|Cover Artist: Lisa Oliver|
Get Off My Case
(Stockton Wolves, Book 1)
by Lisa Oliver
by Lisa Oliver
Length: 96,777 words
Genres: Gay (M/M) Paranormal, Erotica, Romance, Mystery, Suspense
Shane West was used to being the only wolf shifter at the Stockton Police Department. His enhanced senses helped him do his job efficiently and he prided himself on keeping control of his animal instincts. Gay from the first day he'd shifted, he also expected to live his long life alone, and provided it meant that he didn't have to come into contact with any of his ex-pack, he told himself he was happy. And he was. Until Dimitri Polst was assigned as his new partner.
Confirmed ladies man, Dimitri Polst knew Shane from before he'd ever shifted into his wolf form. Two years older and from the same pack, Dimitri had made it his teenage mission to bring as much pain and humiliation to pretty-boy Shane as possible. But years later, he searched for that pretty boy, now all grown up, with a completely different mission in mind.
Being fated mates was hard enough, but when one man is straight and the other one has no reason to trust, then sparks are bound to fly. Add in a serial killer who is making inroads into the gay population and a possible shifter involvement, and Shane and Dimitri have a lot of thing to overcome before they get their HEA.
Author's Note: The first 20,000 words of this story were published as a free read for the Goodreads MMRomance Group Love's Landscapes Project. 49,000 words have been added to make this into the book my characters wanted it to be.
My review: 4 of 5 stars
I didn't read the original publication so my review is based entirely upon the extended version. There were some things that I really loved about GET OFF MY CASE. Shane is absolutely adorable; I love his determined personality, vulnerable side, and willingness to let go of his past hurts and give love a chance. Dimitri is harder to appreciate, throughout the majority of the book he is selfishly focused on his own insecurities instead of making his relationship with his mate work. Their sexual chemistry is off the charts, but Dimitri's behavior hurts his mate time and time again. That Shane continues to give him chance after chance is amazing.
In my opinion, the best part about this story is the secondary characters. They are entertaining, have well developed personalities, and balance out the drama of Shane and Dimitir's relationship. In addition to the angsty romance, Lisa has added a secondary plot that includes murder, mystery and suspense. This portion is very well developed and I loved following along as case unfurled.
Overall, I enjoyed GET OFF MY CASE and would recommend it to readers who are looking for a good murder/mystery, don't mind a healthy dose of angst, and love to hate the characters they read.
Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildren sometimes try and pry her away from the computer and have found that the best way to do it, is to promise her chocolate. Lisa will do anything for chocolate.
Lisa loves to hear from her readers and other writers. You can friend her on Facebook, or email her directly at email@example.com.
Tour Dates & Stops:4-May
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