Book Review – Wolf Soul by TJ Nichols

Outcast Pack #3
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 130
Characters: Kyle/Cooper
POV: 3rd
Genre: Paranormal, Series

With the rival wolves closing in, fighting attraction is one battle they can’t win.

For the last couple of years, Kyle Ashfield’s friends have used his rural property as a place to gather and run beyond the territory of the official wolf packs. But now, their numbers have attracted attention, and some packs are not happy that a bunch of outcast wolves are living so freely.

Cooper Badr is a leopard shifter and the Coven agent tasked with interviewing and investigating the pack so the Coven can make an informed decision about its future. He’s supposed to be impartial, but around Kyle, he wants to do other things than talk.

Will Coven grant the pack of gay wolf shifters territory, or will they be shut down and banned from running together?

Discover the Outcast Pack mm paranormal wolf shifter romance series. Join the wolves as they fight to make their pack official and fall in love along the way.

Wolf Soul is a steamy, gay opposites attract, age gap romance between a wolf who should know better and a leopard who has to learn to fight for what he wants.

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I enjoyed the third instalment of this series, which is set in the same world as Familiar Mates. I loved a cat in the mix of wolves, and the conclusion of the storyline. Although the stories aren’t long and I read this one in an evening, they’re rich in character and world building.

I loved Cooper, and his and Kyle’s mutual instant attraction. Cooper is very much a cat, and I loved how his actions, and one particular physical difference, reflected that. I also liked seeing how good Cooper is at his job as a Coven agent.

I liked seeing characters from the previous books again, and how they’ve become a pack and found family. I liked that not all their pack are wolves, and include an ex-hunter and a witch. Not to mention Coven agents.

The showdown with the other pack was tense, and action-packed. I liked that not everyone walked away unscathed. Cooper totally rocks, and Kyle shows himself to be the leader his pack already know he is.

The conclusion is very satisfying, and I hope we haven’t seen the last of the Outcast Pack.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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