Monday, June 23, 2014

Review: The Reluctant Wolf (Cloverleah Pack #1) by Lisa Oliver

Kane Matthews, Alpha of his small wolf pack in Cloverleah has been raised to believe that mates are not possible for gay men and has lived his life accordingly. Kicked out of his home pack years before because of his sexual orientation Kane has built a solid and comfortable life for himself in the small town of Cloverleah.
Imagine his surprise when an unscheduled visit to the small town's diner unleashes a flood of emotions in the man he didn't think possible - not least of all, lust. But finding out it is possible for wolf shifters to have gay mates is just one of the things that Kane has to overcome if he is to have the forever future he has been hoping for.

Shawn Bailey never expected to find his mate. He is just too different - an "Other" who has the power to instill fear in any other shifter. After spending ten years on the run from his Alpha father he spends most days just trying to stay alive. When a
chance encounter brings him face to face with his mate Shawn has to decide if the man in front of him is worth staying for.

But with hunters, Alpha challenges, Kane's parents and a smitten Alpha from another pack all interfering in Kane and Shawn's budding romance, not to mention some surprising answers about Shawn's own unique talents can these two true mates find the happily ever after they are looking for?

Warning: Some people may find the content of this book objectionable. Includes m/m, graphic sexual situations, a short BDSM scene, strong language and shifter/magic themes.

My Thoughts:
**I received this book free for review from the author through the DBML (Don't Buy My Love) program in the M/M Romance group on Goodreads.**

Holy smokes, more please! I just couldn't get enough of Kane and Shawn. Once I started reading I couldn't put my kindle down. I figured with this being a shifter story that there would be the instant attraction with the whole mates thing, but I loved the way Lisa Oliver went about it in this story.

Shawn is on the run because of who and what he is. Kane left home because of his packs inability to accept him. While Kane started a new pack Shawn has always been running. When the two of them meet the sparks fly and an excellent story starts to unfold. 

I loved Kane and Shawn. I was sucked into their story from the beginning and just couldn't walk away. There was a ton of passion and the two were so compatible it was amazing. Even though my kindle was on fire from the lust between Kane and Shawn I was also on the edge of my seat waiting for the action, which by the way was around every corner.  This was a fresh new shifter story with a bit of magic interwoven to make it excellent.

I very highly recommend this book and am eager to read the rest in the series!

Rating: 5 Stars

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