Title: Off the Beaten Path
Author: Cari Z
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 18, 2017
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance / Shifters
Page Count: 202
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
When Ward Johannsen’s little girl Ava shifted into a werewolf, she was taken into custody by the feds and shipped off to the nearest pack, all ties between father and daughter severed. Ward burned every bridge he had discovering her location, and then almost froze to death in the Colorado mountains tracking her new pack down. And that’s just the beginning of his struggle.
Henry Dormer is an alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier who failed his last mission. He returns home, hoping for some time to recuperate and help settle the pack’s newest member, a little pup named Ava who can’t shift back to her human form. Instead he meets Ward, who refuses to leave his daughter without a fight. The two men are as different as night and day, but their respect for each other strikes a spark of mutual interest that quickly grows into a flame. They might find something special together—love, passion, and even a family—if they can survive trigger-happy pack guardians, violent werewolf politics, and meddling government agencies that are just as likely to get their alpha soldiers killed as bring them home safely.
🌟🌟A captivating story with great characters, excellent world building, and a storyline that keeps you fully entertained!! 🌟🌟
Off the Beaten Path by Cari Z. was a story that immediately drew me into this fantastic world, and then kept me there from beginning to end, nonstop..I couldn’t put this book down! It is written so superbly that the reader feels the bitter cold of the snow and wind, feels the emotion coming through from each character, and hangs on each detail as they are revealed. It was so easy to falls in love with our MCs, first Ward Johannsen, who refuses to give up and follows his heart into the world of the unknown. Then Henry Dormer, alpha werewolf and an elite black ops soldier, who is all Alpha male despite what form he is in and also finds himself having a softspot for a human. Oh, and Watching the chemistry between these two spark and sizzle was so good!!
This book is yet another reason why I am quickly becoming addicted to all of Cari Z.’s writing, her books are unique, well-written, thought provoking, romantic, and full of chemistry with hot as hell sex scenes – what more could you want in a romance novel?
I found myself experiencing a full-ray of emotions while reading and when I was finished it felt like I had just said good-bye to some awesome new friends! My only hope is there will be a book 2 — we have this amazing new world to explore and so many potential stories!!
Review Copy of Off the Beaten Path provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest Review.