Monday, June 23, 2014

Rehabilitating his Dingo

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-77111-944-3 
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series
Rating: 4.5 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

When Yates and the others showed up at the dingo compound, they did not expect the conditions they found.  After battling the alpha and his inner circle, Yates and the others set out to make things right, starting with the humans the former alpha and his men used as slaves.  What Yates isn’t expecting is that one of the hostages is a shifter half-breed, who just happens to be Yates’ mate. 

Rehabilitating his Dingo, the latest book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series, picks up where Love on an Owl’s Wing left off, giving readers the chance to see what is going on with the dingo pack.   Readers should know however, that this story covers some dark subjects and therefore may be difficult for some readers.   

While I found both main characters to be well-written, for me, it was Aryen that really shined.  This is a young man that has only known abuse.  When he is finally free, he is unsure how to behave or who to trust.  The author did a great job bringing this character and all his insecurities across in a realistic way. I could not help feeling for this young man and hoping that he would be able to become whole again.

Because of the mating pull, Aryen finds himself drawn to Yates.  As the two men work towards getting to know each other, Aryen’s actions show just how unsure he is.  Yates sees this right away of course, and the author uses this time to bring out the wolf shifter’s gentle side as he goes about making things easier for Aryen. 

Rehabilitating his Dingo brings many former characters back to fill the role of secondary characters.  These men help both Aryen and Yates find their way as they struggle through their new relationship.  New characters are also introduced and I am curious to see what the author plans for Paolo, who readers have met before, in his rat form. 

While it is not necessary to read all the books in this series in order, I would recommend you do so, as you will not only get a better understanding of the characters, many of whom show up from time to time, but also the issues they are facing. 

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