Carter Griffin, enforcing officer for the Seattle Wolf Pack, has a problem. He’s been offered the promotion of his dreams…if he can find a wife to prove he’s over his playboy ways. But Carter’s already walked the matrimonial road and bought the stinkin’ T-shirt. Besides, a werewolf only gets one fated mate. Been there, done that.
All werewolf dog trainer Faith Hamilton wants to do is earn enough green stuff to put her younger brother through college. Okay, okay, so she also totally wants Carter, her sexy next-door neighbor, to look at her as more than a friend. It’s too bad size 12 and plain isn’t his type. At all.
The two friends strike a deal to help one another out. They must face a variety of challenges from a psycho ex-girlfriend to a Yorkie with a shoe fetish...and that pesky problem of only having one-fated mate in a lifetime. Will a relationship ruin their friendship…or spark a love neither anticipated?
Each book in the Seattle Wolf Pack series is a standalone, full-length story that can be enjoyed out of order.
Book #1 Gone With The Wolf
Book #2 Four Weddings and a Werewolf
Book #3 So I Married a Werewolf
About the Author
National bestselling author Kristin Miller has had a passion for language and literature her whole life. Born and raised in northern California, she often made up stories about faraway places and edge-of-your-seat adventures. After graduating from Humboldt State University, Kristin taught high school and middle school English, married her college sweetheart, and had two beautiful munchkins. In 2008, she took time off from teaching to raise her children, and started writing while they napped. Since 2011, she's published ten novels with Entangled, Avon, and Harlequin.
Find more information about Kristin and her work at: www.kristinmiller.net
New York Times and USA Today bestselling author Kristin Miller writes sweet and sassy contemporary romance, romantic suspense, and steamy 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. You can usually nd 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.
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So I Married a Werewolf
A Seattle Wolf Pack Novel
By Kristin Miller, Rochelle French
Entangled Publishing, LLCCopyright © 2014 Kristin Miller
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Men. Why couldn't they train as easily as dogs?
"Sit," Faith Hamilton said, holding the hot dog over Bailey's muzzle. "Stay. Staaaay."
The wirehaired terrier stared wide-eyed at the wiener, slobber dripping from his mouth. Drool puddled on the hardwood floor of her cabin, but Faith didn't mind. Living in the woods outside of Seattle had taught her not to sweat the small stuff. Dirt and drool were everyday occurrences.
"Good." Slowly, she set the treat on the dog's nose and backed away. "Calm. Breathe." She raised her hands, and then lowered them, hyperaware that her super hunky, amazingly sexy, yowza-did-she-ever-want-him next- door neighbor stood behind her, watching her every move. "You're being a good boy," she sang to the twitching pooch. "Almost finished."
Cross-eyed, the dog stared down his nose. He trembled in anticipation, but didn't move even a tiny muscle.
"See," Faith said. "He obeys."
"Look at him! He's like a different dog." Carter Griffin crossed his arms over his chest and leaned against Faith's kitchen counter. "Two weeks ago you would've lost your fingers doing something like that. His master is going to be impressed."
Bailey belonged to one of Carter's coworkers, who apparently needed help getting his dog under control. Carter had given Faith's name as a recommendation — must've been convenient having a professional dog trainer living next door — and she'd been happy to start up training.
"All it takes is focus, patience, and the willingness to really work with him." That, and being a twenty-five-year-old werewolf who can sense what a dog really needs. Well, she corrected, Carter and Bailey's master were werewolves too, and they hadn't had much luck. "He did great. As long as his master continues the training techniques at home, Bailey will be the most well-behaved dog he's ever had. Won't you, boy?"
The dog shook slightly, and then regained his composure, the wiener teetering on edge.
"What's your schedule like for the rest of the month? Pretty packed?" As Carter reached into his back pocket to pull out his wallet, his shirtsleeve crept up his wrist, revealing the tattoos hiding there. The designs were gorgeous and intricate, spiraling up his arm.
What she wouldn't give to spend the weekend studying the tattoos marked over every inch of his gloriously naked body. She couldn't help it — she shuddered. "Why? Is his master interested in teaching him a few more things?"
Bet Carter could teach her a thing or two ...
She shuddered again.
Carter shrugged his big, sturdy shoulders. "Maybe."
"Well, Bailey knows the basics, but tell him if he wants to get really advanced, I suppose I could teach him more tricks." Another couple weeks of lessons and she could get Bailey to fetch the paper or shut the fridge after he brought his master a cold beer. He might even be able to use the toilet if Carter's coworker really wanted to get crafty. "Do you know what he had in mind?"
"You and me, tomorrow night. He didn't have it in mind, I did. You get my drift." Carter dropped a bill on the counter to cover the training sessions. "Pizza. Beer. Some really cheesy action flick."
Bailey whimpered, begging to be released.
Faith knew the feeling: last summer, she'd watched Carter chop firewood on his back lawn, shirtless and sweating. It took every ounce of willpower she had not to rub her hands over his glistening muscles as he moved and flexed. She'd actually whimpered aloud, and thought he'd heard her, as he paused and turned her way.
What would he look like in his wolf form? she wondered for the umpteenth time. Although they often talked about Seattle Wolf Pack business, their Alpha, and other mutual wolf friends in the pack, they'd never shifted in front of each other. His hair would probably be dark and slick, but would his body be just as massive as it was in human form? Would he exude an overwhelming sense of power?
Did he ever wonder about her wolf form? He'd certainly never let on.
"Boy, you really know what a woman wants." Faith smirked as she imagined him shirtless and wielding an ax. "I don't have anything better to do on a Friday night than check out Jackie Chan."
Truth be told, action films weren't her favorite. And Jackie Chan needed to hop on the fast track to a retirement home. But for the last year or so, every Friday night, Carter had hiked the half mile from his cabin to hers and they'd had action movie marathons. It was always platonic, usually ending around midnight with Carter walking home and Faith going to bed alone.
No matter how much Faith wanted Carter to make a move, he wouldn't. She mentally snorted. Why would he? She wasn't his type, not by a long shot. The women he dated were tall, blond, Kate Upton look-alikes. Every guy's fantasy. Faith, on the other hand, was the exact opposite: five foot three, size twelve, brunette, and with a nasty scar running down the side of her neck.
"You sure I'm not taking up too much of your time?" Carter leaned over the counter and nailed her with a smoldering glance that warmed her cheeks. "I hate to monopolize your Fridays."
She shrugged. "I don't mind. What else would I be doing? Waxing my legs? Washing my hair?" She flipped the ends. "That's not me. But if you come over early we can give each other facials."
"You should give lessons on how to be the type of woman every man wants."
He was such a flirt.
"Knock it off."
He really shouldn't joke with her this way. It made her think things could be different between them. But if he thought she was attractive, he would've made a move by now. If he were interested, he wouldn't have wasted time dating other women; he certainly wasn't shy.
"I mean it." Chuckling, Carter shook his head, then headed for her fridge. "You're no-fuss. You don't spend hours in front of the mirror getting ready. How many times have I seen you in your sweats?"
She put up her hands. "Let's not go there." Oh God, she'd gotten too comfortable, too soon. The last few weeks had been rough, so she'd relaxed more than usual and broke out her yoga pants. That wouldn't be happening again.
"That's it. That's what I've been doing wrong," he said, bending over to pull a Coke out of the fridge. "I should be looking for a girl like you."
She averted her gaze from his backside moments before he turned, Coke in hand.
"Want one?" he asked.
"No, thanks." She shook her head. "And to be honest, you're not really my type. You yell at the television, you have holes in your socks, and you snore terribly."
"What?" He jabbed a finger her direction. "I only snored that one time when you made me watch Bridget Jones."
"It's a classic!"
"No way." He popped open the soda and drank. "It's like every other chick flick. Guy meets girl in some really corny way, girl wants guy, he plays it cool until he's bashed upside the head by some crazy feeling and calls it love."
"Chick?" She gawked. "You're such a downer."
"All those movies are the same. You've seen one of them, you've seen them all." He licked carbonation off his lip. "How could I not fall asleep?"
"It's not only chick flicks." She planted her hands on her hips and tried not to imagine sucking the carbonation off his lip the next time he took a drink. "You snored through Avatar."
Victory was hers.
"Okay, so my taste is limited to action and Westerns. Sue me." He stopped mid-drink. "Back up. What do you mean I'm not your type? Am I really that horrible?"
"No, it's —"
"I'm not as difficult to train as Bailey. I already know how to behave like a gentleman." He sat on the edge of a barstool as Bailey whined. "Look, I'm sitting, and you didn't even have to give me a treat."
Oh, he was a sight. Shaggy brown hair that fell past his ears. Icy blue eyes peering beneath light lashes. Round face. Short forehead.
Carter was cute, too.
"Release," Faith said, and Bailey dropped the hot dog to the floor. She'd almost forgotten about the poor little pup. He chomped on the end, tossing it back into his mouth. He licked his chops, and then stared at her expectantly. "I'm sure any of the dozen women you've dated this year would be able to vouch on your behalf." She snatched the Coke from Carter's hand and stole a sip.
"Give me a break," he said, eyeing her as she drank. "There haven't been a dozen."
Oh yeah, there had been. Not for her, though. Faith would've been happy to have a second date. Just one that went well enough to garner another.
Her best friend Tracy had set her up a handful of times, and things had never panned out well. Tracy couldn't exactly be faulted for setting Faith up with the wrong men: she didn't know Faith was a turned werewolf, able to shift at every full moon. And since the Seattle Wolf Pack lived secretly from the rest of the world, Faith couldn't exactly explain to her friend why she shouldn't date a non-shifter. There were werewolves in the pack who'd found their fated mate with a non-shifter — their Alpha being one of them — but Faith couldn't picture herself explaining why she donned fangs and grew more body hair than a yeti.
Dating werewolves wasn't easy either. They understood the pack dynamic and the differences between born and turned wolves. They even understood the concept of a Luminary, or a wolf's one and only fated mate.
But the ones she'd dated over the last couple years had never stuck around long. Tracy said it had something to do with the walls Faith put up around herself and the way she never let anyone in. Faith couldn't help but feel like it had more to do with her looks.
More specifically, the scar she couldn't hide.
"You pick the movie." Carter stood and hooked Bailey up to his leash. "I promise I won't fall asleep."
"I won't torture you with Leap Year, like I'd planned," Faith said, keeping the granite island between them. "I'm not feeling up for it."
"Bad morning?" His brows scrunched together.
Phone calls from her little brother didn't always set her day off wrong, but this one had. It wasn't what he said on the message that had her worried — it was the cautious tone and the tremble in his voice. "Dawson called this morning. I missed him, because I was out walking Bailey, but his voice sounded strange on the message."
"Sometimes it's hard to tell from machines."
"Yeah." As she scratched her head, the phone rang, making her jump. She removed the cordless from its base on the counter and glanced at the screen. "It's him."
Carter nodded, and instead of leaving the way she thought he would, he moved around the island and plopped onto her couch. Making himself comfortable, he kicked an ankle on the opposite knee, situated the Coke between his legs, and peeled open the pages of the magazine on the coffee table. Guess he didn't feel the need for her to experience any privacy.
"Hey, Dawson." She shuffled around the island so she could watch Carter as she spoke. She simply liked looking at the man. "What's up?"
Dawson called only when he was short on money. She worked three jobs to pay her younger brother's way through college, and oftentimes it wasn't enough. Mornings were devoted to walking dogs for people in the neighborhood, afternoons were consumed by private dog training lessons, and evenings were spent in front of her computer creating her question- and-answer dog blog, Have a Little Faith.
"Don't freak out," her brother said.
"Then don't start conversations with that!" She smacked her hand to her forehead. "Spit it out."
"Do you know that professor I've been studying under for the last year?"
"The communications one?" She peeked at Carter from between her fingers. He grinned. She frowned.
"I don't know how you manage to remember every minuscule detail of my life. You must take notes when I call." Something crinkled on the other side of the line. "She wants me to go with her to a conference in San Jose next weekend."
Faith sighed. "That's great!"
"Mm-yeah," Dawson said, sounding like his cheeks were full of something gummy. "But it's three grand."
Faith did a mental check of her body. Nope. Not bleeding money. Yet.
"How important is it?" she asked.
"Professor Reynolds said if I pick up the concepts at the conference, I could be her intern for the rest of the semester." He cleared his throat. "She's amazing, Faithie. You should see what she can do with something simple like Photozone."
"Oh, now we're getting down to it." Faith strode into the living room and plopped beside Carter. He turned his attention to her, draping his arm over the back of the couch. When she didn't acknowledge him, he playfully kicked her foot. She kicked him back. In the shin. "Just how amazing is she?"
"It's not like that. It's an opportunity to meet people on the cutting edge of the business. There's a big group of us going."
"What else?" she asked. "There's more, isn't there?"
"You're good," he said. "Better than Mom and Dad were."
As if on cue, Bailey barked and nuzzled his head between Carter's legs. Carter lifted the magazine and spilled soda all over his crotch.
"Damn it!" he hollered, jumping off the couch. "Bailey!"
"I want to go for my MFA in graphic design ..." Faith heard Dawson say over Carter's grumbles. "At Yale. I found out I was accepted yesterday. Professor Reynolds encouraged me to apply in the fall. I didn't want to tell you before I knew if I'd gotten in and —"
"Whoa, whoa, hold the phone. Did you say Yale?" Faith's skin went pinprickly and she stopped staring at Carter's wet crotch. "I'm feeling faint."
Carter froze, hands out from his sides. "You okay?"
She waved him off.
"I got in," Dawson went on. "I actually did it."
"That's great, Dawson. I'm thrilled for you." Then why did she feel as if a pile of bricks had settled on her shoulders? She leaned forward and slumped a little. "Did you apply anywhere else?"
"I want Yale, Faith." He sounded sincere. Pained. "I really want it, but even with my job, grants, and loans, it won't be enough to cover books, tuition, and my living expenses. I'm going to need your help."
She sighed. "I know. You don't have to say any more."
Images of dollar signs and massive amounts of green dough spun through her head. She'd be paying off his student loans forever. She'd never get on her feet.
Guilt soured her stomach as those horrible thoughts trickled in.
Dawson had graduated high school as valedictorian, and then majored in design at WSU, just like their father had. Going to Yale, continuing in their father's footsteps, probably made Dawson feel closer to him.
If she could help him reach that dream, she would.
She threw herself back against the cushions, laid her head back, and closed her eyes. "I'll deposit the cash in your account first thing in the morning. Go to the conference and we'll talk when you get back."
She was going to need a winning lottery ticket to get out of this mess.
"Seriously?" he screeched. "You're the best."
"I know. Love you, dude."
"Love you, too."
She ended the call, fell over, and screamed into the couch cushion.
"You okay?" Carter said through her scream.
She looked up at him and nodded. "Nothing too major."
"Good. Then I'll let you have your mental breakdown in peace. I'm going to head home and change," Carter said, dragging Bailey out the door, his arm covering the wet spot on his pants. "I'll pick the movie tomorrow night. And I'm bringing something harder than beer."
"You're a good friend," she said.
But every second of every day she wished he was something more.CHAPTER 2
When Carter awoke the next morning, he was still thinking about Faith and the phone call she'd had with her brother. It had bothered him. Probably more than it should've, since her family dynamic was none of his business. Dawson had asked for money, and of course she'd send it to him. She always did; she was warmly generous that way. Carter hated someone taking advantage of her kindness ... even if that someone was her only living blood relative.
He'd see her tonight for their movie ritual. Maybe he'd ask her why she didn't just tell Dawson to stand on his own two feet ...
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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Faith has had a crush on Carter since she moved in next door to him. He's a born werewolf, she and her younger brother were both turned after a home invasion that killed their parents. Faith and Carter are best friends. She's listened about all the dates he's had. They spend Friday nights watching TV together and eating popcorn. Carter is up for a big promotion that he's been working toward for years. But he has to be married.Faith's brother just got accepted into Yale and although she works three jobs , she needs more help. Carter promises t pay for everything if she will pretend to marry him and then get divorced latter on. But after seeing her 'cleaned up' and not in her usual sweets, he realizes how attractive she is. He's aftaid if he lets himself love her it will go wrong just like in his first marriage. Carter keeps fighting his attraction to her and she actually gets more confidence. This is a story about unrequited love, second chances and believing in yourself. Good story, good characters.
I had mixed feelings about So I Married a Werewolf by Kristin Miller. In regards to friends and family, Faith is as loyal as they come. She provides financial support for Dawson, her brother, and agrees to help Carter secure a promotion at work. In fact, she was so helpful, that I had to cringe as she agreed to give up some of the things she wanted for her friend’s welfare. Carter was the sexy yet dangerous and definitely goal driven. He wasn't the nicest guy in the pack, but the conflicts that developed as a result of his behavior did result in an attention-grabbing story. At first Carter appeared to be a stand-up kind of guy, but later I struggled to find characteristics that I liked about him. Faith just seemed too desperate and too giving. As Carter was intent on having a strictly business relationship with faith, I liked how Faith experienced an eye-opening moment and took control of the situation. At which point she evolved into a stronger character. Actually, she became fierce and I just knew there were some changes coming on the horizon. As such, I'm glad that I continued reading So I Married a Werewolf. It wasn't a bad story and would have been better without Humperdinck, the Yorkie. His name definitely reflects his behavior, which became annoying and detracted from the story. Other than Humperdinck’s irritating behavior, the story was entertaining. Rating 3.5/5 I received an E-ARC of So I Married a Werewolf from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.
Ah, the old “fake mates” trope, one of my favorites! Throw in the whole fated mates twist and this really made for a great read! Carter was such an interesting character. He has already found his one fated mate…and even though she has passed away, she has left scars so deep in his heart it’s a wonder he can feel anything at all. So when he tells just a little white lie – yep, the little BIG one where he says he has a fiancé – to help land him the promotion he’s been working hard for, he’s got to think quick and find himself someone to play the part. Faith is firmly in the friend-zone when it comes to Carter. Yeah, she thinks he’s hot, but she certainly isn't his type – the tall, model types he talks about with her when they have their Friday night movie nights. So when Carter shares his predicament with Faith and they can’t come up with any other candidates, Faith agrees to play part of Carter’s fiancé. I just loved Faith – she was a woman after my own heart. Strong, determined, and looking to be the best that she can be. She does whatever it takes to provide for herself and her brother, and isn't afraid to take some risks along the way. She is building her own business, and, when things get a bit rocky in the fake marriage department, she doesn't let it get her down, instead she firms her resolve to be the best Faith she can be. Carter was an interesting character for me. He was carrying around so much baggage from his marriage and refuses to let anyone in – he’s already found his one fated mate and that didn't work out, so how is any other relationship going to be different. What I did like was that he recognized his issues – like being overly possessive and having trust issues – but he also was so hung up on the fated mates thing I really wanted to shake some sense into him more than a couple of times. As Carter and Faith navigate their way through their fake marriage, Carter gets thrown for a loop when he suddenly starts to have real feelings for Faith…and they may be even stronger than he had with his first mate, which just can't be right. Throw in the drama surrounding who is going to get the promotion, some mystery surrounding fated mates, some sweet and steamy times, and a cute little puppy name Humperdinck, and this was a great addition to the Seattle Wolf Pack series. I was given a copy of this book from the publisher for an honest review.
It was good. The main hero was a supreme jerk . It really stinks that a woman cry's her eyes out, then forgives the person responsible for her tears. Sometimes I wish the female character would walk away, and make the jerk work for that HEA.
Waiting for the next one.
I loved this book and highly recommend it. I don’t normally write reviews I think this is my fourth review but for this book I just had to. This is book three, I didn't know that when I read it. I’m going to go and buy the other two books but that said the way the author wrote the book you would never know. It was a well written book. I loved both characters though Carter often makes me think come on man stop being stupid.
This is a series ,#3 in fact but I wouldn't have known that. So it is a defendant stand alone. It was a good story outline, werewolf met werewolf , they hang out as friend. Big bad wolf needs a fake fiance to get a job promotion so what else is there to do but help a friend out. The only problem I had with this book was near the end. I get that Carter's dead mate was a cheater ...and he has trust issues. But he whole BLOW up ....then boom wait I am ok now lets be mated just kinda got to me.... but it was a GREAT read ...cute and funny and that Yorkie takes the shoe...hahaha Reviewed by DK for Confessions of a Booklovinjunkie
Very cute storyline. Wonderful Heroine full of enthusiasm. Our Hero was a little bit slower to like, but, everything works out in the end. A fun read.
Take an Enforcing Officer desperately wanting a promotion to Detective, his best female friend, an on the fly decision, and what do you get? An engagement of convenience that quickly turns into a marriage of convenience that transforms into love overshadowed with a ton of doubt and lack of trust. Every couple has their ups and downs, and Carter and Faith are no different. They battle this insane attraction to one another while dealing with their ghosts, demons, shortcomings, etc. But the obstacles standing in their way didn’t seem to be shrinking at all. They seemed to grow, until it came down to a misunderstanding and Carter’s cold reaction and response to her. What happened afterward for Carter really put into perspective his past, present, and future. While his past was painful, it didn’t have to dictate his present or his future. And while his present was a mess of his own making, he had the chance to make it right so the future he wanted would still be within reaching distance. And his future… Well, as long as he listened to his heart, his future would always be bright and filled with the love of a good woman. This was an interesting friends to lovers story filled with love, laughter, family drama and a woman (not Faith) with loose morals that I enjoyed. I haven’t read any of the other Seattle Wolf Pack books, but I didn’t have to. This book stands on its own two feet and was definitely worth the couple of hours I devoted to reading it. 3.5* ***Received from Entangled Publishing for an honest review***
Very refreshing and easily relatable. I totally connected to Faith and her insecurities. Also,I enjoyed her determination to better herself and to have something for herself like the blog.
This was a quick and fun read in one of my favorite troupes--friends to lovers! I loved the character of Faith--somehow it's always so easy to relate to heroes/heroines who suffer from unrequited love, isn't it? Spending so much time firmly in the "friend zone"--it's hard not to totally feel for her. I am so jealous of her dog training abilities, though. Once more a fictional dog owner manages to make me feel totally inferior. Ah well, I just tell myself she's dealing with fictional dogs, whereas mine is totally real...real annoying... ;) Carter is a very likable hero as well--I do always like the oblivious guys who eventually get a clue. The fact that he did try to figure out if the "more than one soul mate" idea was a myth was heartening--you go, Carter!--though he was a little too quick to decide that one person's experience in that area was going to be the new law. My thinking would be, "Hey that old idea was proven wrong, so maybe there's flexibility here as well?" Ah, well, at least he finally figures it out. I really loved the awesome thing he does for Faith at the end, (not going to tell you; you'll have to read it!) because it was just fabulous. I'm definitely going to be reading the other Seattle Wolf books soon--it's a fun world, and werewolves are one of my weaknesses! Can't wait to see what is coming next. :) (Can I just say I was totally bummed that the cover Carter doesn't have the book Carter's tattoos? I was really looking forward to checking them out...oh well, a minor issue, I know. But still.) Rating: 4 stars / B+ I received a complimentary copy in exchange for an honest review.
It was.... interesting.
I was given a copy of this book in order to write a honest review. Carter and Faith are friends, who just happen to be werewolves. Carter doesn t believe that he can fall in love again, believing that he can only have one luminary in his life. He had one once, but she died. Carter thinks that he will have a better chance to be promoted if he has a wife. Faith and Carter get married for this purpose. She loves him, and hopes that he will feel the same way eventually. He does, gets his promotion and everyone lives happily ever after. s
This book was a great read. Faith and Carter story is when friends will do anything for each other and finding a happy ever after.
Faith lives next door to Carter and has had a crush on him for a long time but knows that she is just not his type. They are friends and get along great but she is always left wanting more. Carter is a serial dater hand has been since the death of his wife. Not so much because of her death but because of how their relationship was is what makes Carter guarded and makes him weary of letting anyone too close to his heart again. Faith’s only living family is her brother and she would do anything for him so when he gives her news about his college acceptance to Yale she knows that she will do anything to help him make his dream come true. Carter is ready to get off the streets and become a detective too bad his Captain says that the council is looking for someone who is married or in a stable relationship for the position. With both of them having concerns about what the future holds Carter thinks that the best solution is for them to get engaged and if they have to married. This is what Faith has dreamed of since she moved in next to Carter but not exactly the circumstances. However she agrees to go along with the façade to help a friend out and make sure that her brother can go to the college of his dreams. Soon after Carter’s feelings for Faith take a turn and he is baffled as to what to do. Faith is tired of being stung along Carter goes through such extreme mood changes that she is getting whiplash trying to keep up. Will Carter let the past actions of his former wife dictate his relationship with Faith? Will Faith be able to get Carter to open his eyes to the possibilities that their relationship can have? Will Carter end up losing Faith forever because of his insecurities?
This was great for laughs and great story! I highly recomend this book for romance sex and laughter.
Years ago Carter got passed up for his dream promotion. Now he has the chance to get it again. The only problem is he has to be married to show he is stable. He was married before and as he knows werewolves only get one fated mate and he had his. His wife cheated on him all the time and made him have a hard time of trusting women again. Faith is one of is best friends and they are together a lot. When she needs help paying for her brother's college they come up with the idea to fake a marriage to help each other. Carter will get his promotion and Faith will get help paying her bother's bill. Should be easy but Faith has always had a crush on Carter and he doesn't find her attractive. She is a dog trainer and has plans for her self. Letting Carter know how she feels are not in those plans. As they fake a relationship they begin to see there may be more but they have a few things in their way. He has an ex that won't give up, Faith has self confidence issues, Carter has trust issues and he just know Faith can't be his true mate as he already had one. They are doomed from the start it seems but sometimes the impossible happens. Faith can train any dog and is very smart. She was attacked years ago and for the most part she has got over being attacked by a rogue werewolf who changed her life forever. She still has some flashbacks but that is to be expected. She loves and is proud of her brother. She would move mountains to give him what he needs and wants. She is more comfortable in jogging pants and not one for dressing p. She doesn't have the perfect body and she does let that bother her at times. Carter is sexy but he can seem like a jerk at times. His wife killed is trust and scarred him for women. He can also seem fun loving when he and Faith are just hanging out. Another fault he has is jumping to the wrong conclusion. I liked these two as they aren't perfect and it's nice to see characters who are shown to have faults. One thing I will say about this book and that is you will laugh. It seems like Faith always has something happening around her. A tiny terror of a dog and his uhh quirks had me chuckling. She tries to learn to cook and be the kind of wife Carter needs is another. I know how she felt there. Carter at times I will say I wanted to smack. He was so afraid he spent half the time running from Faith and what he felt. He is a master at pushing people away. I have to say reading about him starting to see Faith in a different light was awesome. She thinks she is over weight and not attractive but that isn't how he sees her. The two have problems they have to work out but it makes the book so wonderful as you can't help but to keep reading to see what these two stubborn werewolves will do next. Recommend to all paranormal lovers out there.
My Thoughts - 5 out of 5 Unicorns - I loved it!!! ***Received the ebook from Entangled Publishing for an honest review The cover is sexy, but does not scream shifter to me. The book was awesome!! I couldn’t put it down. I read it straight through and way past my bed time. I usually like tons action in the form of fighting or battles, but this book was different and very well written with drama & mystery that it had my attention and wouldn’t let go. Faith has an interesting story and is the girl next door, both literally and figuratively. She is not confident in herself when it comes to men, but she is strong and loving. I love how she takes care of her brother. She knows the meaning of hard work, and I really related to her. She is also a blogger!! YAY!!! Carter has many issues including being a workaholic. I definitely wanted to slap him a few times for being an idiot. But he redeemed himself :) I won’t say more than that though :) This is my first time reading work by Kristin Miller. I am definitely going to check out the other books in this series and other paranormal books she has written. I love finding new authors to love :) I highly recommend this series to my wolf pack friends because you will love this wolfy world Kristin creates.
So I married a Werewolf Carter Griffin is an enforcer for the Seattle Wolf Pack. It is his job to make sure the other pack members follow the rules and don't step out of line. He is a good enforcer and does his job well, but he wants more. As an enforcer, he is required to take orders from others....to be a follower. After ten years on the job, he has decided he wants to be a leader, so he applies for the job of detective. As a detective, he would finally get to be the one to give orders instead of take them. This is the job he was meant for! Problem is, there is another qualified candidate applying for the same position.... one slot open for two qualified people. During the interview, Carter learns that they want to give this coveted detective position to a mated wolf. They feel a mated wolf shows more stability, and will have fewer opportunities to blab wolf business to casual strangers who happen to end up in the detective's bed. Carter had a mate once (she died) and has no interest in changing his playboy ways. Then he finds out his competition, the other wolf applying for the detective position, is engaged to his mate and will be married the following weekend. This puts Carter at a severe disadvantage........so what's a wolf to do? He lies and says that he, too, is engaged to be married to his mate. Then the delighted interviewer announces that he would like to meet both wolves' mates. Oh, what a tangled web we weave...... Faith Hamilton is a woman with three full time jobs. In addition to her three full time jobs, she is supporting her younger brother and his dream to go to Yale. She is making all the sacrifices so her baby brother can follow in their father's footsteps, and she is happy to do it. She is stressed, but she will do whatever it takes to make this happen for her brother. Faith and Carter have a good relationship. It is strictly platonic, and there is a certain level of comfort in their routine. They meet every Friday night for a movie, and there is no pressure for anything more than friendship, although they each seem to have a secret intimate curiosity about the other...... So when Carter comes back from the interview and explains his predicament to Faith, she steps up and helps him come up with ideas as to how he can get himself out of the hole he dug for himself. He decides he doesn't like any of her ideas, so he comes up with one of his own. Faith will marry him, they will be the happy couple required for the position of detective, and Carter will help Faith with her brother's tuition to Yale. That is one offer that Faith, begrudgingly, cannot refuse. This was a really cute story. I like the Seattle wolf pack. I believe this is the third in the series (I'll have to double check that), but it is only the second one that I've read. Even if you have no prior knowledge of the Seattle wolves, you can still pick up this book and have no problem understanding what is going on. This book is fun. It is well written and the characters are likeable and entertaining. There is plently of action and the plot moves along at a nice pace. I recommend this book to all lupine lovers (like myself) and anyone interested in a really sweet love story....(do I really need to tell you what happens between Faith and Carter??) :-) Many thanks to Tara at Entangled Publishing for allowing me to review this ARC.
Carter Griffin is an enforcer for the Seattle Wolf Pack. He is up for a promotion, but there is one problem. He needs a mate. He also has a solution. He'll ask his BFF, Faith Hamilton, to be his pretend fiancée. Perfect plan right? How can anything go wrong between these two werewolves? Unfortunately he doesn't know that Faith is madly in lust of him. Now the fun begins. The characters of Carter and Faith are sexy and intriguing. I enjoyed all the twists and turns in their romantic misadventures. What a tangled web they weave as they discover that they need and love each other. The secondary cast adds to the mayhem. Kristin Miller writes with humor and passion. I loved the feisty foster pup, Humperdinck (named for obvious reasons). So I married a Werewolf was such fun to read. I hated to see it end.