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Heart of the Pack

(Wolfgang County #1)

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Selena Miller accepts a job in Wolfgang County, jumping at the chance to get away from her overbearing family. Crippled by anxiety, she’s determined to start a new, independent life.
As Second of the Wolfgang pack, Caden Wolfgang is used to having her orders followed without question. When the Alpha allows a human to work in the heart of their business, Caden is horrified.
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Paperback, 264 pages
Published May 17th 2016 by Bold Strokes Books
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Diane Wallace
Apr 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
'NetGalley ARC provided by The Publisher in exchange for honest review'

**'Anyone who puts pen to paper can have a prose style...write about what really interests you,whether it is real things or imaginary things and nothing else..'
Dreamy series!
Nice introductory start to a good series:- because it was well written,had a nice pace,solid history of what it takes to being in the wolf population,intense action when needed,enjoyed everything that went on between both leads their passion,chemistry,the
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Lex Kent
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
3.5 Stars. As I mentioned before, I am craving paranormal reads since Halloween is coming up. I needed to take a break from what I’ve been reading and get to a book that had been in my library for years. This was the only book by Frame I had not read yet, which is a little funny considering my love for paranormal anything. If I remember correctly it is actually the second book she had written. You can absolutely tell reading this older book, how much she has since grown now in her writing. This ...more
Tiff
Werewolf books have been a trend for a while now. What is it about shapeshifting individuals that we love so much? Is it because we love dogs? Is it because they are super powerful? Whatever the reason is I am drawn to reading these types of books especially when it involves a romantic element. Enter Jenny Frame’s second book, Heart of the Pack.

Caden Wolfgang is the second in command of the Wolfgang pack. She has always considered herself a lone wolf. She has never felt the pull to settle down
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Pin
Heart of the Pack is so to say a hybrid between Gill McKnight's Garoul series and L.L. Raand's Midnight Hunters series. I liked it more than Midnight Hunters, but less then Garouls.
Jenny Frame is a quite good storyteller with a vivid imagination, and this first Wolfgang County novel promises an exciting series. I read Frame's first published novel and some of her online ficton, where it is obvious that she loves very distinctive butch-femme (even very butch - very femme) relationship dynamics f
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Luce
Aug 2018 : With the release of Soul of the Pack, I decided to re-read Frame’s earlier books “The Real Housewives of Wolfgang Co.” an early online short/novella story (now unavailable) that Frame re-wrote in “ Heart of the Pack” adding Caden & Selena’s storyline. I enjoyed Heart, maybe more than the first time around. I’m increasing my rating to 3.75 rounding up to 4 Stars. Just because for me Frame is so readable.

3 Stars
This is a paranormal-werewolf book. Salena (human) is hired as an audit
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Tinything
May 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I like this book! Tbh, i rarely read a book with werewolves. It’s not my kind of book. I know i’m going to enjoyed it but i just dont have that urge to read any of it when i see one unless when i feel like want to try different setting once in a while. And here i am.

I enjoyed this book alots. Both main characters were adorable together and their chemistry were up the notch. The villain also brought the intensity to the story as well. It kind of brought me on edge. I was kind of confused a bit on
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Amy
Jun 22, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: lesbian-fiction
4.5 stars
I received a copy of this book from Inked Rainbow Reads in return for an honest review.
This book was fun, with an engaging, energetic pace that kept me turning pages. I enjoyed Selena's journey from anxious and beaten down to confident and proud. I also liked watching Caden find someone to end her loneliness, to give her the home and family she so desperately craved. This seems like the first in a series, since Leroux survives not only the first encounter with the Alpha Dante, but also
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Nolly  Sepulveda
Oct 17, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! I liked Caden and Selena's characters very much, there was strength as well as weaknesses in both women that made for good chemistry between them. Though Caden was a dominant she still possessed weaknesses brought on by the lost of her parents and the hatred she held close, also for the feelings she tried denying in the presence of Selena. As for Selena the thought of her family and their feelings towards her made her weak and insecure and those insecurities were threatening her own fe ...more
Catherine
Mar 30, 2016 rated it liked it
I think this book is one you either love or you don't. I am a huge fan of werewolf books and was very excited when this book was available. Maybe a little too excited because as I was reading I quickly became disappointed. I loved the idea and concept especially having Selena with anxiety which I thought would bring an interesting aspect to the book.

Unfortunately I just struggled with the characters. I felt there wasn't really a good plan on the character relationship. It seemed like things wer
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Blink51n
Difficult to decide between 3 and 4 stars for this one. I thoroughly enjoyed 85% of this book. There was very little world building in the beginning; the reader is dumped in the middle of a complex community so it took a little bit of work to sort a few things out.

The vernacular was a problem; I wasn't a fan of 'mater' and 'pater'. Also, so many authors use a strict dominant/submissive paradigm. I just like some wiggle-room there. It's such a limiting character base. Admittedly, Frame writes som
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M
Oct 27, 2015 rated it it was ok
Urghh!

Really wanted to like this one more. Struggled with some of the clunky exposition and wished that an editor had taken this book in hand.

At the heart this is a creative and talented author, I view this as a work in progress.

P.S. Totally agree, that is not how a clit works (shiver!).

Delitealex
Caden is the second in command of the Wolfgang pack. She longs for a mate and family but believes she is destined to be alone. Caden also doesn't trust humans due to a past tragedy. Selena takes a job with the Wolfgang pack which gives her a break from her family's constant criticism. Caden and Selena have to work closely together sparks fly between them from the very beginning.

I loved everything about Wolfgang County. The pack dynamics were very interesting. I liked that being a leader in the p
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MJS
Jul 12, 2016 rated it it was ok
I received this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Just couldn't get into this one. First of all, it starts off as though it's part of a series, I was a few pages in and actually went to the author's page to see if I'd missed the first book. The backstory between Dante and Leroux (and by extension Eden) felt like it must have already been established somewhere else. Honestly, this book may have made more sense if it was a sequel, because without the actual backstory Leroux's m
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Nka300
I liked the story, wouldn't mind if it was made into a series. Unfortunately it was not worth my 9,99 dollars. It's more of 5,99 or 6,99 book.

I had some small issues:

1. the use of gestures to greet de alpha and second of the pack. It was not the usual lowering of the eyes or showing throat. It was a combination of things we're used to and some other new ways to greet that I found weird, irritating and a bit bothersome to read.

2. Calling the beta of the pack second, was also weird.

3. Calling the
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Alicia
May 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Love this book and can't wait for the 2nd book need more of Selena and Caden.

Given by NetGalley for a honest review
Jay  Tuma
Jun 07, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I have been reading this author's work for a couple years and she keeps getting better and better. This book originally started as a short story I believe, with the focus on the Alpha and Mater. I was concerned when I heard that it had been rearranged. But as usual, Jenny brings it all out, slaps it on the table, and you have no choice but to fall in love.

The dynamics of a wolf pack can be complex, yet simplistic. What I mean by that is once you understand your place in the pack it becomes obvio
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Netty
Jun 04, 2016 rated it really liked it
I thought this was quite good, could have don't without the weird sex talk and the cheesy lines towards the end, but yeah I did enjoy it and will read book 2 if ones released....
Ameliah Faith
Jun 15, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Amazing
Emotionally abused by her family, Selena jumps at the chance to get away by taking a job for Venator in Wolfgang County. Caden is second in command at Venator and is none too happy to have an outsider come to work for the company, especially in her department. As Cade gets to know Lena she begins to have strong feelings for the girl and it is not one sided. With a mortal enemy on the loose and looking for revenge, can Cade and the others keep their families safe or will tragedy strike bef
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Jade
Jul 26, 2016 rated it liked it
I really don't know what to think about this book. From the word go I as confused, I am pretty sure that the prologue was not edited let alone the rest of the book. I read the prologue and asked myself, " What the hell just happened?", so I read it again...still nothing. After deciding to move on from there I started to have tentative liking of the story. I found it to be very much like the midnight hunt series but I enjoyed it more than that series, it was also a bit like Jae's shifter series.. ...more
Loek Krancher
Jun 14, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Fantastic!

A dark threat lurks into the shadow. Someone want to destroy the pack, a deadly enemy. Meanwhile a strong bonding develops between two main characters. A bonding that can be a burden but also something amazing. Plenty of actions and mayhem. I loved how the pack has their own infrastructure, their own environment within the world of humans. They are all one family and stand up for each other. All the characters are well shaped and I felt immediately immersed in their world. I really lov
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Isobel
Jul 06, 2016 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lesbian, lgbtq
I haven't read any werewolf romances before, but had enjoyed the romance in Jenny Frame's "A Royal Romance", so thought I'd give this one a go. Unfortunately I think perhaps werewolf romances are not for me.

The butch/femme relationship was more pronounced in this book, with the wolves defined by a Dominant/submissive dynamic that allowed for the introduction of magic lesbian pregnancy-causing Dominant clitorises. Again, if the character had identified as trans it might have seemed less intrusive
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A.W.
May 15, 2016 rated it liked it
Selena "Lena" Miller moves to Wolfgang County to get away from her family and gets a job working for Dante Wolfgang. There she meets Caden Wolfgang, the second in command in the pack. It's hard for Caden to trust Lena as a human killed her parents in a drunk driving accident. Sparks fly in more ways than one between the two characters.

I wanted to like this book more than I did but I couldn't just quite get into the story that much. I thought it was an okay development of Lena and Caden's love st
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Lia
Mar 16, 2017 rated it it was ok
I want to like it so much but. huft.
A
Oct 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: wvdeli
A fun read. Interesting lore. Love it when big tough wolves are all dopey for love.

Love story resolves but larger plot line left hanging.
Selena
May 10, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book was meh

I love Jenny,I really do. But this book was bad. I'm not sure if this was one of her earlier books but the writing is in no way on par with what I've seen in her other novels. It felt more like poorly written fan fiction to me than an actual book. I didn't give it lower than 3 stars cause it has a really good plot concept. It just wasn't written in the best way. Hopefully if there is a sequel, it will be way better.
susan
May 18, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
My new favorite

I hate to say this but this is my new favorite werewolf book. I have read many many werewolf books. I loved the storyline and the characters. I loved how pack was with each other. I will definitely recommend this one.
Jodie L.
Aug 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
So delicious

I gave this book 5 stars because I had the privilege to have read the first version of this tale. I cannot tell you how much it has improved in this incarnation. As always, Jenny's femmes set my blood to boil and her Butch wolves make me envy fangs!
Jenn Cole
Feb 08, 2017 rated it did not like it
WAYYYYY too much deliniation of gender roles. "One must be dominate, other must be submissive and follow all societal rules of those roles" BLAH!! Infuriating and also overly dramatic!!
Em
Aug 04, 2018 rated it really liked it
I do enjoy reading Werewolf stories and I enjoyed this one. It is a light read and had it had bit of everything angst, romance, humour and of course a bad wolf trying to reek havoc. I read Heart of the Pack and then went straight onto the new release Soul of the Pack, which adds to Caden and Selena’s story, now I just have to wait until 2019 for the third book.
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Jenny Frame is from the small town of Motherwell in Scotland, where she lives with her partner, Lou, and their well loved and very spoiled dog. She has a diverse range of qualifications, including a BA in public management and a diploma in acting and performance. Nowadays, she likes to put her creative energies into writing rather than treading the boards. When not writing or reading, Jenny loves ...more