Friday, January 25, 2013

Bayou Loup


Title: Bayou Loup
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Publisher: Loose Id
Publisher URL: www.loose-id.com
ISBN: 978-1-62300-163-6
Genre: {M/M} Shapeshifters Series
Rating: 5 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Former sheriff, pack alpha and now widower werewolf Bobby has decided to live his remaining time as the gay man he was born to be. Bobby ventures to a gay bar in Lake Charles and there he meets Mark as well as discovers that Mark is Bobby’s mate. Bobby is confused to say the least; it is not often that werewolves find a second true mate, not to mention his wolf choosing a man this time when the first mate chosen by his wolf was a female.

Bayou Loup is the third book in the Rougaroux Social Club series. This episode is an absolute tear-jerker romance. The characters are enormously compassionate. Bobby is well respected in the pack because he sincerely gives respect to others, plus Bobby is so easy to like. The only thing Bobby has kept hidden from the pack is the fact that he is gay. Bobby knows that claiming Mark would save his life, yet Bobby refuses to influence any of Mark’s decisions regarding their relationship. Bobby and Mark are well matched in bed, as well as out of bed. Mark is a zoology professor and his favorite animals to study is the wolves. Learning Bobby is a wolf shifter changes Mark’s goal from publicizing his findings on the swamp wolf to a more private undocumented study of Bobby.

Lynn Lorenz has created a marvelous saga that I thoroughly enjoyed. The blend of intimacy, humor and emotional warmth displayed by all of the characters is superb.

Advisory: This series is best read in sequence.

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