Unmated werewolves don’t normally live past three hundred years old…and billionaire Jack MacGrath is cutting it close. Sure, he has almost everything—the respect of his peers, a mansion in San Francisco, a private jet, and fast cars. But without a mate, Jack’s in trouble. Then he sees her. Gorgeous, proud…and his enemy.
Isabelle Connelly is good at hiding things from her father. Like her success as a painter, or the incredibly intense attraction she has to Jack MacGrath. After all, she’s royalty and falling for anyone lesser—to say nothing of a rival pack—would be, er, unseemly. Now she must choose between her duty to her family and her pack…or her perfect fated mate.
The Beauty and The Werewolf may be the second book in the San Francisco park series but don’t worry . This book is perfectly standalone and the previous couple in question is mention in passing as this book focuses more on the heroine and her own pack if anything. From the moment I picked up the book , I knew I had to read start to finish in sitting. It didn’t matter that I started this book after midnight. I was hooked, with this writer’s brand of werewolves. I loved the fact she wasn’t rocking the boat when it comes to physiology. It was more about the characters and the whole fated mate thing.
Isabella Connelly is the alpha daughter of a pack in Dublin and is a timely mission. To recover her missing paintings, to show her father her deep secret. Hearing that the is a painting up for sale in San Francisco of her’ she makes the trip down hoping to get the painting for her collection. It should have been a quick and easy trip. However she doesn’t expect Jake McGrath to be at the auction wanting the same painting. Isabella is no quieter and she isn’t going to let a painting that means so much get away.
The last man she needs in her life. As the Connelly and the McGrath’s have a family feud of sorts going back generations and Isabella’s father believes they are thieves and more thanks to the father and the rumours flying around. However Jack isn’t going to quiet easily and let the beauty get away. Especially when she denying that she his mate. OH ooh
Jake McGrath doesn’t come across what we told to believe, he seems to contradict everything we know . He got a big secret it seems but he is far from a bad guy. He may be conniving but it for the great good. He found his fated mate and she about to slip between his fingers. Who wouldn’t do want he wants to do as he needs her desperately as his secret is a matter of life of death.
It was a charming story , but I wished we got to see the couple together in their wolf forms to solve their problem. As we never get to see Isabella as a werewolf and there is something magical how an author writes these moments. It almost read like a contemporary book if wasn’t for the fact that problems were arising more werewolf then anything. I enjoyed it don’t get me wrong. But bantering and having fun trying to not to address the big elephant in the room. As they both have their own problems and need to deal with them.
Also in the San Francisco Wolf Pack series…
Synopsis: Melina Rosenthal worships at the altar of all things fashion. Her dream is to work for the crème de la crème fashion magazine, Eclipse, and she’ll do much anything to get there. Even fixing up the image of a gorgeous, sexy public figure who’s all playboy, all the time. Even if he’s the guy who broke her heart a year ago…
Even if Hayden Dean is a werewolf.
Since his father’s death, Hayden’s the heir apparent to the San Francisco Wolf Pack—well, once he settles down. Hayden isn’t interested in giving up his partying ways, except he’s pretty sure he’s found his fated mate, and the fact that she’s a non-shifter is bad news. Now he must find a compromise between the traditions of his wolf world and his certainty that Melina is his…before fate (or another werewolf) bites them both in the butt.
About Kristin Miller
New York Times and USA Today best-selling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and paranormal romance of all varieties. Kristin has degrees in psychology, English, and education, and taught high school and middle school English before crossing over to a career in writing. She lives in Northern California with her alpha male husband and their two children. She loves chocolate way more than she should and the gym less. You can usually find her in the corner of a coffee shop, laptop in front of her and mocha in hand, using the guests around her as fuel for her next book.