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Series: Treeland Pack Tales #3
Published by Loose Id Genres: Paranormal
Reviewed by Jo
Ivy Weathersby has been and still is in hell after being kidnapped by some rogue monsters. These brothers are also werewolves and they are abusing Ivy and three other women, both sexually and physically. Given the chance, Ivy escapes with the help of the two women who have become friends. Ivy has sworn to find help and bring them back to rescue the other women and to deal with the rogues.
Chet Tomlin might be a snappy dresser and wealthy wolf, but he is also a strong pack enforcer and tracker. When Chet is sent out to the address where suspected rogues are, he doesn’t expect to discover one of the female victims is his mate and she is terrified of werewolves. Beyond that, Chet can tell the Ivy is a Beta wolf, something that Ivy just doesn’t believe at first.
Ivy can’t understand why she should feel so safe and even sexually attracted to the wolf who saved her and helped her to heal after her experiences. But that is exactly what is happening. Learning that she is a wolf herself and learning how to shift into her wolf form has Ivy more determined than ever to find the rogues and rescue her two friends before it’s too late. Chet is more than happy to pamper Ivy and to show her that not all werewolves are bad people, but he is about to go insane when she wants to willingly expose herself in hopes to trap the rogues. Love has sprung up between Chet and Ivy, but can it be enough to keep them together after Ivy is placed in danger while the rogues are being dealt with and her friends are saved – especially when Ivy is clear she wants to continue this role to trap other rogues. Can old and new wolf mates learn the true meaning of the word compromise in time to save the love they have only just discovered?
A werewolf enforcer and a woman with a hidden wolf discover their love in very unusual circumstances in A Trace of Ivy. Chet is nicknamed GQ by his pack mates, but they all know he is a powerful enforcer and protector for the pack when called upon. Ivy has no idea that part of her heritage includes being part werewolf until she experiences a nightmare and is rescued by her mate. I discovered right off that Ivy was one strong woman as she escaped to get help for the others. Discovering that she was also a werewolf just proved how deep her strength went. I had to laugh as I watched Chet go through the various stages of an old bachelor suddenly facing the fact he was bonded and his mate was not a submissive. There were times when I wanted to shake both Ivy and Chet, but mostly Chet because I could see that their actions were going to be a problem. Just when I wondered if old wolves really could learn new attitudes, Chet proved to me that not only could they but that just about anything was worth the love of a true mate. A Trace of Ivy is full of suspense and passion with ribbons of humor, jealousy and danger wrapping around to make a perfect love story and a great way to spend a few hours escape.