In Morgan Valley, two wary loners discover they’re perfect together . . .
Beth Baker can tell that her summer tenant wants to be left to himself, and that suits her more than fine. Conner O’Neil is a brooding, retired Navy SEAL whose only friend seems to be his pet half-wolf, Loki. But Beth becomes concerned when Loki turns up on her doorstep, demanding she follows him back to Conner’s cabin . . .
Ailing, Conner would rather stay holed up like a wounded animal than allow anyone to nurse him back to health. But he quickly learns that resisting Beth is futile. Another discovery: they have more in common than he expected. She’s an irresistible blend of strength and gentleness, and soon enough, Conner wants to show her it’s okay to trust him because he’ll never let trouble reach her side again . . .
*Previously appeared in the anthology Lone Wolf
This title is connected to the Morgan Valley world, and while you do not have to have read those series to enjoy this one at all – it is part of a larger world with fascinating characters and really good stories.
Title: The Wolf on Her Doorstep
Series: *part of the Morgan Valley world*
Author: Kate Pearce
Genre: Modern Western Romance
Published: July 26, 2022
Publisher: Kensington Books
My Rating: 4.5 stars
The Wolf on Her Doorstep is part of the larger Morgan Valley world but could be read on its own without any trouble. It was also included in the anthology Lone Wolf. So it is possible that you might have read this title before, so my suggestion is to check to see if you have the anthology. I love talking about good books, but I also watch my book budget, which is why I give these types of bits of information on previously published titles.
I enjoyed being back in this world for Connor and Beth’s romance – but, to be fair, I adored Loki most of all. What can I say? I think wolves are such majestic creatures, and Connor’s half-wolf pet stole my heart early on.
Connor is a former Navy SEAL dealing with issues from the past; he’s very much a grumpy lone wolf keeping to himself and rarely if ever, asking for help. This is how Beth found him, ill with a raging fever, after Loki came to her to lead her back to Connor. Beth also has issues of her own, including a vile ex and struggling to deal with the antics of her son and stepson, which has brought trouble into their lives.
The Wolf on Her Doorstep is packed with action and an instant love (attraction) between Connor and Beth – a lot for a short story, yet it fell together in a way that brought me into their lives and had me enjoying every moment spent with this couple. Being a short story, I don’t want to go into details here. I had a good time with this story, loved being back in this world, and loved a very special half-wolf who didn’t get enough page time (in my opinion, because I loved that wolf). If you love a fast-paced romance with a touch of danger, instant connections, and a well-written story, then you’ll want to check this one out soon.
*I received an e-ARC of this novel from the publisher via NetGalley. That does not change what I think of this story. It is my choice to leave a review giving my personal opinion about this book.*
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