Release Day ARC Review: Wolf Gone Wild (Stay A Spell #1) by Juliette Cross

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Wolf Gone Wild Book Cover Wolf Gone Wild
Stay A Spell #1
Juliette Cross
Paranormal Romance
January 14th 2020


What's the worst thing that can happen to a werewolf? Unable to shift for three months, Mateo Cruz knows all too well. His wolf has taken up residence in his head, taunting him night and day with vividly violent and carnal thoughts. Convinced he's cursed, he needs the help of a powerful witch before he literally goes insane.

​Evie Savoie has always obeyed the house rules of her coven--no werewolves. They're known for being moody and volatile. So, when a distempered, dangerous werewolf strolls into the bar and almost strangles one of her late-night customers, she's ready to bounce him through the door. But the desperation in his eyes when he begs her to help him softens her heart and convinces her to bend the rules.

​What Evie doesn't know is that Mateo's wolf has a mind of his own. And now that she's in his sights, he wants only one thing. Her.


Wolf Gone Wild is book one in Stay A Spell series by Juliette Cross. This is a brand new series by Ms. Cross and it’s different from her previous work in that it’s more light-hearted and fun. Not as intense or deep as her previous work. 

Evie Savoie is a talented curse/hex breaker. She works at her sisters bar/restaurant and also her other sisters book shop. She’s a well rounded women who is full of life, but also has some insecurity’s about her art work; which her ex-boyfriend put into her head. 

Mateo Cruz and his wolf side Alpha. Cruz has always had control over Alpha, but something is blocking him from shifting and now things are getting out of control. He thinks someone has cursed him. He’s a loner and a wonderful metal worker.

The Savoie sisters. We meet several of them since the witches are a close nit family. Each has their own personalities, issues, and specialties with magic. I had fun meeting the Savoie sisters and look forward to more. 

As for Mateo and Evie their romance was a slow build. Evie has always been told to stay away from werewolves and Mateo has this issue with shifting, so both are hesitant at first. We slowly see them moving out of their comfort zones and as they spend time together, they form a bond, a friendship which becomes more. 

The romance was just sweet. Wolf Gone Wild was an enjoyable and light-hearted read. I really enjoyed the monologue of Alpha and how he drove Cruz a little crazy with his thoughts. It add humor and a few laughs. As to why Cruz can’t shift, well that mystery surprised me. I never guessed who it was and when it was reviled; I was like really. I had no indication it was that person, so the author did a wonderful job hiding who the bad guy is. 

Wolf Gone Wild is a fun, light-hearted, cute, and magical read. 

Rated: 3.5 Stars

*Disclaimer: I received a complimentary copy provided by Juliette Cross via NetGalley with the sole purpose of an honest review. All thoughts, comments and ratings are my own.

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[su_note note_color=”#eceaed” text_color=”#000000″]JULIETTE is a multi-published author of paranormal and fantasy romance & the co-host of the podcast, Smart Women Read Romance. She is represented by Rachel Brooks at BookEnds Literary Agency. She is a native of Louisiana, living in the heart of Cajun land with her husband, four kids, black lab named Kona, and kitty, Betty. When she isn’t working on her next project, she enjoys binge-watching her favorite shows with her husband and a glass (or two) of red wine.

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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.

10 comments on “Release Day ARC Review: Wolf Gone Wild (Stay A Spell #1) by Juliette Cross

  1. Robin enjoyed this one too. Lovely review! I may try this author someday, I hope.

    • I caught Robin’s review. It was a nice start to the series and a nice light-hearted read. I will be reading on to see what’s next. The sisters are all interesting and intriguing.

  2. Excellent review Angela!!! I loved this book!!! Alpha was hilarious!! Shared on my socials!!???

    • I agree Alpha added a lot of humor. Glad to hear you enjoyed.

  3. I’m not familiar with Ms. Cross’s work, but I’m seeing this book pop up all over my social media timeline. I’ll have to take a closer look. Thanks for the review.

    • I love her Morgan series books. She’s got a few different series out. The Vampires she wrote where retellings of old fairy tales but with a darker and interesting twist. This new series is different from her previous work. It’s so much lighter and cute. I had fun! Hope you enjoy Ms. Cross if/when you try her out.

  4. I read and liked this one too. It was a sweet, fun romance. My review will be up tomorrow.

    • Glad to hear you enjoyed. It is a sweet and light-hearted romance. Thank’s for visiting!

  5. i thought it would be a good one as soon as i read the blurb. sweet and easy reading
    sherry @ fundinmental

    • I hope you enjoy if or when you read. It’s a sweet and light-hearted romance. Thank’s for visiting!