Mini-Read Review: Red & Wolfe Part 1 by Ella James (18+)



Today I have a review for Red & Wolfe Part 1, which was originally a part of the BEND anthology. However it was taken down from Amazon because of ‘content’…which I like to think means it was far too racy for them. Also let’s pause and contemplate how stupid this is when I can go download a whole crap-load of dinosaur, Sasquatch, and alien erotica. If you’re going to ‘protect’ me from content, then please save me from scarring myself with that stuff any further. (Because I have and let me tell you…its not pretty. It’s also hilarious.)



Red and WolfeSource: Mark My Words Book Publicity
Publisher: –
Series: Red & Wolfe #1
Edition: ebook, 35 pages
Genre: Contemporary Erotica
Purchase: Amazon*
*I receive a small monetary kickback from Amazon purchases


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 three novellas. The next one releases May 21.

It is incredibly rare to see me rate a book under 100 pages above 3 stars, much less an erotic novella, so let that be a testament to how much I enjoyed this one.

The story is not one of those ‘read a page of background, spend the next 34 pages reading about sex’ kind of books, in fact it has an actual story….with *gasps* actual characters! Sarah Ryder, aka Red, has hit rock bottom. She’s lost her job and she’s beyond broke, and in a desperate last ditch move she contacts her grandmother. I totally get Red…I know someone who acts pretty similar to her. I definitely like her attitude too, she doesn’t just submit and take whatever is handed to her. She fights back, or in the very least runs her mouth off. Wolfe on the other hand is a bit of a toss up. I’m not sure I completely like his ‘personality’ around Sarah, but I kind of dig the whole reclusive, artist shtick…it also helps that he’s pretty yummy.

With only 35 pages there is only so much story you can get to, and even though there is only a small taste of the r-rated fun to come it was definitely enough…for now. I hate cliffhangers but I can honestly say I’m looking forward to reading Part 2, now I just need May 21st to hurry up and I’ll be happy (until I finish it).

So if you enjoy this sort of read I say go for it! It may be short but it is totally worth it.

4.5 Stars

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5 Responses to Mini-Read Review: Red & Wolfe Part 1 by Ella James (18+)

  1. Red Iza says:

    Bought it, thanks for the review 🙂

  2. Sweet now I know what to grab when I need a kinky fix. Seriously it was taken down for ‘content’??? That is just insane – cause you can get some crrrrraaazeey stuff on Amazon haha.

  3. Whoohoo for some actual character and plot in the novella!

  4. I’m like you and rarely rate novellas under a hundred pages over 3 stars so for this one to get your seal of approval I’ll be getting it from NetGalley! So glad you enjoyed it Michelle.
    Kimberly @ Turning the Pages

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