Marriage Claws by Paige Cuccaro
Genres/Themes: PNR, Werewolves, Romance, New Adult
*I received this book through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review*
I decided to pick this book up because it seemed charming and light. Turns out, I got exactly what I planned on.
Synopsis from Goodreads:
There are two things Kate Affetto will do anything to protect: the younger brother she’s raised ever since their father walked out, and the small diner she’s managed to start from nothing in New York City. Things might not always be easy, but at least she gets to call all the shots and follow her own heart. That is until Jack Pensione, irritatingly gorgeous billionaire playboy and CEO/heir to the family empire shows up at her diner with an ultimatum: find $3 million to purchase the space, or vacate so it can be turned into condos.
But Kate isn’t going down without a fight. So when Jack offers a third option—marry him, and he’ll gift her the space—she agrees, knowing it’ll save the life she’s built for herself and her brother, and that the marriage will be over practically before it’s begun. After all, it’s not as if she actually likes Jack, or as if he’s actually attracted her at all… Little does she know he’s also a werewolf, that he’s vying to be the alpha of his pack, and that her problems are just getting started.
I almost want to call it cozy– a cozy PNR, if you will. We have a loyal and caring heroine, a sexy rich alpha, quirky side characters, and a blossoming romance. Mostly the same as other werewolf stories, but I did find the way to turn a werewolf quite interesting. Disbelief factor? “Oh, usually werewolves are attracted to humans since we are different species…” Yet, we see two werewolves fall for humans….
Then, “Don’t worry about protection, we can’t spread anything between us because different species, etc.” So, can she not get pregnant? I feel like that would be another cause for alarm….
Over-looking the over problems, it was a decent book to read. Nothing complicated or shocking– this is a good in between book or something light and quick to read. Not something I’d highly recommend, but I wouldn’t tell someone not to read it either. It was a fun little read and just what I needed at the moment.