Stray by Kari Gregg ~ Book Review by Caroline

29417305Title: Stray

Author: Kari Gregg

Publisher: Self Published

Cover Artist: Unknown

Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/03/2016

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal

Blurb:

With a lycan father, a human mother, and the human side of his genetic makeup dominant, Luke left his birth pack to try living among humans, but he felt awkward and uncomfortable isolated from the culture that raised him. He’s still searching for where he fits in.

After losing his family in a vicious attack, Dean rebuilt his pack by accepting loners, rejects, other survivors, and even ferals. He and his ragtag group of strays made a warm and welcoming home.

Luke believes he’s finally found where he belongs. Meddling parents and a neighbor who isn’t as human as he seems won’t sway him. Luke wants Dean to take in one last stray…him.

Content Warning: Shifter knotting/tying, mating heats (yes, plural), and jerky!

My View:

Stray by Kari Gregg is an interesting and often fresh look at the wold of shifters. They are lycans and a lot of them are pretty much removed from human society.

Dean is a full lycan and the leader of a group of strays. He has suffered immense pain at the hands of humans which has led him to where he is today. He is tolerant of people but wants little to do with them but he is fiercely protective of his ‘put together’ family.

Luke’s father is a lycan but his mother is human and up until now he has not really settled well within either group. He is human dominant so doesn’t shift and can pass for a human when required. He left his pack years ago in order to figure himself out but living with humans hasn’t seen him settled so he petitions Dean for entrance into his pack in the hopes of finding what is missing from his life.

Things get hot and heavy quickly with the two men going into a mating heat and they can’t keep their hands off each other – there is also knotting and for fans of this it happens more than once! For a short book the world building is intense and I hope this is the start of a series as the author introduced some great secondary characters.

For two men who have so much in common yet are so different it takes a bit of time for them to work things out. They are both vulnerable and blind to each other’s fears and neither are the quickest when it comes to opening up and being honest!

I will keep my fingers crossed that we see more of these guys and get to see how Jeremy and Nate are getting on very soon. Also, I need to know where the feral group went!

Links

Stray on Goodreads

Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA

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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