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Caged Wolf

(The Tarot Witches #1)

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  1,645 ratings  ·  221 reviews
The biker gangs passing through Lobo Norte don’t scare Ofelia anymore. All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. They’ve become a blur of forgettable faces watching her strip. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly.

But Trouble is different. A biker with a wolf tattoo and tortured eyes, he
Paperback, 1st. Edition, 198 pages
Published March 19th 2014 by CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
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Aisling Zena
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Sexual quotient: If you're brave enough to read this on your daily public transport commute then you might want to consider a heavy disguise.
Soundtrack: Walk this world
And yes, I shall read the next book.
Mar 27, 2014 rated it it was ok
2 stars

This was just all sorts of weird, I love me a good shifter read, and when you mix it with cage fighters and bikers, it almost was too good to be true...and that’s what it was in my case at least. Sadly this wasn’t anything like what my imagination made up, it’s hard to explain, I kept on imagining a depressing desolate town in the middle of nowhere, where the rejects are sent and the perfect place to hide. Lobo Norte was a town to meet all your vices needs; sex, money and drugs.

Crystal~BIG book addict~
Well, through a good portion of this book, I had a lot of moments like this

I had a hard time understanding what was going on with Ofelia. Her background and everything about her was such a mystery that it was hard to really get to know and understand her. She works as a bartender and stripper at the only bar in Lobo Norte. Werewolf shifters/motorcycle gangs come from all over to participate in the cage fighting that goes on here. It allows them an outlet. Ofelia has seen it all so these burly
Sláinte Wanderlust
Though the devil is surely in bondage, freedom always lies within his reach.. if only he will allow himself to take it..

I really enjoyed this book, it is a hot & steamy start to a new PNR series.
Ofelia is a enigma at the start of the book, she is introduced as a bartender/stripper but as the story develops we discover more about her. She is feisty & likeable as a character. I liked her a lot & I loved her chemistry with Trouble. She is still very much a mystery at the end of the
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
It took me way to long to read this one. Or maybe it was just me. I was behind the premise and the blur. But when the truth of the read came to light. I was disappointed.

I WAS CONFUSED. I do not like to feel confused when I read. I want to enjoy what I'm reading. There were things that I had to question and then had to double back to clarify. Not so much a must read.
Apr 25, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: i-read-for-free
Caged Wolf won't be for everyone. It's dirty, gory and a bit disturbing. Rather a True Blood vibe.

I, for one, found the world Reine has created to be intriguing and look forward to reading more.
Mar 25, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: pnr, arc
Confession time. When I realized Sara Reine had a PNR book on Netgalley, I dropped everything and grabbed it. I was really curious to see what she'd make of it.

I've read and enjoyed her UF series, but I'm not a fan of YA so I skipped most of her Moon one. (I like it, but girls aren't really interesting for me.)

As an author (I believe) she moves pretty well among different characters and types of women. You don't read the same thing or about the same "person/ality" twice in her books. They are
Mar 24, 2014 rated it really liked it
ARC provided via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

At first glance Caged Wolf looked like a book I would enjoy, and I have to say it did not disappoint. It is a gritty, action packed, paranormal romance with mature themes not suitable for a younger audience.

Lobo Norte is a small town, not on any map, where biker gangs passing through stop for a little entertainment. These bikers don't scare Ofelia. She serves them drinks, entertains them at the local bar, and then sends them on their
Mar 29, 2014 rated it liked it

Set in the small town of Lobo Norte a place where anyone with any sense would steer clear of lives Ofelia she tends bar and strips. Apart from the bar and a motel there's not much else. Biker gangs are just about the only visitors. When a group of bikers arrive in town it's obvious that they're dangerous and different, not totally human. Cooper a member of the fangs catches Ofelia's eye.

This is a first read for me by this author, her style is earthy and very descriptive. It was easy to
Ruthie Taylor
Jul 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
"I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads."

This book combines bikers, werewolves and witches in a completely wild and wicked way. The opening scenario is not a good one for our leading lady Ofelia, but clearly she has huge reserves of mental strength, and is clearly intelligent and intuitive. So when Trouble, aka Cooper walks in the door, she knows things have changed. The heat between them is palpable, especially in the barn ... (read and see what I mean) As we
April   ♥"LOS" ♥
4.5 Stars!
Aug 20, 2018 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-in-2018
I feel like I need a shower now.....

Parts of the book were quite interesting though I'm still unclear on whether it's a universally acknowledged fact that werewolves and the likes exist or if that is just insider knowledge.

Ofelia was a complicated character with skewed morals and principles that made it hard for me to connect with her. Things that were acceptable to her before, or whenever it suited her, were suddenly used as a plot device in making the reader dislike the 'villains'. It was all
Jul 22, 2019 rated it it was ok
I usually enjoy shifter stories but this one is a bit too dark for me!
Sue MacKenzie
Oct 21, 2019 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An interesting twist on things

An interesting read that had a lot of violence but was worth my time.
Going to have to check out the next one now.
Jun 21, 2019 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: freebie
FREE on Amazon today (6/21/2019)! ...more
Fangs for the Fantasy
Dec 16, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ofelia is hiding. After her horrendous past she has fled as far as she can and now lives in Lobo Norte, the almost unknown hamlet in Mexico near the US border

There’s not much there - but bikers come for drugs, for the local prostitutes and for the cage. The cage matches are massively popular and the lifeblood of this small town

But when a different gang comes to town, werewolves with their own agenda, the cage matches become much more important and much more dangerous. But despite Gloria’s
Marta Cox
Apr 12, 2014 rated it really liked it
Fans of urban fantasy will be familiar with this authors name and no doubt keen to snap up this the first in a new parsnormal series. Based loosely around a tarot pack theme this particular book introduces Ofelia who works as a stripper and bar tender in Lobo Notre . She's been hiding out there and dealing with all sorts of deadbeats when a new gang of bikers ride into town. Calling themselves the Fangs these hard men normally wouldn't interest Ofelia but there's just something about the one ...more
April Hollingworth
Jun 02, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Review Courtesy of April Hollingworth

This is the first book in this fantastic new series, and I must say I can’t wait to read the next book and find out what happens next.

Opening Scene:

FOLKS DIDN’T COME to Lobo Norte because they wanted to.

The Review:

Ofelia moved to Lobo Norte to escape her past. Dealing with motorcycle gangs that pass through is nothing unusual. Then she meets Trouble. He’s sexy and gorgeous and also a werewolf, and for some inexplicable reason she’s drawn to him. The only
Aug 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
First off I will start me review by saying, if you want all your questions answered in one book: This is not for you.

This is the start of a series, its told first person, so if the character doesn't know you aren't going to know, and Ophelia is confused.

Ophelia is a stripper/bartender in Lobo Norte, with a past and a whole passel of scars and trouble. She lived through hell, so when she receives a Tarot card of the devil she doesn't think much of it. At the same time she meets a new biker gang,
This book... It was weird.
So the setting is Lobo Norte (view spoiler) and our protagonist is a scarred stripper. So far so good. When the bikers show up there's that insta love I've come to hate, but, at least they don't consummate immediately and they protect each other first. Props there, but seriously, they don't even know their full names by the end of the book.
Aside from the main
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
This book had potential and there were parts of it I really liked but it was also a bit disjointed and the world was confusing. I'm not sure if everyone knows about werewolves in this world or not and I'm still not sure about the small town of Lobo Norte that this book takes place in. I also wanted more character development especially for Trouble who we learn very little about.

I also had a bit of a hard time with the heroine Ofelia. She is a stripper/bartender running from her past. She was
Ren Puspita
2 stars

Caged Wolf can be an enjoyable read and worth to read PNR if only I'm not scratching my head when read this. It's like Ms Reine kinda jump on werewolves-are-sexy-and-even-sexier-when-they-are-also biker. Yeah, like the biker trend that so happening right now. But it's not that what make me rate this book less than okay.

Caged Wolf is my second read by S.M.Reine and I know her trademark. First POV and fast paced also full action story. The problem is the world building is too confusing.
Kylie Ross
Jul 13, 2014 rated it really liked it
Caged Wolf

Wow! Was my first thoughts when starting to listen to Caged Wolf. This is my first book by SM Reine and I had no expectations beyond it is a paranormal romance with werewolves. It was dark and disturbing in parts, but very real. I was completely drawn into Ofelia’s life and could picture the surrounds and the rich characters.

SM Reine doesn’t spoon feed the reader at each step of the story, but leaves a lot untold, which I actually really appreciated. It made me hungry for more and to
Jun 20, 2014 rated it liked it
~I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads Review Team~

This book was hard for me to get into. Plus I was confused half the time. The whole world building was just a cluster to me and I didn’t understand it all. I will have to say when I was trying to imagine stuff in my head I could see a few scenes from the movie “From Dusk Till Dawn” in my head and now even writing this I can’t get the song from that movie out of my head. I guess my thoughts going into the book
Laurie P
May 13, 2014 rated it it was amazing
This book at first had me kinda pausing...the twist this book has, the setting & all sorta reminds me of the movie "From Dusk Till Dawn" ..only its Werewolves instead of Vampires...the town & all being enchanted ect..I think it was the stripper, biker bar, whore house ect ect...Not exactly .. now don't get me wrong I do NOT think the author copied anything at all, the setting & all just reminds me of how rough it is & it is what I kinda pictured in my mind AT TIMES... I think she ...more
Mar 30, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: net-galley-reads
Nice cover!! I like when the cover goes with the story. Now, I had a couple of issues with this read. Ofelia and Cooper have an attraction unlike no other. Ofelia has an attraction and Cooper says your mine and it is done with a kiss. Not believable in my opinion. They do not mate right away and she has some very special powers. She does not even know Cooper well enough. Not even for maybe a day!! I think there should have been some background on werewolves and how they mate and what is needed ...more
Victoria (nocturnalintimacy)
Free kindle read.
If you're like me and downloaded this free book thinking "hot bikers and shifters...what could go wrong?", I'm going to help you out and say EVERYTHING. Do yourself a favor and delete this from your library.

This was some f*cked up stuff. The main character is a stripper in a one road town that consists of a bar, and a brothel. She was sold for drugs into a sex ring and somehow survived and ran away to be a stripper in this no man's land town. This entire story is about abuse
Free for Kindle + A flash of those sexy abs = who could resist? And it was an erotica with werewolves. The sexiest paranormal creatures. (Sorry dragons, that's just the way things are.)

I was excited to read Caged Wolf and expected sexy, intense love story. I got that but it was packed with characters and situations that were too dark for my taste. It's like bdsm contemporary western.
- Heroine had scar tissue on neck and shoulders and it was pointed out often. (I don't mind scarred heroines, but
Nov 27, 2015 rated it it was amazing
When a book combines some of your favourite things, shifters, vamps, witches, tarot cards, as well as bikers, add in a sassy leading lady you know your in for a ride. 'Caged Wolf' was that ride! Book 1 in S.M. Reine's "The Tarot Witches" series, it had me wanting to keep reading... Ofelia has had a traumatic past, please be patient when finding out just how she receives her scars, it takes a while for her to open up, but once she does??? You may wish she didn't tell. The minute Trouble & his ...more
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