Cry Wolf by Charlie Adhara
Big Bad Wolf #5
January 18, 2021 by Carina Press
Review by Melinda
This is probably one of the most underrated paranormal romances I can think of that I want more people to read. At first glance, it may be any wolf shifter paranormal, but there are so many Adhara layers in this world.
I know not everyone loves following the same couple throughout a series and I’m not always a fan of it either. But I just love Cooper Dayton and Oliver Park so much. This classic pairing of a human and a wolf shifter has worked for me since book one when both their relationship and work partnerships were established. Their relationship has gone through their ups and downs but this book is by far my favorite so far because they are so clearly happily in love in Cry Wolf.
But what I loved is *how* they’re in love. Coop and Park are just so incredibly awkward with how to show their love. They remind me of so many men I know in real life who may actually be in love with their partners but don’t know how to actually show that or say the words. But then either Coop or Park will bust out with “You are my favorite part of living” and I melted. There was such a great balance of humor and heart in their relationship that I couldn’t get enough of.
Then there’s the mystery plot, the overall story arc that was continued on from the last book was thoroughly developed in this book and I was so intrigued. It tied up so much from the previous books, gave us – and Coop -so many answers, yet managed to leave me with so many questions! The lore of these shifters that has been carefully seeded from book one paid off in a big way. The society and culture fascinates me because every time an author manages to pull off twisting werewolf folklore into something new, especially set in a contemporary world, I am always impressed since I’ve read so much of it.
There was so much growth in this book. With the characters. With the plot. With the romance. There’s a side character that I am super interested in. There’s and new subplot I am ready to explore. Basically, I want like 5 more books.