Most Lone Wolves have a story—a pack they left behind, a love they lost, or worse, one they buried. Some leave their packs to roam because they crave freedom, and independence. Some leave because in their hearts, they can’t bear to stay. Some leave because they see no way to go back…
Enforcer John Nelson has pulled double duty for months, keeping an eye on the Lone Wolves who are his charges as well as those that once answered to Margo Montgomery. More of a loner than most, he doesn’t mind going months at a time without seeing another Enforcer as was his typical pattern or at least it was until the formation of the Three Rivers pack disrupted lives everywhere. Now he must divide his time between watching the upstarts and checking on his charges while working with the other Enforcers to anticipate the next move by the Russian Volchitsa. No Enforcer expected to find themselves among the hunted, but when they target the one wolf he can tolerate, John defies orders to go after her.
Hadley Sexton is a bit of a wild card even for an Enforcer, and she loves being unpredictable. More of a mother hen than she likes to admit, she keeps an eye on her Lone Wolves, and treats them more like family than charges…but when three Enforcers are brutally murdered over the course of three weeks, Hadley discovers someone has been shadowing her trail and they aren’t alone. It is a dangerous game with a brutal enemy, one willing to kill the wolves she’s sworn to protect to draw her out.
For Hadley, John will break every rule, but will he be in time?
5.0 out of 5 stars Guardians
Reviewed in the United States on March 14, 2017 Verified Purchase
This is the second book in the Guardians of the Wolves arc within the Wolves of Willow Bend series. It is another great read, one that I enjoyed a lot. The Russian Volchista continues to strike at the packs and now the Enforcers. They seem to operate two steps ahead of the Enforcers, striking out in a big/small pattern. Hadley, a former Willow Bend pack member and long time Enforcer, calls her lone wolves together to the Lodge for safety after several lone wolves are killed as a lure for their assigned Enforcer, who was then captured and killed. Hadley is taking no chances, especially when a storm takes out their power and she has no way of communicating with the outside world. Then the Volchista come and, in the aftermath, Hadley and her wolves flee.
John Nelson is an Enforcer with special abilities, and something is telling him Hadley is in trouble. Defying Julian's direct orders to stay in Willow Bend following a Volchista attack there, he drives three days to get to the Lodge, where he finds evidence of a battle and a quick clean-up of the scene. But he also finds a hidden message...Hadley is alive and on her way to Oregon. Which is now John's destination as well, because Hadley is his friend. And she's also his to protect.
5.0 out of 5 stars This book reads like a paranormal James Bond novel with humor and love. I loved it and can’t wait for the next.
Reviewed in the United States on March 7, 2017 Verified Purchase
Thunder Wolf is a terrific story that I probably rushed through hoping to get to the next book which is the story I’ve been waiting for. Julians book is coming! But enough of that. Thunder Wolf is pretty heavy. There is a lot going on in the enforcers attempt to avoid all out war with the Russian Volchitsa. Enforcer Hadley Sexton is doing her job when she and her charges are attacked by members of the Volchitsa. One of her wolves is killed and two are seriously wounded. She is pissed off. She moves her charges to safe locations and hopes to lure the Volchitsa away from the others by using herself as bait. It works but just as she is pinning a Volchitsa to question Enforcer John Nelson comes in and kills it thinking he is saving Hadley. John and Hadley work together to discover the Volchitsa’s plans. In doing so they discover each other as well. We learn a lot more about Chief Enforcer Julian as well. This book reads like a paranormal James Bond novel with humor and love. I loved it and can’t wait for the next.
4.0 out of 5 stars Ready for the next one...
Reviewed in the United States on May 13, 2018 Verified Purchase
Can’t wait for the next one I’ve been waiting on those two to finally meet up and hash it out. I’m hoping the father of the omega is not who we thought it was. Then again I want to get back to Delta Crescent and maybe even Diesel, those two really stand out and seeing that we didn’t get to see Serafina’s pack in action on home turf I don’t want it to be over before we can.
With so much interest put on Peter I’m wondering if he was in Three Rivers and who gave him a drawer. Hopefully he ties into what’s happening seeing he just so happened to take off before the attack. Great read, just adds to the suspense of wanting to know what’s going to happen next.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Change is a necessity of success.
Reviewed in the United States on May 12, 2017 Verified Purchase
Two enforcers break all the rules and break the puzzle of the Russian outcasts who have been terrorizing the packs. Ms. Long continues her brilliantly-plotted tale in amazing fashion. The Enforcers are hunted, tortured and killed. The result is to make the remaining Enforcers rabid about eradicating the marauding Russians. Hadley makes a fantastic break in tracking down the Russians. She and John take care of all of them and capture one who helps them understand the motivation behind the actions happening in the packs. Much remains to be done, but things are changing, both with the Enforcers and within the packs. Lots of action moving the plot forward makes this a riveting read. Can't wait to read the last book in the series.