Wild Instincts by Ethan Stone ~ Book Review by Teresa

Title: Wild Instincts
Series: Seaside Shifters, 2

Author: Ethan Stone

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Garrett Leigh

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 03/08/2017

Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)

Genre: Gay Romance, Paranormal


Police cadet and bear shifter Tyson Dakota looks forward to his on-the-job training in Seaside, Oregon, working alongside his cousin, Chief of Police John Dakota. Their goal is to investigate the growing meth epidemic and identify the kingpin bringing the drugs into their community. All signs point to someone inside law enforcement working with the drug traffickers, and Tyson must find out who before the body count gets any higher.

Along the way, Tyson meets Amante, a charismatic and attractive man in town for reasons he doesn’t want to share. Tyson is drawn to Amante despite his secretive ways and is sure there could be more between them than explosive passion, if he could just get Amante to make his stay in Seaside permanent. But when Tyson’s pursuit of justice puts him at odds with Amante, they could lose more than their fledgling relationship.

They could end up losing their lives.

My View:

Wild Instincts was a well-paced, well thought out, book two in the Seaside Shifters series.  I enjoyed getting to know John’s cousin Tyson. Tyson is young, but has experienced much in his short 18 years. I admired him from the start; his wanting to make better choices than his father was the sign of a strong man.

Amante is mysterious but I saw how he and Tyson clicked. We have a very short time span in the book for them to fall in love, but the fated mate trope helps to overcome my objections to the fact that Tyson doesn’t really know Amante all that well. It’s not love at first sight but it definitely is strong attraction.

I thought the mystery part of the book was well done with little misdirections keeping me guessing. I had a good grasp of “where” in this book, as well as “who”. The “how”, in the case of the mpreg, was a little lacking but it’s amazing what can be solved with a little paranormal magic.

There were a lot of sexy times in the book, but all of it hot. I loved seeing their connection.

Definitely recommend for lovers of shifter stories.


Wild Instincts on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
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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