Series: Night Wolf Adventure #1
Author: J. A. Hawke
Genre: Erotic Historical Romance
Length: Novelette (63 pages)
Publisher: J. A. Hawke (February 11th, 2014)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥2.5-3Hearts
Blurb:Jack Night Wolf has been hiding in the Black Hills of South Dakota for
years. There’s a poster in town with his name on it and it reads Wanted, Dead, or Alive.
When a lost traveler Niko Damaris stumbles into his life, Jack decides to
take him in. Niko is also on the run, hiding from an Irish man who wants
to kill him.
Niko is afraid of Night Wolf but he can’t resist the Indians sensual advances.
When the sheriff and his men come into the hills, Night Wolf and Niko are forced
to move on. They decide to travel together.
Review: Well this was a surprisingly good story, although at the beginning I had a bit of a shock when one of the main characters, Niko, came on to Night Wolf strongly. Okay, yeah I know, I’m rushing ahead. Let me take this from the beginning.
This is a historical read revolving around the era when being an Indian deadly. The time when Indians were pushed from their lands into reservation and the one who remained behind were literally hanged and/killed on the spot. One such warrior is Night Wolf, who having lost his entire tribe and family refuses to leave the mountains, killing every man that comes hunting for him.
Enter Niko, a Greek blond gentle man, he’s on the run from an Irish man, after having made a faux pass on him and declared evil and wanted dead. He runs out of town and gets lost in the wood. By sheer luck, he runs smack into Night Wolf the very moment the gorgeous man gets out of the lake.
See the image provided here? Can you imagine the rivulets of water and the gorgeous body? I could, the description was fantastic. Anyway, Night Wolf offers Niko his cabin to stay and guess what the idiot does first thing? He kisses Night Wolf, so I’m reeling back in shock thinking “Whoa, whoa, whoa there partner. Hell if you didn’t make a deadly mistake. What is that come-on all about? You haven’t even met the guy yet, and for crying out loud this is a historical read… shouldn’t a gay man of that time be a bit more on the edge and you know hiding?” Yeah, I tend to talk to the characters I’m reading when I think they’re being particularly stupid.
But even as it seemed very stupid of Niko doing that, especially since he’s on the run from a guy who’s chasing him for this exact reason (see the irony?), it did however set the story on course and the result was actually fine. It was a stimulating and engaging read, sensual even, stirring sensations when you last expected it. Yes, it was in need of more refining, a bit more polishing, but it was not bad at all. As a matter of fact, I got intrigued by it, so much so that I’m picking the next book in this little series. A bit of a heads up as the blurb is a bit misleading when it says that Nico can’t resist Wolf’s sensual advances. In reality, it’s Niko that seduces Night Wolf and makes it hard for the man to focus on anything but the blond “White Man”.
So if you’re up for a nice erotic love-story between a Native and a White Man, this one’s pretty decent.