Friday, July 27, 2012

The Wolfing Way

Title: The Wolfing Way
Author: Susan Laine
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN: 978-1-61372-508-5
Genre: {M/M} Werewolves
Rating: 3.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx   

Human Kris Ellis’ main concern regarding mating with a werewolf is that he would become a slave to lust. However, werewolf Rafael King is able to convince Kris their relationship would involve the love Kris and Rafe so desperately craved. 

Susan Laine’s The Wolfing Way is the first book in the Lifting the Veil series. The mild plot imitates the regency period in historical stories yet with a current setting. The matchmaking procedure is almost the same as applying for a marriage license except the match is made before the parties meet.  The characters are interesting. Kris views the mating as merely an interruption in plans to earn his college degree; though being the mate of a werewolf is a danger from the outside world. I surmise it is a sense of accomplishment that drives Kris’s desire to gain an education that will be of no benefit after he is mated. Rafe is a compassionate man seeking a spiritual bonding as well as a physical mating. 

The main focus of this enjoyable saga is the emotional conflict Kris and Rafe are faced with, finally coming to terms that are agreeable to both of them. There is a minute of drama, a mating scene as well as one display of wolf characteristics.  

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