Past My Defenses by Wendy Sparrow (A Review by Michele)

Past My Defenses by Wendy Sparrow
Past My Defenses (Taming the Pack, #1)BlurbVanessa is the fastest Lycan around. In wolf form, the only threat she can’t outrun is her allergies. After a feline dander-bomb takes her down, she wakes up naked in a cage staring at a hot park ranger who had no idea what he’d trapped. But ooooh, he smells so good. Mine.

Dane hoped to tame the silver wolf in his kennel, but all bets are off with the deliciously sweet Vanessa on two legs. Her temper makes his pulse race, and he can’t escape the feeling they belong together.

They’re hot as a forest fire even before they scent-match, but Glacier Peak’s Alpha considers Dane a danger to the pack. Meanwhile, Lycans are being poached, and Vanessa has been targeted. Dane will have to keep her close to protect her, but with Vanessa in heat and mad to mate, who will protect him?
Review by Michele

Werewolf Clan, Park Rangers and Lycan Poachers. So, sound romantic? Definitely! Of course you have to describe the hot park ranger first.


Lycans are being hunted for their organs. The pack is searching for a missing member believed to have been taken by poachers. Park Ranger Dane Hansen , new to the area, finds himself in the middle of it all when he brings home what he believes to be a wolf. He always wanted a pet wolf. Boy was he surprised! Vanessa, Lycan, has found herself caged in Dane’s basement. “Hell No”, Vanessa’s favorite phrase, is the first thing that comes to her mind when she wakes up in Dane’s basement. We follow Vanessa’s struggle with her feelings for Dane as well as the loyalty balancing act with the Alpha in her clan.

I have to say that as romances go this one wasn’t impressive. If it wouldn’t have been for the paranormal aspect of this book I probably would’ve put it down after the first four chapters. I enjoyed the descriptions of the pack hierarchy. I would have to say that I would give this book a 3.5 out of 5. Good paranormal content but the romance part could’ve been a little spicier. I’m not talking Fifty Shades but more than the constant inner monologue would be nice. We did see the romance blossom at the end so I guess “All’s well that ends well”.

I received this book from Entangled Publishing with no expectation of a positive review.