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Thrown to the Wolves

(Big Bad Wolf #3)

4.42  ·  Rating details ·  1,340 ratings  ·  234 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
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 263 pages
Published April 1st 2019 by Carina Press
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Hody According to a q&a with the author- [May 2019] :
"...whether or not the series continues someday, I’ll know they’ll have their happy ever after"
According to a q&a with the author- [May 2019] :
"...whether or not the series continues someday, I’ll know they’ll have their happy ever after"

also: [April 2019]
"What’s next for me? I’m taking a break after Thrown to the Wolves to write a new paranormal mystery..."

I'm excited about any book from this author, even if it's not about Park and Cooper.(less)

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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-like


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. For
"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 his past
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
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
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
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
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
4.5 Stars



Can I haff some moar plz?
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
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
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
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 04, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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,
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. Full review to come.
Sep 12, 2019 rated it really liked it
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
Sep 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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.
❧A Bookish Berkeley Girl❧
Thrown to the Wolves

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.

This was so good that I can’t help but want more.
Mar 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: arc
This is one of my favorite series. The writing is outstanding and the storyline is interesting.

In this book, Cooper travels with Oliver to the funeral of Ollie's grandfather. Once there, they discover his death is suspicious. Cooper also discovers Ollie hasn't told his family the truth about Cooper - that's he's human. Cooper finds out Ollie hasn't told him the truth about a lot of personal things.

This book delves into the internal workings of the pack and Cooper begins to question his place in
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.
Joyfully Jay
Apr 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

4.5 stars

Thrown to the Wolves is the third book in Charlie Adhara’s Big Bad Wolf series and I just loved it. I am such a fan of this series, as it combines great world building, exciting mystery and suspense, and a fabulous couple in Park and Cooper. What I particularly love is the way Adhara has built upon each book to really explore both the relationship and more about each of these men individually. In The Wolf at the Door, we are in Cooper’s POV as he starts to really
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
Apr 20, 2019 rated it really liked it
Doesn't disappoint

This series just gets better. The characters have grown, and changed so much over the course of the series. I love that their conflicts are rooted in each of their pasts, personalities, and real problems rather than any silly big misunderstandings or forced conflict. The plot was well developed, and the mystery interesting, and complex. Such a refreshing series.
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
Sam (AMNReader)
Jun 02, 2019 rated it really liked it
This one didn't keep my attention as well as the others, although I loved everything about the setting and the story. I could say more, it's all definitely worth a read. Series: 3.5
julia ☆ [owls reads]
#1 The Wolf at the Door:
#2 The Wolf at Bay:


3 stars!


“You’ve seen the worst of me. You are the best of me.”

Thrown to the Wolves is a fun addition to the series that finally introduces readers to Park’s family! The plot is quite tense, as to be expected, but the secrets between Cooper and Park are what contributes to most of the conflicts in the novel. There is quite a bit of relationship and character development to balance out the fights and family intrigue, and some sweet moments
Audiobook review

4,5 stars

If meeting Cooper’s family was intense and frayed with feelings and intrigue, it was nothing compared to meeting Oliver’s family. The intensity level was definitely set to high in this book.

Cooper and Park are going to Parks hometown to attend his grandfather’s funeral. A reunion filled with drama and secrets. And it doesn’t really help matters that Park hasn’t really prepared anyone on the meet. Prepared Cooper for what to expect, the dos and don’ts, the basic
Apr 10, 2019 rated it really liked it
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Apr 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
On individual terms I prefered the previous books, but as part of the series I still really enjoyed this, love how the characters are developing.

Park despite some hiccups has until now stayed highly guarded, there's no sudden change to that in this book but the cracks break open enough to reveal more of him. It's a credit to how they're writen that I believed in his behavour. He had opportunities to talk but avoided - there's still a vulnerable child who wants to be liked at his core. So yes,
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Charlie Adhara has always loved a good story and, on occasion, a bad one. After getting her degree in neuroscience, Charlie decided she’d much rather study the heart. She now 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.
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