Wolf at the Door by Christine Warren

Blurb: Sullivan Quinn didn’t travel 3,000 miles from his native Ireland and his wolf pack just to chase rabidly after the most delectable quarry he’s ever seen. Quinn is in America on a mission—to warn his Other brethren of a shadowy group willing to use murder and mayhem to bring them down. But one whiff of this Foxwoman’s delicious honeysuckle fragrance and he knows that she is more than a colleague or a conquest…she is his mate.

Anthropologist Cassidy Poe is a world-renowned authority on social interaction, but the overpowering desire she feels around Quinn defies every ounce of her expertise. Working by his side to uncover The Others’ enemies poses risks she never expected—to her own safety, to those she loves, and to her heart, as every encounter with Quinn proves more blissfully erotic than the last…
Now, with no one to trust but each other, Quinn and Cassidy face a foe that’s edging closer every day, threatening to destroy the life they’ve always known, and the passion they’ve just discovered…

My thoughts: Somehow I must have overlooked that this book is by the same author as “Fantasy Fix”. Had I known this I probably wouldn’t have gotten this book, since Fantasy fix really got on my nerves. However, I liked “Wolf at the door” quite a bit. According to amazon both books belong to the Other series and Fantasy Fix (now called One bite with a stranger) is book six, while Wolf at the door is book 1. Fantasy Fix was written much earlier and as far as I can remember had no references to the Others at all, but maybe the re-release is quite different from the first one.

Anyway. I liked the point of departure in the story. The Others are not only weres and vampires but practically everything you can think of. Faeries, brownies, selkies, animi, gargoyles, you name it, the Others got it. They are now threatened to be exposed to the humans and have to take action in order to prevent this, possibly by anticipating the opponents’ move and “unveil” themselves.

That plot was not a very complicated one, still didn’t get resolved completely by the end of the book. The Others did find out who was pulling the strings, but the direct enemy never got exposed and the way it looks they won’t be in the next book either. Doesn’t matter, I still enjoyed reading this story, mostly for the humour in it. Cassidy’s wisecracking towards the end was a bit over the top for me, but still nice to read.

As far as the romance goes, it took up a fair amount of the book and there wasn’t much doubting, angst or anything. The chemistry was immediate, Quinn (why he was always referred to as Quinn I didn’t get, his first name is Sullivan) had made up his mind about Cassidy from the start and she didn’t take long to come around to the fact that there is something more meaningful between them than just a fling.

A nice and entertaining story. I checked the following books for a sequel about Richard, the selkie, but it seems no such luck. Richard is the character I’d have like to read more about. Oh, well, I think there are more Others books to come.

Wolf at the Door is available at amazon

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  1. Ooh, I LOVE this book! I actually love all of Christine Warren’s books, but I prefer the mass market stuff over her previously published ones.

    Her web site explains the order of the series:

    Fantasy Fix (now expanded and retitled One Bite with a Stranger, SMP)
    Fur Factor (now expanded and retitled Big, Bad Wolf, coming from SMP, Fall/Winter 2009)
    Faer Fetched (novella, coming from SMP, date TBD)
    Fighting Faer (coming from SMP, date TBD)
    Fur For All (coming from SMP, date TBD)
    Fur Play (at Ellora’s Cave)
    Wolf at the Door (SMP)
    She’s No Faerie Princess (SMP)
    The Demon You Know (SMP)
    Any Witch Way She Can (in the anthology No Rest for the Witches, SMP)
    Howl at the Moon (SMP)
    Walk on the Wild Side (SMP)
    You’re So Vein (SMP)


  2. Thanks, Jen, for the list in the reading order. I’m wondering about Fanatsy Fix still. On the amazon list it says One bite with a stranger is book 6 in the Others series. I’m confused. But anyway, Chrstine Warren must have changed the book quite a bit for the re-release. I can’t remember any Others references in the original one.


  3. One Bite with a Stranger is still the first book in reading order. It just introduces the female characters, and that’s why you don’t see any references to Others or the council or anything like that.


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