Author: AF Henley
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Cover Artist: Raphael @ http://boysininkandcolour.com/
Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/21/2015
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal, Urban Fantasy
There’s nothing like a fresh start, and for Randy, still nursing wounds left by a cheating ex and harboring a deep mistrust for all things corporate, Wolf, Wyoming seems like the perfect place to start over. Secluded, quiet, and self-sufficient, Wolf is bound to not only inspire, but to bring Randy the peace he needs. The view’s not bad, either.
Vaughn O’Connell and his family are Randy’s only neighbors for miles, and while Randy knows it’s somewhat unlikely that a man with three kids is gay, it doesn’t hurt to look. When a misunderstanding brings Randy face to face with both Vaughn and his eighteen year old son, Lyle, Randy’s not sure what to feel about either of them.
But things are not what they appear in Wolf, and the closer Randy gets, the stranger the O’Connell family seems…
The problem I encounter with so many paranormal romances is that they are one is the same as the next. With as much as I read, it takes something special to impress me. AF Henley found the combination in Wolf, WY, the first book in their new series from Less than Three Press, Wolf.
The haunting cover sets the tone perfectly for the story within. Told mostly in the third person from Randy’s point of view, each chapter starts with a brief interlude from the (unnamed) wolf’s perspective.
Randy is human. He doesn’t know that anything more exists. It is so far out of his realm of possibility it never crosses his mind. He is intrigued by his aloof and gruff neighbor, Vaughn, and Vaughn’s little family. He knows he wants to know more about the man, but Vaughn thwarts him at every turn. Randy’s persistence, of course, eventually pays off.
When Randy is confronted by the secrets Vaughn is trying to keep, things basically explode. I appreciated that Randy had a very normal human reaction to the situation. I appreciated that everything was instantly hearts and flowers. I appreciated that, despite the fantastic situation, Randy and Vaughn felt organic.
We don’t get to know all the answers for this world. We get many of them as the story reaches its peak and works towards its conclusion, but there is still more to learn. I know we will get the information we need when we need it as the series progresses.
I am not entirely sure of the direction this series will go. Will it be set around the small town in which Randy has made his home? Will it be set in the greater world were Randy has learned that “The seen can not be unseen”? Either way I am up for following this series and world.
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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