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This book contains references to the main character's abusive relationship, scenes of fighting and death in shifted form.
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The Wild Ones by Bailey Bradford

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Pride Publishing
2 March 2021
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The call of the wild has never been so hot.

All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York didn’t turn out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup has left him bruised—emotionally and otherwise.

He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.

Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.

Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger and the chance at the kind of love most people—and shifters—can only dream of…

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Reviewed By: Josh Dale


I liked the blurb for this book, it had all the things I enjoy about a good shifter romance. Then I saw the cover and though ugh. The cover almost put me off reading the book. It’s kind of looks cheap and does not sell the book very well.

This book Is gripping from the start, we are thrown into two human estranged brothers reconnecting and I think this side of Jacks life is important to build up his current state of mind.

Ben is part of a coywolf hybrid shifter pack, they are a small family and both wolf shifters and coyote shifters are trying to wipe out the coywolf pack.

The chemistry between Ben and Jack is electric partly due to them being fated mates not that either of them know such things exist.

I liked the way the author weaved the whole of Bens pack into the story as well as Jacks Brother Rhett. It gave the secondary and minor characters a realistic feel, and it did not feel like they were there to solely make up the numbers.

We are also thrown into a three-way shifter war right on Jack and Rhett Ranch land. The Werewolves and Werecoyote’s are teaming up to wipe out the wolfcoy hybrid shifter pack. That puts all the characters in grave danger and blood is spilt.

Overall, it is a well written story with a good plot and strong characters. Its nicely paced, though personally I would have liked the book to be a little longer and learned a little more about Bens pack, and the other shifters as well as the farmhand Ernesto’s character. The story world was believable, but I was left hungry for a little more culture of the shifter’s world.

I am hoping as this is a re-release that book two is planned as this book teases us of Rhett and Ben’s brother Casey’s being fated mates, which should be fun to see how Rhett deals with this as he currently finds Casey annoying!


A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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