Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.
When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.
Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.
This was such a fun read and a part of the draw had to do with the kids. They were all adorable and unique and compelling. I liked that their personalities were so different, making them individuals and not just a backdrop. Jack, the Wolfmanny, was this big burly former military guy that looked nothing like a nanny. The alpha, Kenneth, had his doubts but he’d already been through so many nannies/tutors for his adopted kids. Before Kenneth could send Jack packing, Jack took over, gaining the trust of each child individually. It was fun to watch and I enjoyed the little things that made these wolf pups different from others that I’ve read in the past. Another fun aspect was Kenneth’s pack was made up of all kinds of shifters. A water buffalo cook, a head of security fox, mink bodyguards that were rumored to be very deadly.
A couple of things niggled at me though. Kenneth and his PA, Miles, had grown up together but had never been lovers. Then Jack shows up and they are all three mates. It was never explained why Kenneth and Miles never had that surety before then. The other thing was the problem with the mate bond—forming and strengthening–wasn’t explained and it didn’t seem as if anything special happened when Kenneth was finally brought home. He just spent more time with Jack and Miles.
But those two niggles didn’t dampen or alter my enjoyment of the story. The relationship between Miles, Jack, and Kenneth was balanced and I liked that there wasn’t an over abundance of sex scenes once the three got together. This was more about the family as a whole and how they opened up and invited others into their circle. I’m hopping that Gunny or Eli gets a book. If you enjoy paranormal romances then I definitely recommend this.