Winter’s Wolf by Tara Lain ~ Book Review by Caroline

23264409 Title: Winter’s Wolf

Author: Tara Lain

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars


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.


When I saw there was to be a third book in this series I was left wondering who the characters would be, let’s face it when everyone had read book 1 it was blatantly obvious Lindsey had to tell his story and what a story it was!

This book brings in a set of new characters although they seem to have links to the wolves we have already met.

Winter Thane has been raised by his father Damon and the two have relied on each other and no one else for many years. He is extremely bright after being home schooled but his father has brought him up under all the old, and often outdated, rules of pack. The two most important of these rules being werewolves are not gay and don’t ever reveal yourself to humans. For Winter this has its problems as he freely admits being attracted to men.

In the hopes of finding his son a good were female and giving him a more stable life they travel back to the States to his old pack. The irony of this decision is not lost on Winter when he finds the pack has three very prolific gay men in it. There is also the surprise of finding out he has family there and just who they are.

Matt Partridge is an FBI agent investigating the death of a colleague and the increasing drug trade. Matt lives his life under a cloud of worry that he will be struck with the same illness that is taking his father’s mind. Both men seem to get tied up in knots around the full moon with his father having to be physically restrained to prevent him from leaving the house. Matt is instantly attracted to the new blonde god that has arrived in town but is unsure if he can trust him and tries his hardest to stay away from him.

There is dissent in the Harker pack from wolves that don’t agree with alliance made with Cole and Paris’s marriage seeing it as an abomination, the same wolves don’t like the fact that there is also a half breed married to a human.

There is a lot of story in this third book. The way Damon’s past is tied into it all I thought was brilliant. Lindsey is in for the shock of his life. There is a drug dealer to find and a pack coup to be dealt with. Alongside it all is a hot love story and one of the men is not all he seems.

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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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6 thoughts on “Winter’s Wolf by Tara Lain ~ Book Review by Caroline

    • I’m so glad you do, babybarlow. Aaron anderson does the covers for the series and i agree — great job. : )

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