Author: R. Cooper
Narrator: Robert Nieman
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Story Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
Release Date: 05/02/2016
Length: 18 hours 54 minutes
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Paranormal
A Being(s) in Love Story
On the run from his old-blood werewolf family, Tim Dirus finds himself in Wolf’s Paw, one of the last surviving refuges from the days when werewolves were hunted by humans and one of the last places Tim wants to be. Kept away from other wolves by his uncle, Tim knows almost nothing about his own kind except that alpha werewolves only want to control and dominate a scrawny wolf like him.
Tim isn’t in Wolf’s Paw an hour before he draws the attention of Sheriff Nathaniel Neri, the alphaest alpha in a town full of alphas. Powerful, intimidating, and the most beautiful wolf Tim has ever seen, Nathaniel makes Tim feel safe for reasons Tim doesn’t understand. For five years he’s lived on the run, in fear of his family and other wolves. Everything about Wolf’s Paw is contrary to what he thought he knew, and he is terrified. Fearing his mate will run, Sheriff Nathaniel must calm his little wolf and show him he’s more than a match for this big, bad alpha.
I thought this story was super cute and the world very interesting. I love how I learned about shifters along with Tim since he was so innocent in the ways of wolves. The mating was full of affection and I LOVED the way Nathaniel and Tim showed their connection through touch and marking each other in public. Their journey to mating was the highlight of the book. I also loved the mystery and the way Tim grew as a person throughout the story.
However, there were so many times I wanted to slap Tim and yell at him to open his eyes! He was so oblivious to what was going on around him. Sometimes it was cute, but other times it was just too much and I needed things to move faster. I got aggravated that NO ONE seemed to want to talk EXPLICITLY about ANYTHING. It was all cloak and dagger and assumptions and hints and GGGRRRRRRRR, for real people! This whole book could have been half the length if ANYONE would have just said “YOU ARE THE SHERIFF”S MATE!!!” OMG! I am not sure if it was the story itself or the narration, but this book dragged in places for me and that is my biggest complaint.
I love R. Cooper’s style. Sometimes I just want cute and sweet and these books hit the mark for me. I enjoy this series and this was a good addition.
I thought the narrator had a great voice and was easy to listen to. However, for the length of the story, his style became monotonous and I found my mind wandering.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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