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Thrown to the Wolves

(Big Bad Wolf #3)

4.39  ·  Rating details ·  2,446 ratings  ·  372 reviews
Agent Cooper Dayton is going to meet his boyfriend’s werewolf family. Unarmed. On their turf.

And he’s bringing his cat.

When Agent Cooper Dayton agreed to attend the funeral for Oliver Park’s grandfather, he didn’t know what he was getting into. Turns out, the deceased was the alpha of the most powerful werewolf pack on the eastern seaboard. And his death is highly suspic
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 263 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by Carina Press
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Erin *Proud Book Hoarder* I am not 100% positive but I believe so. It does seem to be like an ender book :( I'd love to see this pair again…moreI am not 100% positive but I believe so. It does seem to be like an ender book :( I'd love to see this pair again(less)

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4.5 Cooper stars

This was frustrating and fun to read. What a freaking great ride.

“Uh, this is Boogie. My cat.”
“Charming,” Camille said flatly. “As in Boogie Woogie?”
“As in ‘Boot Scootin’ Boogie,’” Cooper mumbled. “Her markings kind of look like cowboy boots and she does this thing with her paws... You don’t care, never mind.”


This series ROCKS! Cooper ROCKS! The jury is still out on Park but i still love him because he loves Cooper.

I now understand why this one got mixed review. Fo
Optimist ♰King's Wench♰

This book did my squishy marshmallow heart GOOD and quickly became my favorite of the series so far . 🤞 I do so hope there is more to come from Cooper and Park. I'll beg if need be.

"You've seen the worst of me. You are the best of me. I won't ever risk losing that again."

Thrown to the Wolves finds Cooper and Park at Park's family compound for his grandfather's memorial along with Cooper's cat, Boogie, who comes in handy a time or two. From the very beginning Adhara sets a metronome-lik
You may think you've had an awkward or horrible family gathering in your life. Maybe a racist grandparent embarrassed you, or your mother got drunk on Christmas and decided to tell you that you've always been a disappointment to her, or * your teenage step-mother decided to punch your mother in the face on Fourth of July*. BUT, those are nothing compared to the horrible meeting of family in this book. This is Meet The Parents if Robert Dinero had been a werewolf who decided to tear Ben Stiller a ...more
"You are my partner. My love. My family."

I'm still completely and utterly wolfed!!!

This one is a bit wolfier than the previous books -well, no wonder with Oliver's werewolf-y family giving this larger-than-life vibe - ...
Oh shit!! That's funny

... but the character- aaaand relationship-development is all I could have wished for. Okay, after some serious consideration of booty-smacking Oliver (code word for kicking him in the a.. umm, backside) for clamming up like an oyster and being secretive about
* A Reader Obsessed *
4.5 Stars

It’s been too long since I last read The Wolf at Bay, but time and distance have not dampened my love for Oliver Park and this latest entry, though extremely quite vexing, just reaffirmed his status in my top favorites once again.

So, a lot of werewolf dynamics are finally revealed, as well as Park’s past that is both surprising and sobering, obviously shaping the man he is now. Cooper finds himself smack dab in the middle of crazy shifter politics, shady rivalries, and a less than welco
Moony Eliver
The two strongest elements of this book — and really, this series — are hilarity and sexiness. And squeeee, this volume brought both of those in a DELIGHTFUL package.

Cooper and Park just continue to wiggle deeper into my heart, and we got a much more profound view of Park this time. Not just his backstory (though that too), but personality, strengths and weaknesses, motivation, etc. Cooper's character was still strong (and freaking hilarious omg), and his interactions with his cat Boogie absolu
4.5 stars

My favorite of the series! Hands-down best.

The thriller, the crime mystery, the creepy factor - all of it perfect.

The PNR aspect was more present in this one than the previous ones. Cooper and Oliver still don't know each other all that well, even after they've been through so much together. There is so much to learn about the other.

Oliver's grandfather, alpha leader of the Park pack is dead. Oliver and Cooper head to the family home for the funeral. It should have been a quick trip the
Hayley ☾ (TheVillainousReader)
4.25 S T A R S

Hi, my name is Hayley and I am absolute T R A S H for this series.

It's my guiltiest pleasure, except I don't even feel guilty about it. This series isn’t perfect, but I love it so much that I will forever be rereading. It’s my M/M happy place.

I’ve been around the M/M genre and I have never "ran" into a character quite like Coop. Adhara has done something really unique in her creation of him. He is neurotic AF and his head space can be real uncomfortable to be in, but sweet Jesus
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely loved it.

All the mystery surrounding Park and who he is has finally been lifted. I kind of expected something big and Charlie Adhara certainly delivered!

After Park got introduced to Cooper's family in book 2, this time Cooper's meeting Park's family.
Who are - of course - all werewolves - while Cooper - clearly - is not.
Which is way more of an issue than Cooper might have anticipated.

The thing is - he doesn't anticipate anything because Park hasn't told him anything.
No, he leaves Coo
OMG...hell must have frozen over because I fell a little bit in love with Cooper in this book. Who would have thought!!!

He is so far from the judgemental and whiny/petty person in the first book and he also seems to have found his "profiler" qualities back. Let's face it, he didn't have any in book 1.

I definitely loved this third installment and I was glued to my seat from beginning to end.

Can't wait to see what's gonna happen next. These two are fastly climbing the ranks of my "favorite mm co
h o l l i s
Hands down, no question, best of the trilogy (series? do we get more? inquiring minds..).

THROWN TO THE WOLVES is a perfect title for this one because both Cooper, and the reader, are well.. thrown to the wolves. This was the first time we actually got some real shifter action. And I don't mean that in a pervy way. Up until book three, the shifter element was kind of background noise, even if the protagonists worked for a shifter-friendly/focused organization to police and investigate supernatura
5 Stars

Called back to his small hometown in the Canadian wilds, after the sudden death of his werewolf family’s alpha patriarch, Oliver Park asks human lover Cooper Dayton to come home with him for the funeral. Tragedy aside, this family gathering is one Park wishes he could avoid, having spent years separated from his family/pack due to longstanding grievances. Having Cooper by his side seems like a necessity for his mental health and well-being, but Cooper quickly comes to realise that Park ha
4.5 Stars

The best, yet!

When I read book 1, I was a bit underwhelmed. Cooper was an asshole and Park was too perfect. In book 2, we finally saw Cooper be vulnerable and I warmed to him quite a bit, and now we FINALLY get to see Oliver Park be someone other than the perfect wolf he wants so hard for Cooper to see him as. We get to see just how uncertain he is and how much he doesn't want to be who he was groomed to be.

There were plenty of twists and turns in this story to keep me interested and
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: audiobooks, re-reads
4.5 stars

This was wonderful. I liked the story, the mystery wasn't as strong as in the previous books, but still pretty good. I liked learning more about Park and his family. Finally.

But Cooper was the absolute highlight of this story for me. I feel he has grown so much since Book 1. I loved how honest, open and confident he was, while still being as funny and adorable as always. His relationship with Park is really beautiful in this one. I love how close and strong they've become, though all th
4.5 Stars



Can I haff some moar plz?
Jun 12, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: mystery
I quite liked this both in terms of the progress of Park and Cooper's relationship, the mystery, having the werewolves and their culture be more important, and the overall arc. Although it occurred to me at the end that for having set up this BSI and making both MCs federal agents, after the initial case they never have a BSI-related mystery again! Which doesn't make a ton of sense, frankly. I have to say for pacing this should be book 4 and there should have been a different book 3 with at leas ...more
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm, mystery, fantasy, adult
This book series and its author deserve all the things in the world. I just have one question, if book four coming out? I really need to know- I really need a book 4. For the sake of science, all that is holy and god.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
Re-read 5/18/20 - Going into this, I thought this was my favorite of the series; however, I now think it's #4. Once I re-read that one, I'll know for sure. Anyway . . . I still love this book. (view spoiler) ...more
Apr 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
That's three out of three 5* reads for this stunningly good series from Charlie Adhara.

As with book two, the whodunit element had me guessing right to the end and I was jumping at red herrings all the way through. I adore it when an author can keep me on my toes like that.

This one's even more deeply focused on Cooper and Park's relationship as well and by the end of the story I really was squee-ing out loud as the declarations of love got uber serious.

The political allegory is still as strong in
May 08, 2019 rated it really liked it
They're back! And just as the title promises, we finally get to see some wolves!

Cooper and Oliver are visiting the Park family but nothing about that visit goes as expected. For one thing, Oliver left out the tiny fact that his boyfriend is a human and once the rest of the family finds out - which doesn't take them a lot of time to do - they have some strong opinions about it. For another thing, bodies start piling up left and right and of course our duo of agents have to investigate.

During the
Being back inside Cooper’s head was a lot more entertaining that I remembered! I loved the humor, the little references disseminated everywhere (even if I’ve surely missed a lot of them) and Boogie, I love Cooper’s relationship with his cat.

The characters and relationship development in this third book were everything I was hoping for since the beginning of the series. Neither Park nor Cooper are perfect, but they come pretty close to my idea of perfection. They’re perfectly imperfect, they mak
I. Love. This. Series!

This book was so good and I just continue to love this series and Park and Cooper so much. Last book we got them dealing with Cooper's small human family. Now we're dealing with Park's huge werewolf family.

After the last books events, it's been about 4 months at the start of this, and when Park gets a call that his grandfather died, he asks Cooper to come along for his grandfather's funeral.

Problem is, Park didn't tell them that Cooper was human, and that causes a lot of
Mar 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: zz-2019
4.5 stars

This was my favorite book yet. It was suspenseful, funny, romantic & hot. These two are so fantastic together.

**ARC provided through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review**
I've given this an A- at AAR, so that's 4.5 stars rounded up.

Charlie Adhara’s  Big Bad Wolf series has been something of a surprise hit for me.  I’m not normally into stories about werewolves, but AAR's review of The Wolf at the Door  convinced me to read it, and I’ve been hooked ever since.  Although each of the three books features a self-contained mystery that’s solved by the end, the romantic relationship between the human FBI agent Cooper Dayton and his werewolf partner, the enigmatic
2.5 stars

At one point of this story, Cooper Dayton told his werewolf lover, Oliver Park, that ...

“Maybe that’s the problem. Honestly, I haven’t understood seventy percent of the things that have happened since I got here. I’m so far out of my depth, I don’t know what’s right anymore.”

And THAT is my biggest problem with this book.

Park takes Cooper to meet his family, although it is not for a joyful reunion like when Cooper took Park home to meet his father and brother in the previous book. T
Apr 03, 2019 rated it it was ok
I think I'm going to be a bit of dissenter on all the high ratings. Sadly, in most of this book, I didn't like Park. At all. He was a walled off, uncommunicative jerk to Cooper. Cooper was overly forgiving and because Park threw Cooper to the wolves, literally, Cooper was blind to all of the issues surrounding him. We only get Coops POV so it's impossible to understand why Park (other than, I didn't want you to know my past because it's not pretty) would keep basic things from Cooper. Especially ...more
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Jun 19, 2019 rated it really liked it
Thrown to the Wolves ✨🍃

4 Atmospheric Stars🍃✨

I loved being in the snow with these guys! The scenery was beautiful, snowy and cold. It was awesome. I loved the description writing of the world. It was the best part of this book/series. I am a little put off by Cooper’s non-badass was lacking, but I still love is prickly arse.
These two guys! Park and Coop are amazing together—in all their grumpy, obstinate, special agent glory.

I was a bit hesitant to start this third instalment because the two previous books were absolute gems. Luckily this third book was almost as good. I can see if the mystery would be one's main draw to this series, the focus on family intrigues in the first half of this book could be somewhat of a disappointment. But the fact that the mystery was kept at bay until late in the plot gave the love
Sandra ~ ♥ Cross My Heart ♥
So much love for these guys & this series, and I do believe this is the best of the series thus far! What does it mean when your boyfriend takes you home to meet his family? Especially if you're human and your boyfriend's least not completely? Pack politics and family dynamics threaten to tear Cooper & Park apart in this thriller. The plotline is compelling, but it's the characters that drive this story. Secrets are outed and lines crossed. But the chemistry, as always, is undeniable. H ...more
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Charlie Adhara loves snarky souls with a soft spot, twisty whodunits and happily ever afters. She writes contemporary, mystery, paranormal, queer romance. Or some assortment of that. Whatever the genre, her stories feature imperfect people stumbling around, tripping over trouble and falling in love. Charlie has done a fair amount of stumbling around herself, but tends to find her way back to the n ...more

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“How do I look?” he blurted as they approached the car. He couldn’t help it.
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