Author: LC Davis
Publisher: Self Published
Cover Artist: Unknown
Rating: 4.5 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 04/10/2016
Length: Long Novel (~ 100K+)
Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal
Remus Black is still reeling from an abusive relationship that stripped him of everything — including his desire for love. Now all he wants is a fresh start halfway across the country, but his new roommate is determined to draw him into his strange world of chains, half-naked men and the infamous Lodge, a BDSM club as lavish as it is secretive.
When Remus is entered into the Lodge’s annual Alpha’s Pet contest against his will, he finds himself thrown to the Wolf Pack, the very type of men he needs to avoid. What’s worse is that the wolves immediately label him a submissive, something he swore he would never be again. Things get even stranger when “wolf” turns out to be far more literal than Remus ever imagined. When both the next-in-line for Alpha and his outcast brother claim Remus as their own, the entire pack is thrown into chaos.
Can Remus learn to embrace the power of submission and choose between the brothers before their rivalry tears the pack apart, or will the tension between them unravel his own sordid past?
This is a really difficult book to both review and rate.
If I took into account the editing my rating would have been far lower but the story was fresh, brought a new twist to the shifter/vampire theme and it really pulled me in from the start so my rating is based on the story. This will be a short review so I don’t give too much away.
The story concentrates on Remus, a young man who has moved across the country to flee his abusive boyfriend, and is starting over at a new University. Immediately he acquires a new roommate, Arthur, who appears friendly and is determined to take Remus to a local BDSM club called The Lodge. This all happens very quickly at the start of the story but that one night has some major repercussions and life for Remus as he knew it will never be the same.
The Lodge is run by a group of men who are referred to as wolves, there is even an Alpha in charge, but it takes a bit of time for Remus to realise they are actual wolves, as in shape shifters, and he has been dropped right into their den. On top of that Victor and Sebastian, twin brothers who are wolves at The Lodge, both seem to have a claim on Remus but its Sebastian that gets there first and claims him as his mate.
The problems that Remus finds himself having to deal with can be traced back to his birth. Sebastian and Victor know far more about him than he first realises as his own memory doesn’t always recall everything that it should. The twins are very different in personality and they call to Remus in different ways but nothing good can come of two brothers fighting over the same man.
I loved all the characters and even though the book is over 400 pages long I wasn’t at all surprised when there was no resolution at the end. Remus finds himself in a difficult position, he has changed beyond recognition and it would appear he needs both men to have any chance of a future. I’m excited to start the next book in the series, especially after the events in the epilogue. There are exciting times ahead for sure.
As a side note – ignore the link on Amazon that points to this book being MMM and containing BDSM. There is no menage at all and only one very light BDSM scene that is relevant to the story line.
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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