Audiobook Review: Wolf Gone Wild (Stay a Spell, #1). ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Wolf Gone Wild by Juliette Cross

My rating: 5 of 5 stars

What’s the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he’s cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.

​Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven–no werewolves. They’re known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she’s ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.

​What Evie doesn’t know is that Mateo’s wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she’s in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her. 

Wolf Gone Wild

The hex breaker!

The following ratings are out of 5:
Romance: 💚🖤💙💜❤️
Heat/Steam: 🔥🔥🔥🔥
Story/Plot: 📕📗📙📘📔
World building: 🌏🌍🌎🌏🌎
Character development: ☹️🙃☺️😀🤓
Narrator(s): 🎙🎙🎙🎙🎙
Narration Type: Dual Narration

The heroine: Evie Savoie – One of the Savoie sisters, who are the most well known witches in New Orleans. Evie is a powerful hex breaker, she works at her sister Jules’ bar called “The Cauldron” and her other sister Clara’s shop called “Mystic Maybelle’s”. She is a quirky and geeky redhead who loves comic books, is a Star Wars fanatic and has a fangirl crush on Wolverine. She someday wants to be an artist, but hasn’t been ready yet to show her work.

The Hero: Mateo Cruz – He is a werewolf who has been cursed by a witch. He is unable to change into his wolf form, and since then his inner wolf has been bristling near his surface and constantly talking and driving him crazy, alternately wanting to jump the bones of every woman he sees and start fights with every man.

The Story: Mateo needs a hex breaker to do away with the hex on him and Evie is known as the best in the city. His wolf has slowly been driving him crazy and he is unable to work. He is a well-known metal sculptor and owns his own gallery and hasn’t sculpted in weeks because his wolf is always in his ear. So he goes to Evie, who despite her the fact that her and her sisters never work with werewolves, who can be dangerous, decides to help him out.

While Evie learns more about Mateo’s hex, which is stronger and more complex than any she has dealt with before, Mateo finds that his wolf calms down whenever he is near Evie. So he asks her to spend time with him so he can sculpt and just have some time without his wolf prickling beneath his skin. Evie is attracted to the tall, dark and handsome man and Mateo is charmed by the unconventional witch.

This story was told in dual points of view via dual narration. It was narrated by Aiden Snow and Johanna Fairview who do a terrific job. I really like Aiden’s deep but soft sexy voice and I enjoyed his version of the wolf within Mateo, who was hilarious. Johanna has a clear intelligent sounding voice which portrayed the quirky witch very well.

I read Witches Get Stitches about a year and a half ago and really enjoyed that one, and planned to do the rest of the series since then, but hadn’t had a chance before now, so when this audiobook went on sale, I grabbed it. I like witch books sometimes, especially when set in contemporary times. These are whimsical and offbeat and I really enjoyed it.

I liked the fact that the romance developed naturally as the two main characters got to know each other. Also the way the characters supported each other makes the romance so much better. Though it wasn’t all sweet and light. There was still plenty of steam. The mystery of who hexed Mateo and why was very interesting as well.

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