Title: Challenge the Darkness
Series: Yellowstone Wolves 01
Author: Dirk Greyson
Length: Novel (234 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (August 31, 2015)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: When alpha shifter Mikael Volokov is called to witness a challenge, he learns the evil and power-hungry Anton Gregor will stop at nothing to attain victory. Knowing he will need alliances to keep his pack together, Mikael requests a congress with the nearby Evergreen pack and meets Denton Arguson, Evergreen alpha, to ask for his help. Fate has a strange twist for both of them, though, and Mikael and Denton soon realize they’re destined mates.
Denton resists the pull between them—he has his own pack and his own responsibilities. But Mikael isn’t willing to give up. The Mother has promised Mikael his mate, told him he must fight for him, and that only together can they defeat the coming darkness. When Anton casts his sights on Denton’s pack, attacks and sabotage follow, pulling Denton and Mikael together to defeat a common enemy. But Anton’s threats sow seeds of destruction enough to break any bond, and the mates’ determination to challenge the darkness may be their only saving grace.
Review: I have enjoyed reading many stories both m/f and m/m over the years, but the moment I read a m/m romance I decided that I liked those best. However I found myself more aligned with books that were written by females more than males. Although I must admit that there are a few that surprise me. Dirk Greyson was one of those authors. This was the first book that I have read by him, and let me tell you that he has probably became one of my favorites just after reading this.
Now if you are anything like me you are more likely to read paranormals then contemporaries. There is just something about the worlds that are created with these types of stories. Dirk has managed to give us a unique story that I haven’t really heard in a long time. They are fully developed and the characters are just about perfect. I do have to admit that the cover of the book was just a bit creepy, but once I started reading the story I came to an understanding with it. There is so much energy in this story and you can feel the heat, emotions, and action and so forth with this book.
Mikael has known since he was a small boy that his mate was going to be a man. He had been visited by the mother and gifted from that time on. There was a story passed on about dark wolves that were evil then others. He just thought it was a story, until he was forced to watch a fight between alphas, a fight to the death. He watched that dark wolf tear a man apart. A man who had left behind a mate and two small children. The fear of what was to come led him to contact another pack to help each other in the upcoming times. To his surprise the alpha of the other pack just so happened to be his fated mate.
Denton was a strong alpha but he knew he was not supposed to be. He had gotten the title after he took out his old alpha who was leading the pack the wrong way. Now here in front of him stood his fated mate, a mate he wanted but wasn’t sure what to do. However if you really want to know what happens, you must read this story.
I loved the characters and the way the story just seemed to flow off the pages. It was an enjoyable read and I can’t wait to get started on the next book. This is one author who now has a new follower.
I would definitely recommend this story.