Friday, June 19, 2015

Little Wolf

Title: Little Wolf
Author: R. Cooper
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
ISBN/BIN: 9781632169761
Genre: {M/M}, Paranormal, Mystery, Series          
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph

Tim has been on the run for a while and one of the first things he learned is that it is never too smart to stay in one place for too long.  That’s why he can’t understand what he is still doing in Wolf’s Paw.  Then there is the sheriff.  Nathaniel is an alpha who could give Tim’s uncle a run for his money, but for some reason Tim can’t help but watch for the man, or mouth off when he sees him. 

Little Wolf is the fourth book in the Being(s) in Love series.  This book centers on Tim and Nathaniel and I am glad the author decides to tackle them next rather than making us wait. It did not take long for this story to become my favorite of the series so far.  I was curious about Tim after meeting him in A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate and think the author did a great job bringing him to life in Little Wolf.  Tim knows next to nothing about wolf culture or how to behave around other shifters.  This seems a little odd since he comes from one of the oldest shifter families still in existence but, as the reader learns more about the young man they will understand why.  

Nathaniel is the sheriff and alpha of Wolf’s Paw.  He also happens to be Tim’s mate but, because of the rules that exist in Wolf’s Paw, he cannot just claim the younger man like he would like to.  Although there is some strong chemistry between Tim and Nathaniel, the fact that Nathaniel has to wait for Tim to make the first move and with Tim having no clue what is going on, means there are a lot of misunderstandings and hurt feelings.  At times the misunderstandings did drive me crazy, not because they were unbelievable but because it was so obvious that Tim needed help understanding wolf shifter culture, but no one seemed to step forward to give him a hand. 

There is a lot going on in this book other than the relationship between the sheriff and Tim.  Some of the twists will surprise the readers and I loved how they played out in this story.  There are several wonderful secondary characters, all of whom help move the story along in one manner or the other.  

I think fans of this genre will love this new addition to R. Cooper’s series. While some of the stories have taken place in Wolf’s Paw, not all of them do.  I am curious if more will take place here, or if the author plans on taking the reader elsewhere for the next book.

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