Review ~ Red & Wolfe, Part I by Ella James

Red & Wolfe, Part I (Red & Wolfe, #1)Title: Red & Wolfe, Part I
Author: Ella James
Series: Red & Wolfe #1
Genre: Erotic Romance
Published: May 5th 2014

When Sarah "Red" Ryder loses her job as an art critic for a Boston newspaper, she's brokenhearted. Worse than that? She's broke. Her boyfriend recently left her - for a tatted-up hottie with a dick - so she's stuck paying her hefty apartment rent alone. After two months unemployed, there's no money left. With no immediate family to turn to, Red reaches out to her estranged grandmother, a reclusive writer living on an island off the coast of Charleston. Several days later, Red receives $30,000 and an invitation to visit.

James Wolfe is not Red's grandmother. But he beckons her. Red has the ability to give him something he needs. He won't take "no" for an answer, and he doesn't mind screwing her over. He lost his conscience six years ago, when he was tried for the murder of his wife. Since then, life is about him - and the paintings he does under the mysterious pseudonym "W."

Wolfe needs the island to keep painting. To live his life away from prying eyes. To keep up the anonymity of "W."

Once he sees Red, he finds that he needs her, too. And Wolfe will have her. Any way he can.

**The story of Red & Wolfe will be told in four novellas.
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Firstly, thanks you to my friend Brandee @ Bookworm Brandee for twisting my arm to get me to try this serial!! I have read her reviews and I know how much she loves work by Ella James. This is the first part in the Red & Wolfe serial, based on the Little Red Riding Hood tale, and I thought it was a great beginning to the serial. I learned so much about both characters: what their demons and hurdles are and also a bit about their personalities.

Sarah (Red) lost her job at the Boston paper and has been struggling day to day since. Seeing her go through some of this is kind of heartbreaking because she tries so hard to get back on her feet, but can’t catch a break. She sells as much of her stuff as she can and it just shows how responsible and independent she is.

Wolfe has his own demons and he has been living away from public scrutiny for years. I briefly learnt about the troubles of his past and how he has been living since. He is a man and has sexual desires too, and when he tricks Sarah to come to him he realises quickly that he is attracted to her. He was quick to form opinions of her and I was happy to see her bring him down a notch!

This was a quick read and although I knew it is a part of a serial, I really did want more. Ella James has done an incredible job at sucking me into this world that I know I have to rush out and get the next one!! I want to know more about Wolfe and what is going to happen between him and Sarah now!   


  1. This does sound interesting, and very dark!

    Thanks for sharing. :)

  2. I seen this one on Brandee's site too, wolf and red I love it :D haven't read it yet myself thought :|

  3. A retelling of Red Riding Hood? I do like the sound of that! And I like serial reads, though waiting always sucks. :) I have to check this one out! Lovely review, as always, my dear friend!

  4. I'm glad you enjoyed Red & Wolfe's beginning, Naomi. I hope you continue to enjoy their story. I felt like James was able to pack a lot in so few pages. Great review, girl!

  5. I'm a total sucker for fairy tale retellings!

    Nicole @ Feed Your Fiction Addiction

  6. It is a bit, I am keen to continue on and see where things go!

  7. She has been fantastic so far.... I have to get 3&4, soon I hope!

  8. Do you know if I can lend from kindle to you? If so, I can lend 3 & 4 to you a little $$. ;)

  9. I have no clue! I have never been leant a book before. What do we do?

  10. Ooo it was free and a snagged it, hopefully the rest of the serial is fairly priced.

  11. I'm looking forward to the rest of them for sure!

  12. I snagged those two for free too, glad it's so good :)


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