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Alternate Cover Edition: B00P30L4Q6My resurrection, they call it. They have no bloody idea. Shipwrecked and lost, left for dead,Abandoned by my own family.Drugged and addicted.My wife saved me, brought me home.I didn’t even know I had a wife—can I trust her?I know I want her.Desperately.We are two of a kind—the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected. Bitter disappointmeAlternate Cover Edition: B00P30L4Q6My resurrection, they call it. They have no bloody idea. Shipwrecked and lost, left for dead,Abandoned by my own family.Drugged and addicted.My wife saved me, brought me home.I didn’t even know I had a wife—can I trust her?I know I want her.Desperately.We are two of a kind—the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected. Bitter disappointments, painful secrets, age-old jealousies are my new shipwreck,and my wife my new opium.Is satisfaction to be found in revenge or revenge in satisfaction?One thing I do know, without each other we’re both doomed.  Wolfsgate A sensual 18th century tale of deception, revenge, and the hunger for love and absolution....

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Wolfsgate Reviews

  • Christine Wallflower & Dark Romance Junkie
    2018-10-13 12:29

    Know this, Justine," he whispered. "When I made you mine that very first time, whatever came before simply fell away."What drew me to this book was the fact that it was about revenge, I love this theme. But it's about a lot more than just revenge, there are secrets, there's jealousy, addiction, betrayal and of course love.On his way back to England, the ship Brandon is on is wrecked at sea. He's gravely injured and is taken to hospital, he's given Opium to help re-leave the pain. So begins his addiction. The plot is so intricate and anything I tell you would completely spoil the book but a year late Brandon goes back to his home, his a shell of the man he used to be but Justine the wife he didn't know he had is right there to help him recover. The place he once called home is in disrepair, his fortune was slowly being squandered by his own family. The very people who should have looked out for him, were the ones who had left him for dead. He doesn't trust Justine, yet he can't help but be drawn to her."I only want your attentions, Lady Graven," he said into the side of her throat. "Your attentions excite me." He kissed the delicate skin under her jaw, wrapping a trail of molten heat around her. "It's quite a combination really." He let out a low laugh between soft kisses. "You arouse me, yet you keep me calm and even. I believe you are my new craving."This book had so many layers, Brandon's character was dark, intense and he was hesitant to trust anyone, even his own wife. Apart from having to deal with the fact that his cousin and uncle tried to squander his inheritance he has to deal with the constant urge to give in to his addiction. Justine's character incredibly strong, even though she was a victim at first but that didn't last very long.The writing was fantastic, I got swept up in the story. One minute you think you know who the friends and enemies are the next you're not so sure any more. Brandon and Justine's had so much chemistry together, their banter was sexy and hilarious and times. The sex scenes were scorching hot. The angst, god the angst was delicious and torturous. Both characters had gone through so much, and had been betrayed and taken advantage of by people who should have had their best interests at heart. Brandon seeks revenge and justice for everyone who has wronged him and his wife. Justine seeks happiness with the only man she has ever loved."This is us." Brandon's voice was gentle. "No one and nothing can take that away, sweet thing. Not ever. Not things that happened in the past way before us, not people's poisonous tongues today nor even tomorrow. Nothing."The author kept me riveted right till the end, the drama of it all! I felt like I was a part of the story. It was wildly romantic, heartbreaking, a little bit dark and most importantly I loved both characters.

  • Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥
    2018-09-30 10:31

    Almost 5 Stars"This is our revenge, our satisfaction together..."Bradon Treharne, Lord Graven, spent the last two years in a hospital deeply sedated healing after a terrible shipwreck. Now he awakes to find everything he knew gone. His father is dead, he is an opium addict, his family brought his estate to the ground. And he is also married to his step-cousin, an alluring and proud woman, ready to fight by his side and reclaim his family's glorious past.Justine only wanted a family and a home for herself. Since she was a child she wanted to belong. The family that was supposed to protect her, betrayed and abused her. She is blackmailed into marrying a man on his deathbed but the bastards didn't count on her determination and honor. Now these two wounded people will fight each other's demons and nightmares to protect their fragile bond and the passion they found. But darkness looms and danger lurks in every corner when old time feuds are rekindled and jealousies are stirred. Will they weather this new storm and create a safe haven for their weary souls?Let me say...and seriously...I am not usually into 18th-19th century historicals, finding myself more into medieval stuff but I liked the cover and the sound of this one and it didn't disappoint. Dark and erotic, it intrigued me from page one. Wolfsgate is a novel of secrets and betrayals from the first to the last page! And of a love greater than our heroes could ever dream of. If I have a teeny tiny complaint and it's due to my sense of justice. I am a bloodthirsty wench and I wanted something more.Hint:(view spoiler)[Let Martin have his fun perhaps?? *wink wink* (hide spoiler)]That said, I looooooooooved it and now I kinda wish there was more.Not teased enough???Here is some more Ian Sommerhalder Brandon.......Pre-reading!I won a giveaway on FB!!!!So excited for this book!["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>["br"]>

  • Jennifer Kyle
    2018-10-09 13:44

    3.5 ~ 3.75 StarsThere were parts I liked a lot but overall the story went to just okay territory with a soap opera type plot. However the writing was strong and the sex scenes were hot and I would definitely try this author again.I have to think on it a bit more for my full review...

  • Paige
    2018-10-02 17:23

    Wolfsgate is a historical romance about what is essentially an 18th century arranged marriage. Full of jealousy, secrets and past pain, Brandon and Justine have fight for their happy ending. While the story was very intriguing and kept me constantly guessing about what everyone's motivations were, parts also left me wanting more romance and connection between the two without so much outside influences. By the end, though, I got exactly what I wanted even if I wished there was a bit more. As a fan of sexy historical romance, this was a the perfect lighter read with just enough of each character's dark and dreary pasts to keep me guessing.

  • Vee Paige
    2018-10-01 14:23

    Five Amazing Stars Total book hangover. It's a tale of greed, jealousy, envy, deception, revenge and so much more. The sex scenes were sizzling hot and it didn't feel like a historical romance at all. It is dark and gritty for in the beginning our hero, Brandon is lost and broken, but his wife Justine is determined to get him well. At first there was distrust on Brandon's side regarding what role Justine played in his cousin and uncle's deception in trying to usurp what was his—his estate and Wolfsgate.There are secrets upon secrets. There are layers to each character. None of them are caricatures. Even Justine, who has the quiet strength and the most selfless of them all had times when I wanted to scream at her, especially toward the end (view spoiler)[when she kept on insisting she was not good enough for Brandon (hide spoiler)]. Brandon's method of revenge had caused some angst and had me questioning whether I would like him as a hero, but boy did he make up for it in a swoon-y way once he realized he was hurting Justine in the process. No matter what lies and twisted information came at him regarding Justine's past, he remained steadfast and determined to only move forward with his wife. And the man had a way with words ... sigh.There is intrigue. You don't know whether a character is a friend or foe. You question their motives. There are some revelations that I guessed from the beginning, but somewhere in the middle of the book I was proven wrong and then later on proven right. I like how the book kept me on the edge. I love the author's flair for narrative and dialogue. It was never boring and though I thought the book was a tad too long, maybe it was because I was impatient to see how it was going to end.So yes, I loved this book. Do not look for a fluff read in this one and if you want your hero to be morally straight the entire way, this may not be for you. There are shades of gray in each character's actions and as long as you can roll with it, you will enjoy this book.

  • Anna
    2018-10-04 15:26

    ok thanks to a few friend reviews i know the book will turn in to a complite clusterfuck later i didnt get to that parts yet since i got bored extrimly bored at 32% and my ADD doesnt allow me to read uneventful dragging parts in books i like crazy and even soap opera like plots sometimes but here i kind of want something diferent i also knew the William twist so know surprise here i mean such a sweet heroine and in HR heroines can not be a vergin only in one case i guess ok i couldnt finish this book i tried a few times but gave up my three stars goes to the steamy scienes and i liked the lead charecters at times

  • Raquel
    2018-09-25 12:40

    3.5There were some frustrating parts, but overall iked it. Loved the author's style. Definitely reading more from her.

  • Jenny - TotallybookedBlog
    2018-09-24 13:29

    “To us then, Justine – the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected.” After falling in love with this Authors work in Lock and Key and then being seduced by the Synopsis and Teaser for Wolfsgate, we were eager to get stuck into this Historical romance. It’s been too long since we’ve read a book in this much loved genre and Wolfsgate seemed like the perfect opportunity to remedy that.Wolfsgate is a story of grief, loss, greed, strength and love and whilst we did enjoy most aspects of the story, there were some issues we found we couldn’t overlook as they impacted our enjoyment of Wolfsgate as a whole.‘Here he was before her; her tragic howling, lone wolf.’ One of the things we loved immensely were the characters, and in particular, Justine. Justine is without doubt one of our favourites; her strength, her sassiness, her loyalty, honour and the absolute belief she had in Brandon at a time when he didn’t believe in himself, was commendable and endeared her to us completely. There were times this young lady’s story broke our hearts too. She certainly had some obstacles to overcome. “Jus, I want to give you so much….But I’m not sure it’s enough.” Our hero Brandon was gorgeous, strong, dominating and flawed, yet showed a vulnerability that had us sympathising with him and the predicament he found himself in. The nature of his growing love for Justine and the strength they empowered together was breathtaking. “I wish I could save you somehow, but only can save yourself.”The story itself captivated us and we enjoyed the concept of heroine saving hero; then hero saving the heroine in return. We had no problem believing in their friendship and eventual love as the author portrayed this aspect of the story beautifully. The story moved us without question.“You make me feel alive.”Where the telling fell short with us was the portrayal of the period it was meant to be set in. The setting and tone of the story was crucial. Wolfsgate is set in 18th century England and to allow us to become completely swept up with – and – live the story, we have to feel the authenticity. The author has to make us believe we’re in that moment, that we’re seeing the story and the setting through the characters eyes and sadly, overall, that wasn’t consistent. When reading a historical it’s imperative that we vividly see, hear and feel the era. The spelling, language and dialogue must pertain to the period setting of the story. Sadly in Wolfsgate this wasn’t the case and the disconnection with the setting and era was only exacerbated by American spellings and words used in the incorrect context of that time e.g. someone feeling awesome. When this happens, it ceases to feel like a Historical novel somewhat.However, there was much we adored about Justine and Brandon’s love story. The writing itself was beautiful. Their story was moving, dramatic, passionate and steamy. We were swept up in their love and we felt their emotions, we just would have loved to have lived through the period setting with them which would have allowed us to be completely swept up in its beauty.“I feel more like a thousand broken pieces, and I’m not sure what to try to mend first.”“One thing at a time, Brandon. That’s all you can do.”***Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks***✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest ✦✦✦ Come say Hi TB on TSU

  • Laura
    2018-10-21 11:28

    Everything was going so well.... The story had a great plot, great main characters, some evil scheming going on, the whole jealousy but not cheating thing, it was great!! And then... The main character was raped and abused... By her step-brother.. Who had tried to kill/stole/forced a marriage/stolen his love interest/etc the H.. And finally tries to kill said step-sister (and I am confused about this since it was never fully addressed, but I think the wife was also very much involved in the trying to kill scenario) and what does the hero doooooo, nothing at all! Oh no wait he does! He pays off all of their debts and makes the evil couple who almost killed his wife and unborn child, promise to never speak of this again and all will be settled.. WTF? Honestly, I don't know if rape and attempted murder have other meanings in this book than on real life.. But fuck me I would at least put someone in jail.. Or something? And the epilogue actually states that the wife of the rapist/murderer sends them a gift for the birth of their child and that she is pregnant.. Oh joy! And maybe this is a new beginning and someday al can be forgiven and they can all be together without fighting... I don't even know what to say.. When did it all go wrong.. I was so happy.. And now I'm so mad..

  • Mallory
    2018-09-23 14:23

    4 stars

  • R-Cee*Jay
    2018-09-20 11:34

    A very nice historical romance.

  • Fathima
    2018-09-24 09:40

    A true page turner !!

  • Gitte TotallyBookedBlog
    2018-10-14 09:46

    “To us then, Justine – the manipulated, the tossed off, the rejected.” After falling in love with this Authors work in Lock and Key and then being seduced by the Synopsis and Teaser for Wolfsgate, we were eager to get stuck into this Historical romance. It’s been too long since we’ve read a book in this much loved genre and Wolfsgate seemed like the perfect opportunity to remedy that.Wolfsgate is a story of grief, loss, greed, strength and love and whilst we did enjoy most aspects of the story, there were some issues we found we couldn’t overlook as they impacted our enjoyment of Wolfsgate as a whole.‘Here he was before her; her tragic howling, lone wolf.’ One of the things we loved immensely were the characters, and in particular, Justine. Justine is without doubt one of our favourites; her strength, her sassiness, her loyalty, honour and the absolute belief she had in Brandon at a time when he didn’t believe in himself, was commendable and endeared her to us completely. There were times this young lady’s story broke our hearts too. She certainly had some obstacles to overcome. “Jus, I want to give you so much….But I’m not sure it’s enough.” Our hero Brandon was gorgeous, strong, dominating and flawed, yet showed a vulnerability that had us sympathising with him and the predicament he found himself in. The nature of his growing love for Justine and the strength they empowered together was breathtaking. “I wish I could save you somehow, but only can save yourself.”The story itself captivated us and we enjoyed the concept of heroine saving hero; then hero saving the heroine in return. We had no problem believing in their friendship and eventual love as the author portrayed this aspect of the story beautifully. The story moved us without question.“You make me feel alive.”Where the telling fell short with us was the portrayal of the period it was meant to be set in. The setting and tone of the story was crucial. Wolfsgate is set in 18th century England and to allow us to become completely swept up with – and – live the story, we have to feel the authenticity. The author has to make us believe we’re in that moment, that we’re seeing the story and the setting through the characters eyes and sadly, overall, that wasn’t consistent. When reading a historical it’s imperative that we vividly see, hear and feel the era. The spelling, language and dialogue must pertain to the period setting of the story. Sadly in Wolfsgate this wasn’t the case and the disconnection with the setting and era was only exacerbated by American spellings and words used in the incorrect context of that time e.g. someone feeling awesome. When this happens, it ceases to feel like a Historical novel somewhat.However, there was much we adored about Justine and Brandon’s love story. The writing itself was beautiful. Their story was moving, dramatic, passionate and steamy. We were swept up in their love and we felt their emotions, we just would have loved to have lived through the period setting with them which would have allowed us to be completely swept up in its beauty.“I feel more like a thousand broken pieces, and I’m not sure what to try to mend first.”“One thing at a time, Brandon. That’s all you can do.”***Reviewed from an ARC Copy provided by the author with thanks***✦✦✦ TB Blog :TotallybookedBlog✦✦✦ Come say Hi : TB on Facebook✦✦✦Follow us: TB on Twitter✦✦✦Check out: TB on Pinterest ✦✦✦ Come say Hi TB on TSU

  • Sue
    2018-10-07 16:45

    Wolfsgate by Cat Porter is described as "A sensual 18th century tale of deception, revenge, and two souls hungering for love and absolution." OMG...it was SO much more and this coming from a woman who hasn't read an historical romance in over 30 years!I had never heard of this author before a friend of mine loaned me her biker romance Lock&Key, because I am such a huge lover of that genre of book and she would not stop raving to me about how good this debut book was. And oh yes, I loved that book a lot but my fear was "will I like everything she writes and especially because this one is not biker but takes place long ago...will I get bored?"I am happy to report that Wolfsgate was awesome...a sweeping epic love story of revenge, deception, jealousy bordering on obsession and full of some of the most steamy and intensely erotic sexual encounters, that rivals even some of those I have read in my beloved biker series!A despicable father and son, an innocent and abused step-daughter used as a pawn in a scheme to be wealthy and in control of the riches of a man who has become tortured and lost in his own mind after barely surviving a shipwreck and several other greedy, lustful players make up the foundation of this perfectly executed chess game of love, lust and power.I loved the descriptions used to describe the inner turmoils of each character, the bravery of Justine (the innocent but tough girl who would be capable of bringing men to their knees), the conflicted Brandon (who slowly grows to become obsessed with his one time friend and now wife) and the wicked who want to destroy their happiness (various men jockeying for position and Amanda...a real piece of work of a jealous spoiled brat).This was a richly layered and beautiful story with so much drama, violence, action-packed mystery and twisty plot turns to rival even the most engrossing contemporary romance novel...the sex alone had me squirming in my seat and was mega-panty melting hot! Like Downton Abbey (where the servants are characters all on their own) this one captures the lives and loves (with secrets kept, lies told) and what some ruthless people will do, all in the name of keeping their place in high society.Even if you don't think you would like an 18th century book...I'd give this one a try. Cat Porter proves she is way more than just a one hit wonder with this one...something completely different and unexpected from the author of one of my favorite biker books from last year!***** 5 ***** "falling in love with your wife and your life...all over again" stars

  • Chanpreet
    2018-09-24 10:27

    I still can not figure out how to tell you about this book. The fact that it's five stars says quite a bit, but it still doesn't tell you everything. I knew the story wasn't going to light and fluffy from reading the blurb, but I wasn't expecting it to be all consuming either. I read this book in two hours from the first page to the last page. The Gothic feel of this romance will captivate you, just as it did me. My interest was captured the moment I read the prologue and only deepened as I continued reading. Brandon and Justine were fascinating characters. Both of them knew each other, but were strangers at the same time, and dealing with not only their own demons, but fighting off those who wanted to hurt them. I loved Justine as much as I wanted to avenge her. She may have seemed calm and collected, but she had a core of steel. In a time when a woman was considered nothing, she managed to be resourceful. I so badly wanted to avenge Brandon for the wrongs done to him too. He seemed so sad and lost, trying to find his bearings after returning to find everything he had known had changed. Part of what I loved beyond the characters, was the intricate story itself. There were quite a few surprises and plot twists that made me gasp and sit up straight. There were very few times when I laughed, but there were plenty of times when I cheered for Justine and Brandon. There were also a number of times when my blood boiled by all the injustices that were revealed. I'm so glad Justine and Brandon found each other. I have no idea how they managed to cope and I REALLY do wish the villains in the story had been punished further, but then again no amount of suffering visited upon them would've satisfied me.I'm so very glad I read this book. It's stimulating and deep, while still managing to entertain and take you on a journey you won't soon forget. Cat Porter's intricate novel is a wonder and I'm glad I've found her books now, although the wait for her next one will be excruciating. In the mean time, I've got her debut novel Lock & Key to read.

  • Sammy ⭐️
    2018-09-24 15:29

    3.5 starsThis isn't my normal read, it's been years since I've read a Historical Romance, but after reading Cat Porter's other book and loving it, I knew I had to give this a go.This is a story that proves drama, deceit and family deception doesn't just happen in this day and age. Brandon Treharne has spent the last 2 years sedated in hospital, after a shipwreck caused by a violent storm on his way back home from Jamaica. Life as he once knew it cease to exist, the only family he has left have betrayed him, he has a wife he has no recollection of marrying and the once flourishing Wolfsgate family Estate has been brought down to almost nothing.All Justine ever wanted was a loving family. After her father died her mother married into the Treharne family. The last place Justine ever thought she'd be was married to her Step cousin, tangled up in a storm of blackmail, hate and greed. Brandon and Justine have grown up together and the bond between them is strong. A relationship that starts as friendship turns into a great beautiful Love. The story is full of twists and turns and it proves you really can't trust anyone although they are defiantly a couple that have each other's backs. So if your looking for something a little different with some hot sex scenes and a strong minded female lead, Wolfsgate could be just the book you need.

  • Stacey is Sassy
    2018-09-25 10:40

    Really, really goodAbsolutely loved this story. The writing was brilliant, the main characters were people you could not help but love and the villains were hateful, arrogant and selfish. The storyline was riveting and kept my attention with wonderful descriptive passages and dialogue that made me feel like I was sitting in the room with them.I am a huge fan of historical romances and this was a little darker than my normal fare. A few times I felt that it sounded a little too modern with some of the swearing and feelings expressed, but maybe that made it a little more easier to understand.Lots of hot sexy bits and a real connection between Justine and Brandon.There were some scenes that may be triggers for some, but none of it offended me and all of the bad stuff was described well without being OTT.I really like some of the additional characters and would love it if Charles got his own HEA...maybe even with Georgina???Ms Porter love you work and I hope you will write more Historical Romances just for me.

  • KindleCousins
    2018-10-10 12:21

    It took me awhile to read this book because of the holiday. But once I got into it I enjoyed it enough. It wasn't the best plot. Kind of immature and reminiscent of a bad t.v. movie. The writing was excellent as was the world building. I also liked the characters the plot was just cheesy. The blurb had me thinking it was going to be Brandon and Justine against the world. In a sense I guess it was, but the plot didn't build on that. Entertaining read though.

  • Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews
    2018-10-10 17:31

    Javagirl‘s review posted on Guilty Pleasures Book Reviews4.5 STARSI rarely read historical fiction, but I loved Cat Porter’s debut novel, LOCK & KEY, and was eagerly anticipating WOLFSGATE. This is definitely not your mother’s historical romance!It’s very sexy, dark, and suspenseful with unexpected plot twists and turns that kept me on my toes and guessing throughout the book.I knew this book wasn’t going to be a light romantic romp, but I wasn’t expecting to read about drug addiction, family betrayal, greed, and deception. Brandon and Justine are very complex, damaged characters who have suffered greatly and lost so much. At great personal risk, Justine rescues Brandon from the hospital where his cousin and uncle have kept him for the last two years, wasting away while they avail themselves of his inheritance. Justine seizes an opportunity to bring him home and nurse him back to health. The two get to know each other as adults as Brandon struggles to heal physically and to accept the changes and loss of the past four years, including learning which members of his family he can trust. Brandon is a very sympathetic character who has suffered family betrayal of the worst kind. He is understandably sad and mourns all that he has lost. His determination to exact revenge on those who have wronged him, however, leads to him inadvertently hurting Justine. He seems to think he can simply explain it away and all will be forgiven–not good enough. At least, not for me. I loved Justine and she didn’t deserve to be treated badly by Brandon. She has suffered for years, living at Wolfsgate, subject to the dictates of her mean, addled stepfather and cruel stepbrother, William. In Justine, I was reminded of the realities of life for a woman in the 1790s; the limited choices, vulnerabilities and lack of autonomy. Justine is the smartest person in the room, and wise beyond her years, yet still retaining a sweet innocence. Her courage, strength, wit, determination to do the right thing, her instinct to protect those she cares about, and her refusal to let her stepfather and William get the best of her make her a character to admire and cheer for. Her relationship with Brandon quickly evolves from one of friendship to a passionate, yet uncertain, love affair. Wolfsgate is hotter than any of the historical romances I used to sneak from my mom’s bookshelves. The love scenes are sexy and fun. Justine and Brandon truly complement one another and make a great couple.There were several instances of lack of communication or miscommunication between Brandon and Justine, a trope that usually bothers me in romance. I’m happy to say that these situations were brief and were resolved before I lost patience. Even though I didn’t like Brandon’s plan for revenge, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with the resolution.WOLFSGATE is well-written, tightly plotted, romantic and sexy. I enjoyed it and would recommend it to all romance fans. I’ve heard from several friends that they don’t read historical romance. Even though it’s set in England in the 1790s, the plot and characters could easily work in a contemporary novel. Don’t let the fact that it’s an historical romance keep you from reading WOLFSGATE, you’ll miss out on a truly wonderful book.

  • Christy
    2018-09-23 10:39

    For me, another reminder of the wonderful historical romance novels I used to read tons of in my late teens and early twenties.It is a bit hard for me to summarize the characters and players in this book. Justine is a girl whose parents have passed away. Her mother re-married after the death of her father, and she became part of the Graven family. Once her mother dies, she is left in the care of her step-father, who doesn't care for her, and is also left at the mercy of the cruelty of her step-brother, William.Her step-father's brother, however, does love the girl and takes her under his wing. She is treated kindly and as family by her Uncle's family. Her step-cousin, Brandon, is a bit of a "rake" and though he means no harm, is not progressing as an adult as his father thinks he should be. So he is sent to their sugar farm in Jamaica to learn about the family business and to grow up a bit.On his return to his home of Wolfsgate, there is a shipwreck and he is presumed dead. His father passes away before knowing for certain than he is actually alive. In order to gain control of their fortune, Justine's step-father and step-brother take her to the hospital where Brandon is being "treated." They are actually controlling his "care", and force Justine to marry Brandon while Brandon is under the influence. Justine promises Brandon that she will not forget about him.Forward two years later, whereupon a house servant and Justine have Brandon discharged from the hospital, clean him up, and work to detox him off the opiates that his uncle and cousin have caused him to become addicted to. What follows is the story of Brandon and Justine settling into marriage and rebuilding Wolfsgate, which had deteriorated due to the uncle and cousin's taking of Brandon's money.This, as I said, has all the elements of the classic historical romances that many of us probably read. You have the couple "forced" into a marriage. You have the bad guy. You have the other woman who interferes and does her best to come between the couple. You have the mystery of the heroine's past. You have plot twists and turns. Supporting characters that keep you interested, whether they be kind friends, misinformed, evil.At one point I found myself upset with Brandon and a little plan he formulated without telling Justine which I found to be a bit on the cruel side. Also, toward the end, Justine's complete willingness to let Brandon go because she felt she "wasn't good enough" - a bit aggravating. When the man you love tells you he loves you, I'm sorry - you are excited and happy. I found her self-sacrifice a bit irritating. BUT not the the detriment of the story.A great read that was hard to put down; highly recommended for those of you who loved Kathleen Woodiwiss and Johanna Lindsey.

  • Shanda
    2018-09-27 11:24

    I would like to start this review by saying I never read historical romance anymore. I was an avid historical romance reader in my teens but they just don’t grab me anymore. I read this because the blurb sucked me in and I loved Ms. Porter’s Lock and Key so much I had to try it. It did take me a bit to get in the groove of the story from the language standpoint. It was set in the 18th century so that took me some getting used to. I think that historical’s don’t flow as fast as contemporary’s so for me it was a bit slow. This is just my opinion though and if you love historical I think you will love this book.I won’t recap the plot because I don’t want to spoil it so I will just point out a few things. I loved the secrets, revenge, betrayal, addiction, greed, and envy. It also had deep love, angst, jealousy, and best of all smoking hot sex scenes. The chemistry between Justine and Brandon was crazy.Brandon was a totally swoon worthy hero. I think almost everything he said just made me love him more. His method of revenge made me question him for a bit and I wanted to smack him for leaving Justine in the dark about his plans. One of my favorite lines of the whole book was after all was revealed to Brandon and Justine’s fear that he would never want her is eating at her. Know this, Justine," he whispered. "When I made you mine that very first time, whatever came before simply fell away."Justine was very strong and selfless. As a woman in this time period she was smart and very brave to pull off the things she did. Justine very much deserved happiness; she loved deeply and deserved to get some of that back. At times she did drive me crazy with her lack of communication and assumptions with Brandon. But to be fair Brandon did some of the assumptions too. They were both fiery and jealous people. Brandon knew things were going on that he needed answers to but he was so lost in his bubble with Justine he ignored things. As I said a great read for historical romance lovers. Probably a bit grittier than some out there with the revenge and addiction topics but an enjoyable read.

  • Debbie
    2018-10-06 17:38

    I liked this one - sure I had a few problems with it, but I got past them fairly quickly. It has angst, drama, secrets, betrayal, horrible family (for both H and h), some suspense, some nasty characters (OW, h's stepbrother, H's uncle), greed, secrets, opium addiction, a strong and likeable h (for her time but not a modern h in a historical), revenge, comeuppance, and a few twists. In the beginning, I thought it might only be a 2 star - why? The initial timeline of Brandon's rescue from the hospital and initial withdrawal from opium is too short and unrealistic. It feels like the author needed to get through this part of the story (setup) to the real story. This occurs in the beginning and I thought - oh jeez, I can't buy into this now). As I continued reading, I did get caught up in the story. I was entertained and had to finish it. (I think I might re-read.) So, 3.5 rounded stars for me.

  • Amy
    2018-10-18 12:25

    I do so love a good historical romance every now and again. I've had this on my reader for a few months and finally got around to it. It was very enjoyable. Justine and Brandon are a good match, but they're both holding back some truths from each other and their misunderstandings help propel the story along. The last few chapters were especially intriguing and kept me turning the pages rapidly. I'd love to see stories with some of the other characters, especially Charles and Georgina.

  • Saunders
    2018-10-10 13:28

    well, if like me, Historical romance is not really your thing then think again. Wolfsgate is good, very good.I read this mainly because I loved Cat Porter's MC book - her writing was exceptional.yep gave this five stars because it had everything in it for me, a beginning, a middle and an end - a hero, a strong heroine and erotic but most of all just good strong writing.for those who do love Historical romance stories. You are in for a treat.

  • books are love
    2018-10-10 12:32

    I am conflicted. There are parts that leave me feeling meh and parts that I love. The story is about to people trying to find their way out of being lost and broken. What I like: The story is well written and the storyline of survival and finding ourselves within ourself and how the characters depend on each other to survive is good. I enjoyed the feeling of a gothic romance. Only one series so far before this has given me this and that was the Lynburn series by Sarah rees Brennan. This is a great feeling to a romance because you know that it isn’t fluffy that there will be darkness and struggles for the characters but that the struggle is worth it. The writing of Brandon and Justine are fascinating to me. Each one has a story that has made them what they are and give them definition. Strangers dealing with demons and struggling not to give into their emotions for one another. The plots and twists in the story I enjoy. This keeps you on your toes. The villains are truly nefarious and evil. This is great to see because we get to understand more about the characters but also see what a villain really looks like no holds bar. The emotions over brandon’s past when you read about his struggles helps you feel really feel for the characters. This book puts you through the emotional washing machine in a good way.What was meh: there were times I couldn’t really stay in the book. I couldn’t feel the story. Although I love the plots and twists sometimes I also want to not have so many. And as much as I want to feel the struggle there are times when you just want to see happiness from within. The injustice at times just made me so ugh that although it is great to read sometimes you have to step away so you can gain control of your emotions. This isn’t bad but does have you with hangovers and making the enjoyable read get prolonged. The punishment of the villains seriously needs more. Sometimes the distance you feel from the characters and the story, which is rich and unique, has you not connect thoroughly and distracts you from the characters and the plot. The story is about the manipulation of Brandon and Justine’s lives by so many. Their family are manipulative buggers who truly cause nothing but pain for these two. The pain that brings them together helps to bring them closer to one another and solidifies their HEA. A unigue tale of two broken people who find strength and support from each other. Two peope who get to know each other and fall in love despite their pasts and struggles.

  • Penny
    2018-10-10 09:38

    This book took me completely by surprise. And I loved it.(Give me a second while I finish fan-girling)Ok, Wolfsgate was not what I expected. I had finished reading Lock & Key, Ms. Porter’s previous work, shortly before starting this one, and after reading the blurb, I was ready for some gritty, twisted, historical version of an MC romance.How wrong I was! And how wonderful what I found instead.(Sorry, apparently I’m still fan-girling)So, what to say without spoiling anything for those who haven’t read this yet?Basically we have one of the most resilient and good-hearted heroine’s I’ve read in a long time. Justine overcomes years of mistreatment and cruelty, and incredibly she never loses hope and finds the strength to keep fighting for what is right.Brandon has survived a shipwreck only to be forced into a drug addiction. Back to a life that doesn’t feel like his own, a world that has changed in every way he knew before, he’ll have to struggle to regain his health and conquer the demons that now hunt him.Filled with secrets and deception, Brandon doesn’t know who to trust. Is Justine the virtuous woman she seems to be or is she in league with those who took everything from him?What a ride this story was. Although there’s no action as there was in the author’s previous book, the plot has twists enough to make up for it.The sex scenes are seriously hot, and you can’t help but connect with the characters.Maybe Ms Porter’s writing style just works for me, but this is one of my favorite books of the year.It made me laugh, it made me mad, it made my heart hurt for them, I felt absolutely everything these two poor souls went through.As in her other work, I found the characters seemed to reflect real people, with real people responses and actions, that is to say, not everything is lovey-dovy and on the straight and narrow. It still had me shaking my head at them and Justine had me seriously considering throwing something at her a couple of times.Ms Porter I LOVE your work, so, please keep writing! And as proved by Wolfsgate, write any freaking genre you want, you will totally rock it and I will be eagerly waiting for it.I totally recommend this book for anyone who likes to read.

  • Mel Shank
    2018-09-26 14:32

    WOLFGATE by Cat Porter*was generously given a copy in exchange for an honest review… THANK YOUWOLFGATE by Cat Porter is a standalone, gut wrenching, and an amazingly wonderful historical romantic fiction novel that I STRONGLY suggest to be added to everyone’s MUST READ list. I had the good fortune to stumble across this amazing new author when I read her debut novel, LOCK &KEY, which was a MC novel with a twist. I loved it so much and gushed about it for weeks, so when I saw that her next novel was about to be released, I did not even look to see what it was about and just signed up. I was a little worried when I first read the blurb because I normally can never get into historical fiction. I always wind up hating the hero because they are usually full of themselves and the heroine usually whines and has no backbone. NOT THE CASE WITH WOLFSGATE.I so loved this book. From the first, I was intrigued with why Brandon was in the situation he was in and then Justine was so strong and determined. So many wrongs were done to each of them and I wanted redemption for them both. Somehow, these two miraculous characters find love and each other. I was surprised how much I rooted for both of these two to be together and find who did the wrongs and why. I was captivated with the story and who was the villain. WOLFSGATE is full of twists and the chemistry between Justine and Brandon is exciting.I loved WOLFSGATE and it was most definitely a home run for me. I plan on reading anything Cat Porter produces and cannot wait for more from her. Her writing is flawless and is a true artist with her words. WOLFSGATE receives 5 out of 5 Platypires!!!Texas Hugs and Happy Reading!!!

  • Anna
    2018-09-29 12:47

    Brandon narrowly survives a shipwreck to find that he has been drugged and recovering for the past two years. He comes to and finds that he has a wife he didn't have before, and isn't sure who he can trust. Justine is forced into a situation she doesn't want, but does what she needs to do to save Brandon and his estate. Despite many challenging circumstances, they find that together they may just get through everything and find a happiness they never expected. Justine is a character who is easy to connect with. She is kind and loyal despite having gone through some horrendous situations. She has found ways to not only survive, but protect and care for other people in the meantime. Brandon definitely has some struggles to get through, and it is kind of impressive how he manages to try hard to see the truth of Justine even in the face of so many lies and deceptions. I loved the chemistry between Justine and Brandon and how even in the face of questions, they were good to one another. I got caught up in the story and at definitely got emotionally involved in all the drama going on. There are definitely mysteries to be solved, and seeing how all the pieces of the puzzle came together kept me interested and engaged throughout. I'm not always a fan of historical novels, and at times can be even more critical of them than of other genres. I really enjoyed this book and would definitely recommend it to people looking for an interesting story line and a sexy romance. I would definitely read more by this author in the future. *An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review

  • Heidi 1820
    2018-09-26 10:23

    I love Cat Porter's MC series so I had to check out her historical romance stand-alone. Besides great story telling, her writing is so well done I was immediately pulled in from the first page. With wonderful character development, this story unfolds surrounded by deception, revenge, greed and love. The writing and dialogue fit the time period with enough hot scenes to rival any contemporary passion. Whether her heroes straddle Harleys or horses, this author is an automatic one click for me and I can't wait for her next release. Highly recommend.

  • ZARIA (Sheldon Cooper lover)
    2018-09-28 11:35

    DNFI tried to read this but it lost my interest after a short while.