My Review of Accidentally Wolf – Seraphine Thomas Book 1 by Erin R Flynn

Accidentally Wolf
Seraphine Thomas Book 1
By
Erin R Flynn

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Special Agent in Charge Seraphine Thomas lives for her job at the FBI. One of the youngest female agents with her own team, she thrives in undercover work to make the city she loves safer. But Sera’s on-track life is thrown into chaos when she’s attacked during a bust gone bad and is left figuring out what it means to be a werewolf.

Right away, she learns that she’s more powerful and able to do things that she shouldn’t be able to do so quickly after her transition. The rules of her old life don’t seem to apply to much now that she’s a shifter, and knowing who she can trust is even more complicated.

When she’s transferred to a special branch of the FBI made up of paranormals policing others of their kind and given a promotion, things start looking up—until her abnormal level of power creates a list of enemies for her before she’s even learned who her allies are.

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Some interesting world building for this series. The shifters are out but separated. Humans are afraid so don’t interact with them. They have their own schools and even the FBI has it’s own shifter division. Although said division leaves much to be desired.

FBI Agent Seraphine Thomas encounters a shifter in the process of a takedown. As is protocol she is taken to the shifter hospital and watched for signs of the change.

Unfortunately for her, the signs are there and she is transferred to the shifter division of the FBI even as she learns the control necessary to stay alive.

She’s angry and even more so when she realizes that the division she’s just been put in charge of has no training, aren’t disciplined and sure don’t follow any protocol.

As she is adjusting to her new life, the Alpha of the wolves decides she needs to be in his pack and mated.

I took a deep breath and exhaled, rubbing my temples. My head was starting to hurt from putting up with the ridiculous behaviors of this pack.

“Enough of this!” Joseph yelled at me. “Do you accept his challenge or submit to his dominance?”

“Well no fucking way am I letting him touch me,” I answered. “And if I don’t accept his challenge on the basis of not being pack, you’re going to hunt me down and kill me.”

The Alpha wasn’t stupid enough to say anything at that point. I couldn’t charge him with threatening a federal agent if he didn’t say it. His smile, however, said it all. I was backed into a corner and he knew it.

“What are the rules to the challenge, you chickenshit son-of-a-bitch?” I asked.

“The one accepting the challenge chooses the form.” He grinned evilly. “And they fight until one party cannot fight anymore. It is not a fight to the death.”

“Fine, I accept your challenge, Tony,” I replied, not looking at him. “But know this, if I’m a member of the pack, there will be no breaking of human laws. That means this shit of fighting females into submission stops, or I will have anyone who does it arrested and brought up on charges. Are we clear, Joseph?”

“If any of the females of the pack actually have issue with it, fine,” he agreed, looking like the cat that ate the canary. I was pretty sure if any female said anything against the practice, their ass would be grass.

“Human form.” I took off my jacket, then holster. “But if I shift, I’m assuming you can shift accordingly?”

“Yes,” Tony agreed, pulling his sweatshirt off over his head. Then I had an idea.

“If just my hands shift, can you do the same?” I questioned. “It doesn’t seem fair if just my hands shift in the heat of the moment and you fully shift into a wolf or third form.”

“You can’t just shift your hands.” Tony sneered at me. “That’s not possible.”

“Oh, but it is, Tony. Maybe you should be more careful who you challenge from now on.” I gave him a smirk. Let him stew as to whether I really could or not. “Just answer the question.”

“No, if your hands shift and I cannot shift just my hands, I fight in human form until you change into a form I can as well.”

“Oh goodie, this is going to be fun then,” I goaded, rolling my neck and loosening up. Tony was about my size and built, but I’d had years upon years of martial arts and FBI training. I was pretty sure he was used to picking on people who didn’t have that or relying on his gained strength from being a lycanthrope.

“It wouldn’t be fair if you changed your hands when I can’t.” He started coming towards me, not strutting so confidently. His voice was strong when he said it, but I saw the fear in his eyes.

“Too bad, so sad,” I taunted as we started to circle one another, the rest of the pack backing away from us to give us enough room to fight. I was intentionally trying to piss him off. People who fought with anger were sloppy, making them much easier to take down. “Again,maybe you should have thought of that before you challenged me. You want to yield?”

“Never,” he growled, his body shaking with anger.

“If he shifts while you’re in human form, he automatically forfeits,” I heard someone shout off from the side. I’d have to remember to thank them later for that.

“I like how feisty you are,” Tony snarled. Then his tone softened and he wiggled his eyebrows at me. “Makes it more fun in bed.”

“We just said there would be no more of that, dipshit,” I reminded him.

“Only if the female is dumb enough to say they have a problem with it.”

“Hello! I’m the one who said she had a problem with it. You really aren’t that bright, are you, Tony?” That seemed to be what was needed to set him off.
Flynn, Erin R. Accidentally Wolf (Seraphine Thomas Book 1) (pp. 104-107). Supernatural Script Inc. Kindle Edition.

Now this was just the first successful challenge for Sera. I don’t like the Alpha, Joseph Enders and would really like Sera to take him down. Of course that’s just wishful thinking on my part.

Plenty of suspense as they have a serial killer on the loose. Many arguments over just who’s in charge of the investigation.

Change is already happening for the better, but it will take time before things run as all the human divisions do.

Aside from the investigation, there are many interesting traits that Sera starts to exhibit and unusual albeit hot ones at that.

I love the shifter FBI crew and I look forward to reading the next book in this series. 

5 Contented Purrs for Erin!

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Erin is a Midwest girl at heart, born a Chicagoan with the mouth to prove it, a loyal Cubs fan, but still a die-hard Green Bay Packers gal who cheers for her alma mater, the Illini from Omaha, Nebraska.

She has always been interested in the darker aspects of life and mythologies—especially vampires, shifters, the occult, and anything paranormal. To date, she has published over 100 paranormal books in different genres with dedicated readers who await each release to her numerous series under any of the three Flynn names she writes under.

 

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