Time to get Paranormal: Home is Where You Are by Alex Jane

 

Good Reads:
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/30348934-home-is-where-you-are?from_search=tru

Blurb
By the winter of 1870, Caleb Fletcher has carved out a sheltered existence for himself in a simple cabin, outside a small town in the backwaters of Nebraska, resigned to living out his days as a solitary wolf. But his quiet life is interrupted when another werewolf lands on his doorstep on the eve of a snowstorm, brutalized almost beyond repair, with nowhere else to turn.

When Caleb reluctantly welcomes Jacob into his cabin, and eventually his bed, it forces him to face up to the traumas he’s been running from; the shame that made him leave his pack behind, and the horrors of war he endured.

As the weeks pass, it seems that Jacob’s arrival might not be the coincidence it first appeared. Jacob has an agenda. One that involves Caleb. And if Caleb agrees to it – if he can let go of his past and his prejudices – it will change Caleb’s whole world. Maybe even for the better.

Without a mate – a family, a pack – a wolf has no home.
But what if home finds you

Review
Home is where you are is one of the shifter books that I will come back to over again. It’s different. It’s the kind of story that has a realism about it, if Shifters existed that is. First it’s set in 1870’s not long after the Civil War. I love this world Alex Jane has built. The werewolves are mistrusted by humans but they are willing to use the werewolves abilities when it suits them. The werewolves have their own communities and businesses, so there is an element of segregation. We meet Caleb after he has returned from war serving in a specific werewolf battalion. He feels the need to isolate himself from his pack, not just because of what we now recognise as PTSD but also shame he feels over being attracted to other male werewolves. The narrative evokes a picture of a lonely soul cutting himself off from the world. That is until Jacob comes into his life in quite a dramatic way. I love the way the story is about the culture in the old west, finding family, his home and giving himself absolution for his mistaken beliefs. If you think you’ll enjoy this book I encourage you to look at the rest of the series, following this family through many major events in their life.

5 of stars out of 5

 

Purchased by reviewer

 

 

 

Recent Release: Fagin’s Folly (Alpha and Omega #6) by Lisa Oliver

Good Reads Link
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/39787999-fagin-s-folly?from_search=true

Blurb

Can be Read as Standalone.

Fagin Mars, alpha-heir of his father’s pack, had two possible life paths. On the one hand, he could do what his father demanded; mate with a female wolf shifter and take over the pack or…something else entirely. Fagin was opting for option two. After a terse exchange with his father, Fagin gets permission to go on a road trip for thirty days. He wants to find his true mate. It shouldn’t be that hard, should it?

Cooper Samuels stayed well away from wolf packs. As an omega, he knew the terrors he’d have to face if he ever got caught in pack territory. Which is why he worked for a human accounting services firm and never told anyone about the furry side of his nature. That was, until he went to meet a prospective new client as a biker bar called Fagin’s Folly. He should’ve known his life was going to change the moment someone barrelled into him and knocked him over.

But just because the Fates stepped in and put these two men on the same path, didn’t mean the journey was going to be easy. Things aren’t all as they seem in Fagin’s home pack and things turn nasty after a night on the town. Kidnappings, challenges and the archaic notions many shifters believed about omega wolves was enough for Fagin to consider handcuffs and not the kinky kind. Will Fagin have to give up his mate so soon after finding him, just to ensure his mate’s safety?

Like all of the books in the Alpha and Omega series, this can be read as a standalone and has no connections to the others in this series. Contains some violence, an Omega who quickly finds his backbone and an Alpha wolf who realizes love is worth any sacrifice. M/M, HEA, No cliffhangers.

Review

This was a fun addition to the Alpha Omega series. It’s not nearly as good as the Cloverleah series in my humble opinion, but it’s fun and reliably predictable.

I enjoy the hurt/comfort nature of these stories and love the retribution our poor beleaguered souls get in the end.

The smexy times are pretty hot and the feelz pretty solid. I didn’t always care for Fagin but I think – in the end – he really redeemed himself.

Great for fans of the author, shifter/omega stories and hurt/comfort.

3.75 (rounded to 4) of 5 stars

(Others have warned about the m/f scene – it’s practically off page… but – yeah – it’s there…)

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