The Rock Star and the Wolf by J.C. Holly
Harlan Weatherly is a Hunter, a shifter who metes out justice to those of his kin who think themselves above the law. He’s also horny as hell.
After his latest hunt goes wrong, leaving a fleeing and bitten victim, he has to work hard to track down the man and train him in the ways of shifters. His job gets that much harder when he finds out that the man in question is none other than Mitchell “Mitch” Shaw, world famous rock star. After a chance encounter in a gay bar the two soon come together, but it quickly becomes clear that training isn’t the only thing on their minds.
On top of a burgeoning relationship, and getting used to living the life of luxury, Harlan also has to avoid the increasingly ferocious attacks of his latest target’s wolf pack.
Can Harlan and Mitch’s relationship weather the oncoming storm?
Mitch is a world famous rock star coming off his tour when he is bitten by a wolf. He doesn’t know it is a werewolf and has changed him. Harlan is an enforcer. His job is to take care of werewolves that are not following the rules. He has been hunting the werewolf who bit Mitch but arrived just a fraction too late to prevent Mitch from being bitten.
I thought this was an interesting take on werewolves. The writing was pretty good. I couldn’t get into the story though. The characters seemed good. Mitch being a star didn’t play a huge role overall. It seemed that Harlan took care of most troubles and never really needed help. I There characters at times didn’t act in the way that I would expect. Not much freaking out for Mitch when he discovers what has actually happened to him and the way Harlan lied (by omission) to him. There is no explanation of the werewolf culture or these rules that Harlan is to enforce. We have little to explain the Ancients that are the ultimate werewolves. The world building just seems awful weak to me. The characters aren’t all that off, I guess, but I really don’t understand what they see in each other. They hardly talked in the story or if they did it was “and they talked”. No description or other relationship building material to make out of it. It all just seemed so flat to me, I couldn’t connect and get into the story.
Posted on Friday, November 22nd, 2013, in Book Review, Contemporary, Fantasy, M/M Romance, Novella: 100-150 pages, Three Roses, TJ and tagged J.C. Holly, M/M Romance, Novella, Shifters, Siren-Bookstrand, Three Roses. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.