Series: The Wolves of Greenwich 02
Author: Jane Wallace Knight
Length: Novella (133pgs)
Publisher: Siren-BookStrand (17th October 2013)
Heat Level: Moderate
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 – 3½ Hearts
Blurb: After learning that his brother is a vampire/angel hybrid, Kieran O’Callaghan has some trouble adjusting to the new and strange world he’s being dragged in to. If it weren’t for Joey, the werewolf who has seemingly taken it upon himself to be Kieran’s friend and guide, Kieran wouldn’t know how to handle it all.
Joey Taylor was born and raised in Australia by a deeply religious, and prejudiced, pack of werewolves. Some people might think him a little unusual, but Joey is nothing if not loyal. When he meets Kieran, he instantly knows that the man is his fated mate. It should be the best day of his life, only Kieran is completely straight and just out of a long-term relationship. With Joey resigned to the fact that he can only ever be Kieran’s friend, and Kieran determined to fight fate every step of the way, can they find their way to each other before it’s too late.
Review: This book is part of a series and must be read in order. In the aftermath of the kidnapping in The Holy Trinity Joey is left keeping Sam’s mum company and trying to explain things to her, he is surprised when his mate walks through the door and he is human, and straight. Kieran is finding it hard to believe everything that has been revealed to him but with Joey guiding the way he begins to get a handle on it, that is until he begins to have feelings for Joey. Struggling with his torn feelings for two people, his ex-girlfriend and Joey, Kieran doesn’t know which way to turn and he resents that the choice might be taken out of his hands. Joey can only stand by and hope that Kieran will stop fighting fate, but Joey is encouraged to open his heart to Kieran.
This story continues from The Holy Trinity Sam’s brother Kieran in the starring role. This is a great continuation of The Wolves of Greenwich as Kieran gets pulled into his brothers new-found world, there is lots of soul-searching for Kieran as he falls for Joey, a fact that has him confused and then angry as he thinks his choice has been taken from him. Joey is perfect as the patient wolf, biding his time until his mate learns to accept him. Things get passionate between them but Kieran has more than just a mating to think about when Joey gets carried away, and angst follows, as Kieran has to decide what he wants.
I enjoyed this story and liked getting a glimpse of Sam, Jackson, and Alek. Kieran is really torn over what he thought he would always have and what fate says he should have, finding himself attracted to a man really does shake him up especially as he isn’t sure that he still doesn’t want the ex. Joey is really patient and has a hard time coping while Kieran decides what he wants, and I liked it when he took matters into his own hands. While Kieran and Joey work out their relationship, we see Sam still trying to find the man who took him to Rita’s when he was a boy, and we see poor Luka who isn’t coping.
I recommend this to those who love shifters, friends to lovers and mates, struggling with choices of the heart, hot sex and a great ending.