Author: L.A. Witt & Aleksandr Voinov
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 4.5_ of 5 Stars
Hunter Easton is screwed. Fans, producers, and his agent are all chomping at the bit for the next book in his wildly popular Wolf’s Landing series, but he’s got epic writer’s block and is way behind deadline. Then he reads The World Tree, a fanfic novel by his online friend “Lone Wolf.” It isn’t just a great story—it’s exactly what the series needs.
Kevin Hussain is thrilled when “Wolf Hunter” wants to meet up after reading The World Tree. When Wolf Hunter turns out to be Hunter Easton himself, Kevin is starstruck. When Hunter tells him he wants to add The World Tree to Wolf’s Landing, Kevin is sure he’s being pranked. And when their online chemistry carries over—big time—into real life, Kevin is convinced it’s all too good to be true.
The problem is . . . it might be. The book deal, the sex, the money—everything is amazing. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Kevin is left wondering if Hunter really loves him, or just loves his book.
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I am not sure I can do this story justice in a review. There was so much in this novel that is worth talking about that I feel at a loss for words. This book should be discussed in a book group setting rather than simply in short review formats. I really loved this story and just want to leave it at “go buy this book,” but I will do my best to hit the high points.
Lone Wolf is the fourth installment in the Bluewater Bay universe. There are some mentions of previous characters, but this story can be read as a standalone and still be enjoyed to its fullest. I really enjoyed these characters. The story focuses on Wolf’s landing author Hunter Easton and his long time digital friend Lone Wolf. When these men finally meet in person, it is instant attraction, but it isn’t instant love. They have known each other for years online, so the real life relationship becomes an extension of that base. It made things more realistic in that they meshed well almost instantly.
I really like how the relationship was the focus of the story while it also wasn’t. On the surface, the reader focuses more on the plot of bringing Kevin in as a co-author and all the stress that brings. But really, that only helps push forward the growth of the love between these men. They are forced outside their comfort zones and as a result, they learn more about their desires in life than they ever would have known before this situation arose.
Of course, not everything is wonderful and their relationship suffers from the dreaded lack of communication turns to miscommunication. But I have to admit, the authors played this well. It was not this great big obvious elephant in the room where the reader is slamming their head against the wall yelling at the MCs to get their heads out of their asses. It works because it is caught up in the world wind of Wolf’s Landing. I also appreciated that the authors did not do the obvious with this. At the beginning I was so sure it was going to be Hunter who initiated the rift in the relationship. My heart was in my throat wondering if he would fall into the obvious pitfalls the authors set up from the get go. But he didn’t. Instead, it was Kevin who initiated the problem and Hunter stepped in and brought them to their natural and highly satisfying conclusion. This was a great relationship in that is was steady from the start and not overly trite. I loved it and these two men.
There is so much more I want to say about this story, but this review is getting quite long, and I know I am rambling. So to end this, I just want to say that while this story is very long, it did not feel that way. The writing was great, the tone was easy when it needed to be, stressful when called for, and all around perfect for the story as it progressed. There were times of humor where I found myself chuckling out loud, time of stress where my heart raced along with the characters, and times when I wanted to reach into the page and either hug or slap the characters accordingly. This was another great addition to the Bluewater Bay universe and I am glad I gave it a chance.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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