Saturday, December 5, 2015

LONE WOLF by Alysha Ellis

Publisher: Totally Bound
Date published: 13th October 2015
Paranormal, Wereshifters
Reviewed by Helen
Obtained via publisher
Rating: 4

Every full moon, for three days and nights, Lewis turns into a werewolf. Since his parents were werewolves he’s developed a method for dealing with the crisis, but knows he’ll always be alone. A lone wolf. Then he meets Marnie, a woman he’s drawn to so powerfully that he can’t resist her. But he must.

This is a previously released book, which has been expanded, but it’s still only a short story at 48 pages. Nonetheless Ms. Ellis manages to pack a fair bit into those pages. There’s plenty of hot MF lust and sex, a few scenic flashes to remind the reader the book is set in Sydney, and enough backstory to make the characters real.
The few hints that Marnie might be more than just a one-night stand were handled well and had me guessing at the beginning. My first guess was wrong. Congratulations to the author for tricking me there.

Books written in only one POV are never my first choice, but this was handled well because of things Lewis saw and commented about, which gave us windows into Marnie’s character, personality and inner thoughts. I’m still not convinced it’s as good as having some scenes in the non-lead character’s POV, but I must admit that we did learn a lot about Marnie even though we saw her only through Lewis’ eyes. Certainly the author is to be congratulated for giving a balanced view under the limitations of the circumstances, and due to the short length of the book.
All in all, this is a good, hot, quick read, with characters the reader cares about and is invested in.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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