Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Winter’s Wolf

Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 978-1-63216-544-2
Genre: {M/M} Paranormal Series
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Dragon Minx

Winter Thane grew up in Canada with his father, who drummed two rules into his head—humans must never know you’re a werewolf and werewolves aren’t gay. His Dad’s rules go out the window when he takes Winter back to his home pack in the United States. He wants Winter to find a female mate but it’s a lie. Years ago his father had a fling with a human female and he’s obsessed with her. Then Winter’s introduced to the members of the Harker and Marketo packs and he learns there are gay werewolves.

One look at FBI agent Matt Partridge and Winter’s hooked. The men have an attraction but with a big drug case distracting him, Matt’s hot/cold attitude is driving Winter nuts. When Winter gets involved in hunting down clues, it looks like a chance to spend time together, but instead they wind up chained in a basement by the head drug dealer. Can they escape? Can they find a way to make a relationship work and will the packs let them?

Winter’s Wolf is the third release in Tara Lain’s Tales of the Harker Pack series. There’s a great deal of connection between characters and plot of the previous books, so I recommend they be read in order.

When I started reading about Winter and his father, Damon, I wasn’t certain what to expect. Living in the wilds of Canada is a different beginning. Damon wanting to go home and him dragging Winter with him is where the fun begins because really both men are clueless. Damon doesn’t realize how much pack life has changed and Winter knows nothing of group dynamics or pack politics. 

The author did a nice job developing the characters personalities, making them seem even more real with believable backgrounds. The pacing is fast and smooth, the imagery is vivid and I liked how the previous individuals are woven into the plot. I’m a big Lindsey fan, so having him turn out to be related to Winter is a great twist. The drug investigation is integrated into the plot well and it’s balanced nicely against Winter and Matt’s romance. Oh and expect some surprises here too. Overall it’s a thoroughly enjoyable plot and gave me an entertaining afternoon of reading. I don’t have a clue who might be the focus of the next book, but I look forward to it.

1 comment:

Tara Lain said...

Thank you so much for reading Winter's Wolf! I'm so delighted you enjoyed it. : )