Author: E.J. Russell
Cover Artist: L.C. Chase
Rating: 3.75 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 10/10/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Contemporary, Gay Romance, Paranormal
What do you do when you finally prove the existence of the otherworld, but the ghosts kick your ass?
For Trent Pielmeyer, the answer is run like hell—away from his hostile family, away from the disbelieving cops, and far, far, far away from anything that smacks of the supernatural. After seven years’ captivity in a whacked-out alternate dimension, he is so over legend tripping.
When Christophe Clavret spots Trent in a Portland bar, he detects a kindred spirit—another man attempting to outrun the darkness of his own soul. But despite their sizzling chemistry, Trent’s hatred of the uncanny makes Christophe hesitant to confide the truth: he’s a werewolf, one of a dwindling line, the victim of a genetic curse extending back to feudal Europe.
But dark forces are at work, threatening more than their growing love. If Christophe can’t win Trent’s trust, and if Trent can’t overcome his fear of the paranormal, the cost could be Trent’s freedom and Christophe’s humanity. Or it might be both their lives.
Wolf’s Clothing is a unique read written by an author with a strong grasp of the English language. However, I had a few issues with the book overall.
I really enjoyed the first book in the Legends Tripping series, Stumptown Spirits. (You can see the review here.
But while that book had a ton of action this one just didn’t. It was nice to see Trent again. In the first book he was trapped in a ghost world for seven years and now he’s trying to get his life back together. He returns to Portland to see his friend Logan and ends up being there in time for Logan’s wedding to Riley. He meets Christophe, a friend of Riley’s and they hook up right away.
Christophe is a werewolf but the mythology here is way different than what you see in most shifter books. I appreciated the different take and the use of ancient folklore.
One of my issues is that it seemed to take so long for anything to happen. I understand it was to give Christophe and Trent time to bond because otherwise they couldn’t be honest with each other about their secrets. But, darn, there were times I had to force myself to pick up my tablet and read the story.
Things picked up later on in the book but there was some serious drag time. Though it was worth it in the end.
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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