Book 3 of the Being(s) in Love series
Author: R. Cooper
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 4.25 of 5 Stars
A Being(s) in Love Story
Zeki Janowitz has returned to his hometown of Wolf’s Paw to start his wizarding career. Unfortunately, Wolf’s Paw, a werewolf refuge, follows centuries of tradition and shuns human magic and a very human Zeki. He knows he’s in for a struggle, but a part of him has always belonged in the mountain town, or rather belonged to Theo Greenleaf. Years away at school haven’t lessened Zeki’s crush on the quiet werewolf. When town gossip informs him Theo still suffers from his mate’s rejection and does not date, it does little to ease Zeki’s embarrassing feelings. He decides now’s the time to get the man he’s always wanted.
Werewolves usually don’t recover from losing their mates, and Theo barely pulled through by focusing on his love of baking. It’s a daily struggle, and Zeki’s return to Wolf’s Paw shatters his peace. Theo doesn’t know what to think when Zeki attempts to woo him, talking about his wizarding business and settling in town for good. It’s like Zeki doesn’t have a clue how his words years before left Theo a shell of a werewolf.
Beginners in love, Theo and Zeki must seduce each other with a bit of heavenly baking and magic.
A Beginner’s Guide to Wooing Your Mate is the third book in the Being(s) in Love series. I loved the previous two books but, while I really liked this one, it wasn’t quite at the same level as the other two. It was sweet, charming and I loved the magic and the baked goods in the story; they added a whimsical touch and kept things light. But the “big misunderstanding” was a doozy and both party’s reactions to the fallout, both in the past and present, were over the top.
That being said, I loved Theo’s quiet, gentle nature and Zeki’s forceful, intelligent one (even if he was clueless). I liked that they took things slowly but would have liked to see more of the actual wooing rather than revisit it in small flashbacks. There is a lot of the story told after the fact and it was sometimes confusing as to when they were talking about.
However, I did enjoy these two as a couple and were glad to see them sort things out but I would have liked an epilogue of some sort to see these two a little further down the line. I also am looking forward to seeing the Sheriff’s story.
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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