We are thrilled to bring you this new erotic romance title from Nina West. WOLF BAIT is the first book in the Wolf Cove Series releasing November 16th. You aren’t going to want to miss this fantastic title so go grab your copy for just $.99 today!
About WOLF BAIT:
WOLF BAIT is the first book in the Wolf Cove Series.
When life turns to hell, most people talk about running away. Abbi Mitchell actually does it. Determined to escape her humiliating heartbreak and her overbearing mother, Abbi takes a summer job at a resort in Alaska. It’s supposed to be four months of snow-capped mountains, peaceful wilderness, and figuring out if she should wait for her lifelong sweetheart to come back, as he has promised he’ll do.
Instead, it’s Henry Wolf.
Owner of the luxury hotel chain, Henry Wolf is cool and composed, successful with everything he touches, and undeniably beautiful. And for some reason Abbi can’t fathom, he wants her—the farm girl from small town, USA with no corporate experience—as his personal assistant.
Abbi scrambles to meet his professional demands while she battles her growing attraction to him. Physical feelings she shouldn’t have because he’s her boss, because she’s way out of her league with him, and because they’ll never be reciprocated.
Until they are.
Will Abbi be able to let go of herself—her values, her dreams, and her inhibitions—to give him all that he’s demanding of her?
WOLF BAIT Excerpt
When things take an ugly turn, people are always saying they’re going to pick up and move far away. Australia, France, anywhere that puts an ocean between them and their problems. Most don’t ever act on that. I certainly had no intention of doing so.
And then I went to that job fair in the city library, more than a little panicked about what I was going to do this summer. Recruiters were peddling administrative and counselor positions, trade internships, day care. Nothing I was interested in. Plus, they were all local Chicago-based positions. The last thing I wanted to do was stay in Chicago for the summer. I needed to separate myself from it and its bitter memories, if for only a few months until school started again in the fall.
But the idea of going back to Pennsylvania, where everyone including the cows had heard the nitty-gritty details about my breakup with Jed, was even more unappealing.
That’s what happens when you grow up in a small town and then go away to college with your high school sweetheart, who’s also the reverend’s son, who you were supposed to marry the summer after you both graduate college.
Who you’ve been saving yourself for.
Who you caught with his pants down and thrusting into some raven-haired jezebel.
And, while in the depths of despair, though you know better, you tell your upstanding, churchgoing mama, who is known around town as much for her raspberry pie as for her big mouth.
That scandal sure gave the folks of Greenbank something to talk about during Pennsylvania’s long, cold winter. It’s been months since D-Day, or what I like to call Dick Day, when I caught him. February 2, to be exact.
I’m sure tongues were wagging across pews during church service. When I visited over Easter weekend though, I got nothing but sympathetic nods and pats. Jed, sitting in the pew directly across from us, earned more than a few glowers. Not everyone shared those feelings, though. His father, Reverend Enderbey, decided that giving a sermon on man’s weakness for carnal flesh and the need for forgiveness and understanding would be more appropriate than discussing the resurrection of Christ that day.
Much like Jed promised me, Reverend Enderbey has promised my parents that this is just a momentary blip in Jed’s faith; that he’s feeling confused and needs to sort out his priorities. He’ll come back to me, after he’s done sowing his wild oats.
Why do they all think I’ll want to take him back?
He broke my heart that day, and has continued breaking it daily, every time I see him walking hand in hand around campus with her.
He’s not just sowing wild oats. They’re dating now.
So when I passed by the Wolf Hotels booth at the job fair a month ago and spotted the pamphlet with a beautiful vista of snow-capped mountains and forest, I immediately stopped and started asking questions, and within ten minutes I knew that Wolf Cove was my ticket away from sadness, temporarily at least. I just needed to get myself to Homer, Alaska. They’d provide transportation to the hotel, subsidized accommodations and meals onsite, and weekly transport to Homer, if needed, and in turn I’d work like a dog and keep my mind occupied.
The best part? It was almost 3,800 miles from everything I know.
WOLF BAIT Review:
I opened up Nina West’s Wolf Bait not quite knowing what to expect. The Cover was pretty. The synopsis was a classic story of heartbreak then forbidden lust. Then toss in that it is an erotic romance… and I figured sure, why the heck not, let’s give this debut author a try!
Abbi has just had her heart broken in the worst of ways. She has found out that her fiance has cheated on her. They were supposed to wait until they were married and be each other’s firsts! He wants her to wait for him to come back to her… Her family back in her small farm town want her to wait for him, insisting that he will snap out of this and she WILL take him back. Even his father the Minister feels that way! (Seriously people, can you imagine!!??) Well she is taking her life into her own hands, and instead of going home for the summer she packs up and takes a job in Alaska at a luxury hotel, Wolf Cove. Never guessing just how much this would change her and broaden her sheltered little life.
As soon as she gets Abbi’s narrow, sheltered life is going to be blown wide open as she is roomed with women far more worldly than she is. As she parties with them and is exposed to things for the first time, sweet little Abbi’s eyes are opened to new, intriguing and exciting things. Then she meets a stranger as she is out stumbling and drunk. Did she totally embarrass herself? Or open herself up to a word of new possibilities?
The writing in this book is great and sucks you right in. Abbi’s character is easy to relate to. Once upon a time we were all that innocent! (I know it might seem like a long time ago now!) But think back… remember back to those days before you gave it all way. I actually remember talking to my mom (yes I was one of those who spoke openly with mommy!) and arguing why do I need to go in the pill now? I’m not even seeing anyone! (OMG the naivete! Am I right?) And she just looked at me and said, “you go on now because you will meet someone and it will just happen. Quick with no warning.” Well, Abbi doesn’t have that type of relationship with her mom… but the quickness of innocence to hot and steamy affair is there. Going from sweet and innocent to well.. go and #1click this and see! Well, I think if you think back on your life there was a time when we all made that transition.
Nina creates a world that is bursting with sexual tension. The chemistry between Abbi and Henry is evident from the start. I enjoyed the banter between them as well. But their relationship is complicated. And just as we start to feel that we are getting a handle on them… BOOM!
I truly enjoyed this book. Wolf Bait did not at all read like a a debut novel. In fact I am stunned that it is! I was hooked from the start right up to the very last page and I can not wait until the next book comes out. (Yes you read that correctly, Wolf Bait IS a part of a series. Which does mean that this one ends on a cliffy. As you know this never bothers me at all! Books should be told in the time and manner that they deserve, and not rushed or cut short just to not cliffy for us… So if you have no problem jump on in! If you are going to moan and groan and let it spoil your enjoyment, do me a favor and mark this on your TBR and make SURE you come back to it later! Because trust me, you do not want to miss out on Nina’s writing.)
I received a complimentary copy if Wolf Bait in exchange for an honest review.
About Nina West:
Nina West lives in the city but spends her summers in the wilderness with her husband. She loves having a steaming cup of cocoa in one hand and a steamy story full of angst in the other. Follow her on Facebook or on Twitter!