I like a book that delivers exactly what it promises- and Cry Wolf does that very well. It's a paranormal romance set in Montana, dealing with werewolves and witches. The rules of the world are laid out well enough in this first novel in the Alpha and Omega series that you get a grasp of the important aspects- the alpha and his powers, the omega and her powers, the rules of changing, what can harm them and what can't, etc. The thing I didn't like is that I had to do homework going into this novel. I began reading it and it felt like the first several chapters were simply missing from the book. I did some searching and discovered that those chapters are actually in a paranormal bind-up of short stories called On The Prowl. Why would you do such a thing to your readers? Charles is suffering from a confrontation in the beginning of this book that happens IN THE SHORT STORY. They touch on it, but in order to really understand how he was hurt and the reasons it occurred and to see Charles and Anna's first meeting, you NEED to read this short story, in a separate volume of work. That seems a little dishonest and ridiculous to me, and part of the reason for my lower rating. The writing itself was fine, better in fact than several other paranormal romances that I've read in the past. I enjoyed the way we could see from both Anna and Charles' perspective, to know exactly what they were thinking and feeling. I appreciated that Anna wasn't entirely "saved" by Charles, and she was able to make her own decisions and determine her own actions and future. I was rather bummed to not be able to see Charles' full potential here, since he was injured for the entire novel.
All in all, this was enjoyable. Not ground-breaking, certainly, but there's some good things here, and I'll definitely be continuing with the series.