Review: Lost Wolf by Stacy Claflin

Review: Lost Wolf by Stacy ClaflinLost Wolf (Curse of the Moon, #1) by Stacy Claflin

Genres: Paranormal, Fantasy
Pages: 258

She’s hiding a dark secret. It already killed her once.

Victoria can’t wait to start college, but there’s a hitch—she can’t remember anything before arriving on campus. Her memories finally spark when she sees her ruggedly handsome math professor, but she senses something terrible happened. The shock on his face affirms her fears.

Toby is an alpha wolf who never thought he’d see his true love again—not after she died in his arms. Nothing could have prepared him for her walking into his class. But to his dismay, not only has she forgotten the past, she doesn’t even know who she is.

He’s determined to do whatever it takes to restore what they’ve lost. Can Toby help Victoria recover her memories, or will he lose her forever?

USA Today bestselling author, Stacy Claflin, brings you Lost Wolf, the first book in the Curse of the Moon series. It’s a paranormal romantic suspense saga that features gripping supernatural drama, surprising twists, dynamic characters, and heart-pounding romance.

I don’t remember when I picked Lost Wolf up, but it popped up when I wanted to read something a little lighter. My brain wasn’t agreeing with me and that’s when I usually check out indie books in the paranormal romance/urban fantasy genre. I realized after I finished the book that it is a spin-off from Stacy Claflin’s earlier series, The Transformed. I read the first book, but nothing more. It didn’t hinder me while reading Lost Wolf. You can enjoy them separately.

The story is told from both Victoria’s and Toby’s perspective. Toby wants to save Victoria from her new shapeshifter friends, but he’s her teacher and it would be weird to approach her. Especially since she doesn’t remember him, or anything before arriving to college. Victoria takes her time realizing that she has no memories or past she can connect to, and it seems like she’s okay with it. I found it hard to relate to her. Toby is more relatable.

The story is simple. Guy wants to save the girl from evil family. That’s it for this book. I’m sure the sequels will talk more about what happened to Victoria before the novel begins and why, but I feel no urgency to pick up the next book. It was enjoyable, but not memorable.

It’s a paranormal romance about werewolves, but they’re not the only paranormal beings. If you’re interested in a universe that has more interesting creatures, you might find this interesting. Some secondary character interested me more than the major cast. I’d want to read their stories, not Victoria’s.

I rate Lost Wolf three stars. I enjoy it, but nothing stuck with me. The characters are mildly interesting and the story leaves me with questions. I’m not looking for the answers and that’s why it’s only three stars. I don’t think I’ll pick up the sequel or any of the other books in the series.

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