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|Publisher: Resplendence Publishing|
Mick is a lone wolf in all ways. He’s left his pack, he’s left his homelands and he’s on the road, footloose and fancy free. Well, at least until he wanders up to a fence and finds a little wolf running his ass off behind it. Mick stops to let the pup out and is stunned to hear the young wolf, Scotty, tell him “no”. Scotty's mate and best friend, Danny, asked Scotty to stay behind the fence, so he will be safe while Danny fights to support them both. All this leaves Mick’s fur standing on end. Maybe, Mick doesn’t need one mate to bring him home. Maybe, he needs two.
He dropped his wolf form as soon as he was out of sight, his body lengthening into a biped. “Dude, why are you in a cage?”
The pup yelped and scrambled back, leaping onto the porch.
“Hey, I’m not here to hurt you. I can open the gate.”
The pup looked at him then boom, a lovely lean man stood there, shaggy blond hair curling around his face. “H-hey.”
“Hi. Would you like to run? I can get you out.” God, the kid was adorable and plenty old enough to play.
“Oh. Oh, no. Daniel would be so mad at me for getting out again.” Eyes the color of brandy caught the sun. “Daniel says I’ll get hurt, lost.”
“Does Daniel mistreat you?” Because Mick could beat someone down just for fun.
“Daniel? My Daniel?” The pup’s laugh was happy, joyous, the look on his face fond and warm. “Oh, no. Daniel loves me. He works for both of us. He brings me half his food every day. He’s a good mate. We… The Alpha said ‘too many males’, and we… Daniel pays for this home, he brushes me, he works all day every day.”
“Do you work?” Mick tilted his head, waiting, nodding in sympathy. Damn, it was hard for bachelor males to manage when thrust out on their own, especially ones who needed an alpha as much as this one did. It seemed like the kid barely held it together, at least on two legs. Sweet baby.
“I paint. I paint pictures, and I wash Daniel’s uniforms. I… I get… He follows rules better than me, and he can stop a shift, if he needs to. He can even work during the moon.”
Mick smiled, liking this kid a lot. “What’s your name, honey?”
“Scott. Scott Miller. What’s yours?”
Scott. It worked.
“I’m Mick Eagleheart. I like your belly. I kinda want to lick it.”
This was in equal parts charming, sweet and hawt. There's very little plot outside what's revealed in the blurb, and there's a lot of wolf shifter mating going on, with licking and sucking and tasting and kissing and tongues.
But it's also a charming menage romance between two young, lost and abandoned wolf boys, and the Alpha male they've been needing all along.
All three of the men are likable. The author gave us fully formed characters that were all very different, but ultimately worked well together as a three wolf pack.
Unfortunately, toward the middle and until the end, the writing was somewhat repetitive - a lot of the things being said in dialogue and narration had been said before in this book. It limited the experience of this novella, especially as there isn't a whole lot of plot to begin with.
I did find the wolf issue Danny was experiencing rather interesting, and thought that the author gave a reasonable explanation for what was going on. From a psychological perspective, for all three characters, their actions and words made sense.
A nice read for a summer afternoon, swinging in a hammock with a cool beverage.
** I received a free copy of this book for review as part of the book blast. A positive review was not promised in return. **
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