Humane Officer Derek Wiliams has been toying with the idea of asking out Brian O’Donogue since the veterinarian started working at the Pet Rescue Center two years ago. So why hasn’t he made his move? It’s complicated… but it has something to do with the fact that Derek occasionally likes to run around on four legs instead of two.
Recovering from an abusive relationship and hiding supernatural abilities of his own, Brian takes a chance and agrees to go on a date with Derek. The ensuing relationship is better than either of them could have hoped-until a rogue wolf shifter attacks Brian while he’s walking his dogs. The abrupt attack forces Derek to confront his feelings, but the danger isn’t over. The rogue shifter is out there, and he’s hunting them.
This is a Retro Read from 2011.
I have read several books in this series and not the first one until now – so … feel free to pick and choose which books you want to read in what order. But… I read this one because I wanted to read book 10, which is the sequel to this, and I was so glad to have done so!
Derek is a werewolf, Humane officer, and a guy with anger issues. He loves working with Brian, the veterinarian at the shelter, but he absolutely hates finding animals in deplorable conditions.
Brian loves his job as the doctor on premises and isn’t afraid to use his extra “abilities” to help the animals he cares for. He’s been crushing on Derek for the entire two years they’ve worked together, but no way can Derek (mr. manly man) be gay, right?
This is a fairly short story and we jump in right when Derek finally decides to ask Brian out and invite him into his world. There is a bit of danger and some drama regarding a rogue werewolf but most of this is two guys going from friends to lovers to partners and opening up and being honest with the other.
I loved how Derek was a breedist and a sizeist but that Brian totally called him on it and didn’t let preconceived notions guide him in regards to what he wanted from the relationship.
I really enjoyed it and am looking forward to it’s sequel.
4.25 of 5 stars
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