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Writing the Wolf

(Wolves of Crookshollow #2)

3.73  ·  Rating details ·  82 ratings  ·  29 reviews
Sink your teeth into the hot new werewolf paranormal romance from USA Today bestselling author, Steffanie Holmes!

I need to escape.
After those racist bastards destroyed my home, I can’t face the world again.
I’ve rented a cabin in the heart of the Crookshollow forest. I’m going to lock myself away and work on my book. I’m going to write my story.
And I absolutely, positively WILL N
Kindle Edition, 261 pages
Published May 19th 2017 by Bacchanalia House
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Becky Baldridge
May 19, 2017 rated it liked it
Writing the Wolf started out well enough and it has some witty, and often humorous, dialogue, but it became a bit drawn out and the story jumped around at times. Rosa's feelings about white men, while understandable considering what's happened to her, became tedious after awhile. It reached a point that she started to come across as just as prejudiced as the people she was running from. I also expected a bit more angst on her part when she learned that he was a wolf shifter, but again, it was mo ...more
Jul 28, 2019 rated it did not like it
I just couldn’t finish it. I got so sick of the racism, that I just couldn’t read any more. Plus, I just don’t like books when one chapter is what the girl thinks, then the next chapter is what the guy thinks, etc. it makes it very choppy.
Mar 01, 2019 rated it liked it
I gave this story a chance in hopes that I would like it better than Digging the Wolf. While the blatant racism and cruelty are disturbing, this story is poorly written and unappealing and far from likable with a whinny female lead and less than alpha wolf.

Rosa Parker has fled from her home in Old Garsmouth to dreary Crookshollow to a cabin in the woods to write a novel after her cottage is burnt to the ground along with her beloved cat Lennox. Rosa was treated horribly in Old Garsmo
May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
There were quite a few things that I was confused about because this is the first and only book from this series I've read. I willingly read and reviewed it as an ARC from Hidden Gems. It would be wise to read the first first even though this could probably be a standalone, but there's no recap for their community or even things like what a Bran is. Such was my confusion.

There were lots of things to edit that weren't simple grammar issues so I wasn't too impressed with that and I'm h
May 24, 2017 rated it liked it
My guilty pleasure is paranormal romance and, as a writer myself, I thought Writing the Wolf would be right up my alley. I probably should have read further than the tagline because I certainly didn’t expect to get a novel centered around race issues. And while I agree that racism is definitely an important issue that needs to be discussed, I hadn’t counted on reading about it in my guilty pleasure novel.

My biggest problem with this novel was that I simply didn’t like Rosa. As a whit
Linda Levine
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
Rosa is on the run from her past when she meets Caleb. She had no idea shifters existed and is not sure what to make of this town that seems full of paranormals. Caleb is not one to look for responsibility but something about Rosa makes him want to stay and protect her. When she is in danger, he works with his pack to keep her safe.

Rosa feels like everyone is against her because she is black. It really has made her suspicious of others and even have panic attacks. Caleb has quite a c
May 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
Welcome back to Crookshollow, the most haunted place in the UK! Steffanie Holmes has done it again with second Wolves of Crookshollow, Writing the Wolf. Her characters are complex and engaging.

You met Caleb in Digging the Wolf. All he wants to do is leave his past behind and start the Lowe pack over. When Luke heads to the Untied States with Anna, he stays behind to hold their territory. He's always felt like the outsider and wanted be something more than just a thug in the stepfather's pack. W
Dee Archer
May 19, 2017 rated it it was amazing
An amazing wolf shifter story! Rosa is a black woman running away from a lifetime of prejudice, hate and verbal abuse. Death threats follow the burning of her home and in a panicked mode, she runs away. She ends up in Crookshollow, renting a cabin in the middle of nowhere, in the forest. Here she hopes to find peace, safety and to be able to write her book. She meets her sexy neighbor, Caleb. He quickly realizes that Rosa is his fated mate but he must be careful because there are many things she ...more
Apr 16, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal, romances
I had somehow read the rest of the books in the series, but hadn't read this one. This is Caleb and Rosa's story. Caleb made an appearance in book 1 where he tried to steal his cousin's mate. In this book he runs into his own, literally.

Rosa has come to Crookshollow to escape the persecution she faced in her previous town. She is a woman of color and has always felt she is treated as less because of it. She rents one of Margaret's cabins and is going to write a novel about her anger, grief, and
Emily Pennington
May 18, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: reviewed
Rosa looked around at the dreary rental cabin that Rita was showing her. Her home had burned down and she had lost everything, including a large chunk of her childhood memorabilia. She wanted to get away to an isolated place where she could write her book in peace, and perhaps find some time to heal.

Caleb was a shifter and recognized Rosa as his mate. But he wanted to keep her safe. With other shifters out to cause trouble, he didn’t want to get her involved. Despite their attraction, Rosa also
Maura Pritchard
May 26, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Interesting shifter story line
I received an Advance Reader Copy of this book for my honest review.
This was my first time reading a book by Steffanie Holmes. I like her paranormal shifter storyline. I’ve read other wolf shifter romances but it was interesting the way she added in the foxes and raven (Bran) shifters. I also found it interesting the way she brought in issues of immigration and racism. The romance between Caleb and Rosa heats up quickly. Caleb tries to be too protective
May 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Rosa became involved with a married man, of course she didn't know at first that he was married. After she lost everything she decides to move to Crookshollow, where she will have peace and quiet, and she can write her book. When she meets Caleb, the gorgeous Scottish handyman, she is determined to keep her distance no matter how attracted she is to him. Caleb takes one look at the beautiful Rosa, and a single touch, tells him that she is his fated mate. Unfortunately, Caleb's stepmother are in ...more
P Leslie
May 13, 2017 rated it really liked it
*I voluntarily read a Review Copy of this book. All opinion stated are solely my own and no one elses*

3.5 -4 stars

This was a fun read with lots heat, action and suspense.

Rosa hasn't had an easy life - she's trying to make a fresh start by moving to a cabin in the woods. However, she finds herself being the only black woman in a town of white people yet again. She's fed up of narrow mindedness, prejudice and racist remarks directed at her all her life. Can someone truly love her for
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: arc, shifter
It hasn't been easy for Rosa. After she lost her home, all her possessions and her beloved cat, she flees to Crookshollow. In addition to hiding out, she plans to get some serious writing done on her novel. What she doesn't count on is stumbling over Caleb, her sexy mate, in the woods.

Despite being fated mates, their relationship is hardly smooth, between her past rearing its ugly head and his family's interference. This was a great story and I really enjoyed how Caleb got Rosa closure on her p
May 20, 2017 rated it really liked it
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May 20, 2017 rated it liked it
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This was a pretty good read, I really enjoyed the plot especially Caleb's and the characters were fairly well developed, but felt Rosa was so negative a lot of the time I almost felt the book was more about racism than a HEA. I get that she has been through a really horrid ordeal, however it just came up so much it just started to detract from the story, especially as she held it soo much against Caleb although she was attracted to him from the get go? This series has great potential as the unde ...more
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it
This book is full of racial issues. A strong storyline written with deep passion. For readers who enjoy hot erotic scenes, there are a plethora available in this book as well. The rage and hurt felt by the main character, Rosa, completely drives this story. As an illustration of racial injustice, this book hits the mark. . This book is perfection at illustrating an injustice and would be perfect in areas that need awareness. Another amazing Crookshollow romance driving its readers through an emo ...more
Ryan - Sweet Red Reader
May 21, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: arc-love
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book.

Perhaps because this is not the first book in the series and I had not read the prior ones, at times it felt as if there was A LOT going on and it didn't all make sense or seem necessary. I do admire the author's attempt at addressing racism and I thought it was quite a novel concept to incorporate the theme in a shifter story. Idk if I'll read more Crookshollow books (I think there may have been a bit lost in translation for
May 19, 2017 rated it really liked it
This is the first book I've read by this author and I thought it was good. Rosa had had a bad past and was on the run, hoping to find a quiet place to escape. She ended up in Crookshollow Forest where she met Caleb. Rosa and Caleb were perfect for each other. Unfortunately there was danger looming and forces trying to keep them apart. I enjoyed this book and am looking forward to reading more by this author.
*I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. This is my honest review.*
abdulia ortiz-perez
Jun 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I receive this has ARC for honest review.
First time reading from this author. It was a delight to read. I enjoy the story very much. It was well writing, love the characters.
Perfect read it not long and it not short, just perfect.
I was so into it that I didn't realise I finished it in one setting.
It has everything you need. Romance, thrill, mystery.
Highly recommend for everybody who loves romance and werewolf get your copy.
Barbara "Cookie" Serfaty Williams
Writing the Wolf: A wig shifter paranormal romance (Wolves of Crookshollow Book 2)

The love story of Caleb and Rosa. Rosa is a black woman in a town that hate het. Her home was burn down and now she has £300,000. She quit her job and move to Crookshollow. Rosa met Caleb and life is turn up side down. Great story.
Marisol Gomez
Jan 01, 2019 rated it liked it
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May 21, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Amazing paranormal story. Well written with shifters, romance and intrigue. Story about issues of immigration and racism. I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book
Aug 26, 2018 rated it really liked it
A well-written story that I enjoyed reading, I am going to be reading this complete series.
May 16, 2017 rated it really liked it
A quick, fun suspenseful read with lots action and steamy heat.
I voluntarily reviewed an Advanced Reader Copy of this book.
Jessica Woods
May 14, 2017 rated it really liked it
A sweet and sexy love story with a strong, sassy heroine and a nice HEA. Rosa's trying to start over after racism and lies have destroyed the life she had in her small town. She never planned on falling for a hot Caucasian wolf shifter or finding out she's his fated mate. Caleb needs to deal with the threat of his old pack all the while that he's trying to heal Rosa and earn her trust. A sometimes deep and sometimes sweet story, this book will have you examining your own careless words as Rosa l ...more
May 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
I voluntarily reviewed an Advance Reader Copy of this book. I enjoyed Caleb & Rosa's story. I haven't read a paranormal in a while & really like this one. Good book.
Nicole Mole
rated it did not like it
Nov 07, 2017
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Steffanie Holmes is the author of steamy historical and paranormal romance. Her books feature clever, witty heroines, wild shifters, cunning witches and alpha males who get what they want.

Before becoming a writer, Steffanie worked as an archaeologist and museum curator. She loves to explore historical settings and ancient conceptions of love and possession. From Dark Age Europe to crum

Other books in the series

Wolves of Crookshollow (4 books)
  • Digging the Wolf (Wolves of Crookshollow, #1)
  • Inking the Wolf (Wolves of Crookshollow #3)
  • Wedding the Wolf (Wolves of Crookshollow #4)