Saturday, May 16, 2009


Title: Lone
Author: Rowan McBride
Publisher: Amber Allure
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ISBN: 978-1-60272-512-6
Genre: Gay M/M, Dark Fantasy, Werewolf
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Seth is no simple werewolf. Unable to completely change into a werewolf, he is what they call a Ravager; part werewolf, part human. Abandoned as a baby, Seth spent many years in the foster system and on his own. Knowing only abuse and danger, Seth has no knowledge of how to form close ties or what love really is. Then he meets Rafe and Seth realizes there is more to life than he knew.

Seth intrigues Rafe from the beginning; in fact the two end up in bed the first night they meet and are still living together three months later. Rafe thinks he knows everything there is to know about the man he loves until they go on a business trip to D.C and Rafe sees a completely new side of Seth.

I loved this story. The author does such an excellent job pulling the reader into the story that you can see Seth as the wounded puppy he sometimes is, and when he becomes the Ravager, the intense anger is also felt. Rafe’s reaction to both Seth and the situation he now finds himself in is a realistic portrait, as is his occasional shortness with Seth as things unfold. Lone is a definite must read for those who love shifters, but keep the Kleenex handy. If we are lucky, we will see these two again soon.

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