Wolves of Willow Bend Book 13: Outlaw Wolves

Return to the world of the Wolves of Willow Bend. Join us as we take a look at how the former Lone Wolves are banding together to form a 6th pack. Can Luciana and Rayne work together and save their people?

She doesn’t seem to be anyone’s favorite wolf…

Luciana Esposito Barrows never imagined her dream of uniting the Lone Wolves and giving them a home could go so terribly awry. First, her brother rejected her, repudiating her from Seven Hills and leaving her without a powerful ally. Then the U.S. packs put her on notice, monitoring their movements, keeping them contained…then the Russians came. The last person in the world she expected to turn on her, was her own mate.

She was everything to him…

Rayne Barrows never thought of himself as much of a romantic. In his heart, he was a soldier and had always risen to the task where he was needed. Born in the heart of the Delta Crescent pack, he’d grown up alongside a future Alpha and willingly served her father as a faithful Hound. When the battles for ascension began, he couldn’t face those he loved in combat. He chose a solitary path instead. Journeying around the world, he found himself in Italy…and discovered a wolf he could love. Luciana Esposito captured his heart and he followed her—even when he didn’t believe in her cause. Now with a pack in tatters around them and their enemies closing in, Rayne faces his most brutal challenge.

To save the woman he loves and the pack they formed, he challenged her and took her position as alpha. Can their mate bond survive such a betrayal?

The Reviews!

Carol LaGatta
5.0 out of 5 stars Tension, Revelations, Heart-break and So Much More! Don't Miss This Book!
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
I've waited a long time for this story, and it was totally worth the wait.

This book opens with a visit from Julian and Dallas, the goal to have Three Rivers operate as the other packs do, through trade. Rayne is skeptical at first but has to agree with the benefits.

Now Luciana has done some pretty dumb things but she did it for love. Unfortunately Rayne took the reins from her in Alpha Challenge. Took the pack from her in what she considers the ultimate betrayal.

What she doesn't realize or even understand for that matter, is the fact that American packs are far different from the one she was raised in. So she keeps failing at least in her own eyes.

Rayne did what he had to do and has been giving her the space she says she needs. It is putting a strain on the pack and their mate bond. He loves her and now he has to win her back.

However the appearance of a Seven Hills Centurion, Rodrigo complicates matters.

A rather horrible twist of fate lands Luciana severely injured and near death. It's Rayne and the pack that keep her alive until the healer can arrive.

The healer was a pleasant surprise, as was all the visitors that come to aid the pack that needs help in a unique way. You'll love who shows up as much as I did.

All I can tell you folks, is have your tissues handy, and keep hydrated.

Plenty of tension, revelations, heart-breaking scenes, and the simmer to sizzle is worth every page. Yes, Luciana and Rayne win me over, eventually.
Netta
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth the wait!
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
OUTLAW WOLVES is author Heather Long at her best. I have to admit that I was not particularly fond of Luciana in her other appearances, so for a writer to be able to take that person and turn them into someone likable, even sympathetic is rather amazing;

Luciana and her husband Rayne had gathered up lone wolves and gave them a pack, setting up in Seven Hills. This wasn't something that was easily accepted by the other pack alphas. Cool heads prevailed and the new pack was watched closely. Then Luciana made a mistake and allowed the Russian wolves free passage through her territory. That itself is a different story, but to protect her Rayne challenges her and wins. She feels betrayed though she had admitted, though only to herself, that she had missed some things a good alpha should have known about her people

Communication is usually the root of all problems and this is evidently one of those times. So a little work in that field is necessary and a bit of cleaning up a problem that arises from her brothers pack and then they will be able to work together. That's what Rayne wants after all.
ilianag
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely loved it
Reviewed in the United States on July 5, 2019
She doesn't seem to be anyone's favorite wolf...

Luciana Esposito Barrows never imagined her dream of uniting the Lone Wolves and giving them a home could go so terribly awry. First, her brother rejected her, repudiating her from Seven Hills and leaving her without a powerful ally. Then the U.S. packs put her on notice, monitoring their movements, keeping them contained…then the Russians came. The last person in the world she expected to turn on her, was her own mate.

She was everything to him...

Rayne Barrows never thought of himself as much of a romantic. In his heart, he was a soldier and had always risen to the task where he was needed. Born in the heart of the Delta Crescent pack, he’d grown up alongside a future Alpha and willingly served her father as a faithful Hound. When the battles for ascension began, he couldn’t face those he loved in combat. He chose a solitary path instead. Journeying around the world, he found himself in Italy…and discovered a wolf he could love. Luciana Esposito captured his heart and he followed her—even when he didn’t believe in her cause. Now with a pack in tatters around them and their enemies closing in, Rayne faces his most brutal challenge.

To save the woman he loves and the pack they formed, he challenged her and took her position as alpha. Can their mate bond survive such a betrayal?

OHHHH MYYY GOOOOD!!!!
It still amazes me how this series just keeps getting better and better.
Heather Long is a Godess of the pen!
I so enjoyed visiting all the packs and i really enjoyed seeing how the Pack of Luciana and Rayne is going.
Miscommunication .hurt,danger,love,loss are few of the emotions this wild emotional rollercoaster goes to.
We've been waiting a long time for this book and it was soooo worth the waiting!
An excellent job by Heather Long!
gds
VINE VOICE
5.0 out of 5 stars A lotta great story rolled into one...
Reviewed in the United States on June 25, 2019
Whoa. I wasn’t expecting an edge-of-your-seat read but Outlaw Wolves delivers drama and intrigue and infighting and a story of deep love, with a touch of self-loathing thrown in for good measure!

Luciana and Rayne start their story with a war raging, between the two of them. I won’t be giving away any spoilers by saying that Rayne had challenged Luciana to be alpha of Three Rivers…and she is his mate. That should give you some idea of the road these two travel!

On top of everything else that is going on between Rayne and Luciana, there is a sinister “air” in Three Rivers, one that puts Luciana right back in the crosshairs. Rayne is feeling the heat from the other Alphas in the US region and all of it kept my blood pumping thru the book.

Great to read about these wolves again. Suffice it to say that Outlaw Wolves is a bit ‘dark’ but will keep you reading, just to figure out what will happen next. It took me a while to warm up to Luciana but I did love Rayne. It was fun to visit with the rest of the wolves in Three Rivers, too. Really enjoyed the story.

USA Today and Amazon Bestselling author Anna Lowe loves putting the “hero” back into heroine and letting location ignite a passionate romance. She loves dogs, sports, and travel – and letting the later inspire her fiction. If she’s not hunched over her laptop, working on her latest story, you’ll find her hiking in the mountains or biking country roads. Either way, the day will end with a chunk of dark chocolate and a good read.

Author: Reluctant Retiree

Living in FL and enjoying life.

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