Trust the Wolf by Zoe Ashwood

Overall: 5/5 ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Steam: 3/5 🔥🔥🔥
Feels: 💔😖🤔😏💪❤️

Tear jerker: No
Paranormal/Fantasy: Yes
Location: New York then Canada
Character age range: twenties
Lead: Claire Thibault
Love interest(s): Nikolai Gorski
HEA: Yes (HFN)

Kindle Unlimited: Yes
Audible: No
Series: Yes (Shift Series)
1. Trust the Wolf – releases 01/24/19
2. Truth or Bear – released 02/28/19
3. Make Him Howl – released 04/04/19

~QD 🔥~
Sex/kink type: manual, oral, penetrative
Possible triggers: Torture, betrayal, kidnapping,

The Quick and Dirty: 👑🐻+💻🔨= 💔🐺 then 🐻🐺+👄⚔️💪= 🔥❤️

Claire is the princess of the Thibault clan and is set to take over her father’s Council seat, but she’s also a spy who’s infiltrated The Guard, a rogue group, and unwittingly fallen for its top Lieutenant, Nik. She gets caught trying to hack into their servers and her secret identity is revealed, shattering Nik’s heart and their chances of finding happiness together. Circumstances bring them back together and as Nik realizes what The Guard really stands for, they must learn to trust each other again in order to conquer their enemies and save their families. 

Well written, the suspense and intrigue in this novel was what was missing from Trust the Wolf. I thought this was an excellent 2nd book to the series and really enjoyed that it flowed organically. There was not this immediate “Oh! I forgive you for betraying me.” Nik and Claire really had to work for their HEA. And as a bonus I totally love that we got to meet up with Emilia and Jason again AND that we got some Zach/Mat action! I’m working through my TBR so Make Him Howl is up next! I can’t wait to see what happens with Gabriel and Parker!

If you haven’t picked up this series yet, DO IT!!

Even a lone wolf’s heart can be broken.

Nikolai’s life was going just fine—until he was betrayed. He’s lost his job, his family’s trust, and his purpose, all for the cost of falling for a pretty bear. Now his friends have turned against him and they won’t stop until he’s dead. The last thing he wants to do is join forces with the woman responsible, but she might be his only chance at survival.

Getting kidnapped and shot was not part of Claire’s plan—and neither was falling for the lieutenant of the very organization she swore to destroy. Now working with Nik is dredging up all sorts of unwanted, heated memories. She couldn’t resist him when they first met, and nothing has changed when she sees his handsome face again.

But when rogues threaten their families, claws come out. Keeping secrets might have been their job description, but they’ll have to come clean to beat their enemies.


Zoe Ashwood

Zoe Ashwood is a romance writer with a passion for sweet stories with a sexy twist. She’s in love with the art of making up stories – and making her characters fall in love.