4 out of 5 stars
**Please note, ARC provided by the author in exchange for an honest review**
Had real life not gotten in the way, I probably would have read this book in record time. It's been a while since I've visited this world created by author Melissa Snark but it's great to be back!
As always, I struggle with books that are light on or completely void of romance. That's not say that there isn't any tension here because there definitely is (TEAM SAWYER!!!). What this installment lacks in heat it makes up with action, intrigue and mystery. While I tend to enjoy books featuring multiple characters, I typically only really get attached to one or two characters. Wolf's Cross has a fantastic ensemble who take turns stealing the spotlight. Each and every one could have their own book and in many cases (Jake's teen sons for example) I hope that to be the plan moving forward.
If pressed to pick faves, however, I would have to say Jake and Sawyer and Loki of course with a heaping dose of fangirling for the bromance that is Jake and Loki. At about the midway mark, the pacing was interrupted a bit, possibly due to lack of Sawyer and Jake. That, along with my wanting just a tad bit more on the romance side, even just a hint is how I came to the 4 star conclusion verses 5. There is SO MUCH going on in this story but the author did a great job in keeping it clear and easy to follow. Often times, too much can turn into a giant mess that leaves more questions than answers and not in a good way. I am a teensy bit bitter about where the story leaves off and will be stalking Ms. Snark's updates for the next release date!
Jake's strong presence, Victoria's determination and Arik's sly arrogance, is challenged only by Logan's boyish charm, Sawyer's dominance and ALL THAT IS LOKI (no, really, this character is FANTASTIC)!!! Good luck in finding a favorite here. Wolf's Cross delivers, and then some.