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Wolf Signs

(Granite Lake Wolves #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  7,972 ratings  ·  512 reviews
The first title in New York Times bestselling author Vivian Arend’s light-hearted, feel-good paranormal series.

Talk about getting your signals crossed…

When her brother cancels their backcountry ski trip, Robyn Maxwell takes it in stride. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker, and she’s been craving the chance to escape into the Yukon wilde
Kindle Edition, Northern Lights Edition, 151 pages
Published April 21st 2017 by Arend Publishing Inc. (first published March 24th 2009)
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Dec 20, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle
For the past couple of years I have avoided het romance like the plague. I am seriously sick of the female leads that are so popular today; they are either blushing virgins or complete bitches. I mean really, when did the term “strong female lead” get changed to “raging cuntmuffin”? I didn’t get the memo, and some of these dragon ladies make me want to cover the book in salt then set it aflame. You can never be too cautious when dealing with hell spawns, so a dash of purification with your exorc ...more
Angela Oliver
I was drawn to this novel by the rather "daring" factor that the author had chosen a disabled protagonist - in this case, a deaf girl. Aside from that, it was a pretty disappointing read, going swiftly downhill. The relationships between Robyn and the wolf brothers was too sudden, especially her attraction to Kail - there was no doubt in her mind, not even any sort of inner cautionary voice - no, the moment she saw him she literally turned into an uninhibited sex fiend. As for his poor brother.. ...more
Feb 07, 2018 marked it as to-read
Shelves: freebies
💝 FREE on Amazon today (2/7/2018)! 💝
Blah........... not one I'd recommend

This book was offered as a freebie, which I really appreciate, so I decided to give it a try. It did have potential but upon completion I wasn’t impressed. Here's my breakdown:

The pros:
* I liked how the heroine was hearing impaired - it added to her personality
* The sex was pretty steamy - on a scale 1-10 I'd give it a 7
* Offered as a freebie
* I liked the cover

The cons:
* Insta-love
* Since it was a short I felt like it was missing much depth - both with the c
♥ WishfulMiss ♥
This was a quick insta-love shifter romance. Robyn doesn't know she's a wolf shifter but as soon as Keil catches her scent he knows that she's wolf and that she's his mate. This was a fast paced and quick read. It was interesting to read this authur's take on shifters and pack life.

In Robyn's shoes, I think I definitely would have freaked a lot more than she did, but finding out shifters exist and that she is one, didn't much faze her. It was sweet how loving and affectionate Keil is towards he
aicha julie
I loved it, it was hot and so fun to read.
Finally a h that's strong, funny and has sass, Robyn was perfect. Keil was a predictable alpha but it was TJ and his goofiness that made me laugh out loud and continue to grin like an idiot. I really wished this book was longer which is something i never do.
Nikyta *Miss Forgetful*
One of the things I liked about this story was how the heroine, Robyn, was deaf. She's feisty, spunky and a total alpha female. I even liked Keil, even though it was mentioned a lot that he was such a strong alpha but I never saw that. What I did see were sweet moments in which Robyn and Keil got to know each other and realized they have a lot in common.

Pretty much the only thing wrong with this story was the length. I have a lot of questions about the pack and especially about what's going to h
Karma♥Bites ^.~
I tend to avoid novelettes but after being disappointed by another book, this story was the perfect escapist feel-good pick-me-up—enjoyable so long as one keeps in mind the following: "destined mate/instant love" means near-instant sex; at less than 100 pages, the plot points have to arise and be resolved at hyper-speed; and the story is not intended to be a heavy, serious paranormal/urban fantasy. It is definitely "erotica" but considering that it's a Samhain product, I found the sex scene pret ...more
Jacqueline J
I really enjoyed the werewolf details of this story. I quite enjoyed the pack dynamics and other details such as the she's my mate thing. I liked the werewolves accidently letting the cat out of the bag. I would have enjoyed it even more had the book been longer with a more involved plot. The writing was well done. I did think that she copped out a bit by having the issue of the deafness dealt with so easily. Mind reading! Poofta! Still the writing was good, the sex scenes okay but I myself thin ...more
Laura the Highland Hussy
A deaf heroine who doesn't know that the reason she's always felt like she doesn't fit in isn't because she's deaf. it's because she's a werewolf, and an alpha to boot.

A hero who is alpha as can be and completely blind-sided by the naked woman who stumbles out of the sauna. But it's not because she's naked. It's because she's his mate.

And the only way to trigger her first transformation? It's sex with her mate ;)

I enjoyed the story and definitely want to read more of the Granite Lake Wolves. Ms.
This was free when I downloaded it, the cover is GORGEOUS and the heroine is deaf. I thought I was getting a serious novel but it descended all too quickly into 'insta-lust' and sex. The 'deafness' aspect was glossed over and the characters were shallow, stupid and thoroughly awful.

I dnf'd as soon as I realised where it was heading.
Nov 21, 2017 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2017-read
1,5 Star

Unfortunately I'm not the target for this book at all.
May 27, 2018 rated it really liked it
If you are in the mood for a light insta-mates shifter romance, this is a good book. Everything happens so fast but I did love the H/h connection. Also, it’s unusual to have a deaf heroine shifter so this is a plus.
Mar 25, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: dnf, shifters
This was a freebie offer that peaked my interest because of the deaf MC female. I wanted to tick the MC is Disabled Box of my Diversity Reads Challenge.

This was not well written or entertaining enough to finish and it’s certainly not going on a list with my name on it.

DNF 46%
Erotic Horizon
Oct 11, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
When Robyn Maxwell brother gives her the news that he is unable to accompany her on their yearly camping trip to the Yukon’s – Robyn did not let that deter her. With the stubbornness that is so apart of her she carry on with her plan and is soon in the mountain as it was and all set to enjoy the time she has there.

Something is different on this trip however as someone has added a new feature to the landscape – and she was so going to make use of it.

Everything comes at a price and soon Robyn find
Jun 12, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
"Wolf Signs" had the unique quality for what could have been a truly exceptional read. However, the brevity got in the way of fully developing an amazing story.

Robyn Maxwell will not be deterred from taking her skiing trip to Granite Lake when her brother has to bow out for his job at the last minute. She will not allow him to use her deafness against her as some sort of sign of weakness. She is not weak and she will not be swayed by any of his arguments. So, off she goes.

Robyn is truly impresse
Marta Cox
May 03, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: my-reviews
I read a version of this ages ago when it was free from Amazon and thinking about it actually it's the book that stirred my interest in this authors work. So I was very happy to discover that not only is it being re-released but that the original book has been expanded.
What stood out to me both then and now was the fact that Robyn is deaf and I haven't read a lot of romance that features characters with that disability. I loved that she uses ASL to such good effect although understood Robyn's fr
3.5 stars

Having not read enough books about werewolves, I picked up a copy of Vivian Arend’s Wolf Signs as a free download a while back. Book 1 of her Granite Lake Wolves series was thoroughly entertaining and I just loved these wolves. The book is set in Canada’s rugged north, in Granite Lake Yukon. The area is isolated and the perfect place for a wolf pack to hang out.

Wolf Signs is one of the few books I’ve read where the heroine has a disability. Robyn is deaf and communicates either by ASL
Wendy *Sebella Blue* Mitchell
Robyn knew she was adopted, but she didn’t know her biological parents had been werewolves. When a childhood virus caused her to totally lose her hearing, her adoptive family decided she had suffered enough trauma. It wasn’t until a surprise guest barged in on her ski trip and claimed her as mate that she got her first clue.

This is just the perfect little sexy read to tide you over until you’re ready for a full length novel. Charming funny characters, witty dialogue, and praise be, a heroine wh
Feb 11, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
3 stars

Wolf Signs was a cute, funny, steamy read that had some insta-primal action going on. Robyn is a funny smart-ass who never felt like she belonged, it was more than her not being able to hear, but something else, something that kept her restless. Determined to go away to calm down, she goes to her hideaway in the mountains, and that is where she meets Keil and TJ. Keil knows who she is once he gets a whiff of her, out of all the places he never imagined to find her here in this little cabi
Francesca the Fierce (Under the Covers Book Blog)
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Robyn has a ski weekend planned with her brother until his plans change for work and she decides to go alone. Maybe not the easiest decision since she has a major problem, she's deaf.

But to her surprise, she finds more than just company. See, she doesn't know this but she's a full-blooded werewolf and who just happens to be at the cabin for a weekend away before a challenge for alpha is her mate.

Robyn is a very strong heroine who has overcome her problem
Love needs no words...

Arden has been looking forward to this. A skiing trip in the mountains secluded away with her brother. Something they do every year. When plans get mixed up and Arden insists on going alone. Her brother is worried for only one reason. Arden is deaf, she needs a guide to help her through. But, Arden being her own person refuses anything else but to go alone.

She makes it to the mountain and stumbles upon a new addition to the camp site. A sauna is built and yep vacation star
When Robyn Maxwell learns her brother can't make the ski strip she has been looking forward to, she decides to go by herself and has no plans of letting the fact that she is deaf stand in her way. Believing she has Granite Lake to herself, is stunned to find she has company.

Keil knows immediately she is his mate, but her reaction has him a bit guarded. He knows something is different about her and aims to figure it out, but he has other issues to deal with including a brother who doesn't think
Laurie Garrison
I liked the wolf storyline, characters and the fact the heroine is sassy and deaf it made for an enjoyable quick read. It’s always hard to read short novella books, because you just can’t get everything you want in them, but as long as I enjoy the story and of course, the sex has to not be rushed, in other words some seduction in there, then I am happy. This one the heroine accepts things rather quickly. Like I said you can’t put everything in a few pages and expect it to be some hot novel. I wi ...more
Oct 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: read-ebooks
Not bad. It's rather short, but for something fluffy like this that's fine. The story runs quickly (which it has to since it has only 100 pages), especially considering quite some page time is reserved for the bedroom scenes. I like that there really wasn't too much of a damsel-in-distress storyline, even if I would have liked it if the main character would have shown a bit more anger when it was justified. I found her quick acceptance of everything happening to her quite unbelievable, but again ...more
May 22, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition



such cute story!!!

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.
Too short. Both for the relationship and the world building. It was basically, "Oh yeah, so you're a wolf, and we're mates." "Okay!"
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