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Prince of Wolves

(Val Cache #1)

3.69  ·  Rating details ·  834 ratings  ·  56 reviews
Through with running from the past, Joelle Randall has come to the rugged Canadian Rockies determined to face her pain and begin anew. All she needed was a guide to lead her through the untamed mountain wilderness to the site where her parents' plane had crashed so long ago. But the only guide Joelle could find was Luke Gevaudan, a magnetically attractive loner with the fe ...more
Paperback, 456 pages
Published September 1994 by Bantam (first published August 1st 1994)
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Tilly Slaton
Dec 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely, positively one of the BEST books I have read in years!

This book is a paranormal romance story of Joelle Randall and Luke Gevaudan. It is by far one of the most intriguing, well written romance books I have had the pleasure to discover in quite some time.

Joelle finds herself in a small town in Lovell, British Columbia. Ever since her parents went down in a plane crash 12 years ago, Joey continued to feel alone and forced herself into safe and stable relationships. Anything to avoid ac
Jun 27, 2012 rated it liked it
This is a total romance story where we have two people who have a lot of fear but come together to eventually understand and appreciate love.

When I saw eventually I really mean it this book moves super slow. There is a lot of sexual tension and not much else for like 200+ pages. One downside about the book is you really do not get a lot of depth for their motives. I guess the author is trying to draw you into the story but honestly my eyes kind of glazed over for a bit. I have to also say that
Nenia ✨ I yeet my books back and forth ✨ Campbell
Lover of Romance
Joelle, has come to Lovell, Canada, a small town in the Rockies, to find her parents, whose plane crashed in the area years ago but they were never found. Joelle, made a promise to herself that no matter what she would find them so she goes to Lovell to find a guide since the one she originally hired skipped out on her. So when she first comes to Lovell, she bumps into, Luke, who stirs her blood like none other. Luke, is part of a race of werewolves, and has come down from his home in the mount ...more
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May 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
2 1/2 -maybe 3 stars...while I appreciated the thoughtful descriptiveness that ran through this book I just found the whole thing overthought. There was WAY too much internal struggle going on with both main characters yet I still wanted more insight on Luke's take on it all. Half the time I found myself wondering if Luke was in wolf form or in human form...it was a decent read (albeit I had to force myself to finish it) and would've been much better imo if it just moved along a little faster an ...more
Oct 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
What a great spin on the Shapeshifter to Wolf idea. Luke is a mysterious threat to the town, they know to keep their distance, while Joelle is searching for a haunted piece of her past. They are drawn to each other for reasons neither understands. Following them on this dangerous, complicated journey is fascinating and I loved everything about their chemistry together. This one was read quickly because I simply could not put it down!
Lillian Cummings
Apr 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
Another great read. Joelle has decided to stop running from her past and wants to start a new life in Canadian rookies. But she needs a guide to get to where she needs to go to make peace with her memories. Luke is everything a woman would want if he wasn't a werewlof. Can they put aside their differences aside or are they too alike and can never be. ...more
May 26, 2009 rated it really liked it
This much loved book started my obsession with paranormal romances involving werewolves. It's not the best I've ever read, but it's a sentimental favorite. I've read it so many times I'm surprised the paperback is still intact. ...more
Feb 26, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition

I liked the idea but I really didn’t like either Luke or Joelle. They both hurt each other and I didn’t enjoy their story.
Jun 26, 2021 rated it really liked it
This was a sweet, slow-burn with some "here it comes, here it comes, here it comes, DARN IT" moments (but there is heat), tormented soul (his), strong but hurting female MC. Loved their respect and compassion for one another's pain and the healing they do for and with one another. Loved her strength and determination to succeed at her initial goal and then with him. Loved Luke's story and family. That saved this from being a 3.5. The slow burn wasn't only about the romance, but the writing style ...more
May 18, 2021 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I did not finish this book. The two main characters just didn’t do a thing for me. Others might really like them. For me the book was ponderously slow and I just couldn’t commit to 200 more pages of what amounted to teen angst. The descriptions of the town were quite good. And I admit I am wondering what happened in the story. The story just took way too long. I’m feeling very restless and needed something more to keep my attention. At another time in my life, I might have fallen in love with th ...more
Jun 02, 2021 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Overall this was a good book and a solid 4 stars. It's one of the better werewolf books I've read. I enjoyed the romance between Joelle and Luke and loved the wolves. My (minor) complaints are that there were noticeable typos or times where I had to reread sentences because a word or two was missing. There were also times too, where I had to reread scenes (in the middle to end of the book) because they were a little rushed. Pushing those aspects aside though, it was overall a fun, enjoyable read ...more
Marcia Davis
Oct 25, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a nice read just toooo drawn out. You knew the story but to have it this long made me just want it to end, I will not be reading any more of this series as I feel just too much literature to wade thru.
Melanie Atchley Robb
Loved it

Great author, great writing. It's got action and really close family ties, very deep emotions. I don't usually go for shifter novels, but I read The Forest Lord, and I liked Ms. Krinard's writing style, so, here I am.
Laura Lea
Dec 28, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. My first book from Author Susan Krinard. The details and intensity and bond of both alpha male and female was amazing. Thank you!
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it
Wow - another take on werewolf mythology. Lovely fierce writing and honest story telling. I enjoyed reading this book!
Dec 27, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Jun 22, 2021 rated it did not like it
Long and dull
Jun 27, 2021 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition

I didn’t find either main character likable. Perhaps if the book was much shorter, I would’ve tried to plod through it. I was too bored to finish the second half.
Jul 14, 2021 marked it as tmgbnet  ·  review of another edition
The first ? pages is all sexual tension and one-upmanship. So a little dull. Patient readers may get more out of this one.
Sherry Vitaniemi

He plays games. Uses things to the way he wants. Looks like he met someone who isn't willing to let him have his way.
Prince of Wolves was written well and I was interested in Joey’s journey, but I did not care for Luke or any of the male characters. I did not finish reading the book.
N.W. Moors
It's been sitting on my reader for a while at 35% and I'm DNF'ing it. They still hadn't got started on their trip into the wilderness and I've vowed to be more brutal about books I'm not enjoying. ...more
Apr 22, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shows an understanding of the way that animals communicate with each other.
Joelle Randall lost her parents in an airplane accident and now she is on a quest to self discovery and would like to locate the crash site. While looking for a guide she meets Luke Gévaudan a mysterious, handsome, self possessed man that is very intense and who she is trying to stay away from. Unfortunately since she is unable to find a guide to take her through the mountains and has to resort to asking him for help but she might be getting more than she’s asking for.

This was an interesting sto
Oct 24, 2009 rated it it was ok
I can't believe this is by the same author who wrote Prince of Dreams - not near as strong. Joelle is well written & developed - strong, and well rounded which was nice to see. My biggest problem is with Prince of Wolves himself. I realize he is supposed to be an alpha dominant type of character - in the alluring magnetic kind of way...what I found was a grumpy, combative, selfish oddball. He was supposed to be tortured and broody but instead came off as jerky and self-important. Not the strong ...more
Usagi Tsukino
Jul 15, 2016 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-f, paranormal

She's a f*cking annoying b*tch, and I so wanted her dead, that much I despise her. He's not freaking better, he's an arrogant a$$hole and I couldn't stand him too. The book was boring and annoying and at almost half of the book I give up with this book and it was a did not finish... until I don't even know myself why, but I continued to read it till the last page. It was the worst thing I could do to myself. It was better if I had just labeled this book as a "did not finish" instead to torture m
Deborah Vespo
Nov 08, 2012 rated it liked it
Joelle Randall heads to the mountains to find the site of our her parents plane crash, that had occurred years before. She has a difficult time finding anyone to help lead her into the mountains, the one man who offered to help had taken her money and ran. She finds a guide in Luke Gevaudan, a loner mountaineer. She comes to find that there is a lot more to this guy than she expected, such as the fact that he goes from a two legged hottie to a four legged wolf beauty. A sweet romantic story. I b ...more
May 12, 2008 marked it as did-not-finish
Stopped reading at page 173. I've read a couple of books by this author and they were so-so. The further I got into this one, I remembered why they were just so-so. She spends too much time on details that bog the reader down. Characters keep rehashing the same old thing instead of moving on with the story. I'll be hard pressed to try another of her books. ...more
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Trained as an artist with a BFA in Illustration from the California College of Arts and Crafts, Susan Krinard became a writer in 1992 when a friend read a short story she'd written and suggested she try writing a romance novel. A long-time fan of science fiction and fantasy, Susan began reading romance -- and realized what she wanted to do was combine the two genres. Prince of Wolves, her first ro ...more

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