Review: The Werewolf Tycoon’s Baby by Celia Kyle

May Contain Spoilers

So, these Howls Romances are basically series romance with paranormal characters. I’ve read three so far, to mixed results. All of the heroes were shifters, and that’s fine because I am on a shifter kick, thanks to Kate Daniels and Kitty Norville. I am eating up PNR as fast as I can check out titles, too. I haven’t gone through a PNR or UF phase in a long, long time, so I guess I was about due.

The Werewolf Tycoon’s Baby would have worked so much better for me if the protagonists had actually taken a few minutes to COMMUNICATE. Their inability to share any kind of meaningful dialog made me leery that they will have a HEA, and Galen was just too much. He is over the top alpha; he and his wolf get riled if another man so much as looks at Lissa. I just can not understand what being in a relationship with a guy who gets that jealous over every little thing would be like. Miserable, most likely. When Galen’s brother, the pack doctor, tries to give Lissa a routine pregnancy examination, all hell nearly breaks out because another man dares to gaze at Lissa’s stomach. But when Lissa tells Galen that the Alpha bitch has physically hurt her, he laughs it off as her being jealous over Andrea’s position in the pack. What a chauvinistic jerk! I didn’t blame Lissa for wanting to pack up and high-tail it back home!

I enjoyed Celia Kyle’s writing style, which was immediately accessible and engaging (as well as infuriating when Galen behaved like an idiot). While the source of conflict between the protagonists rubbed me the wrong way, the narrative kept me turning the pages. I liked Lissa, and I even understood her reasons for believing that Galen and the Alpha bitch Andrea were going to kill her and raise her baby themselves. The wolves are a hairs’ width from violence, Galen and Andrea are used to dominating their pack mates and enforcing their will if needed, and that kind of absolute submission isn’t anything that Lissa is accustomed to. A human, she is unfamiliar with the pack rules or what it means to be a werewolf. If Galen had been the slightest bit more receptive, they could have cleared things up before Lissa ever had to run away.

Grade: 3.25 – 3.5

Review copy borrowed from Kindle Unlimited

About the book

She thinks he’s after her child, but what he really wants is… her.?
For Melissa Hill, a relaxing vacation to Greece involved not only sand, but billionaire Galen Liakos as well. Their passion burned hot and bright, but when their love was threatened and their differences became painfully clear, Melissa disappeared with a hastily scribbled note.
Thank you for a wonderful vacation…?
Galen Liakos is not merely a billionaire, he is the Alpha of the Liakos pack, and he is not one to be denied. Melissa is his mate, and he will have her with him once again. Non-negotiable. When he hunts her down, finding her heavily pregnant and struggling to survive, there is only one answer.
?Galen will have Melissa in Greece, in his den, with his ring on her finger, and his claiming bite on her shoulder!