review Wolf WY Wolf #1
I received this book as an ARC though NetGalley in exchange for an honest reviewI really enjoyed this book I found the characters to be in That was differentAt times I worried about the direction it was going in but it never went thereand I ept readingEdited to add I did enjoy the book a lot and it was well written What a uniue shifter book Wolf Wy approaches shifters in a fresh way that wasn t about instalove and mine but focused on the human implications of being a shifter This story was less about the romance between Randy and Vaughn and about Vaughn and Lyle navigating pack dynamics Randy going through a midlife crisis and then making a home in his new world And of course how a normal human deals when that which is seen cannot be unseen I would have liked a little romance some positive interactions between our boys The first half of the book seemed to drag a little bit almost too much building Side note I loved the fact that Randy s parents were not the stereotypical 50s people in that Mom was a driven judge and Dad seemed to be the stay at home parent and nurturing It struck me because their roles struck me while reading them that this is so unusual to read in these books although it s common now in real life and certainly in mine In sum I enjoyed this story a lot I will definitely read the next one I love a good wolf shifter book and I definitely enjoyed this one Randy is my ind of character Sarcastic and sassy I loved his inner dialogue He was by far my favorite character It took me awhile to warm up to Vaughn but I got there He was standoffish and a bit of an asshole who seemed to have control issues barking no pun intended out orders that he expected Randy to follow But Randy isn t that ind of guy and he fought back with his wit and stubbornness which made for some great back and forth commentary between the two characters Vaughn and his family was uite the mystery and like Randy I wanted to figure them out Of course we already Losing My Virginity and Other Dumb Ideas know the big secret but in the end it was different type of wolf story I liked that the author put their own spin on werewolves It was interesting and I would like tonow about it Maybe hopefully there will be another bookThe tension between Vaughn and his son Lyle was thick I really didn t understand what was happening Lyle was as standoffish as his dad one moment with Randy and then the next he was coming on strong Daddy Vaughn was not to happy about that Randy seemed to be the main source of the problems between father and son I would say why but I think that would be The Magic Rolling Pin kind of spoilery so the mystery will have to be untold Read the book peeps LOLI enjoyed the secondary characters like Vaughn s youngerids and Randy s dad The Indecent... Exposure (Indecent, kids were adorable and Randy s dad was a sweet heart I loved him and how supportive he was towards his son Randy s mom probably meant well but I found her to be annoying especially when she wanted Randy to take his sleazeball ex back Enjoyed this one and hopefully these characters will see another book because I feel like this was a great introduction to what could come 425 stars Really enjoyed this one I liked the descriptive writing style the wintery setting I liked how Randy s loneliness and isolation was portrayed I liked the slow burn and the sex scenes only about 3 of them I think And I liked the werewolf mythology Hopefully this is the start of some great new shifter romance discoveries in 2016 I really liked this book a lot I hadn t read this author before so I had no idea going in what this would be like When I hear the words shifter or werewolf I think of the traditional alpha Me Tarzan You Jane or John I guess type of story This wasn t like that at all and that is very good imo The story is told from Randy s pov He has recently moving to Wolf WY in search of a fresh start and a new life Henows going in the town is very small but he s no A Hearts On Fire Review FOUR HEARTS You don t don t Not Without a Fight know anything about Wolf and you don tnow anything about her people You breeze in and you use us all up until you re happy with yourself again and then you ll run back to the city and live happily ever after And everyone here in Wolf has to go on until the next city brat shows up and tries to do it again Things are different here Shield Wolf You re either part of the pack or you re not He took a breath and then drained his glass And you re not Ex lawyer Randy has run to Wolf Wyoming to lick his wounds left from his cheating lover He s a city boy through and through and winter s coming His hunky but standoffish neighbor Vaughn and his eually hot barely legal teenage son Lyle are locals and don t seem to take too Garden Bouquets and Beyond kindly to city folknamely Randy And mouthy Randy can t fathom why But he doesn t need them until he does because henows nothing about living in the woods in the middle of nowhere especially with the wicked snowstorms and wildlife that seems to be friendlyThe premise It was different I can t say I ve read a shifter book like this before It reminded me of those shifter television shows of the mid 2000 s And I read a lot of shifter fan fiction so let s just say I ve read a lot of different types of premises This one was pretty cool We get a sort of triangle a little stalking shifter mythos great setting imagery I don t think all of the characters were described in full namely Randy since he was mainly narrating the novel but I could picture the starkness the coldThis was my first AF He. There's nothing like a fresh start and for Randy still nursing wounds left by a cheating ex and harboring a deep mistrust for all things corporate Wolf Wyoming seems like the perfect place to start over Secluded uiet and self sufficient Wolf is bound to no.
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Nley And it will not be my last I liked a lot of it And good outweighed the not as good Solid book is solid And sexy I wasn t expecting the sexy so when it crept up in there I was pleasantly surprised Especially the bout of dirty talk from a certain shifter I wish it happenedponders oh wait it did grins That s how I like my shifters to beWhy this was a solid read and why I m so there for book 2The snark I m a girl who loves the words and will give props to authors who sling them interestingly enough This author was funny and snarky So what The story starts off with a lonely man in his lonely house with just his mysterious antisocial neighbors for barely any company This guy is talking to the coffeepot The coffeepot And it was interesting The author The Unseen Wonder kept the pace up for the most part Maybe the author s humor and my humor are in accord but damn did I laugh out loud at some of Randy s inner thoughtsThe slow burnpacing I think it help set the tone and lent to the entire feel of the story I think readers who prefer the main characters to be extremely overt sexual or dramatized to be entertained might not enjoy this book This book seems slow at first grins But it s not at all Each chapter begins with wolf s thoughts then we cut to Randy and each month he s made it in Wolf WY We get to learn this fictional town through his eyes learn his neighbors through his eyes while the reader gets to be one step ahead withnowing the paranormal secret but not all of the components The first third of the book didn t seem to have a direction but once it started to fall into place and went where I wanted it to go I was all in The story comes into its own around the halfway markThe main charactersplot I love gruff characters okay I love when they can t speak can t share their feelings Some might say they re an asshole but guess what I happen to be fluent And if you pair said asshole with a chatty love interest aka total opposites and give me a few uncomfortable moments wiggles Let s just say I can t stop the grins from forming Their talks were great I enjoyed the pacing of their relationship There was an ease and it read believableIssues The last 10% if everything remained local or contained I think I might ve gave it an extra half heart I d have rather read about the events instead of reading what the main characters are getting from second hand news especially as this drove the plot along for a major part of the story Alsosomething felt rushed or unfinished I don t The Management Bible know if it is because this is the first of a series I think for the love interests in this novel their story is done If the next book features them again I don tnow what could be told about them When I rate I like to reflect look back at my notes and think about the chemistry the couple had This book s couple was solid but far from perfect And the ending which skyrocketed from slow burner into really interesting might ve overshadowed them for part of the last 10% The O Connell Zu schnell kids the last two I believe they re under ten Up until around 80% or so they were adorable And thenthey started acting like little mini adults And when they went back to being mini humans with childlike thoughts after speaking like adults and even cursing I don t likeids saying bad words Sue meI hope for from two characters both of whom were secondary Arias and the remaining O Connell I think there were interesting characteristics to give them their own stories separately of courseGreat start to a promising paranormal series I think readers who are looking for different might want to check this out There can only be so many different werewolf books out there They all start to meld togetherThis one won t 325 starsRandy moves from the city to a small town Wolf Wyoming He hopes to find some peace and uiet there and perhaps some friendly people What he gets is peace and uiet but no friendly peopleHis neighbors Vaughn and his 3 Sleepless (Bird of Stone, kids are just plain rude to him He doesn t get what s going on with them and why Vaughn seems interested in him but pushes him away at the same timeFor the first half of this book Vaugn is such an ass I truly hated him and wanted him to just go away But when he grew on Randy heind of grew on me tooOf course it was clear to me what was going on with Vaughn and his family from the start but I liked the little twist with the 18 year old son Lyle For most of this book I was ind of rooting for Randy to please get it on with both Vaughn and his son Lyle That would have been SO HOTWe got some shifters some action some smexy times and a nice romance Yep I enjoyed this one I was captivated by the eyes staring at me from the cover and curious about a title that was a city and state I checked the blurb Again sounded like my ind of story So I was good to go Paranormal stories particularly those involving shifters can be all over the place for me I love them but they generally hit the shallow end of the pool for me relying hard on the heat in the romance or the action instead of developing the tone and setting to create an atmosphere that feels paranormal I m not sure if I m explaining myself well enough to be understood This story felt genuine and authentic instead of contrived If a guy was to uncover the fact that others live alongside the humans this is how I would expect it to come about and how he would reactThe story opens when Randy moves from big city Washington DC to the sticks of Wolf WY He made a uick arbitrary deci. T only inspire but to bring Randy the peace he needs The view's not bad either Vaughn O'Connell and his family are Randy's only neighbors for miles and while Randy nows it's somewhat unlikely that a man with three ids is gay it doesn't hurt to look When.
Sion He needed to get away from his lying cheating ex fiance his stifling life as a long hours high pressure lawyer and he needed time to reassess away from his controlling mother It was like moving to another planet And the locals want nothing to do with the newcomer most especially his own next door neighborsRandy has this cozy day dream of living in a nice neighborhood talking over the fence participating in Halloween candy giving and enjoying the peace and harmony of the country But then he meets his standoffish unfriendly neighbor Vaughn O Connell Vaughn is a widower with three Invisible (The Curse of Avalon kids His oldest is eighteen and his other two are in grade school The family ignore all attempts at friendly waves hellos or even eye contact What gives Randy bristles from the treatment and so is ready to explode when he catches the drool worthy Vaughn and his oldest in his yard cutting down one of his treesThey have their say and he naturally has his He can out snark and out argue the best of them But the bottom line is they think he s a helpless city guy who will screw up often and force them to have to pull him out of difficulties before he eventually either goes back to where he s from or dies from exposure Randy has full intentions of proving Vaughn wrong but unfortunately he does prove rather inept when it comes to winterizing his vehicle to generators to the wolves and to evennowing to wear the right clothes for the cold And then there are the odd moments of weirdness about that family Randy can t uite figure it out Lyle seems to be on some Yummy Supper kick of proving himself by showing an interest in Randy because his dad Vaughn doesn t approve And Vaughn s behavior around Randy are confusing at bestRandy is learning that life in the country certainly isn t dull and there is definitely the possibility of something with the irascible Vaughn but then the secret of Wolf WY is revealed in the most shocking waySo this one was a gently paced book that had nuances and subtlety to it It eased the reader into Randy s life Randy is the sole narrator He s a fascinating individual I didn t like him much but I enjoyed experiencing his story I don t think I was meant to like him to tell the truth He comes with expectations assumptions a chip on his shoulder and a truckload of attitude The reader can see that while Randy is busy judging and assuming about his neighbors that he misses the fact that he s no paragon of virtue He s offended because Vaughn worries about the new neighbor watching hisids and warns him off but then turns around and worries that Vaughn is an abusive parent Later there is a moment where Vaughn tries to tell Randy that he needs space to deal with some issues Lyle is going through Randy jumps down his throat with a gay rant and how Vaughn needs to accept his son It s not always about your trigger issues Randy my man SighThe pair of them were both pretty crotchety cranky sorts Maybe that s why I had fun watching the hostilities slowly morph into something else The story takes place over several months and Vaughn s hesitations and slow advances leave Randy off balance and unsure Randy is slowly figuring out country living and slowly getting through to Vaughn and making friends with Vaughn s children even if he has to be careful with the oddly volatile LyleThe big reveal of Vaughn s secrets was the high point and moment of crisis in the story I enjoyed how it came about and the fall out Emotions and reactions were genuine to the characters and situation Doesn t mean that I didn t think Randy was a putz for snarling at Vaughn s ids the way he did while he was in a moment but it was an example of things getting realAnother twist comes after that and I loved it because it came out of nowhere but made senseI m glad to see this one is part of a series Not sure who gets their story next since this one is very isolated to mostly Randy Vaughn and the ids with maybe four other characters even mentioned far in the background Getting Lyle s story would be goodAll in all I found the story something refreshing in the way the characters were portrayed along with the paranormal tone I would recommend it to those who enjoy MM Paranormal RomanceI received this book in exchange for an honest review What I love about Henley s writing is his ability to make me laugh Or cry Depending on the scene of course Wolf WY did not make me cry but it did make me laugh out loud a few times because of Randy s sense of humorThe author AF Henley has a way with words I loved how Randy described his thoughts I did not mean how Randy articulate his thoughts on Vaughn and Lyle and their muscular and mouthwatering physiue laughs although there is that of course Ahem his feelings his surroundingsI also love that Henley makes his character easy to relate to No I did not mean that I saw a neighbor of mine morph into a wolf like Randy did Lol But some of us do tend to run away That or at least we want to run away from our problems even if it s just for a time or from someone else the way Randy ran away from his ex fianc Avery While we cannot all do a Randy and move to Wolf Wyoming to nurse our heartaches we could at least read a book That s what Wolf WY is forI do wish there were lovey dovey scenes between Randy and Vaughn maybe Henley can write a short story about the two in the near future nudge nudge Poke poke minus Lyle and the little tykes Hannah and Isaac though I must admit I loved them too Rating 455 star. A misunderstanding brings Randy face to face with both Vaughn and his eighteen year old son Lyle Randy's not sure what to feel about either of them But things are not what they appear in Wolf and the closer Randy gets the stranger the O'Connell family seem.
Henley was born with a full blown passion for run on sentences a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer from the first few I love my dog stories to the current leap into eroticaA self professed Google genius Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘res