Review: ‘Fierce Cowboy Wolf’ by Kait Ballenger #CMCon23
Fierce Cowboy Wolfby Kait Ballenger
Series: Seven Range Shifters #4
Published by Sourcebooks Casablanca on August 27, 2021
Genres: Paranormal Romance
Source: Netgalley, publisher
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Cowboys by day, wolf shifters by night: These bad boys are ready to heat things up in a sexy paranormal wolf shifter romance from author Kait Ballenger.
She’s all he wanted, but was unable to claim…until now.
Sierra Cavanaugh has worked her whole life to become the first female elite warrior in Grey Wolf history. With her nomination finally put forward, all she needs is the pack council’s approval. But those stuffy old wolves refuse to elect her unless she finds herself a mate.
Packmaster Maverick Grey was reconciled to spending the rest of his life alone. Now, upon entering into treaty renegotiations with the other Seven Range clans, he needs the elite warrior vacancy filled—and fast. If Sierra needs a mate, this is his chance to claim her. But Sierra has an agenda of her own for their union, and they’ll need to work together against the assassin intent on barring the deal. For these two rivals, the only thing more dangerous than fighting the enemy at their backs is battling the war of seduction building between them...
Fierce Cowboy Wolf is the fourth book in Kait Ballenger’s Seven Range Shifters series. Each book follows new characters getting their HEA. Who wouldn’t want to read about cowboys/cowgirls in Montana that are wolf shifters? I know I can’t get enough of this series.
Storyline/My Thoughts: Two of my favorite things in books right now: Are Cowboys/Cowgirls and Wolf Shifters. I didn’t know how much I needed these two things in books until Kait Ballenger wrote the Seven Range Shifters. This series is helping me while I wait for the Yellowstone tv show to return later this year (2022).
What did I enjoy about the fourth book in the series?
- I loved the FMC in this book. Sierra Cavanaugh is a fierce female wolf shifter trying to be an Elite Warrior, but the pack council will not approve of her becoming one. Why? Because she is a female. Which is BS!! In this book, she is a kick-butt heroine, and even the packmaster and the male elite warriors find that she can be one of the elite warriors. She’s not going to back down from proving herself. She’ll even do the unthinkable and say yes to a marriage proposal from her packmaster, who she has come to be enemies with since he decided years ago to choose someone else to be his mate other her. I loved how she put Maverick in his place several times in this book. One scene, in particular, is when she finally puts him in his place when it comes to the bedroom. That was a very steamy scene. You go, Sierra!!!
- The MMC Maverick Grey is a grumpy, broody alpha wolf, but he has reasons why he’s like that. Everyone considers him a monster like his father was, but he’s not. He was cruel in how he spoke and acted around Sierra, but I saw right through him when I read his POV. You can’t get over on me, Maverick Grey. There are reasons why he is so mean in the beginning, and Sierra and he is enemies. He ended up mating with someone, and he lost her and is still not over it, but truths come to light in this book on why he mated with someone else and what really happened. I will not spoil it for anyone who hasn’t read this book or the series. This male wolf shifter proves himself in the end with Sierra, even when he backs out of something that he promised her in the beginning when they got married.
- The pack master is in danger in this book, and it will take the pack to help determine who wants him unalive. There is a twist at the end, but again no spoilers. I liked how the FMC was involved in investigating who was trying to hurt the MMC.
- The book does have spice in it with the FMC and MMC. Just know this, Sierra is a virgin, and this surprises Maverick. He shouldn’t be surprised, though. Sierra has been in love with him for so long that she always wanted it to be him. My favorite spicy scene involves handcuffs. I am not saying anything else about it. There’s also a riding crop engaged in another scene, but the handcuff scene is my favorite.
- I love how Kait Ballenger has the characters from previous books involved in this book and gives hints on couples for her next book(s) in the series. Blaze is one character that I can’t wait to read his story, which I’m doing next.
I loved how this book had one of my favorite tropes, enemies to lovers. It also has some of my favorite characters; a grumpy/broody MMC with a kick-butt heroine who knows how to put him in his place. Overall, this book gets 4.5-stars, and I look forward to reading the next book in the series.
Standalone or Part of Series: It’s part of the Seven Range Shifters series by Kait Ballenger. Each book follows a new couple, but I highly recommend reading in order because you’ll miss out on previous couples’ HEA.
Steam/Spice: ⭐️ ⭐️ ⭐️
Trope(s): Marriage of Convenience; Friends to Enemies to Lovers
Would I recommend this book? Yes. I highly recommend this book/series to Paranormal Romance readers who enjoy Werewolf Shifter Romance and love the Enemies to Lovers and Marriage of Convenience tropes.