Wolf Games (Granite Lake Wolves #3) by Vivian Arend

True love’s path never did run smooth. Granite Lake Wolves, Book 3 After seven years of total denial, Maggie Raynor’s body-and her inner wolf-are in full revolt. Weak and shaky, she literally falls into the very large and capable arms of the Granite Lake Beta, Erik Costanov. The last thing she wants is a mate, particularly when just looking at another wolf scares her to death. And one as big and sexy as Erik? Really bad idea, no matter what her libido says. Erik expected to meet Maggie in Whitehorse to escort her to the home of her sister, his pack’s Omega. Sheer chance puts him in the right place at the right time to catch her, but the realization that hits him with the force of a full body shot is no accident. She’s his mate. An even bigger shock? She wants no part of him-not until she resolves her issues. She’ll have to work fast, because they’re both selected to represent the pack during the premier sporting event for wolves in the north. Not only will she have to work as a team with Erik, she’ll have to face down her fear of wolves. Let the Games begin. Warning: Contains uber-sexy werewolves of Russian descent, reluctant mates and exotic travels through the Yukon wilderness. Includes sarcasm and hot nookie under the Midnight Sun.

I’m really loving the Granite Lake Wolves series, but I have to be honest here. One of the main reasons that I wanted to read Wolf Games was so I could get that much closer to TJ’s book without missing anything. I know, that’s really lame and not fair to Erik at all, but to be fair, not much was revealed about Eric other than he was the Beta of the pack. The first two books in the series concentrated on either the main characters involved or family members. Even Maggie was only mentioned in Wolf Flight. Who knew what Vivian Arend had in store for readers in this really sweet and quick read?

Readers found out in Wolf Flight the kind of pack that Maggie and Missy came from. Maggie’s reluctance to join a pack, after all she experienced, is understandable. Erik definitely had his work cut out for him in Wolf Games. He turned out to be patient, kind and more than up to the challenge ahead.

Unlike the first two book, this one isn’t as full of danger and intrigue. Most of the battles that take place are internal. That doesn’t make them any less intense though and watching not only Erik’s respect for Maggie and what she’s been through, but the rest of the pack’s as well made this a truly heart warming read. I really liked getting to know Jared and of course TJ just a little better.

And speaking of TJ… *sigh* Wolf Tracks is next and I can’t wait to read it. From the first time he was introduced in Wolf Signs I fell in love with his uncoordinated, goofy, oblivious charm. 😉