb – impulsive buy material for my PNR moods.
I recommend Something to Howl About to fans of PNR shifter novellas that feature the insta-mates trope. I had fun reading it.