Series: Rougaroux Social Club 02
Author: Lynn Lorenz
Genre: Shifter, Paranormal
Length: Novel (173pgs)
Publisher: Loose Id (4th October 2011)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Peter Graham’s pack threw him out when they discovered he was gay. Ever since then, Peter’s been adrift. Denying his wolf and being the boy toy of a string of older men is all Peter knows. But when his lover brings another man to their bed, and that man abuses Peter, there’s nothing left for Peter but to run, all the way back to St. Jerome, a small town on the edge of the bayou, where he once painted. He meets Billy Trosclair, a deputy and a werewolf, and discovers the town’s secret — the Rougaroux wolf pack. They have a gay man as their alpha who is mated to a gay man. To Peter this looks like home, but he’s not the type of man either Billy or the pack would want.
Not everyone in the pack is happy about the inclusion of gay werewolves, and Peter joining the pack is seen by some as a threat. Can Billy keep his mate safe until he claims Peter in front of the pack?
Publisher’s Note: This book contains explicit sexual situations, graphic language, and material that some readers may find objectionable: male/male sexual practices, sex in shifted form, violence (date rape, beating).
Review: Peter flees from Darcy after he is abused by a man who Darcy brought to their bed. Peter looks to the only person that might help him, Ted. Billy is covering while the sheriff and Alpha Scott is away with his mate Ted, when a man who has been beaten comes looking for Ted. Billy steps in to help and is shocked to learn that the man is his mate.
I have got to say that this is a well written story with a good plot and a very good resolution at the end. Peter has lost all his confidence, his pack didn’t want him, all the men he has hooked up with dumped him as soon as they got bored with him and now he has been abused and beaten. meeting Billy gave him some hope but he knows that if he wants to have Billy then he needs to do things for himself and getting a job and a place to stay makes him feel proud of himself.
You will love Peter. He is sweet, kind and unsure of himself and you ache for him when he is having his nightmares and when someone tries to set him up. Billy is just the sort of man who you would pick for Peter someone who is strong, sure and understanding; who will stand by Peter and support him and give him the encouragement that he needs, *sigh* a truly loving mate.
The slight danger in this wasn’t over the top and neither was the storyline. The way that it was resolved at the end without a fight or bloodshed was a breath of fresh air. I must admit that Peter’s solution was brilliant and insightful and that Bobby’s level head helped to temper Billy’s rage.
What do I recommend… for those of you who love shifters, hot sex, hot men, a good storyline and a perfect ending to a story then this is the book for you. I also recommend that Ms Lorenz write a story for Bobby and Darcy because I could see that being like a clash of the Titans lol.