Sexy werewolf romance! By the Light of the Moon is the first in the Arkansas Wolves series written by Jodi Vaughan was a bit tropey towards the end, but otherwise was a really good read.

So once upon a time, there were at least two breeds of werewolves: red wolves and grey wolves. The red wolves were thought to be driven to extinction ages ago by their own primal and violent society, but here they’re making a resurgence.

Determined to repopulate as quickly as possible, the red wolves are kidnapping female grays with the intent of breeding them against their will. The plan is to force them into repeated heats with some special secret serum they have, then using them as sex slaves until they are impregnated and give birth.  Wash, rinse, repeat.

One such kidnapped female Ava is the daughter of a high ranking pack member known as the General. A lone wolf Damon recently acquired into the pack is sent to retrieve her, and of course the sexy sparks start to fly.  On the run to keep the Ava protected, she is introduced to THE most awesome grandmother EVER, and they learn of at least one other female who has been kidnapped, as well as the fact that the females are being targeted for the purity of their bloodlines.

Which, of course, Ava is the bluest of blue bloods.

Aaaaand of course when it looks like all is lost and the lovers are never destined to be together, it’s revealed that OMG! Damon is a blue blood werewolf too! They can be together yay!

Eh. Still a good story. Might not continue with the series, but still enjoyable.

Sooooo excited for this next one!  A Black Dagger Brotherhood novella, Dearest Ivie by J.R. Ward is next!

The last place Ivie expects to be approached by a devastatingly handsome male is in a crowded, smoky cigar bar rarely frequented by vampires—yet here he stands. Silas is flirtatious, gallant, and, above all, mysterious. Ivie is anything but. A nurse at the healer’s clinic and the daughter of a biker, Ivie is accustomed to speaking her mind. So she does. Since aristocrats rarely pick up females of her class, Ivie asks Silas just what kind of game he thinks he’s playing.
Despite her guarded exterior, Ivie surrenders to the fierce desire she feels for Silas. And yet, just as their courtship is heating up, he reveals that it cannot last, for he is bound to return to the Old Country. Their bond only deepens as they make the most of their precious time together. But when she learns the truth, Ivie must find a saving grace—before all is lost. . . .