Wish Come True Anthology

wish tureFirst love. Young love. Holiday love…

Wish Come True is a collection of contemporary, new adult, holiday short stories by some of our favorite authors!

A Very English Christmas by Keira Andrews
Isaac and David have created a new life together outside the Amish world. Living “English,” they’ve left behind the rigid, isolated community where they discovered their forbidden love. Staying with Isaac’s older brother in San Francisco, they yearn for a home—and bed—of their very own. As they experience the bright lights and merry carols of modern Christmas for the first time, can they make their holiday wishes come true?

Mr Perfect’s Christmas by Joanna Chambers
Sam Warren’s new job hasn’t been going so well so the last thing he’s in the mood for is the obligatory office Christmas party, particularly since Nick Foster’s going to be there. Nick–the guy whose shoes Sam has been trying to fill–seems to take very opportunity to point out where Sam’s going wrong. But when Sam receives an unexpected Secret Santa gift at the party, he’s forced to question his assumptions about his rival. Could it be that he’s been misinterpreting Nick’s actions all along? And is it possible that his reluctant attraction to Nick is reciprocated?

The Christmas Ship by Amy Jo Cousins
When a twink who’s finally ready to grow up accidentally catfishes a college football player headed to the NFL, it’s going to take a lot of honesty and all the faith they can muster in their own One True Pairing to set this Christmas ship sailing.

That Thing by Megan Erickson
Helping his wedding planner sister work an event is not Devin Master’s idea of what he wants to do on his winter break from college. But saying no to his sister isn’t in his wheelhouse, which is why he finds himself embedded in a drama-filled wedding. His first task? Babysit the “troublesome” best man.

Adrian Alvarez wants to do just about anything on New Year’s Eve except attending his best friend’s wedding. Ever since Adrian came out, he’s been shunned in his hometown. By everyone but his best friend, Tony. Which is why he finds himself trudging through the airport to fulfill his best man duties. He doesn’t expect to find out his ride to the hotel is a hot blond with a cocky grin.

Devin can’t get involved with a member of the wedding party, or his sister will kill him, and Adrian just wants to lay low and not draw attention to himself. But neither can resist the chemistry between them and they have to decide if they are willing to ignite or let their attraction fizzle out.

Just Like Heaven by Suki Fleet
One rainy night in December, David helps a busker with pretty eyes get his stolen money back. He doesn’t imagine the strong attraction he feels is mutual. But after overcoming his shyness, David discovers Jess is definitely interested.

Jess just isn’t interested in anything but a one night stand. Or maybe two. Falling for David is definitely not part of his plan. But when David gets trapped in a snowstorm the night before Christmas Eve, Jess realises a night or two is never going to be enough.

Not Your Grandfather’s Magic by Kaje Harper
A month away from Zeb Crowe’s twenty-first birthday — just a month before the ceremony that will awaken his psychic heritage — Zeb’s grandfather predicts cryptically, “Hold your mind and heart ready, and something good will come to you.” Shortly afterward, Zeb meets Matt, a smart, gawky, unexpectedly appealing guy who might warm the lonely corners of his heart. But is Matt really the “something good” his grandfather predicted? And is it fair to get close to him, when very soon Zeb’s whole life will change? If Zeb’s dad wasn’t missing, or his grandfather wasn’t such an enigmatic old bastard, his path to love, or power, would be so much clearer.

Bottle Boys by Anyta Sunday
Benjamin Otto is a bottle of liquid luck. Good looks. Good brain. Whatever the challenge: good odds. Except, what happens when those odds change?

Dad’s had enough bankrolling Ben and requests him to get a job. The challenge: make enough money to finance Christmas or face telling his little brother the holidays are dead.

Then there’s Sebastian. The guy from his politics class who is always coming in second after him. The guy who steals Ben’s idea to collect bottles for quick cash. The guy who makes Ben wonder if any amount of luck will be enough to win him what he really wants…

Edited by Lenore DiTrani
Cover by KaNaXa

Proceeds will be donated to Lost-N-Found Youth , an Atlanta-based nonprofit corporation whose mission is to take homeless lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender youths to age 26 off the street and transition them into more permanent housing.

Review

This is such a gem! I loved all the stories in this anthology and it goes toward a good cause!

Keira Andrews gives us another story from her Amish series with David and Isaac talking about getting their own place. It’s amazingly sweet with just enough smexy to curl your toes.

5 of 5 stars

Joanna Chambers gives us a British story about a young lawyer making his way at a small town firm after losing his job in London. He thinks his predecessor and boss all hate him and he struggles to find his place. Little does he know that Nick, the predecessor has the hots for him!

This was a fun little enemies to lovers story.

4 of 5 stars

Amy Jo Cousins gives us a college story about two friends who met online. One’s a closeted football hero and the other an effeminate massage school student. They fall in love on line but have a lot of questions between them when they meet for the first time.

I found this a little confusing but sweet and satisfying in the end.

4 of 5 stars

Megan Ericson gives us an insta-love story between a grumpy best man and the wedding planner’s brother. It’s funny, sweet and sexy. Very satisfying for a short story!

5 of 5 stars

Suki Fleet gives us a story of a busker and a nursing student who meet during a dramatic save one night. David is a terribly shy guy with a heart of gold and Jess is a hurt musician trying to find his way in the world. It’s a beautiful story filled with love.

5 of 5 stars

Kaje Harper gives us a really dark and sometimes eerie story filled with magic and misdirection. Totally unexpected ending. Absolutely wonderful!

6 of 5 stars

Anyta Sunday gives us a German story about the true meaning of giving. Ben and Sebastian are college students who compete for top marks. Ben has everything going for him and Seb has to work hard for every little thing. When Ben’s dad gives him an ultimatum and pulls his cash, Ben has to do some creative work to make ends meet. But seeing how hard Seb’s life is, Ben ends up giving up his hard earned cash and earning more respect and a boyfriend in the process.

3.5 of 5 stars

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Passing Through Audiobook by Jay Northcote Narrated by Matthew Lloyd Davies

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Don’t waste a chance at happiness…

Leo is a lonely workaholic with no time for romance in his life. His job in London takes all his energy and commitment. When he goes to Cornwall to stay with his terminally ill uncle, Edwin, love is the last thing Leo expects to find.

Tris lives in a cottage on Edwin’s land. Gay, but still half in the closet, he and Leo bond over their affection for Edwin, and the pull of attraction between them proves too strong to ignore. In Tris’s arms, in the wilds of Cornwall, Leo finds a peace he’d forgotten existed.

On his return to London, Leo finds himself grieving for more than just the loss of his uncle. When some unexpected news gives Leo the chance to return to Cornwall, he’s afraid it will be too late to rekindle things with Tris. But having learned much from his stay with his uncle, Leo doesn’t want to look back and wish he’d done things differently.

It’s time to seize the day—if it’s not already too late.

Review

(Previously found here http://kimichanexperience.com/passing-jay-northcote/)
(Abridged)

Leo takes a break to live with his dying uncle, Edwin and his renter, Tris.

The premise of this story is simple: boy meets boy, boy kisses boy, boy loves boy, boy leaves boy, boy misses boy, boy returns to boy.

But….

Each of the men in this story has a history they need to wrestle with in order to become the happiest they can.

Tris needs to come out of the closet and Leo has to give up his workaholic ways.

Edwin, probably the most touching story of all, gets to finally tell his story and embrace the life he couldn’t for all these years.

**

On the one hand this story has very little angst for our two MCs. Their love story moves fairly quickly and without a lot of drama.

What I loved about this book was Edwin’s story. It’s both heartbreaking yet romantic and sweet at the same time. I loved how his love helped Leo and Tris appreciate what they have (or could lose). He was an amazing character.

All in all this was another very well written story by one of my favorite authors, Jay Northcote, who consistently gives us wonderful, well-formed, three-dimensional characters and a tender and sweet love for them to find.

4.5 of 5 stars

Audiobook

Matthew Lloyd Davies narrates a lot of Jay’s books because of his lovely English accents. Everyone has a very distinct sound including the nurse! It’s a great way to experience these books and really immerses you in the story.

5 of 5 stars

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Along Comes a Man by GA Hauser

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Forty year old Freddie Oli and his longtime buddy, thirty-five year old, Barron Isaac, worked in the IT business together for years. When their company was bought out, Freddie and Barron decided to alter their career direction, and open their own landscaping business. In Southern California, the climate was changing quickly, and the need for drought-resistant plants had made their small company expand rapidly.
The two older men hired an ex-marine, Dirk Jameson, to help out. At twenty-eight, Dirk was eager to work, strong, and not to mention, gorgeous.
Although Freddie and Barron were gay, they never felt any chemistry between them, but their bond of friendship was powerful.
As Dirk begins to flirt with both men, Freddie worries that Dirk will be the demise of a good friendship and a budding business. The two longtime companions begin to unravel the complex young man they hired, each having an opinion as to what Dirk was searching for.
With the Christmas holiday approaching, the two older men are usually alone-together, they extend the invitation to Dirk, since, he too, is on his own.
A strong partnership is tested as the men are faced with a handsome stud who seems to want it all.
Will this trio have a happy ending? Or will jealousy and doubt creep into their lives?
For Barron and Freddie, things were smooth sailing, until, along comes a man…

Review

Freddie and Barron are two BFFs who happen to both be gay, but have never had any sexual attraction to the other. They worked in IT together until they lost their job and decided to open their own landscaping business together. Business is booming and they decide to hire another set of hands to help. Along comes Dirk.

Dirk is an ex-marine, he’s also gay and he’s always been attracted to older men. When he starts working for Freddie and Barron he immediately wants both men in his bed – at the same time.

Though they are flattered at the interest shown by the hunky ex-marine neither can really trust his interest and they also don’t know what it would mean to be involved with him together. They are afraid of breaking their hearts and losing their friendship and losing a great new employee.

**

This story was all over the place. There were misdirects and the starting and stopping of story lines and it just plain confused then disappointed me.

First, Freddie and Barron argue like an old married couple but refuse to even try to kiss or see if there’s anything between them sexually. They just “know there isn’t”. But they are deathly afraid that watching the other have sex will ruin their friendship and create a bunch of jealousy.

Second, this is a longish book filled with… landscaping. The boys do a lot of it and we see it on page.

Third, Dirk has the hots for the two older guys and PTSD and an evil ex. There’s so much going on there that it feels rushed and confusing.

Finally, Freddie has an evil ex too and at the last minute the boys all pay him a visit – seemingly from out of the blue.

When it ends it ends with Freddie and Barron still not involved, but “sharing” Dirk and it felt really uncomfortable and though it’s a HFN I have no hopes for these guys remaining in a happy relationship for any length of time.

I just can’t recommend this book. The writing was fine but the story line did not appeal to me at all.

1.5 stars of 5

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Catch a Ghost Audibook by SE Jakes Narrated by Adam North

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From New York Times best-selling author Stephanie Tyler, writing as S. E. Jakes….
Everyone knows that Prophet – former Navy SEAL, former CIA spook, full-time pain in the ass – works alone. But his boss at Extreme Escapes, Ltd. has just assigned Proph a new partner and a case haunted by ghosts from Proph’s past. Suddenly he has to confront both head-on.
Tom Boudreaux – failed FBI agent, failed sheriff, full-time believer in bad luck – is wondering why the head of a private contracting firm has hunted him down to offer him a job. Still, he’s determined to succeed this time, despite being partnered with Prophet, EE’s most successful, lethal, and annoying operative, on a case that resurrects his own painful past.
Together Prophet and Tom must find a way to take down killers in the dangerous world of underground cage matches while fighting their own dangerous attraction. When they find themselves caught in the crossfire, these two loners must trust each other and work together to escape their ghosts…or pay the price.

Review

Prophet and Tom are two men thrown together as mercenaries, forced to be partners when neither wants one.

Prophet is slowly going blind and won’t tell anyone about it. Tommy is “cursed” with the bad luck of killing his partners off but won’t tell anyone about it.

They both have a TON of sexual chemistry and no ability to share their feelings.

In addition, Prophet and Tom are working on a case where Prophet knows the family and has a history with the victim.

People are trying to kill them – but that’s nothing new to either man.

In the end, they’ll have to let the other guy in or risk losing him and maybe their lives.

**

This is an absolutely amazing series written by SE Jakes. She’s a gifted character creator and has a strong knowledge of the military and the associated government agencies. She eventually brings in characters from her other series, Men of Honor.

In this series we find Tommy and Prophet coming together yet pushing each other away time and again and a mystery involving John, Prophet’s former friend/partner/lover.

Prophet’s decreasing eyesight and perpetual PTSD make him a complex and unique character whose inner workings are never exactly sane. Tommy’s voodoo Cajun mysticism make him a wonderful partner for Prophet and he adds a slight sense of the paranormal to these stories.

I love the sexual chemistry with these guys – it’s scorching hot -my favorite aspect of the series and after that it’s the covers! I get pretty confused by the mystery and sometimes lost in the action but I can always find my way in the end and I’m pretty invested in these guys and their romance.

The secondary characters get some play as well and they are very well developed and fun. Cillian and Mal, Blue and Mick each have their own books.

I highly recommend this book to fans of adventure and mayhem with a touch of rough and dirty sex thrown in.

Audio

We’ve been waiting a LONG TIME for these to come to audiobook format and I gotta tell you I was nervous since I wasn’t familiar with the narrator. Well… he did an AWESOME job! There are some annoying phrases and things he does now and then (his pronunciation of was for example…) but for the most part he does a wonderful Cajun for Tommy and a snarky and wonderful Cillian and Proph, Blue and Mick are all done well.

I highly recommend both the series and the audiobook and am looking forward to more!

4.5 of 5 stars

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Red Dirt Christmas (Red Dirt Heart 3.5) by NR Walker

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Travis had been here at Sutton Station for just over a year. We were technically engaged, not that we’d told anyone. He was happy just knowin’ I’d said yes, and I had some head-clearin’ stuff to work through. Knowing I was good enough for Trav was one thing, but knowing if I was good enough to be a husband and father was somethin’ else entirely.

Life at Sutton Station had never been better. Business was strong, Trudy and Bacon’s little baby, Gracie, was a few weeks old now and as cute as a button, Ma’s health was good, and my relationship with Laura and Sam was in a pretty good place. And Travis? Well, life with him was still all kinds of perfect.

But, to Travis’s dismay, Christmas at the Station was just another day. Another day of getting up before the sun, feeding animals, fixin’ what needed fixin’, and checking water troughs all while tryin’ to keep out of the blistering heat.

And this year weren’t much different. Only that it was Travis’s first Sutton Station Christmas. The fact we didn’t go all out with decorations and celebrations baffled him, and if I was bein’ truthful, it disappointed him too.

Which was why I had to make it a special kind of Christmas…

Review

This was another quick look at the amazingly cute lives of Travis and Charlie. It takes place before book 4 since book 4 had all those lovely things that happened in the boys’ future.

Charlie gives Travis something he’s really not expecting for Christmas because it’s their first and Travis’ first from home. It’s super sweet with a little bit of sexy thrown in.

If you’re a fan – you gotta read this!

5 of 5 stars

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Stuck Landing by Lauren Gallagher

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For months, acclaimed Wolf’s Landing director/producer Anna Maxwell has been nursing a crush on Natalya Izmaylova, a former Russian gymnast and current Wolf’s Landing stunt coordinator. When Anna witnesses Natalya’s very public breakup with her boyfriend, she can’t resist inviting her over for drinks to commiserate about love and all that nonsense. Commiseration doesn’t last long, and soon Anna’s in bed with the hottest woman she’s ever touched, living out fantasies she didn’t even know she had.

Despite the amazing sex, Anna wants to proceed with caution. They’re both newly single. They’re colleagues. And there’s the not-so-small matter of Anna’s biphobia.

Natalya won’t commit to someone who clings to ridiculous stereotypes, but they can’t avoid each other at work, and there’s no ignoring their chemistry. Anna’s defenses are slowly eroding, and Natalya is willing to give her another chance. But Natalya only has so much patience, and even scorching hot sex won’t keep her coming back forever. If Anna doesn’t come to her senses soon and let go of her prejudices — not to mention her insecurities — she’s going to lose the woman of her dreams.

Review

Anna has just split with her ex of a long time relationship – the relationship’s been dead a long time, too. Natalya just dropped her boyfriend of the last year as well. They decide to go commiserate with some drinks when Natalya lets Anna know that she’s bisexual and very interested in Anna.

At first everything is great. They share a lot of common interests and a super hot chemistry. But Anna has been burned by a bi-sexual woman in the past and this clouds her ability to see Natalya.

Natalya feels judged by the straight and gay people of the world for being bi-sexual. She doesn’t feel safe in either world and that’s not acceptable with a lover.

Eventually Anna pulls her head out with some help from Levi and Carter and the two embark on a relationship.

**

I haven’t read a romance between two women before so I found this fascinating. I loved the dynamics of the gay v bi-sexual arguments as well as the different emotions the women showed.

I thought the smexy times were hot – which I was surprised about! – and thought the writing was excellent.

I loved seeing Levi and Carter get married as well – so sweet!

I recommend this to fans of the series and to f/f romance lovers.

4.0 of 5 stars

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Checking it Twice by Samantha Wayland

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Mike & Alexei are back, and they’re hotter than ever.

After four years with Alexei, there are a few things Mike knows with absolute certainty: he loves Alexei, Alexei loves him, and Alexei gives the very best gifts. This Christmas is no exception, though Mike is having a hell of a time figuring out what, exactly, Alexei’s gift is.

Alexei knows his gift this year is going to blow Mike’s mind, but in the meantime, it’s pretty hilarious watching Mike try to figure out what it is. Granted, Alexei does have a lot of surprises in store for Mike this week, and it sure as hell isn’t frankincense and myrrh.

Review

We met Mike and Alexi in Crashing the Net (reviewed here http://kimichanexperience.com/crashing-the-net-by-samantha-wayland/). Mike is a bit younger than Alexi and submissive. They’re both in the closet and playing professional hockey. We met their neighbors and the teams manager in Home and Away (reviewed here http://kimichanexperience.com/home-and-away-by-samantha-wayland/) . This is an epilogue for both those stories.

Mike and Alexi get a Christmas they won’t forget as do Rupert and Callum.

**

I just love both these couples. They’re so different but share a lot of the same qualities. The smexy times are seriously off the charts in this one and the feels are huge, too.

I highly recommend this to fans of the series – you won’t want to miss this one!

5 of 5 stars

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Moment of Silence (A Moment’s in Time Novel) by Karen Stivali

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Growing up, Jason Stern led a charmed life complete with devoted sisters, a father who was one of Brooklyn’s most respected rabbis, and a mother who made the world’s best babka. He headed to NYU ready for anything—except falling for the wrong guy, coming out, and getting disowned by his once-loving family. In spite of that, Jason managed to graduate with honors. He’s got friends who treat him like family, and he’s proudly running the largest LGBTQ teen shelter in Manhattan. Life is good, but he’s still falling for the wrong men.

When charming, sexy Quinn Fitzpatrick begins work at the shelter, Jason falls hard and fast. Quinn is tall, blond, funny—damn near perfect. Only if Quinn’s gay, even he doesn’t seem to know it. If he does, he’s not telling anyone. And he’s about one ceremony away from becoming a Catholic priest.

Long hours of work turn to long nights of talking and laughter, and Jason dares to hope this time he’s falling for the right guy. But Quinn’s got a past to deal with and major decisions to make about his future. When Quinn leaves for a silent retreat, Jason knows the silence may change everything.

Review

We met Jason in Karen Stivali’s earlier books, he had kissed Collin setting off a jealous frenzy with Tanner. Now Jason is happy that Collin and Tanner are together and serious but he has a serious crush on Collin’s brother, Quinn.

Quinn is the oldest, slated to become a priest. He’s been very judgmental so far of both Collin (for being gay) and Sean (for getting a divorce). He’s recently been re-evaluating himself and his judgments and is taking a break from his process to become a priest by doing volunteer work at the New Hope House, where Jason works. New Hope is a sanctuary for LGTBQ kids in New York.

What we don’t know is that Quinn may or may not have some serious secrets … and longings. What we do know is that he and Jason are fast become BFFs and Jason is worried his heart is about to be broken.

**

This is an amazingly romantic, sweet, erotic and well written book.

I loved it!

I loved the slow build, the sexual tension, the relationship building… all of it! It totally worked for me.

I worried about the religion aspect – Jason is Jewish and Quinn is studying to be a priest – but that wasn’t a factor in any way that detracted.

Quinn’s question to Jason – early on – about whether or not he was willing to just take a chance on him to see where things could go seemed a bit niave to me (on Jason’s part) but I think it worked in the end. Jason has to trust the process and that process isn’t unlike any other relationship in the beginning stages. In this case, in addition to seeing if the two parties involved are compatible there is the added stressor of whether or not Quinn will decide to leave the priesthood… forever… but it’s not unlike any other career decision…mostly.

The chemistry these two guys have is phenomenal and I loved all the smexy times. The exploration and gentle way they handled one another. I also loved Carter and Mia and I’m excited to read Bryan’s story.

I really enjoyed the Moments in Time series and this is by far my favorite book in that series so far.

Highly recommended.

6 of 5 stars

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Three to Get Ready by Sean Michael (Review)

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Single father Jack Jones is in dire need of a new nanny. His five year old son Nathan is legally blind, he has twin baby girls arriving in less than two months and the girl currently working for him is leaving at Thanksgiving to go home and continue her higher education. If Mannies Incorporated doesn’t come up with a viable candidate soon, he’s not sure what he’s going to do.

Dan Miller is on the hunt for a new job. He’s had some great placements with Mannies Incorporated, many as manny to multiple birth families to get them over the hump. He even has experience with special needs children, so the job he’s interviewing for looks like it’s right up his alley.

When Dan arrives at Jack’s house, he discovers that this Jack Jones is his Jack Jones, the man he was in love with during college, and who broke up with Dan because Dan wanted children. Will Dan and Jack be able to put the past behind them and work with each other, or will their past keep them from having a future together?

Review

Dan is a “manny” who previously dated Jack when they were in college. They broke up because Jack “didn’t want kids” and now Jack has a blind 6 year old and is expecting twins!

Dan and Jack quickly realize they have unfinished business between them and that taking care of the kids will be a full time job for both of them!

**

I love the “manny” series because they can be counted upon to be so very sweet. I love men and kids together and really look forward to that blend of the two.

This is a book way centered on the kids and only a little on the men.

I also just couldn’t get past the idea that a single guy would sign up for surrogacy on his own after having a special needs child, nor could I accept that the two (JJ and Dan) didn’t think it would be weird to live together again after having been in a romantic relationship years ago.

There were just a few too many things that brought me out of the story for me to love this very much.

It’s still very sweet and Sean Michael always produces steamy smexy times and fun kid times, but the balance in this was skewed too far to the kid side and not enough to the smexy side.

3 of 5 stars

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Destined Prey (Wild Ones Book 1) by Bailey Bradford

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All Jack Tucker wanted was to come home for a little while and try to figure out where his life had gone wrong. Moving from Wyoming to New York hadn’t turned out the way he’d thought it would, and a bad breakup leaves him bruised in more than just the emotional sense.
He doesn’t expect to be glad he’s back on the Double T Ranch with his brother, Rhett, and he sure doesn’t expect to find the place crawling with coywolves, wolves, and coyotes. There seems to be some kind of animal-warfare going on, and he and Rhett are caught in the middle of it.

Coywolves—the hybrid of wolves and coyotes, hated by both, and more predatory than either. Add in the fact that all the battling species are shifters, and there’s bound to be trouble.
Ben Akers is part of his brother’s pack. The only coywolf shifters in existence, they find themselves under constant attack from wolf and coyote packs determined to make the Akers pack extinct. But coywolves don’t die out so easy, and when Ben’s life takes a surprising turn in the form of one sexy human named Jack Tucker, they’re both in for surprises, danger, and, if Destiny rules, an abiding love that most people—and shifters—only dream of.

Review

Jack moved back to Wyoming to nurse his wounds from an abusive ex. His brother is there to help and thankfully, comes out as being gay, too.

There are strange things going on with the animals on the ranch, though and one night one of the feuding animals shows up and is able to talk into Jack’s mind!

Ben is a coywolf shifter – one of the hated hybrids – who is part of the feud between the wolves, the coyotes and the coywolves. He scents Jack as his mate but his lack of history and formal training don’t tell him much more than that.

Fortunately Jack and Ben meet Ernesto – who is something else entirely – and he helps them with their shifter problems.

**

This is a unique new shifter series with some original elements including the hybrids and the hell-hounds.

I think that fans of the author as well as shifter addicts everywhere will love it.

3.5 of 5 stars

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