Wolves of Willow Bend Book 9.5: Wolf on Board

The wolf days of summer are here…

Meet Jake Danes of Hudson River—Lone Wolf, avid gamer, extreme sports enthusiast, and surfer. He’s spent the last two years roaming free, exploring the world and escaping the dark place his pack had become after betrayal and murder tore them apart. Sure, life changed back home, but Jake’s having way too much fun to return—riding the waves in Monterrey and living out of a van. It’s the perfect life, one he never wants to give up, no matter how many calls he’s fielding from his big brother…then he catches her scent.

Mimi Chase wanted one perfect year. Time away from pack politics and her mother’s matchmaking efforts. Ever since her big brother settled into mating with a healer, Mimi’s mom seems to have gone into overdrive—throwing her at every eligible male in the pack. Choosing to roam seemed the best option, and California the ideal location to get away from everything pack related. Her plans for art classes, yoga on the beach, maybe a cooking lesson or two while living a hippy dippy lifestyle are all she cares about…until another wolf butts into her every activity. Doesn’t he know the rules?

Lone Wolves aren’t supposed to form relationships, so why doesn’t he catch a hint? Worse, why isn’t she working harder to make sure he does?

The Reviews!

D. Antonio
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun, sexy paranormal suspense
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2016
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Jake Danes is a laidback surfer dude type of guy but that isn’t all he is. He is also a skilled hunter with a past. He has been surfing the world trying to find his way back to himself. When Mimi Chase winds up on the same beach as him he is a goner. He just doesn’t know it yet.
Jake reminds me a bit of Deeks from NCIS LA blonde, goofy, with the appearance of not taking anything too seriously. I like Mimi, she is strong, talented and searching for her future. She just didn’t expect to find it in Jake.
Wolf on Board is a transition book. Leaving one arc and entering another. I look forward to seeing where Ms. Long is going to take us.
	Luna Ambrosia
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful!
Reviewed in the United States on October 2, 2016
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What can I say? The newest edition of the Willow Bend series was absolutely wonderful. Heather Long truly has a gift for creating such vivid worlds and those who inhabit them are all unique - you can almost feel they are real. Mimi and Jake were both amazing. You can see hints of their siblings in them, but they are definitely their own people.

I would love to go on a roam like this...feeling so carefree and like the sky is the limit. A lot happened in this little novella, but my favorite part was the easy breezy domesticity of Mimi and Jake together. Both characters are well fleshed and you even get to know Mitch the Enforcer a little bit better. I absolutely cannot wait for the next installment of this fantastic series!
	Sheri V
5.0 out of 5 stars Another great book
Reviewed in the United States on September 27, 2016
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Jake and Mimi have some of the best banter ever. The way Jake sneaks into Mimi's heart kept me turning the pages in one sitting. Ms. Long does a great job again with creating some amazing characters that are easy to fall in love with. She also introduces a new element to the world, and I honestly don't know how she manages to keep all the aspects of this world together and keep surprising me. I definitely enjoyed every second of this story and highly recommend it.

This is part of a series, but I think it could be read standalone, although it's a pretty awesome series and I recommend them all.
	Carol LaGatta
5.0 out of 5 stars Don't miss this fun and game changing read!
Reviewed in the United States on September 28, 2018
For two years Jake has been having the time of his life. Following the waves and working side jobs. But lately his brother Luc been hounding him to check in more.

Mimi asked Mason's permission to roam for a year, to get away from her mother's attempts at matchmaking. Now in California, she taking all kinds of classes to learn new things.

Jake comes across Mimi while surfing, she was doing her yoga on the beach. He was curious about the beautiful wolf and uses teasing to coerce her into going for coffee with him.

I absolutely loved Mimi's snarky comebacks. 'Evading the dog catcher 101' was a favorite and had my laughing out loud.

All is not fun and games though. While perusing a bookstore Mimi encounters a female wolf and Jake intercepts her before she loses herself to her anger. Growling among the humans is frowned upon.
Mitch, who we met briefly in Snow Wolf, is their enforcer and on hearing Mimi's report on the wolf decides Jake should stay with her, at least temporarily.

Mimi and Jake do lots of fun things as they get to know each other. I love the slow build of this relationship and the surprises that get thrown in that have me itching for more.

Mitch is the messenger that gives us a glimpse of the friendship and co-operation between Mason (Willow Bend) and Brett (Hudson River) taking these books to a whole new level!

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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