Series: Circle of Friends, #1
Author: Andi Anderson
Length: 116 pages (32,492 words)
Publisher: Siren Publishing (May 28th, 2013)
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Charlie Amos always wanted a werewolf for a mate. At thirteen, he convinced his two best friends and his little brother to participate in a “love spell” ceremony on New Year’s Eve. Each boy picked their own paranormal being that each of them wanted to be mated with forever. Even though Charlie and his friends knew the ceremony was probably just wishful thinking, it was never forgotten.
Years later, when Charlie meets James Williams, a spark of attraction soon turns into a heated courtship. But James has a secret. He’s a one-hundred-and-fifty-year-old werewolf, who instinctively knows Charlie, is his mate. Not one to keep a secret from the man he loves, James is determined to tell Charlie his secret as soon as the time is right. But when he finds out about the love spell from another paranormal friend, both men wonder if the feelings they have for one another are nothing but magic, or is it true love?
Review: I liked the prologue to this story; how it sets the stage well for the series. It’s cute how the young boys confessed they are all gay to each other and do the spell to choose what they think would be their perfect mates. When the actual story starts, its years later and Charlie still hasn’t found that perfect lover. All the boys have grown up and that day has been brushed aside. Charlie is in a bar with his brother, Austin, when he meets James, the owner. The attraction is really strong and very mutual. James is a werewolf and has all but given up on finding his mate… until now. The strong pull for Charlie is unlike anything he has ever felt and his wolf wants Charlie, too.
This is a very cute but typical boy meets man (werewolf) they are destined to be mates, story. It’s very cute and romantic, but pretty cliché and over the top sugary sweet. Having said that doesn’t mean I didn’t like it. I loved it, since there are times when that is just what I need. A good super romantic escape from the day-to-day grind. Who doesn’t dream of a love this powerful? It has a few twists and turns and a happy ending. This is one of those stories that make you smile and it’s very hot!
I recommend this to anyone that loves a good sweet romance, with plenty of magic, werewolves, witches, and super-hot mansex.