Of Monsters and Men by Caitlin Ricci ~ Book Review by Caroline

25396387Title: Of Monsters and Men

Author: Caitlin Ricci

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

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Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars

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Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

Seth’s life looks idyllic on the surface. He has a great job at the pet rescue with a fantastic boss, who happens to be a werewolf. He is getting his degree at the local university and has a best friend who understands that the most intimate thing for Seth is a kiss. But when it comes to relationships, Seth’s perfect life is a jumbled mess. No guy stays around because eventually, they always want more than Seth, who is asexual, is able to give. Seth wants love and a relationship, but not the sex that everyone puts so much value on.

Seth tries for something more with the man he has a crush on, but when that ends Seth feels like he’s back to square one. So when his boss’s brother, Jeremy, pushes his way into Seth’s life, insisting that he won’t press for more than Seth is comfortable sharing, Seth is wary. All of Seth’s experience says it won’t last long. But Jeremy is one werewolf who is used to getting his way, and might just be patient enough to wait for Seth to see he means what he says.

My View:

This was a unique read for me as although I knew what asexual meant I had never stopped to really think about what being asexual meant to a person. What that person had to deal with on a daily basis trying to fit into a society that is very sexual. Having to explain it, sometimes having to justify it, and trying to find a relationship that can deal with the parameters of you being comfortable.

Seth works at a local pet rescue centre and for all intents and purpose looks to have a perfectly normal life. Looks can be deceiving though as Seth spends many hours in therapy and faces constant hurdles in his private life. He yearns for what his friends have, a loving and fulfilling relationship, but any relationship he has is unique to him and difficult to find.

Jeremy is a werewolf that has a unique ability that would be enough to scare any sane person away. He is terse, often bad tempered and in the closet with no intention of coming out anytime soon. He is also respectful of Seth’s needs and the first person in a long time to ask any pertinent questions.

The paranormal aspect in this book takes a back seat, it is very much about the relationship. Seth has been let down recently twice when he becomes friends with Jeremy and it is with trepidation mixed with a bit of excitement that the two men start spending time together.

Both men require support and trust in different areas of their lives but when this is given the sky is the limit and there may be a possibility for them to build a unique relationship together.

Links

Of Monsters and Men on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

Farewell Giveaway
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