Wolf Born

Wolf Born

by Ann Gimpel

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BN ID: 2940161820650
Publisher: Ann Gimpel Books, LLC
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Series: Underground Heat , #2
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 526,719
File size: 803 KB

About the Author

Ann Gimpel is a USA Today bestselling author. A lifelong aficionado of the unusual, she began writing speculative fiction a few years ago. Since then her short fiction has appeared in many webzines and anthologies. Her longer books run the gamut from urban fantasy to paranormal romance. Once upon a time, she nurtured clients. Now she nurtures dark, gritty fantasy stories that push hard against reality. When she’s not writing, she’s in the backcountry getting down and dirty with her camera. She’s published over sixty books to date, with several more planned for 2018 and beyond. A husband, grown children, grandchildren, and wolf hybrids round out her family.

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Wolf Born 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Wolf Born is book 2 of the trilogy Underground Heat. It can be read as a stand-alone or as part of the series. The story is captivating and the characters are endearing. In typical Ann Gimpel fashion, this book brings us to a different world, one where shifters are hunted-to be captured or killed outright. Max walks a fine line, leading a dual life as both the Governor of California and as the leader of the underground. Audrey, his secretary, gets caught up in the middle as their passion slowly starts to boil.
Sue_H More than 1 year ago
3.5 stars. Wolf Born is the second book in the Underground Heat series. It can be read as a standalone with an HEA but it ties in to both book one and three so I suggest you read them in order written. There is violence and hot and steamy sex so definitely 18+. I enjoyed reading this book and I think you will too.
prairielilyH More than 1 year ago
I was provided a copy of this ebook by the author in exchange for an honest review. This is the second book in the Underground Heat Series that Ann Gimpel has released with  Liquid Silver Books. I am a fan of LSB and their many authors and Ann and this book are excellent examples of why. In this book we see more of Max, the head of the Underground rebellion the shifters have formed since they were deemed illegal and started to become hunted. Max is ALSO the Governor of the state of California, such as it is in this future. We also meet Audrey, his lovely assistant, who has been half in love with Max since the day she saw one of his election campaign ads on TV. She knew she had to meet him. Max is similar to many Alpha males - headstrong, compassionate, overworked and underpaid, and fiercely loyal to those he calls family.  He also has friends and staff who's loyalty knows no bounds - they would gladly die or kill for him if necessary. What he doesn't have is love.  After overseeing to the mate-bonding of Kate and Roman, he feels the ache of loneliness even deeper. And all of a sudden the sexual tension between him and Audrey becomes almost unbearable and he wants her by his side. But at what cost? Audrey is a potential who has always wanted to be a shifter. ALWAYS - for as long as she can remember. She wishes there was some way she could assist the shifter underground. In fact, if she wasn't so loyal to Max she would quit her job and go find the Underground. But Max needs her, she believes. After all she is the only one able to keep up with him. But does he trust her becomes the question when she is by his side during two attempts on his life. This book is a beautiful story of two people meant for each other who simply have to learn to believe and trust. Each other. Themselves. Fate. To stand up for what they believe in and want and NEED. Its the story of love and what family - human and pack - can accomplish when they work together. A very enjoyable 4.5 **** star read. I look very much forward to book 3 and I am pretty sure any other books Ann Gimpel writes - especially shifters - will find its way onto my Kindle.
jojoNE More than 1 year ago
Wolf Born picks up shortly after the ramifications caused by the forced inoculations of the police force in the previous book in the Underground Heat Series. Fear and distrust reigns with wolf-shifter Max, California's governor, trying to keep things under control while keeping his shifter abilities secret and dodging bullets from an assassin. With fringe groups angry over their continued persecution, and the police force now more powerful than ever and being sent out to hunt shifters, chaos is apparent in every scene so any chance at love is a welcome respite. Max has lived for hundreds of years and always appears in control, but recently his wolf side has been demanding he find a Mate. For months he's been drawn to his secretary Audrey but work and pleasure aren't allowed to mix. But after being caught together twice in the crossfire of assassins, and through the machinations of others, their mutual attraction becomes too much and they finally give into each other in some super hot scenes that lead to something special that changes the course of the rebellion. Max is suave and debonair but love brings out a boyishly giddy side, a possessive side that borders on unstoppable rage once Audrey's life is put in peril. Audrey's father is a shifter who's gone into hiding after the mandated hunt for shifters. Therefore she's always felt sympathetic to the cause and wants to do even more for the cause by using the injections to become a wolf-shifter. This puts her life in jeopardy, as does her growing connection to Max. Being in his presence confuses her, but with her wolf-side guiding her, the future of the rebellion takes a dramatic turn in a melodramatic quickly wrapped-up conclusion. Audrey isn't my favorite heroine as I found her reason for using the injection a bit convoluted. I found her a bit weak-willed as well as overly emotional. I did admire her honesty though and her easy acceptance of shifter ways and her connection with Max was sugary sweet and scorching which made for a good match. I loved the vivid details of this futuristic world, the automated transportation, food rationings, and the forbidden but necessary black market. Ms. Gimpel portrayed this new way of living in deeper detail than in the previous installment and it increased my satisfaction of this story. I enjoyed the secondary characters and the mysteriousness of each of them, particularly Johannes. He's super sexy and willing to put his life on the line for Max after being friends with him for hundreds of years. Though their friendship is tight it's clear he's lonely and jealous of this newfound mating and I hope to see his story told soon. There were many heartpounding action-packed sequences throughout the story as we dug deeper into the fringe groups that intruded into the burgeoning romance that kept the story moving at a fast pace. Though the ending sputtered a bit I still enjoyed this story and look forward to revisiting this intriguing futuristic world.
dsubsits More than 1 year ago
Wolf Born (Underground Heat #2)by Ann Gimpel Maximillian Sigayev leads a double life:  He is the governor of California, and he leads the shifter underground.  In a world were shifters are being hunted and threatened by extinction it is a dangerous game.     Audrey Westen has been working as Governor Sigayev assistant for over eighteen months.  She has secretly been in love with him but knows they can in no way be together because of her low level of shifter blood.  A full human would never want to be with her.  Max and Audrey are both attracted to each other but fight their feeling due to a number of misconceptions.  Now it appears that Max’s cover has been blown, and the two will have to learn to trust each other and their wolves. Wolf Born is an interesting twist in shape shifter novels.  It is an enjoyable read, with likable characters.  I enjoyed the futuristic spin: making this series stand out among shape shifter novels. Ann Gimpel created a fascinating world in the Underground Heat Series.  I hope we will see additional books in the series.  ARC provided by author in exchange for an honest review.  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago