Review: The Wolf Who Played With Fire (Cry Wolf #2) by Sarah Mäkelä

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The Wolf Who Played With Fire

Paranormal Romance – Shapeshifters – Magic



Some magic can’t be unspun…

Meddling in magic…
If Mia Brooks could turn back time, it would be to when she used her fledgling magic to craft a potion for an injured werewolf. It nearly killed the Pack Alpha, and now the lives of her witch mentor, Jessa, and her soldier boyfriend, Ethan Parker, have been changed forever. Jessa is in hospital after a vicious werewolf attack. And, Ethan, having being bitten, is becoming a werewolf himself.

A wolf at the door…
Mia can’t turn back time, but she can try to make things right with the two people she cares about most. She’s keeping Jessa’s shop, Eternally Magick, open, and she’s there for Ethan as his inner wolf grows. But, by the next full moon, his transformation will be complete. Can she really be the mate of a half-man-half-wolf, living within the law of the Pack? 

Under his spell…
Struggling to contain his new lupine senses, Ethan goes missing on active duty. When Mia realizes her werewolf lover has been abducted, she knows must harness every magic power she possesses to get him safely back…

~ 3.5 Fire Stars ~ 


The Wolf Who Played With Fire is book two in Sarah  Mäkelä Cry Wolf series. This is a continuation of the story from The Witch Who Cried Wolf. Another descent read in the Cry Wolf series. It’s a quick, fun, fast-paced romantic read.

Mia our witch and girlfriend/lover to Ethan. I still had the same mixed feelings about her that I did in book 1. She is developing as a witch and not as scared to use her powers, but I still was frustrated that she does not know much for a witch. She has access to a grimoire and other books in the store she works at, so why dosent she read them and learn? Mia is also still hiding from her family who she really is.

Ethan our solder and know new werewolf. I liked getting more of a POV from him. We get to learn about his struggles to still have a normal life along with his development into a werewolf. I appreciate the sturggles, but the gap between him and Nolan is too wide. We see that he has deep feelings for Mia almost like she is his mate, but it’s not said that she is (only implied). 

The story is fast-paced and done in a POV style mixed narrative. Very clear who you where reading about. Ms. Mäkelä does a nice job with the POV. Ethan and Mia have chemistry, but after reading Jacob and Kelly’s story it’s obvious how unconnected I feel to Ethan and Mia. They are still hiding there relationship from Mia’s family. Not sure why and then we never learn about this promise that Ethan made to Nolan that was mentioned in book 1. I really like Nolan as a character and wish he was in on all the supernatural side of things. He has so much potential and I still feel like he senses what’s going on with Ethan and Mia. Maybe he has a little supernatural in him? I am really wanting to finish Jacob and Kelly’s story from Cold Moon Rising. We only get a glimpse of them through the eye’s of the pack in this one and it’s not said what happens to them. The sex was still mediocre for me, maybe because I don’t have a good connection to Mia and Ethan. I still ended up having several un-answered questions at the end of this book.

The Wolf Who Played With Fire is a nice continuation in the Cry Wolf series though their are still things that need to be flushed out. I am really looking forward to the continuation of Jacob and Kelly and hopeful the author will give us that soon.


Sarah Mäkelä 

** Check out my review of The Witch Who Cried Wolf & Cold Moon Rising. **

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I'm an outdoor sun loving reader living near San Fransisco. I’m a mother, wife, animal & book lover. I'm the owner, reviewer & mind behind Angel’s Guilty Pleasures. My favorite animals are horses & dogs. As for reading I love all things paranormal & urban fantasy & my favorite shifters are dragons.

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