“The biker gangs passing through Lobo Norte don’t scare Ofelia anymore. All those men are the same: scarred, homeless, and broken…just like Ofelia. They’ve become a blur of forgettable faces watching her strip. She takes off her clothes, takes their money, and wipes them from her memory instantly. But Trouble is different. A biker with a wolf tattoo and tortured eyes, he sees beyond Ofelia’s tough disguise to a more fragile woman within. She’s drawn to him like she’s never been drawn to a man before—at least, not since she survived hideous torture at the hands of her ex-boyfriend that left her scarred physically and emotionally. She can’t forget Trouble. And she definitely can’t push him away. There’s magic between them that neither understands. But maybe if Ofelia and Trouble can find the truth, they can release each other from the chains that bind them to Lobo Norte, to the Fang Brothers biker gang, and to the dark secrets in their pasts…”
I am a big fan of S.M. Reine’s books. Lately I am finding her books to be more tailored for adults. I did enjoy the YA years- but the new works are edgier and sexier.
I found Caged Wolf has a “From dusk till dawn” feel about it. This time with Werewolves . Ofelia is a bit of a mystery which I am sure will be resolved as the series continues. At the moment, all we have is an idea that maybe she is a witch and the Tarot cards could be a portent of sorts.
There is some connection to Ceaser Hawke from the Preternatural affairs series. It is not necessary to read that series but it helps. As in many of S.M. Reine’s previous series, there is a thread that seems to connect all of them together.
This is an adult book with adult themes of kinky sex and drug use. There is also magic, witches and shifters. Caged wolf is a 100% guilty pleasure that doesn’t disappoint.