The Reluctant Wolf by Lisa Oliver

20926413Title: The Reluctant Wolf
Series: The Cloverleah Pack, #1
Author: Lisa Oliver
Genre: Paranormal
Length: Novel (447 Pages)
ISBN: 978-1-4960-7526-0
Publisher: Createspace (February 24th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥5 Hearts
Reviewer: Lisa

Blurb: Kane Matthews, Alpha of his small wolf pack in Cloverleah has been raised to believe that mates are not possible for gay men and has lived his life accordingly. Kicked out of his home pack years before because of his sexual orientation Kane has built a solid and comfortable life for himself in the small town of Cloverleah.
Imagine his surprise when an unscheduled visit to the small town’s diner unleashes a flood of emotions in the man he didn’t think possible – not least of all, lust. But finding out it is possible for wolf shifters to have gay mates is just one of the things that Kane has to overcome if he is to have the forever future he has been hoping for.

Shawn Bailey never expected to find his mate. He is just too different – an “Other” who has the power to instill fear in any other shifter. After spending ten years on the run from his Alpha father, he spends most days just trying to stay alive. When a
chance encounter brings him face to face with his mate Shawn has to decide if the man in front of him is worth staying for.

But with hunters, Alpha challenges, Kane’s parents and a smitten Alpha from another pack all interfering in Kane and Shawn’s budding romance, not to mention some surprising answers about Shawn’s own unique talents can these two true mates find the happily ever after they are looking for?

Warning: Some people may find the content of this book objectionable. Includes m/m, graphic sexual situations, a short BDSM scene, strong language, and shifter/magic themes.

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Review: This is the first book in this new series and I am amazed at it. It is well written and you get caught at the first paragraph. It will keep you all the way to the end. I love Lisa’s gift at telling a story. Shawn and Kane are perfect characters. They come off so believable and very loveable.

Shawn was an alpha in his own way, but he also had some power behind him that seemed to scare everyone around him even other alphas. When he got hurt as a child, a blue bubble surrounded him keeping him protected. His so-called friends ran and told his father who at the time was alpha of their pack. He had been kicked out and on his own for over ten years. Never staying in one place to long because his father sent men after him to kill him even going as far as getting a witch to make some special bullets to try to kill him. When he landed in Cloverleah, he had landed a job at a dinner cooking. What he had not expected was his mate walking in.

Kane was alpha of the Cloverleah Pack and had always been taught since he was little that gay men did not have mates. So surprise was all the way, around when he caught the sweet scent of his mate. Of course, he had not known that he was his mate, but he definitely wanted him. After talking it over with his best friend and beta, he decided to show Shawn that he would not be harmed by his pack, keeping his distance. That is until danger came at his mate.

He knew he would do everything in his power to protect his mate. There are a lot of dangers coming for Shawn. This story has it all lots of hot and sexy men, Doms, awesome shifters not just wolves either, amazing story line, smoking hot sex, and lots of love. If you have, a chance to read this series you should start with this book and I can tell you that you won’t be disappointed. It is an amazing story about homophobic jerks who think that they have the right over some people and how there are still people out there to stand up to them and show them that they are wrong. It shows that Kane had been kicked out because he was gay by his father, and how in the end they both show up to help and support him when it was needed.