The wolf shifter category is one of the most popular in the entire paranormal romance genre. Why you ask? Maybe it's because wolf shifters in romance today aren't like the brutal, uncomplicated monster werewolves we saw so often in old movies. Maybe romance readers are just drawn to the wild, raw, primal power of a rough-around-the-edges bad boy who just so happens to shift into the form of one of nature's most lethal predators every so often. Or maybe it's all because of that shirtless kid from the Twilight movies. Who knows? But more importantly...why question it? The simple fact is that romance readers love wolf shifters, and here at Romance Rehab, we're certainly not immune to their, um, animal magnetism. With that in mind, here are our top 11 all-time favorite wolf shifters in romance today, listed in no particular order.
An all-consuming desire . . .
Yet when an ancient evil from her past resurfaces, will their desire deepen into a love that can bring a proud warrior to his knees and turn a gentle beauty into the fighter she was born to be?
But here I am, trying to wrap my head around what has happened to some missing Weres without wrapping my body around Hank. I hope I don’t have to eat my words and my paw.
They’re nothing alike. He’s warm, open, easy to talk to. Her? Not so much. Violence is all she’s ever known.
And none of that matters when she’s in his arms.
But when a threat from her past emerges to destroy the new life she’s worked so hard to forge, Seven knows she’ll need to rely on her killer instincts to protect the future she longs for with Lucas. She can only hope she doesn’t lose what’s left of her humanity—and Lucas—in the process…
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Working one-on-one in a race to find a serial killer, Trent’s patience and Erica’s resolve wear thin. When Trent discovers the truth about Erica, will he accept her for who she is? And can he protect her from the horrors that her gift brings?
A case that pushes them to the edge…
Erica will have to risk it all if she wants to stop the killer, and when she does, Trent may have to put his own life on the line to make sure his mate is protected…
To her horror, she discovers she has now become a blood-drinking Vârcolac herself and she is the only female of her kind, with the potential for breeding a whole new army of Vârcolacs if they can only track her down and press her into service. And while Alex gets to know Nathan and his shape-shifting family as they offer her the protection she so desperately needs, unbeknown to all of them, the Vârcolacs are getting closer…
Mason doesn’t believe in psychics, but Jasmine, the psychic in question, seems to at least put on a good show. Jasmine believes in Shifters all right, but she vowed to never have anything to do with them.
The easiest way to get rid of the growly Lupine, Mason, is to help him, but Jasmine never dreams what that help will drag her into.
As Sonia attempts to adjust, Callum attempts to cope with the knowledge that his mate is mortal. He will have her beauty and gentleness only the length of a mortal life making their union unbearably bitter even as Sonia makes it unbelievably sweet.
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The fact that Brock, the hottest guy she's ever laid eyes on, also came along for the ride has absolutely nothing to do with it. But when they land, Heather discovers that there's a lot more to him than he let on. Like the fact that he howls at the full moon. So, she rushes to the nearest light rail stop to catch a ride back to the airport.
But she's not quite quick enough. In a strange twist of fate, Heather finds herself standing in front of the one person she never expected to see - the Fae prince. He's a little bit off, and not exactly thrilled that she's managed to stay hidden from him for this long. And now that he's found her and her new pet, he has some plans of his own for them.
In a move that would rival the white rabbit's, they find themselves thrown into a game of Survivor meets Alice in Wonderland with nothing but the clothes on their backs. To win the game, and the girl, Brock has five days to find Heather and return them to where he started.
Yet the real games begin when they come back.
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What about y’all? Did we leave your favorite wolf shifter off the list? Let us know. We’d love to hear from you!