Saturday, May 14, 2016

ARC Review: How to Wish Upon a Star by Eli Easton

How to Wish Upon a Star (Howl at the Moon #3)
From the blurb:

Dr. Jason Kunik is working on the most earth-shattering genetics project ever, DNA mapping of a new species, the quickened—dogs who can shift into human form. The problem is, no one knows the quickened exist and Jason can’t betray them by publishing his studies. When he moves to Mad Creek to continue his research in a town full of quickened, all he wants is peace, quiet, and to be allowed to bury himself in his work. Perhaps if he figures how out the mutation is activated, he can silence his own inner dog forever.

Milo is a hospice comfort dog who has bonded with, and lost, many beloved patients in his life. He intuitively understands sickness and pain on a spiritual level most can’t see. When he gains the ability to become a man, he thinks he finally has everything he ever wanted. But being a man isn’t the same thing as being loved, and taking shelter in Mad Creek isn’t the same thing as finding a home.

When a mysterious illness hits Mad Creek and threatens all the quickened in town, it’s up to the scientist and the comfort dog to figure out what it is and how to stop it. Along the way they might discover that true love is possible—if you wish upon a star.

Heather's rating:

Gah, isn't this series just the best!? It is just pure FLUFFY LOVE! With puppies! I adooooore this series SO HARD.

Attention all dog lovers! Attention all M/M lovers! Attention all Eli Easton lovers! Attention all sweet romance lovers! This series is for YOU!

I'm seriously obsessed with this series, as you can tell, and book 3 was another rock star. What do you get when you take a geeky, science-obsessed, bisexual, repressed man and combine him with an exuberant, smart, affectionate, instinctual, newly-quickened guy? You get CHEMISTRY!

While book 2, How to Walk Like a Man is still my favorite, this was a great story. I love when a shy, socially awkward MC finds love, and that is exactly what you get here. Jason was a researching machine with little time or desire for a social life when Milo came along. I liked the idea of Jason's character a lot, and I grew to really enjoy him over time though I wasn't crazy about him in the beginning. He was a little aloof in the start, but Milo really brought out the best in him.

Milo was a character who was pure light. I actually wanted to see more of his POV, which we don't get in the beginning of the story, but everything that we got from him was just so enjoyable. He is a character that you will want to hug and snuggle, a true do-gooder with no pretension.

I was a little worried that this book would have a more sinister plot-line, but it ended up being exactly what the blurb indicates. There was some heat (a couple hot scenes), but this isn't a super smutty story. It was an easy read; well-paced, exciting, and very romantic. I have some ideas as to the MC for book #4, and I'm already chomping at the bit for it. I'll howl at the moon all night long if it makes Eli Easton write this series faster! Give me more!

**Copy provided in exchange for an honest review**

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Happy reading!

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