Talk about getting your signals crossed…
When her brother cancels their backcountry ski trip, Robyn Maxwell takes it in stride. The fact she’s deaf doesn’t make her survival skills any weaker, and she’s been craving the chance to escape into the Yukon wilderness. Only the sexy beast of a man she bumps into at the cabin starts cravings of another kind, setting her hormones raging as well as raising strange questions about wolves, and mates, and pack challenges.
All wilderness guide Keil Lynus wanted was a nice quiet retreat before challenging for the Alpha position of his Alaskan pack. He wasn’t planning on meeting his destined mate, or finding out she’s not aware she has the genes of a wolf. Between dealing with his accident-prone younger brother, a deaf mate with an attitude and an impending duel to the death, his week—and his bed—is suddenly full.
Far from the relaxing getaway any of them had in mind…
Warning: Gives a whole new meaning to the phrase “talking with your hands”. Includes dangerous use of sarcasm and hot nookie in a remote wilderness sauna.
This NORTHERN LIGHTS EDITION is a revised and extended version of the 2009 original.
What stood out to me both then and now was the fact that Robyn is deaf and I haven't read a lot of romance featuring characters with that disability. I loved that she uses ASL (American Sign Language) to such good effect although understood Robyn's frustration when her brother, Tad, wasn't around to translate for her. Still she's undeterred and turns to her trusty notepad instead and with two strangers showing up there's a lot to communicate which quickly escalates the story. Yes, Robyn can lip read and unfortunately for Keil and his brother TJ, their private conversations might not be so private after all!
So essentially Robyn has no idea of her heritage and as full blood wolves TJ and Keil can smell exactly what she is which adds humour, although it does leave Robyn kind of scratching her head at times. Add in the fact that Keil realises Robyn is his mate and the misunderstandings just keep on coming. Yes, there's sexy times but I thought it fitted in with Robyn's personality as she's not shy and retiring, but very much a go for it, strong female. I liked seeing Keil try to control his natural urges whilst struggling with his wolf but of course his challenges just add to the fun. Plus, the author gives us the seriously irreverent and downright clumsy TJ!
I really enjoyed visiting these characters again as they navigate through their shocks and surprises; plus there's action as Keil is in the middle of a challenge to be his Pack's new Alpha. With its mixture of romance, humour, and one very bright and courageous heroine, Wolf Signs gave me all the happy feels I need to encourage me to continue this journey with the wolves of Granite Lake.
This voluntary review is of a copy offered to me and these thoughts are my own honest opinion.