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Wild Game

(Wilding Pack Wolves #1)

4.01  ·  Rating details ·  1,836 ratings  ·  216 reviews
Owen’s an ex-Army bodyguard for a beautiful gaming heiress… and a man with a secret. Ex-Army Texas boy Owen Harding fears only one thing—his inner beast. A year in Agent Smith’s experimental cages has changed his wolf into something monstrous. But a hate group is hunting the Wilding pack, so Owen’s serving again, this time as bodyguard. If only the girl he’s protecting wa ...more
Kindle Edition, 266 pages
Published December 3rd 2015 by Sworn Secrets Publishing
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Natalie The Biblioholic
May 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
Nova's father, the leader of their pack, was murdered by a group of shifter haters. An anonymous man posts videos on the web, inciting fear and hatred of all shifters. He breeds animosity and encourages people to not only hunt them down, but to kill them. He found the names and locations of members of Nova and Owen's packs and leaked it to further his cause. Nova is in just as much danger as her father was and Owen is the man determined to protect her. Sparks fly and chemistry abounds, and while ...more
Brie Jo
Aug 09, 2016 rated it it was ok
There was so much I didn't like. I'm not a fan of love triangles, to me they are just like cheating. I am also not a fan of heroine with no sense of self preservation. It doesn't seem brave to me it seems stupid. For someone so smart she was so dumb. I knew from the beginning that Brad was a manipulative asshat! I wish I knew more about her relationship with her father so maybe I could understand this blind loyalty to be a martyr for her pack. Owen was solid the whole way through, even when she ...more
Apr 24, 2016 rated it it was amazing
This was awesome, full of intrigue, love, hate, torture, and so much more. This book will hold your attention from beginning to end, you won't even want to take a bathroom break. There is a love triangle, and you're not quite sure who Nova the main female character will end up with, will it be Owen or Brad? Owen has a deep dark secret that comes out, but will it help or hurt his chances to win Nova? Brad on the other hand was Nova's, fathers choice for her before he passed. There are two possibl ...more
Curly Carla Celebrity Readers
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: romance

I really enjoyed this shifter romance. The paranormal part of the book was downplayed and subtle. It focused more on the romance and the business/mystery aspect. All good things to put into a paranormal novel. I have noticed these kinds of books focus on the magic of the characters more often as part of the plot rather than a non-magic plot. It was nice to see them both incorporated so well in this book.

Owen was your standard alpha wolf. Except he wasn’t t
Dec 12, 2016 rated it really liked it
Ever since I picked up Alisa Woods her River Pack series I've been a fan of her books, she writes paranormal romances so well and I was happy to start her Wilding Pack series now. This series is a spin-off from her River Pack series and in some ways it feels like a direct continuation of the previous series, but in other ways I think it could work as a standalone as well as everything you need to know to follow this book gets mentioned here. I still would recommend to start with the River pack s ...more
This continues on from the thrilling River Pack Wolves paranormal saga as the Wilding Pack Wolves saga after the search for Agent Smith put an end to his abuse and experimentation on shifters only for someone else to "out" all the River and Wilding Pack shifters, encouraging humans to hunt them all down and kill them….

This story focusses on Owen Harding, one of the victims of Agent Smith, who had been abused medically and physically by the experimentation for more than a year before being rescue
Oct 28, 2017 marked it as to-read
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Oct 01, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Since the car bomb that killed her father, Nova Wilding is under twenty four hour a day protection. She is determined to make sure the Games company that is the life blood of the Wilding Pack thrives. They have a new computer game coming out soon, so all must go well.
Owen Harding is working for the Riverwise Private Security. They are mostly ex army wolves, some like himself who had some extremely harrowing experiences.
He was given drugs that forever changed his beast, to such a degree that Ow
A. Cook
Veteran Owen Harding is at Wylderide to do a job and that didn't include falling in love with the new owner , Nova Wild. But how could he avoid it? Pretty Nova is spunky and full of life and he is just one of the survivors from failed experiments.

Both lead characters are enjoyable and the story had a nice flow. Owen makes a good hero but the story moves along too quickly to be able to sympathize for him (because of the torture and experimentation). Maybe, more back ground on him. The heroine di
Dec 02, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
ARC received from author

Just as good as the River brothers, maybe even a little hotter. Owen sure has some awesome claws. Can't wait to see who's next.
2 stars - A ‘so so’ read with one likeable character, but massively let down by a tired mysoginistic trope. The first of Alisa WoodsWilding Pack Wolves, which is a direct spin off from (and contains spoilers for the characters of) her previous shifter trilogy the River Pack Wolves, which begins with Jaxson. Incidentally,I also gave ‘Jaxson’ a two star review and can barely remember it, even though I only listened to it on audible last year. I didn’t read the rest of the trilogy, I suspect that ...more
Aug 25, 2017 rated it liked it
This one has been languishing on my Kindle for a few months, as I received it (along with a few dozen other freebies) for participating in a giveaway. Alisa is pulling her series slowly out of Kindle Unlimited, so I figured I'd better shuffle them to the top of the to-be-read pile before I lose my chance!

Owen Harding is a combat veteran and werewolf who was experimented on by the sadistic Agent Smith. As a result his wolf side has been altered, and after seeing the other soldiers become trapped
Diane Lynch
Jan 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
Wild Game (Wilding Pack Wolves #1) by Alisa Woods Alisa Woods created another wonderful spin off series with Wild Game (Wilding Pack Wolves #1).  This contemporary PNR shifter novel is set in Seattle and appropriate for new adult and adult audiences.  We first met Owen, in Jace (River Pack Wolves #2).  He served in the army with Jace, who thought Owen was dead until he discovered that he was being held prisoner and experimented on by Agent Smith.  Now Owen as working as a bodyguard for River Pac ...more
Diane Lynch
Dec 01, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Alisa Woods created another wonderful spin off series with Wild Game (Wilding Pack Wolves #1). This contemporary PNR shifter novel is set in Seattle and appropriate for new adult and adult audiences. We first met Owen, in Jace (River Pack Wolves #2). He served in the army with Jace, who thought Owen was dead until he discovered that he was being held prisoner and experimented on by Agent Smith. Now Owen as working as a bodyguard for River Pack and assigned to protect Nova Wilding, CEO of Wylderi ...more
bookaholic ge
Mar 10, 2016 rated it really liked it
After Nova Wilding’s father was killed there's been a huge bulls eye on her back. Afraid that someone is going to hurt she turns to Owen to keep her safe. Problem solved right?...Wrong!

Owen has been tortured for so many years he does not know who or what he really is anymore. But one thing he knows is that this should be a very easy job.

So what a girl to do when she has big shoes to fill but is too distracted to take her fathers company to new heights because someone insists on trying to kill he
Maghon Thomas
Apr 29, 2016 rated it it was amazing
I haven't read more than one book by this author before but I liked it so much that I started getting the rest of her books to catch up on. Plus I freaking love werewolves so it's a win win here! Now this book is the first of this series and I loved it! You have military man Owen, a werewolf from the army, well he was this before he became a test tube subject. He doesn't look at himself in the best of lights because of this so he's a body guard now for the river pack. And his assignment involves ...more
Jul 23, 2016 rated it liked it
Wolf love

Ok so the pace was steady with Owen the body guard protecting Nova from an unknown threat. As the story progresses we see that it's not only her that is being threatened but all shifters. However that gets buried under Nova and her personal threats. Her father was executed and she has been constantly under threat. Also, is the fact that her pack needs an alpha and Brad is the contender. We can see that poor Nova is being bombarded by all sides. Owen actually saves her throughout the sto
Jul 19, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: good
Good writing, different view of shifters and their magic. The H has been tortured, so won't shift as he believes he's a monster. He's a bodyguard for a young female shifter, grieving for her murdered father. I liked the angsty H, and how he adored the h. Her grief weakened her but she grew stronger thanks to the H's devotion. This had forced submission and I liked how it powered the shifters' 'magic'. Different.
May 19, 2016 rated it did not like it
This book was really really really frustrating. The h was an obnoxious weakling. She was pretty useless. The fact that she was supposed to be an Alpha female was laughable. Her submission to Brad was so very stupid. The added drama was eye roll worthy. I hate reading a book where you spend the majority of the time hoping the H will find someone (ANYONE) else, someone worthy.
Jul 09, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Spinoff of the River Pack series - great characters and fun to read

Owen Harding is a wolf shifter who served three tours in Afghanistan. That was before he was captured by a high ranking officer in the Army. Being caged for a year where they performed numerous experiments turning him into a monster and a wolf he can't bare to look at. Having watched so many others become monsters before his eyes during his captivity, he was afraid to shift out of fear of not knowing what he would become. In the
Sheila Walker
Apr 04, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Nova Wilding was the most stubborn of the Wilding females yet everyone wanted her even her body guard

It was Owens job to protect her, her father had been targeted and killed now she ran the business but it was time she had a mate. Brad wanted not only the business he wanted her by any means. Owen went everywhere with her and all though he could never mate he was falling for her. Owen had been used in experiments by another Wilding and he wasn't sure what kind of beast he was so he had never shi
May 10, 2019 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
I picked this up due to reading the Riverwise Pack series.
This continues on with the same anti shifter/human purist crap that started in the other series. I really hoped it would go in a different direction.
Nova the heroine, is just too stupid to believe.
She takes her personal safety with no reality, even though her dad has just been murdered.
Getting a new game out in the company the pack runs, takes precedence and all her time and emotion. It doesn’t matter that the pack don’t support or help h
Judi Easley
Aug 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Readers of paranormal romance who are also gamers
Recommended to Judi by: Author's newsletter
My Disclaimer:
I was provided a free copy of this book from the author’s newsletter. I am voluntarily providing an honest review in which all opinions are fully my own. I am not being compensated in any way.
~ Judi E. Easley for Blue Cat Review

My Review: ✰✰✰✰
This was fast paced and hot! Between their always being in a crisis situation for one reason or another and their volatile relationship, there was always something going on in this book.

Owen was a black wolf, but since the experiments on him,
Sep 16, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Although not a fan of paranormal romances this one held my attention. Nova, Owen and many others are shapeshifters and shift from human form to wolf. She's running her father's company since he was killed but has to choose an alpha to mate with. And so the problem begins. Brad, who wants to be her alpha, and help her run the company, comes on too strongly. He also twists the truth to his advantage. Owen is her bodyguard and he and Brad don't see eye to eye at all.

There are a lot of twists and tu
Mary Winstead
Dec 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Nova has so much on her plate right now. Her father's death the choosing of a alpha mate and her father's work of a beta gaming company releasing in a week. Did I forget to mention a death scare to her pack??? After her father's death from a car bombing she hires riverside security while she working to get this gaming program off the ground. Owen has been with the riverside security since he's gotten out of the military. Sadly while in the service he was kept in a cage and has had different expe ...more
Oct 04, 2017 rated it liked it
Owen is working as a bodyguard to Nova Wilding. Her father was just murdered by a hate group and there are videos on the internet trying to get people to carry out similar attacks. Nova is now head of the pack and her father's gaming company...and she needs to choose an alpha, preferably from within the pack. As she grows closer to Owen though, she knows she will have to choose between her fathers legacy and what she wants in her own life.

This was ok, had some cute moments but was also very fru
Frances Law
Jul 31, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
yTessaTOP 10 REVIEWERon 18 April 2016

Format: Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase

I have the series to date. They are all great!
Alisa’s books are all full of action and hot romance. It’s a combination very hard to resist, which is probably why I’ve got all her books!
This series is a continuation of the River Pack Wolves series but is a stand-alone. Having said that I, personally, would recommend that you read the first series as it adds so much depth to this book.
Owen Harding is ex military who has b
Joanna Scully
Jan 03, 2018 rated it liked it
Some soldiers carried their injuries on the outside; for others, the war stole a part of their minds.
When I read this line at the beginning of this book, I had so much hope. A conflicted soldier? Shifter Romance? Pain and longing? Southern accents and video games? Sign me up!

I love a good male character with issues, they just work for me. But this book disappointed me. It felt forced and short; character struggles felt disingenuous and as if they were only there as an unexplored plot point.

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Reading Order:
Dot Com Wolves (formerly Shifters in Seattle)
Claiming Mia (Book 1)
Saving Arianna (Book 2)
A Christmas Wish (Book 3)

Riverwise Private Security
Jaxson (Book 1)
Jace (Book 2)
Jared (Book 3)

Wilding Pack Wolves
Wild Game (Book 1)
Wild Love (Book 2)
Wild Heat (Book 3)
Wild One (Book 4)
Wild Fire (Bo

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Wilding Pack Wolves (6 books)
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  • Wild Fire (Wilding Pack Wolves #5)
  • Wild Magic (Wilding Pack Wolves #6)