After the events of the last book, I wasn’t sure what to expect next, but wow! The new elements paired with Arius’ revenge plot was not it and it was a delightful surprise. As I’ve noted before, I love the author’s take on paranormal romance and how it is generally told with the human view in mind and the humans do not easily find the secret paranormal world they are in easily accepted.
This third installment of the Wolf, WY series, Wolf, in League should be read in order as it flows from the previous stories.
Wolf, In League opens with a dedicated geneticist, Dr. Matthew Dietrich, for the Committee brought before the lead scientists and offered a shocking task. Matthew is a hard worker and prefers to work in the peaceful hours of the night as he searches for breakthroughs and seeks to amaze his employers so they’ll take him on permanently. The Committee is prestigious and would be a nice feather in his cap, but they also have the funds for him to work hard and discover much. Oddly, this isn’t the task his bosses have in mind.
Matthew is presented with the craziest thing he has ever heard- the existence of supernatural races like werewolves and vampires. He definitely has to believe in the existence of the vampires as his new partner. Gavin is most definitely a vampire, but he blows Matthew’s assumptions out of the water. Matthew must adjust while on the job as he and Gavin are sent to Wolf, WY to check on why the Committee has lost contact with the werewolf pack there. There is worry that the wilder and rebellious vampires are planning something.
Settled into their pretend marriage and home, Matthew and Gavin are wary of each other, but then things really get interesting when they get an up close and personal with the O’Connells and their situation. Things are definitely not what Matthew or the others were led to think when the truth starts coming out. A great conspiracy must be stopped.
I found Wolf, In League a neat addition to the series. Like the others it is parts well-developed and some parts needing a bit more, but a solid story path for all that. Up until now, the only other vampires in the story haven’t exactly been on the side of good, but now one of the main characters is a vampire. Matthew is a researcher and scientists so he is led by curiosity and need to know. He is on near overload with all that he has been exposed to with learning about the existence of supernatural races. It was fun to watch him adapt and slowly team up with the others, particularly Gavin.
Gavin was an interesting, enigmatic character. The story is all told from Matthew’s perspective so from the beginning, the reader must guess at Gavin’s thoughts and intentions. Though, granted, it wasn’t that hard to figure it out. Matthew is somewhat clueless, but then his focus is on so much more and he’s clueless about relationships and being social. In the end, it all comes out and it was a sweet romance surrounded by excitement and the issue with Arias and the Committee.
The ongoing inclusion of the O’Connells was welcome so I could have a little reunion with Randy and Vaughn, Lyle and Rafe, the kids, and now Randy’s dad. I think Randy’s down to earth wise dad was my favorite character. He may only be human, but he’s the most level headed of the bunch.
After that series of news segments at the end broadcasting a big world-changing event, I am now oh so curious to find out what happens next. This is a M/M Paranormal Romance series that’s a bit of something different in tone, world, and relationships that I would definitely recommend.
My thanks to Less Than Three Press for the opportunity to read this book in exchange for an honest review.
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