Tuesday, February 17, 2015

Happy Furry New Year

Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-4874-0202-0
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Series          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Rowan has watched his friends and pack mates find mates of their own.  While he’s happy for them, he can’t help wondering when his turn will come.  Then he’s introduced to Wesley and he wonders how he’ll be able to stay away from the young man.

Happy Furry New Year is the latest book in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series.  This story grabbed me from the beginning.  The main characters are total opposites and I wondered how the author was going to handle what could have been a delicate situation. 

Rowan is a teacher at the local high school. While playing poker with the guys one night, Jared, a pack member, gives him the heads up about a new student.  The student is Wesley, an eighteen year old human, who knows nothing of the paranormal world around him.  Some may be turned off by the fact that there is a teacher/student relationship between these two; however, the author makes sure to stress the fact that Wesley is eighteen, the school year is almost over, and Rowen does try hard to ignore the mating pull that goes into effect once he sees the younger man.

Rowan and Wesley balance each other out perfectly.  Rowan is a strong, dominate alpha male while Wesley is a mischievous hacker into older men.  The fact that Rowan is willing to take care of Wesley the way he craves does not hurt either.  The passion that exists between these two is intense and will burn up the pages so beware.

There are a few twists that add to the story, which force Rowan to tell Wesley about shifters.  I loved the way the younger man reacted and thought the author did a wonderful job tying the loose ends together.  

This newest story is one I will be reading again and I am sure it will end up on many readers’ keeper shelves. 

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