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Taming the Wolf

(Anna Avery #1)

3.81  ·  Rating details ·  1,481 ratings  ·  119 reviews
Attacked by a wolf while hiking in the mountains, Anna Avery's life just got a little hairier. Living in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming, with a group of werewolves who are more animal than human, Anna must try to hold onto her human side. It's not easy when the alpha continues to persuade her into his bed, while another wolf is chomping at the bit to become her mate. To ...more
Paperback, 218 pages
Published 2012 by Everdark Publishing
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Catarina Szelsky †
Aug 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing

This guy is so freaking amazing and steamy, fuck Anna, COME TO MEEEEEEEEEE!

(Seriously I kinda have a tendency to fall in love with alpha- possessive- protetive -steamy hot-good looking guys- and he is NO exception..

When they had sex and Adam told her He loved her I was like



It was perfect.. I WANT MORE !

Jun 24, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: kindle-read
I bought this book for my Kindle yesterday and I finished it today. I just couldn't put it down. I loved every second of it.

The action started from the very first page. Anna is bitten by a werewolf whilst out jogging in the mountains.
The book then skips three months ahead and we discover that Anna is now living in Adam's pack and learning every day what it really means to be a wolf. But Anna has more problems than your average new wolf. The natural instinct to submit to their Alpha seems to
This was one of those books i almost stopped reading. In my romances I have strict rules of monogamy. Once the leads meet I do not want to see them near anyone else. This book is difficult to figure out who you want Anna with, the fun loving Sawyer or Alpha Adam. The problem with Adam is he already has a mate. I am seriously against cheating. The excuse that it is the nature of their wolves does not fly with me.

I really wanted to stop reading at many points. but pushed on through, mostly because
Phaedra Seabolt
Jun 30, 2012 rated it it was amazing
I so love werewolves. I dare say that Stephanie Nelson has written a book that I might like as much and maybe more than Patricia Brigg's books (which are what started my love of werewolf stories). The start of this book explains how Anna Avery is turned into a werewolf. I have read some stories where werewolves cannot be made, only born, but this takes on your standard idea that if you are bit by a werewolf, you just might turn into one. I say might because the magic in the bite might not find y ...more
Jun 15, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
Since I am writing this less than 24 hours since it was first available on Amazon, I think it is pretty safe to say that this book is an "I can not put this down" read. I love shifters and read almost anything I can get my hands on that is shifter related. Reading as much as I do of this type of book, I find that I often end up reading the same story over and over again. I do not overly mind that because usually there is a spin in there that makes it interesting enough to enjoy it. What was amaz ...more
Aug 11, 2012 rated it really liked it
When Anna Avery, the lead character of Taming the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson, is attached by a wolf during a hiking trip in the mountains, her life goes from relatively normal to incredibly complicated practically overnight. If you’re thinking “that must not have been an ordinary wolf that attacked poor Anna!” you would be correct. It was a werewolf, and a particularly nasty one at that. Anna was left for dead, but her intense will to live and overall strength saved her from a horrible end as deca ...more
Jun 29, 2012 rated it really liked it
I have to say that I really enjoyed this book. It was actually #5 on my TBR list, and I don’t know why I never got around to reading it. The plot was fun, at times funny, and all together unexpected which is what I love in books. The two main characters had some serious chemistry, and there was even a love triangle in there for a while.

Anna is a newly made werewolf, who was attacking while jogging in the woods. She is taken into a pack, and for now is at the bottom of the food chain. Now I want
Nadège Richards
Jan 28, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I snagged TAMING THE WOLF quite awhile ago when it was free on Amazon and I guess I really didn't know what to think about it, but I loved it! I've recently become obsessed with shifters/werewolves (I blame it on two specific ladies) and Nelson did not disappoint! The minute I finished reading it, I called my cousin and got her to read it too. After a few days, we sat around the house fangirling over Adam.

And there's SO MUCH to fangirl about!

I enjoyed, most of all, the twist in folklore and the
Sadie Forsythe
I snagged Taming the Wolf from the Amazon free list because I wanted a bit of titillating fluff and that is just what I got. Anna Avery is exceedingly strong-willed and having trouble adjusting to her subservient position as a low-ranking werewolf. However, the males of the pack seem to enjoy the challenge she presents.

I thought that the book felt very much like a lighter JR Ward. The use of the aggressive alpha male (in this case also the alpha wolf), the strong bonding, the incorporation of t
Jul 04, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: ebooks
This book sure needs editing. It would also benefit from some fleshing out of both the characters and the background story. Adam in particular did not have a lot of depth, and frankly I didn't like him very much. In the beginning, he appeared shallow, arrogant and egotistical, and even though his character evolved by the end of the story, it just didn't feel very credible. Having said all of this, however, the underlying story was definitely imaginative and interesting, and it had me ignoring my ...more
Olivia Hardin
Jul 03, 2012 rated it it was amazing
First off, let me say that I am generally not as much of a fan of werewolf paranormals-they just don't usually get my blood going. That said, Taming the Wolf was a fabulous book! I really meshed with Anna and I loved experiencing her entry into the wolf pack right along with her. And did I mention how super hot this book is? The chemistry Nelson creates in this story is sizzling. I highly recommend it and I can't wait to read more in the Anna Avery series.

May 27, 2013 rated it really liked it
GENRE: Paranormal romance
THEME: Werewolves

I was looking for a new author and missing some great werewolf paranormal romance, luckily I stumbled upon Stephanie Nelson and so glad I did. The first book in the Anna Avery’s series digs deep in how a pack functions, as well as follows a newly turned wolf who has to deal with being a female in a pack who has a low number of them. There is some mystery; lots of tension, great secondary chara
Aug 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: werewolf
Anna Avery has trouble adjusting to life as a werewolf. Although she enjoys some of the benefits of the supernatural lifestyle, her humanity looms close to the surface. Her life is made more difficult by the murders she keeps dreaming about. And why does her wolf feel so much aggression toward humans? It quickly looks as though she is responsible for several deaths, despite having no memory of committing the crimes. She is horrified to learn of her involvement and wants to take responsibility fo ...more
Dec 06, 2012 rated it it was ok
Let me start off by saying I am not a huge fan of wolf shifter / werewolf books, mainly because they are often filled with characters who just want have sex with anyone. (By the way, what is with that? Are wolves naturally sex crazed animals?) It's not the sex scenes I have issue with, it's the lets just sleep with anyone and everyone. So for me to like a wolf book there usually has to be something unique about it. However, I decided to read Taming the Wolf as I have read and loved Stephanie Nel ...more
OK, first thing I have to say, Caterina, you were so right! I really enjoyed this.

I liked her character and the way a lot of the emotions were expressed. I have to say, I also like her paranoia and the jealousy that she felt towards her perceived rival.

The continuing dynamics and interactions were really well done and merged into the story with verve.

Jealousy is often completely illogical and totally irrational. For myself, you know you're being over the top, but are powerless to stop yourself
Lisa Markson
Jul 09, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Taming the Wolf
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I was given a copy of Taming the Wolf by Stephanie Nelson for an honest review.  Let me tell you I loved her Gwen Spark series but this book beat them all it was FABULOUS I am definitely a Team Adam and Anna.  Poor Anna was thrown into a life she never knew existed by two heartless wolves.  But she was given a place in the pack by Adam the alpha when he found her.  Wanting to teach her the ways of living side by side with humanity she is thrust
Dec 09, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
The "Taming The Wolf" by Stephanie Nelson is the first book in the "Anna Avery" Series and it starts with Anna being attacked by a wolf while hiking and so turning into a werewolf. She lives in the Big Horn mountains in Wyoming with a group of werewolves and trying to hold onto her human side.
In this book we have Sawyer, a wolf who trys to become her mate, and Adam, the sexy hot alpha who continues to persuade her into his bed as well.
To top it all off, dead bodies are showing up and it just hap
Gina's Library
Jun 22, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2013
I received this book for a fair and honest review. This is the first book in the series.

This book is the type that you want to curl up in your favorite reading spot and close off the world until you are done reading. You don't even want to worry about having your favorite beverage because that would take away from reading.

Anna is adjusting to life now as a werewolf. She is a headstrong independent woman that doesn't always follow the rules. Not only is Anna trying to adjust to her new life, she
When Anna Avery is attacked by a wolf, she thinks she is dead only to find herself a wolf shifter and the low man on the totem pole in her pack. Anna knows there is quite a bit she doesn't know about being a wolf, she also knows that some of her behavior is not standard fare for a wolf.

Alpha Adam has made his intentions clear, he wants Anna in his bed. Anna though resists him every chance she gets, she doesn't want to be a mistress to a man who is already mated, despite how badly her wolf wants
Taming the Wolf is about Anna Avery being attacked by a werewolf, and now she's one of them. She's a neebie to her pack so she has to stay away from most humans, and she has to do lots of jobs for the pack. She is the lowest on the totem pole right now.

She also has this weird connection to the Alpha. After being in the pack for three months he starts to tell her he wants her. Things start to get a little crazy for Anna after that when lots of humans turn up dead by werewolf, and she's having dr
L.P. Dover
Jun 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Awesome book!!! I love all of Stephanie Nelson's books. I love everything werewolves and this one was great. I loved how the relationship developed between Anna and Adam. I also had a soft spot for Sawyer. He grew on me too. There were some twists and turns in there that had you on the edge not knowing what was going to happen. Especially when Anthony came into the picture. I was feeling really bad for Anna during those times. But again, I loved it.
I rather enjoyed the book. I really do enjoy shifter books, especially if the main female character is a shifter too. Love the animal instinct part. There was a few sex scenes that were pretty hot. Not a lot of action but just enough to get the thrill factor going.
I will continue the series eventually, but it isn't high on my to-read list. The second book is rarely as good.
Lisa Rayns
Jul 26, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Hot & Steamy. Just like with Craved, Stephanie Nelson pulled me into a time and place that I didn’t want to leave. This book goes from steamy hot to so funny I was laughing out loud. I couldn’t put it down. Romance, action, suspense, drama, and lust (not you’re momma’s kind). Be prepared for an exciting ride with some great characters that you won’t easily forget. I can’t wait for book 2! ...more
Annabelle Morehouse
Jul 28, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is the second time I have read this book and am happy to say I still love it. For me though it ends on a HEA and I am going to stop there. I'm not a fan of to much drama or messing with my happy ending.
Denise Smithson
Jun 12, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book! Another AWESOME book by Stephanie Nelson!
Jun 28, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: for-review
I say 3.5 there are just a some things I would like to see a bit different to make this 4 or a 5.

Part of Blog Tour.
The last few months have been challenging for Anna Avery; first she’s aggressively turned into a wolf, then she falls for the handsome pack alpha, Adam Everwood. Despite being the lowest wolf of the pack, Anna still doesn’t have a submissive bone in her body. A trait that has her in constant trouble and in the alpha’s sights.

Fate couldn’t be crueler than making Adam’s fierce mate and the rest of the pack notice Adam and Anna struggle against their attraction. Yes, it could! Adam orders Anna to f
Oct 11, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: worth-rereading
I listened to this via the Audible romance package. Overall I really enjoyed this book, especially the first half. I'm a fan of love triangles, so the Adam vs. Sawyer thing was fun.

Anna did get progressively more annoying as the book went on. I don't like heroines that behave irrational to the point of stupidity. Her inner dialogue actually says at one point, "Logic told me that if I shared this with Adam, he would understand and help me, but when did I ever listen to logic?" 🤯🤬
It felt like she
Jan 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
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Anna is attacked and is turned into a werewolf. She leaves her old life behind and joins the Everwood pack. She clings to her humanity while getting used to the urges of her wolf. While fighting her feelings for her already mated alpha and figuring out if she could be happy with nice guy Sawyer, she is understandably stressed. When humans start dying and she becomes the prime suspect, well things get even worse. Anna doesn't believe she would kill anyone but her vivid dr
Jacquelyn G
Jan 31, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

I enjoyed this book. Though werewolves are down about time and time again, they all are unique in some way. This was no exception, I can't wait to read book 2.
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Stephanie Nelson resides in Illinois with her husband and their furry children. She began writing five years ago as a hobby and quickly fell in love with storytelling. She’s been teased about being a vampire due to her night-owl ways. However, she claims to only write about the fanged and not be part of their ranks. When she’s not working on the next Gwen Sparks or Anna Avery adventure, she enjoys ...more

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