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To Trust a Wolf (Whispering Springs Werewolves #1)

3.67  ·  Rating details ·  1,038 Ratings  ·  48 Reviews
Just out of a bad relationship, Bryn Roydan has no trust to give where men are concerned. She hadn't counted on the determined will of Logan Sutherland. Resistance fading, Bryn finally gives in to her desire, only to discover that the attractive and dominant Logan is also an alpha werewolf. Filled with a primal need to make her his, Logan boldly lays claim to her-body, min ...more
Paperback, 182 pages
Published August 1st 2006 by Elloras Cave (first published February 9th 2005)
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Mar 23, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Romantica/Paranormal Romance readers
Recommended to Daisiemae by: Ellora's Cave
Bryn Royden had a very bad marriage. She and her best friend Claire own a local bookstore, and she has devoted herself to work. Her self-esteen has taken quite a beating by her ex- husband so she is surprised and half afraid of the attention given to her by dominant and VERY attractive Logan Sutherland.
Logan knew Bryn was his mate the first time her saw (smelled) her. An Alpha in his pack, he has the role of the mediator, and keeps peace between rival packs. He is strong, thoughtful, loving, st
Bryn Roydan has sworn off men, after a failed marriage and a series of bad dates, she has decided it is safer to just forget men all together. Logan Sutherland is ready to claim his mate, he has been patient understanding her fear of bieng hurt again, but as an Alpha Wolf there is no deeper commitment than claiming your mate. Now he just has to entice Bryn into taking a chance on him.

Great story, perfect book for the beginning of a series.
Apr 17, 2009 rated it it was amazing
I bought this at a library book sale though I had never read this author before. I loved this story - kind of a kinder, gentler werewolf tail - I mean TALE! A sweet love/mate story, Steele's take on werewolf lore, an irrestible, HOT hero, and a nice enough heroine with a little backbone made for a very easy, enjoyable read. I'll be looking for more by this author. Warning: this is an Ellora's Cave publication, so there are graphic scenes and language present.
Heather andrews
Oct 30, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I applaud Logan for not jumping Bryn's bones the first date even though a certain body part wasn't happy, "his co** was not a happy camper, taking on a life of it's own, twitching with agitation at being roused only to be denied the prize." Logan he can make a woman melt with his words, "there's nothing obscene about it, Bryn. The truly obscene thing would be to deny your needs, to deny your pleasure. I can be there in fifteen minutes, baby," he cajoled. "There's nothing I want more than to see ...more
Jul 14, 2012 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Bobbie by: Werewolf list
To Trust a Wolf appears to be a promising start for a new author.  The plot and characters are cliche, but show an extension on the normal lines with a bit different structure than the typical werewolf pack.  The narrative is grating.  Instead of having the characters experience their surroundings in a way that brings in the reader, Ms Steele's book abruptly stops for adjective infused descriptions of each new setting.  If Ms Steele were a high school girlfriend sharing her first novel between c ...more
I really liked the first half of the book. The writing was surprisingly good and I loved the way the hero was developing. Then the story kind of lost focus. There didn't seem to be a strong plot. It was more along the lines of here's what happened when Bryn fell in love with a werewolf. Then we switch POV and there was a bit about Lillian a bitchy werewolf getting subdued by her man and then we'll throw in a bit in the POV of Bryn's sister Haley as she wanders in the woods and comes to the atten ...more
This didn't work for me. I'm generally not a fan of the "I Love You" after one date! It's just lame.
Dec 09, 2011 rated it did not like it
Shelves: didn-t-finish
Oh, this is painfully badly written. Couldn't deal. Storyline has potential, but yuck!
Feb 20, 2011 rated it liked it
Erotic paranormal book. Good plot actually and steamy! Makes ya want ta howl a little!
Jun 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Rachel Thompson
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it
Shelves: paranormal
Bryn Roydan is swearing off men after an ugly divorce that broke her heart. Now she has a hard time trusting anyone, until Logan Sutherland, an alpha werewolf, decides to make her his. He knew from the first moment he met her that she would be his mate. He just hasn't told Bryn yet.

I liked this book although I think it could have been drawn out a little longer. I understand Logan's instant love for Bryn--he's a werewolf and wolves mate for life, so I can understand that he loved her after first
Dec 21, 2014 rated it it was ok
Probably more of a 2 1/2 but I'm not feeling generous enough to round up. This was just kinda "meh". Yeah, it's got the steamy steamy, but it seems that the only plot was for them to mate which just isn't that interesting. There was almost a catfight between the main girlie and a gilted lover, but even that was a bit anti-climactic. Combine that with some weird word choices, over-used words, and 25 cent vocab and, yeah, no thanks. Can't really recommend, there's much better stuff out there, alth ...more
Jan 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
Shelves: keepers
Good read. Action and relationship driven plot about a werewolf falling for a human. She gets over the whole werewolf thing pretty quickly but has a lot of trouble moving beyond her past to accept that when he says forever, he really means it! It had a neat solution on 'What do you do when you're an alpha but you don't want to run the pack?'

There is a sequel, currently only available as an ebook from Ellora's Cave.

To Trust a Wolf: Paperback & ebook
To Tempt a Wolf: ebook from Ellora's Cave
Danielle (Danniegurl)
I guess I was expecting more from this book. It was a bit fantastical meaning a bit more on the fantasy side. I just felt like the dialogue wasn't authentic, it felt unnatural and sometimes forced. I felt that Bryn got over her misgivings a bit too easily, and once she found out about Logan being a werewolf she accepted that a bit too easily for my taste. Overall though the story was cute, but there wasn't a lot of conflict or much to talk about.
Apr 12, 2013 rated it it was ok
If you can suspend belief then you'll be able to enjoy this book. It's just too far-fetched to believe that someone can accept the changes that occur in their life SO quickly and instantaneously fall in love once she is confronted with her mate's shape-shifting ways... like THAT made it okay for her to love him.

And don't get me started on the dialog - very syrupy sweet and juvenile. Heroine just came off as very immature and emotional.
Oct 16, 2011 rated it liked it
I really liked the characters. Each one had their own charm. I didn't like how quickly the story line escalated. Don't get me wrong I loved the steamy passionate chemistry but I feel that towards the end it all revolved around the sex. The other chunks of the story felt like fillers. It was good for a short easy read.
Jun 18, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Nobody
1.5 Stars

To Trust a Wolf is a simple girl-meets-alpha/werewolf-takes-a-mate story (which I usually enjoy), but the dialogue is so sophomoric that it is difficult to feel anything for the characters. The very explicit sex scenes were more gratuitous than erotic. This is both the first and last book for me to read in this series!
Feb 20, 2011 rated it liked it

Good book but the werewolf hero take not enought time to convince the heroin. She has been betrayed and "harm" by her ex-husband, but she goes to quickly into the arms of the hero. She doesn't fight enough.

And more I don't really like the last scene of sex, when the guy want to sodomize her.
Maybe because i don't like that too much in books ^^
May 25, 2011 rated it liked it
Liked: Great characters. Alpha male Logan who is kind, loving, and totally knows how to please and take care of Bryn. And strong, independent Bryn who knows how to let Logan take care of her. Funny. Touching

Didn't Like: Too short. Plot and characters could have been developed more. Felt rushed.

Bottomline: Liked it enough to read book 2 about Bryn's sister and Logan's best friend.
The BookChick
Oct 02, 2011 rated it really liked it
This was a great read. I thoroughly enjoyed it. Brynn and Logan were wonderful protagonists who had great chemistry. The story was steamy but not over the top. I enjoy how Steele engaged a bit of conflict that has a positive conclusion to Lillian finding her mate in Reece.
Shirley Bennett
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: paranormal, shifters
The story of Bryn and Logan was a fun one strong alpha characters and a woman who will stand up for herself when needed! The writhing was well done with a good story line and small conflict. I liked it well enough to hunt down the 2nd book in this series!!
I love shifter books and this one was ok. I guess it fell short because of too many adjectives :)) The plot is good, but there was a switch at a point with a second love story that didn't feel right. The writing is too flowery but the story is decent. I will be reading the next one.
This one was barely ok. The writing was weak, the book ends at an odd point and the love at first sight was to convenient.
Erotic Horizon
Oct 07, 2008 rated it really liked it
To Trust a Wolf by Kate Steele (2006)
what a wonderful book. I love these kind of books. Werewolves and finding their mate.
Megan Fall
I thought this book was so much fun. A really enjoyable read. Logan was so sweet and so alpha at the same time. Really looking forward to the second one!
Luz Al Saud
Feb 04, 2017 rated it liked it
De lectura fácil y entretenida, paranormal hot
Annie M
Feb 13, 2015 rated it did not like it
Shelves: dnf
Nov 25, 2012 rated it did not like it
The writing seemed awkward to me. The book felt like an early work in an authors career. I would try a later work by this author.
Tammy  Rigney
Mar 26, 2011 rated it liked it
Good series. I read it out out of order but that didn't matter. I love a good shifter story and would definately read more of this.
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