Loving You with Teeth and Claws (Dead Things .5) by Martina McAtee book review



Twenty-two-year-old alpha wolf, Isa McGowan, is busy. While most people her age are finishing college and starting their careers, Isa’s raising four pre-teens and running a restaurant. She doesn’t have time for dating, and she especially doesn’t have time for the lunatic standing on her porch, claiming to be her fiancé . . . no matter how pretty he is.

Wren Davies has a dangerous problem, and Isa is his solution. When he arrives in Belle Haven to explain his plight, the last thing he expects is a punch to the face. Instead of finding a politically savvy alpha with a large wolf pack, he meets a barely five-foot spitfire with a mess of kids, a mean right hook, and a million excuses why she’ll never honor their betrothal.

Now Wren has two problems…



*******Warning some spoilers ahead*********

This books keeps us entertained as Martina sticks to her tradition of telling a marvelous story in alternate character chapters. This book is her prequel to the Dead Things series. While you can read this as a prequel I suggest reading her other two first as by the time you pick this one up, you will have an even deeper love for our favorite Belladonna pack. Martina writes a wonderful introduction to her series with this prequel as we learn about the childhood of our favorite gang. We learn how Wren and Isa met, and just who and how a certain darkness in their lives came to be. This book shines out as Martina writes a masterful tale that not only shows us what love is but how it affects us. We see in this book that love can be beautiful, it can be harsh, scary, and how sometimes accepting it is the biggest challenge of all. This book is packed with action and suspense as we see just how cruel some can be and use their powers and strengths for evil while some use it for good. This book will make us face our own selves and ask how do we respond to those in need, how do we choose to love and when the time comes, will we stand up and fight for what is right or will we use our strengths for evil because sometimes it is easier to take the bad path. This book is so wonderfully written as Martina pulls you into her story and you can almost see, hear, touch, and taste the setting to this book. The characters and their interactions are so descriptively written that it feels like you personally know them. Martina makes your heart race as you turn each page quickly just to see how the pack turns out and if all will be alright. This book is super intriguing and I could not put it down. I read straight through, white knuckled, gripping every page till i reached it’s end. So, my conclusion is this:

A) Martina please write faster as my anticipation of the next book is growing everyday

B) Everyone should read this series as it is wonderfully written

C) This book gets a million stars from me

D) Did mention that Martina should write faster? Well I’m considering setting up a go fund me so she can retire from her day job and do nothing but write….and have i mentioned how great this book is yet?


If you would like to learn more about Martina you can so by clicking here

Here is my review links to her other works:

Book 1  (psst… did you know this book was put in the swag bag at THE GRAMMYS?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?)

Book 2

Oh and did i mention she has a coloring book? Check it out here.





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