Author: Erica Kealey
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Erica Kealey
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 09/20/2015
Length: Short Story (<15K)
Genre: Contemporary, M/M Romance, Paranormal
Grant’s had enough. It took him a few months, but he’s figured out Cary’s secret and where he’s hiding, so it’s time to put all cards on the table. He’s tired of the secrets and the way they’ve both been pretending they’re not in love with each other.
But his plans for tipping friendship into romance didn’t account for Cary throwing him out—or that everything would just get so much worse from there.
This wasn’t a bad short story but it wasn’t a terribly great one either.
The main characters are Grant and Cary, two men who had a hot night together months before. Cary ran from Grant after that, but Grant gives up everything to track him down and let him know Grant knows Cary’s secret—that Cary is a werewolf.
One of the ways Grant figures out the truth is by researching a tattoo of Cary’s. It leads him to several men called ‘Moon Dogs’ and Grant uncovers that all these men are allergic to silver. I’m not sure how he learned that bit of information with the strict rules of medical privacy. Additionally, I can’t imagine it’s common to test for that allergy, especially if these men already know they’re werewolves.
Grant is in love with Cary and wants to start where they left off but Cary doesn’t appear to want the same thing. Instead, he kicks Grant out. Grant is drowning his sorrows at a bar when he’s kidnapped by several big guys.
For a time Grant is kept secured but when he gets the chance he takes out one of his armed captors. Then, for some reason, Grant leaves two guns and a knife in the room he sneaks out of. Why wouldn’t he want to protect himself? It reminded me of the original Halloween where Jamie Lee Curtis thinks Michael Myers is dead but leaves the knife next to him and goes upstairs.
After Grant sneaks out of the room and hears Cary’s voice he calls out. There is then a bunch of action, I guess. I’m not really sure because it isn’t shown. The most interesting part of the story is skipped over. Why? I’m not sure.
A lot of this story is told rather than shown. The author has talent it just needs to be fine tuned.
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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