Thursday, March 20, 2014

Review: Lone Wolf by Shelley Munro

When you fall out of step, that’s when everything falls into place.

R.J. Blake begins a new session tutoring young werewolves in the old ways—before the introduction of the shift-suppressing drugs that allow their kind to live secretly among humans. He expects nothing out of the ordinary. Until sexy, smart, aggravating-as-hell Corey Wilson arrives. Older than the others, son of a powerful Los Angeles pack leader, Corey is an instant temptation he cannot afford.

The last thing Corey wants is three months stuck in the Yellowstone wilderness, followed by the stifling life his father has all mapped out for him. One glimpse of R.J., though, sparks a determination to seduce the older man before he leaves. Yet as R.J. guides him through the sometimes terrifying process of rediscovering his heritage, a deepening respect calls to his artistic soul and fuels a burst of creativity.

When their time comes to an end, Corey senses hesitation behind R.J.’s insistence that theirs was simply a summer fling. Inspiring him to take a leap of faith with consequences neither of them saw coming. A dangerous plot that reaches from the heart of their love to the highest office in the land…

Warning: This book contains a young werewolf intent on seduction, an older werewolf determined to resist said seduction, werewolf politics and brutality, a little spilled blood, and hot, naked manlove in the great outdoors.

My Review:

R.J. helps young werewolves understand their wolf side at the camp he works at and things are going great until an older boy joins the camp, turning his emotions upside down.

Corey is rebellious, sarcastic and completely full of himself. So when he sees something he wants, he goes after it and right now he wants R.J. 

A new van load of teenagers has come to the werewolf camp to find out about their werewolf side. For most of them this will be the first shift they've ever experienced. Werewolves are forbidden from shifting and have to take shift-suppressing drugs so they aren't found out but there are some that believe they shouldn't have to take the drugs.

At first Corey comes across as snarky, rude, full of himself and a rebel. But as we get to know him we see that's really just a facade and underneath he's a pretty decent guy. I really enjoyed the banter between R.J. and Corey. The relationship between them really pulls Corey out of himself so by the end of the book he's ready willing and able to stand up for what he believes in and it's nice to see that change in him. 

R.J. And Corey have to hide their feelings because if the wrong people find out, things could get really bad for both of them. Getting to know what werewolf life is like for these characters was very interesting. Shelley Munro brings her characters to life, the descriptions used, created an interesting world that drew me into the story within the first few paragraphs. 

R.J. has his own demons and they get in the way of his happiness for a little while. Sometimes it takes one person taking a chance and pushing just a little bit harder for some to see they really are worth the risk and that's what R.J. has to find out. 

I found the twists in this story to be big ones, the twists and turns coupled with secrets, a conspiracy and more danger than anyone saw coming is what made this story so intriguing. 

This story has action, intrigue, characters you're going to hate and a great love story. So if you like werewolves, romance, action, danger and a great love story then you'll love this book. 

I give this book 5 out of 5 stars.