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Magic and Bone #1

Trouble with Wolves

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Shifters and humans don’t mix …

But Red isn’t like any human I’ve met before.

He doesn’t fear shifters, and for some reason he wants to help me forge peace between my Pack and the town.

Our relationship morphs from unlikely allies to ... more. And the more I’m around Red, the more I crave him.

But none of that matters when fate steps in, and I find myself leading the Pack.

My Pack will never accept him.

The people of Lethbridge will never accept me.
And a relationship with a human is the last thing I need.

250 pages, Kindle Edition

First published February 9, 2020

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Danielle Annett

28 books513 followers
I'm just a girl with an obsession for Marvel movies, a love of all things Urban Fantasy, and a cheerleader for the underdog in any given story.

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Profile Image for Alaina.
6,084 reviews215 followers
May 15, 2020
I have received this ARC from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.

Trouble with Wolves was just .. frustrating. It had some good and interesting parts but others just annoyed me. I don't know if it's the version of this shifters romance or if it was the characters I read about - just know that I somehow ended up annoyed.

Okay, so maybe I do know the reasons. One would be Embry. Ugh, I hated him so much and just didn't get why everyone was on his team. It's cool and all that he wants to become Alpha of the pack but hot damn.. if she doesn't like you then don't force the mate on her.

Then there's Lindy, the alpha's daughter. She wanted to find a way to create a peace treaty with humans before her pack dies out. The day she meets Red, she has hope that this dream could become a reality. Now them, I liked together. It was obvious that they had a spark but maybe they have the potential to be mates?

I'm only going with that because I've read it before - a shifter and a human. So, it's possible in my eyes and I would've rooted for them. Then that ending just, ugh, frustrated and confused me. It didn't make sense to my brain and now I have no idea what the heck the second book will give me. Or if I even want to dive into it.

Maybe I will if everyone stops making horrible decisions.. maybe.
Profile Image for Nerdy Dirty & Flirty.
3,985 reviews318 followers
March 3, 2020
-Sara, ☆☆☆ 1/2

Shifter books aren’t usually my go to but the blurb to this one caught my attention, I thought maybe it would have that Twilight feel.

Lindy is a shifter who wants to put the long feud between her people and the humans in the past and starting working together. She needs Red who has the same agenda. The more they work together on their goal the more their feelings for each other grow.... But then Lindy becomes pack leader and she knows people won’t accept their relationship.

Is their relationship strong enough to handle anything or will shifter and human politics get in the way of a HEA? Trouble with Wolves is a definite read and I can’t wait to find out what happens next.
Profile Image for Aly.
2,522 reviews
May 12, 2020
Quick read

I wish this book were longer. I feel like the story was light and moved a bit too quickly. Another hundred pages and we could have learned more about pack life and seen Lindy and Red's relationship build. I did appreciate the steamy scenes, but I would have liked them to get to know each other a bit more.

I love the idea of mates and this is a fun story. Hopefully we learn more about the shifters in the next book.
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1,300 reviews15 followers
May 9, 2020
I have read the first series by this author (binged it actually] and enjoyed this first book as well.

It is about Lindy, daughter of the alpha wolf shifter, who knows she should mate with one of the wolves but hesitates as she knows he is not her real mate. Then she meets Red, who is searching for his lost sister. Both want peace between humans and shifters, but that goal is not easy to reach.

Strangely enough this book felt quite different from the Blood and Magic series. There was a certain disconnect from the characters. Maybe it was the changing POV or the writing itself. I cannot pinpoint it. But on to the next.

I received an ARC via Netgalley and this is my honest and voluntary review.
February 9, 2020
3.5 of 5 Hearts

Danielle Annett writes a faced paced story wrapped around the world of shifters and the town of Lethbridge. We are dropped right into the action when this story starts and thrust into the action.

The only issue is that I never felt as though I was reading as Reddington or Liddy. I felt as though I was a spectator and could not attach to the characters.

This story is well-written and highly entertaining, Red never backs down from the wolves or the town's men hunting the wolves called the hounds. He is on a mission to find his missing sister and will stop at nothing to find her. That is until the gorgeous alpha female Liddy blocks his path.

Liddy wants her people to bridge the gap with humans. She feels there should be coexistence. Red also believes that humans should see the wolves as allies and not the enemy.

Liddy is also stuck between the power battle in her pack. Her best friend Embry is demanding she mate with him and she does not feel that pull she should towards him.

There are more books to this story on the way, I hope that we get more of Red and Liddy. I felt as though their story was about to start when the story ended.
Profile Image for Spunky N Sassy.
4,883 reviews102 followers
February 9, 2020
Spunky N Sassy Rating: 4.0

~~~~~~~~~~Julie's ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

Red is looking for his missing sister but he finds so much more. Lindy is going between her dad and Embry. When the humans come to destroy them, Lindy sees things that she doesn’t want to but her pack needs her and that’s the most important thing to her. Can’t wait for the next book. Awesome writing.

~~~~~~~~~~Tracy's ⭐⭐⭐ Review~~~~~~~~~~

While out hunting to earn money to find his sister Red runs into Lindy and finds the unexpected. The struggle between the pack and the humans heats up. Lindy's pack won't accept Red so what do they do? This book was good, but I kept getting distracted and it didn't hold my attention the entire time. It may not have been the book for me but check it out yourself and make your own decision.
June 12, 2020
Didn’t enjoy this at all. There was nothing likeable or appealing about either of the main characters, no chemistry. POVs where not done very well at all, no clear character distinction and changed perspective too quickly and often jarring. There also didn’t seem to be much plot or anything actually going on in this book. This just wasn’t one for me at all sorry.

Thanks to netgalley and the publisher for a free copy for an honest opinion
Profile Image for Charlie Moore.
39 reviews
February 10, 2020
Another great start

Loved this book I loved Danielle's other books and I am excited to see how this story progresses. The story is written completely with the dual perspective which gives a good.sense of what is going on at all time. Can't wait for the next book!
123 reviews3 followers
February 11, 2020
What a great read. I was excited to start this new series and Danielle didn’t let me down. Yes, there was some sex, so what. What is important is the plot and the twists. I can’t wait to read more about these two great characters
254 reviews
February 11, 2020
Well developed characters! At first I wasn’t sure I liked where the storyline was taking me. But it turned in a direction I wasn’t expecting and now I can’t wait to keep reading to find out what happens next. Looking forward to book 2!
Profile Image for Julie Jackson.
2,060 reviews10 followers
February 7, 2020
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Red is looking for his missing sister but he finds so much more. Lindy is going between her dad and Embry. When the humans come to destroy them, Lindy sees things that she doesn’t want to but her pack needs her and that’s the most important thing to her. Can’t wait for the next book. Awesome writing.
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758 reviews8 followers
February 11, 2020
Danielle Annett has created a world where magic is out to normals and this is her second series set there.

Her writing is very easy to read and this one is all about a werewolf pack and their troubles with being hunted by a local town with a heavy dash of explicit romance added in.

Great if you want an easy to read aimed at adults supernatural fantasy.
Profile Image for Tristina Brockway.
115 reviews4 followers
May 16, 2020
This was the first book I read from this author and I was far from disappointed. I laughed. I cried. I fell in love with the fictional universe of the Magic and Bone Series. I can't wait to get started on the next book. The suspense is killing me!

I was kindly provided with an ARC in exchange for an honest review.
Profile Image for Sue Brooks.
463 reviews6 followers
February 13, 2020
Danielle Annett is a new author for me to read. I love the way she writes this fast paced story.

Trouble with Wolves is centered around the world of shifters and the town of Lethbridge. Reddington (Red) is looking for his missing sister -- and will do just about anything to find her. Melinda (Liddy) is the daughter of the Alpha for her pack -- and is trying to get them to interact with the humans in the town close by. Red never backs down from the shifters or from the group of town's men that are hunting them. I don't write spoilers - so you are going to have to read this book to find out exactly what happens. I will warn you, that once you start reading - you will find it hard to stop until you reach the ending.

This is the start of the series -- can't wait to read the next installment!!!
Profile Image for Ashley Carr, LSoR.
3,998 reviews46 followers
February 10, 2020
This is a new author to me and I will be checking out more of her work especially the original series because this is a spin off of her original series. My only complaint with a story is it started off kind of slow but picked up from there. Lindy just wants peace between the humans in the shifters. Reddington (Red) is on a mission to find his missing sister. they have slightly different views on human/wolf interactions. Red wants to humans to see the wolves as allies instead of enemies. Lindy is caught between what her heart wants and what the pack needs. What will be the outcome? Will she follow her heart or follow the needs of her pack?
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Author 28 books513 followers
February 21, 2020
Woot Woot. The book is done and I hope you love it as much as I enjoyed writing it
Profile Image for Amanda  Lipscomb.
11 reviews4 followers
May 27, 2020
I found this book to be...frustrating, but good overall. I wanted it to be excellent and it does have some good qualities, but I’ve read better in this genre.

Melinda Chagon, Lindy to most, is the daughter of the Alpha wolf of a race of shapeshifting paranormals living in the backwoods of Canada. Her pack is in danger from encroaching, bigoted, hateful humans calling themselves “Hounds”. They wear red capes through the woods that is her pack’s territory and they’re slowly killing off the wolves they think are threatening their town. Her father is in his last years, and a new alpha needs to step up. Embry has been in love with her and insisting they are mates, and even more troubling, his wolf insists he is the next alpha. Every fiber of Lindy’s wolf knows she is the one meant to lead her people - without being mated to the headstrong and controlling Embry. When she meets Red, he seems reasonable enough to help her broker peace between her Pack and the human village.

Red is a war veteran and a pacifist who is looking for his twin sister. She works for the government as a liaison between paranormals and humans, bridging the gap and making peace where she can. Red hasn’t heard from her in six months. That’s too long, in his opinion. He’s taking jobs where he can so he can fund his search for her. This job has taken him to the tiny Canadian town of Lethbridge - and they are having wolf troubles. Having learned quite a bit in his work, he knows the humans don’t stand a chance against this pack. However, he’s being paid to find their den, which is exactly what he intends to do - until he meets the snow-white-haired female who appears to be leading the pack. Their attraction and chemistry are almost instant, and even though the tensions between the humans and wolves are quickly dissolving into war, the tension between Red and Lindy leads to a hot and spicy sexual liaison. Where do their loyalties lie, with each other or their respective missions?

The ending of this book is a cliffhanger - and I have to find out what happens next. I will definitely be watching for the rest of the series. I did say that I only found this story good, not excellent. If you notice, this story has some strong Twilight vibes. Down to one of the wolves being named “Embry”. And they also mention a sister pack in the Pacific Northwest. Do you want to be mistaken for a Twilight-ripoff? Because this is how you get mistaken for a Twilight-ripoff. So you can’t really call this story “original”, although the language and sex isn’t even close to YA. The time it’s set in is supposed to be modern-era, but it isn’t exactly strong in the setting. It kinda feels like a western, but in the Canadian wilderness - in other words it felt vague. All that being said, I can honestly say I still liked the story. I love the fact that Lindy and Red are a biracial couple and that Lindy is pushing against the patriarchy (girl power!). I’m excited to find out what happens next in this series!
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2,266 reviews18 followers
May 9, 2020
I didn't realize this was a spinoff series, but it really didn't matter one way or the other (other than to say that I will immediately be checking that other series out). There's wolves and all all sorts of other creatures roaming around in the open, and I absolutely could not put this book down once I started!

This book has an old timey feel - with guys in cloaks hunting down wolves, but is apparently contemporary (I think). We join Red as he navigates the town dynamic to make a possibly lucrative deal. He's amassing cash to use to track down his missing sister. That make him somewhat morally flexible. Working with some town drunks/bullies, he is tasked with finding the pack den in the woods. Creepy, right? But Red has some skills and is less a bully and more a strategic thinker. All of that goes out the window, however, when they are attacked and he meets Lindy.

Lindy is the daughter of an alpha who has a rapidly declining health. Apparently pack rules are still set in olden times, because she can't inherit the leadership without a mate. The most likely candidate is a bully and sets off all sorts of warning bells in his aggressive behavior, especially when he is wounded. Lindy is put in an even worse position when she finds herself drawn to the mystery stranger, Red. Sexy times and action times ensue, with lots of miscommunication, injuries, and bad positions for everyone involved. While this book doesn't wrap everything up, it certainly left me wanting to know what happened next! The pacing was so great that I tore through this book super quick. This left me enough time to start the first book of the other series by this author.
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2,814 reviews146 followers
February 6, 2020
The story is well written and doesn’t hesitate to bring you quickly into their world-building a heavy feeling of animosity between shifters and humans. The dual point of view serves its purpose giving clear accounts of both sides of the turmoil. That being said as the story raced along and I found myself wishing it would slow.

The story kicks off in Red’s point of view bringing us into a world where shifters and humans aren’t just aware of each other, they’re enemies. While things seem to settle down in the states, it’s not the case for Canada where Red is searching for his missing sister. This is where things get a little heated. As the daughter of the alpha all Lindy wants to do is make peace with the humans, but the path isn’t just rocky—it’s deadly. Lindy and Red collide and their immediate attraction cannot be ignored.

The fast pace left me feeling disconnected from the characters. Instead of feeling as I was emotionally apart of the story, I felt more as of an observer. It was as though someone was recounting the story, without giving pause to the moments between the action. For me, the character development felt empty.

This story is a spin-off of another series. I feel that maybe if I had read that series first and had then moved onto this one it would have helped to build a more three-dimensional world of the storyline.
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42 reviews5 followers
February 11, 2020
“Shifters and humans don’t mix … “

That was the first book I’ve read by Danielle Annett. The book was well written, but everything went to fast for my taste, and I couldn’t connect with the characters.

Red and Liddy were from two different worlds. She was a shifter and he was a human. Her kind wants human’s death. His kind wants the shifters dead. But the only thing Red and Liddy want its peace between the two kinds.

Red is on a mission to find his sister until the beautiful white wolf blocks his path.

Her father is the alpha of the pack makes Liddy the next possible alpha.
She wants to make changes and make the co-existing between humans and shifters possible. But that’s not the easiest task. With the humans trying to kill them every chance they have, at some point, Liddy has to choose.

When Liddy and Red cross paths the connection between them was impossible not to notice. He wanted her and she wanted him but, being together wasn’t an option.
Profile Image for Larissa.
300 reviews4 followers
May 13, 2020
I enjoyed this book, it was a quick, fun read. I felt like it was really fast paced and rushing to get somewhere, I would have liked more. I wasn't aware when I first started reading it that it belonged to another series/world. That being said it would have been nice to have a bit more world building in this book. I liked both points of view, it gave a great insight to the internal conflict of both characters.
The only real problem I have with this book is the lack of research I felt in this book. The author chose a city within Alberta, Canada that is about 6 hours away from myself, the reader. It kept being called a 'small town' with 'small town people' and the writing shed the country in a bad light. I found this slightly ignorant or perhaps naive, as there are many other actual small towns that could have been researched and used appropriately.
Just something to think about.
I rate this book 3/5
Profile Image for Karley Stafford | bookishqueendom.
Author 1 book24 followers
July 26, 2020
I’ll give this a 3.5.
I love a good shifter story and while it did entertain me there’s a few things I have issues with.

Embry.... dude your superiority complex is a complete turn off. Cannot stand how he acts, treats and talks to Lindy. It has my shackles raised.

Papa alpha... ummm you’re kind sexist. And I’m not down with that.

Lindy... girl what the hell do you want ? I was hoping for a strong female lead. One that would deserve to be alpha. One that would put these pompous males in their place. You fell short on that front.

There were so many things that were just sporadic and didn’t make sense. Characters acting out of character.

Loved Red. Loved the smut. Really well written sexy scenes. Really the saving grace of this book for me.

Wtf was that ending ? A poorly executed cliff hanger.

But at the end of the day, did it entertain me? Yes.
Will I read the second? Possibly.

Side note new cover is much better.
Profile Image for Heather.
91 reviews4 followers
July 3, 2022
Trouble with Wolves is the first book in the series spinoff from another of Danielle Annett's series. So if you like her other books, I think you'll like this one too. You don't have to read any other books to enjoy this series, although it might cause you to go buy her other books once you're done with this one.

The worldbuilding is pretty good - you can get a real feel for how the world works and the various prejudices that don't exist in our world without feeling disconnected. The pacing is also nicely quick, and there is a reasonable sense of urgency to the plot that is a delight to read. I'm also a fan of characters that are kind of morally grey in their actions, so I was pretty satisfied with character development as well. Story development was only okay to me, it was really predictable but still readable.

Thanks to Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op and NetGalley for sending me this book in exchange for my honest review.
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726 reviews15 followers
June 15, 2020
If you love a good paranormal shifter book, this one will hook you in from the first page. Great new series - Magic and Bone, this is the first book of the series - Trouble with Wolves.

Danielle Arnett's writing style and storyline is excellent. This is a fast paced book with a bit of everything for the reader. Love the characters and all the elements of this book. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

This is a new author for me and after reading this book and really enjoying it, looked up other titles and have started the first series Blood and Magic and with Trouble with Wolves, finding it hard to put down. Will definitely be reading the whole series.

Thanks to Netgalley and Victory Editing NetGalley Co-op for the opportunity to read, review and recommend this book.
216 reviews
June 13, 2020
I received this book from Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I’m not certain how I feel about this book. I read the entirety of Aria’s story (so far?) but Lindy felt just like... less. Aria was already at a place where she was sure of her place in the world but Lindy seems constantly just a little off balance, just a little too questioning of herself for me to really get into this; too self centered and needy? I’m not certain, she just felt a little flat for my liking. I didn’t care much for this love triangle, and I hope that whatever the romance situation looks like in the next one, it’s better than this.
The plot was done well though, and there’s a lot where this can go, but though I will probably read book two, it likely won’t be the second it comes out.
100 reviews14 followers
June 20, 2020
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Lindy is the Alpha's daughter. Embry is convinced they should be together. Lindy had other ideas. When her father challenges her to choose a mate our be left out of the succession she , in her own way. When Red entrees the picture she thinks she had it all figured out. But Red's true allegiance isn't certain, and Embry isn't giving up that easily.

I had previously read the Blood and Magic series by this author, so I came in to this with high expectations. I was not disappointed. There is nothing in this book to indicate that trading Blood and Magic first is necessary, but indications are that you should tread it before book 2 comes out, and it would be nice if that were to happen soon...I'm very excited.
1,216 reviews3 followers
May 25, 2020
Sexism within a wolf pack leads distrust. Fear has lead humans to want to eliminate the wolf shifters and Lindy’s father, the current Alpha, must make sacrifices to protect his pact. Lindy refuses her father’s match for her and feels that she is most dominant and should be Alpha. This book is short and leaves room for more in the series. Sexism within a wolf pack leads distrust. Fear has lead humans to want to eliminate the wolf shifters and Lindy’s father, the current Alpha, must make sacrifices to protect his pact. Lindy refuses her father’s match for her and feels that she is most dominant and should be Alpha. This book is short and leaves room for more in the series.
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1,246 reviews11 followers
July 10, 2020
I’m not certain how I feel about this book. I didn’t care much for the love triangle, and it just didn't make sense to me it felt off. I also couldn't connect with the main characters and really found it difficult to like either Lindy or Red so that made it really difficult to become invested in the book.

The plot was promising at first but fell apart and seemed to just flounder into reactions to events instead of having a real plot. The change in POVs was not smooth and was even abrupt at times and unfortunate because as much as I wanted to like this book it just wasn't for me.

I received this book via NetGalley for an honest review.
Profile Image for Deborah.
1,236 reviews35 followers
May 13, 2020
*ARC received in exchange for honest review*

This was the first book I've read by Danielle Annett. Although I did enjoy this book I found that everything went to fast for my taste. I enjoyed the double perspective I felt it was need to help create the two sides of the the animosity from both the humans and the werewolves. I would have like there to have been more time spent learning about the pack and how they interact, as well as on the wider world building. A good start to the series but I don't feel that it is too unique yet, hope it develops more in the sequels.
Profile Image for Josephine.
65 reviews
May 18, 2020
This book had a lot of potential. I thought the description was good but the book itself felt half complete. I feel like the author definitely could have fit more in, due to the ending feeling very unsatisfactory and incomplete. Not to mention the romance was also quite rushed. I feel like the characters barely knew each other. I am all for the idea of a forbidden romance but to me this didn't feel like a romance due to how quickly the characters "fell in love." I think this series has potential I was just disappointed by how short the book was and having to wait for the second one.
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