(Tales of the Harker Pack #3)
By Tara Lain
Genres: Gay (M/M), Paranormal, Romance
Winter Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of course Dad’s hopes are dashed when they come face-to-face with the gay werewolves in the Harker pack.
Winter takes one look at FBI agent, Matt Partridge, and decides bird is his favorite food. Partridge is embroiled in an investigation into drug dealing and the death of a fellow agent. He can’t let himself get distracted by the young, platinum-haired beast, but then Winter proves invaluable in the search for clues, a move that winds them both up in chains and facing imminent death. Winter quickly learns his father’s motives are questionable, the pack alphas are a bunch of pussies, humans aren’t quite what they seem, and nothing in the forests of Connecticut is pure except love.
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Everything Winter thought he knew about wolves is challenged when he meets the men and women of Harker pack. They readily accept the one thing about him that his father never could; Winter is gay. After living in the wilds of Canada, it takes him awhile to adjust to the new pack, but things seem to be going well. That is, until he meets Matt Partridge, and his desire to find a wolf to settle down with is quickly pushed aside by thoughts of the handsome FBI agent.
Although things between them are sizzlingly hot, elsewhere in the pack unrest is developing, as long time members begin to think that their pack may have one too many gay wolves. But that's a minor issue, compared to the threat of drugs being pumped into the small town the wolves call home. Winter and Matt get pulled into the investigation, and soon human and wolf are working side by side.
Winter's Wolf is third in Tara's Harker Pack series, but it is the first that I read in this series. Although I wouldn't recommend it, due to characters from books one and two returning, I was able to follow the story easily enough. I was thoroughly entertained and enjoyed it so much that I turned right around and bought the first two books in the series. My advice is that readers start at the beginning and savor this amazingly series! Tara's storytelling style is flawless, as usual. I loved this fast paced and action packed book from start to finish.
Tara Lain writes the Beautiful Boys of Romance in LGBT erotic romance novels that star her unique, charismatic heroes. Her first novel was published in January of 2011 and she’s now somewhere around book 23. Her bestselling novels have garnered awards for Best Series, Best Contemporary Romance, Best Ménage, Best LGBT Romance, Best Gay Characters, and Tara has been named Best Writer of the Year in the LRC Awards. In her other job, Tara owns an advertising and public relations firm. She often does workshops on both author promotion and writing craft.
She lives with her soulmate husband and her soulmate dog in Laguna Beach, California, a pretty seaside town where she sets a lot of her books. Passionate about diversity, justice, and new experiences, Tara says on her tombstone it will say “Yes”!