Goodreads Synopsis of the first book Prince of Wolves:
Jacque Pierce was just an ordinary 17-year-old girl getting ready to start her senior year in high school in Coldspring, Texas. When a mysterious foreign exchange student from Romania moves in across the street, Jacque and her two best friends, Sally and Jen, don’t realize the last two weeks of their summer are going to get a lot more interesting.
From the moment Jacque sets eyes on Fane she feels an instant connection, a pull like a moth to a flame. Little does she know that the flame she is drawn to is actually a Canis lupis, werewolf, and she just happens to be his mate; the other half of his soul.
The problem is Fane is not the only wolf in Coldspring, Texas.
Just as Fane and Jacque are getting to know each other, another wolf steps out to try and claim Jacque as his mate. Fane will now have to fight for the right to complete the mating bond, something that is his right by birth but is being denied him by a crazed Alpha. Will the love Fane has for Jacque be enough to give him the strength to defeat his enemy, will Jacque accept that she is Fane’s mate and complete the bond between them?
Hey its both of us back for this awesome review which consists of not one but all 7 books! Grace originally introduced this series to me a year and a half ago and I insistently fell in love with it. Grace has been reading the Grey Wolves books for almost 3 years at this point. So needless to say we have been around for the long haul when it came to waiting for the next book to release in this super long series. Now that the final book: Sacrifice of Love has been released and I (Brigit) had the pleasure of reading it, we felt it was finally time we reviewed this fantastic series! So we will be doing a summary review of the entire series with a specific spotlight on the last book seeing as it was just released and is the most fresh in my mind. Here we go kids, enjoy…
So to begin with, one of the best things in this series by far are the characters, in particular the three main girls, best friends: Jacque, Jen, and Sally. Each one of them has their own unique personality which you would think would lead them to not be friends but actually makes them closer. Their friendship is on its own level of love which helps the story easily move due to their complete acceptance of each wholly new and unforeseen situation. These girls are so relatable, that regardless of who you are, you’re bound to make a connection with one of them.
Now we move on to the male characters…when your not so average super hot boy moves in next door it changes your whole world…or Jacque’s world in this case. With the arrival of Fane Lupei comes the world of the Romanian Grey Wolves, and all that it entails which includes: smexy werewolf packmates with dominating personalities, protectiveness that crosses every boundary, and enough puns to make you howl with laughter (pun intended 😉 ). The girls have no choice but to become fully immersed in the paranormal world when Jacque finds her mate in Fane, who is in fact the Prince of the Romanian Wolves. As Jacque and her friends try to navigate this new world they inevitably find themselves in some “hairy” situations.
As more and more secrets are revealed, the past comes back to haunt them changing their lives forever more. As each new development comes to pass the consequences become more severe, stakes are higher, and love is found even in the most unlikely of places. The new relationships that form are forged by the couples trials and triumph. The reader gets to experience each heart wrenching relationship through the eyes of both the male and female leads creating a believable and worth wild story all around.
This series led us on a thrilling roller coaster consisting of many twists and turns that left us reeling. We were never in the need for more information. Through the many point of views we never felt excluded from the story. We wanted to scream, laugh, and cry with the characters because we felt so involved with their lives. One of the many wonderful aspects of these books was the ability for each couple to read each others minds. This let the readers fully understand the characters prerogatives and connect with each one of their emotions, so much so that it became difficult to decide which character we loved more!
Brigit’s Review of Sacrifice of Love (Grey Wolves #7)
As one evil falls, another rises in its place. The powerful witch, Desdemona, has finally been killed by an alliance of wolf, elf, and fae. But Reyaz, brother to Cypher the warlock king, has vowed retribution for a life that was taken from him. Now Cypher must decide not only how to protect his newfound mate and his people, but also how to destroy the only family he has left.
Meanwhile, Jen’s pregnancy progresses and the fateful due date draws ever nearer. The thought of losing Decebel’s child constantly threatens to overwhelm her. With each passing day, Decebel grows more distant, causing Jen to wonder what toll the impending loss of their child is taking on him. Unbeknownst to Jen, in an act of desperation to protect his unborn child and mate, Decebel strikes a deadly bargain with the Great Luna—his life in place of his child’s. There is only one way for that to happen; the bond between he and Jen must be broken.
As Jen as Decebel struggle through their darkness, another kind of darkness is infiltrating Fane’s heart. Doubts and questions linger as he tries to cope with the emotions brought on in the aftermath of Desdemona’s curse. He knows what happened wasn’t real, but still he can’t rid himself of the terrible images seared into his memory. Jacque is his light, the one who keeps the darkness at bay, yet he won’t let her inside to do just that.
Sally continues to learn what it means to be a gypsy healer and Costin struggles to protect her as she runs full speed ahead to help her wolves, heedless of her own safety. She sees her best friends struggling, each enduring their own trials. She’s desperate to help them, but can she keep them safe?
With all of these things hanging heavy over the heads of the Serbia and Romania packs, their attention is divided. The wolves do not even realize a threat has slowly infiltrated their midst. Will they recognize the threat in time to save the lives that precariously hang in the balance?
Against this backdrop of darkness, choices will be made, fears will confronted, and the ultimate sacrifice will be made. Will the wolves stand together to defeat the threats arrayed against them, both from within and without? Will love conquer all? Or will the beleaguered wolves finally succumb to their demons?
After what felt like a long wait for Sacrifice of Love I couldn’t help but have increasingly high expectations for it. I had originally expected the series to end with Fate and Fury but it just happened to throw in a brand new unforeseen enemy that threw me off guard by adding on an additional book, not that I was complaining too much. I was eager to see the series conclude after so many books though. For the most part I was satisfied by the conclusion to this captivating series.
We all know how Fate and Fury ended…if not STOP READING THIS NOW BECAUSE I WILL HAVE NO MERCY ON VENTING OVER THE ENDING…..
By the end of Fate and Fury we learn of Decebal’s sneaky (heart breaking, brings you to tears, has you shouting at the heavens at the injustice of the world) plan to sacrifice himself in place of his unborn child. Basically it was pretty difficult to see how Quinn Loftis was going to get him out of this situation. I was so upset at this point too because Decebal and Jen are my favorite couple in the series by far!! But I knew what he was doing was in the best interests for those he loved but still….anyway needless to say this conflict most definitely amplified the story. The only negative I would have to say about this book was its redundant story line, though there was plenty of ingenuity, the basic plot line was very similar to the plot in Fate and Fury, this didn’t prevent me from enjoying it though.
Sacrifice of Love brought its own trouble to the table with the evil warlock Reyaz who is hellbent on destroying everything the wolves love and hold dear. If you thought Desdemona was evil in Fate and Fury well you have a whole other thing coming with this guy! Pure evil!! He threw in his own twists and turns that I did not anticipate whatsoever, resulting in a heart breaking and gut wrenching outcome. This book took me on a crazy ride and left me stunned and overwhelmed by the impossibilities of it all! In the end of course they are all fighting for their lives and fighting to escape from the inevitable doom that looms before them (I rhymed 😉 ).
Overall, I was completely satisfied with Sacrifice of Love, by the ending I was filled with joy and contentment over each character’s personal journey and their final outcomes in their relationships. The Grey Wolves series remains one of my all time favorites!
Final Thoughts We Have On The Grey Wolves Series
This series is not something we could just walk away from. We connected so much with the characters and this amazing world that they became apart of our lives, we couldn’t separate ourselves from this series, so much so that it was hard to pick up another book and admit defeat that it was over. When we finished this series the story stayed with us and will continue to. The Grey Wolves series is one that will stay on the figurative bookshelves of our Kindles and our hearts.