Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Accepting His Wolf
Author: Sunny Day
Genre: M/M Sci-Fi/Futuristic/Paranormal
Length: 156 Pages
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand, Inc.
Release Date: July 9, 2014
Available at: Siren-Bookstrand, Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Not even Legion, the force which helped expel the aliens that invaded their world decades ago, is immune to the rift between humans and shifters. When hostilities between the two factions escalate to a point of crisis in Legion station Boer, Legion decides to put a stop to mutual mistrust. They send in a new station commander and name a shifter as his deputy.
Neither Nathaniel nor Rio are supporters of this plan, but both know it has to be done. They aren’t expecting the attraction that flares between them, and soon they are involved in a relationship. All around them tensions are mounting as friends and enemies alike pursue their own agenda. Between violent attacks and sly political maneuvering, it’s hard to stay together. Then Nathaniel’s past rears its ugly head, threatening to destroy everything Nathaniel holds dear. When a cunning enemy makes his move, they have to stand united or lose everything.
I have no idea how to categorize the genre for this book! It’s paranormal but it’s also a little sci-fi… but then it’s also a little futuristic… so, I don’t know! I’m going with all three genres! LMAO
With the new law of letting shifters legally join the Legion, Nathaniel’s not all that happy to be working on a station that’s so involved with the shifter community. He knows there will be hostility and animosity and he’s definitely not looking forward to it. Wolf shifter Rio was once the head of the Patrol, a group formed to gather evidence against the former station commander. Now, he’s been asked to work at station Boer to help keep an eye on the other shifters AND on the new commander. What Rio didn’t expect was an instant connection with Nathaniel or the way Nathaniel didn’t immediately take the humans side over shifters. But while Nathaniel may be fair in how he treats his employees, no matter their species, others on station Boer aren’t so eager to let shifters into the Legion or letting humans have all the control. Can Nathaniel and Rio navigate the conflicts at the station and a blast from Nathaniel’s past especially when they’re just starting to act on their attraction?
I really liked this one because it was a little different from the normal shifter story. I liked that it wasn’t insta-love and that there wasn’t an instant urge to mate. Nathaniel and Rio felt a spark but it wasn’t an all-consuming desire to fuck each others brains out. As characters, I liked that Nathaniel was so strong willed. He gets challenged and he stands his ground even if he’s considered weak among the shifters. He’s a no bullshit type guy and really hates politics. Rio was very surprising to me because he was such a strong wolf but he never questioned Nathaniel’s decisions or actions so he ultimately deferred to what most shifters would consider someone weaker than him. I really liked that because it showed Rio was an understanding and patient guy, who also happens to be very sweet and caring. And I really liked how well Rio took Nathaniel’s secret.
My biggest issue with this book is that the beginning was very confusing. I felt like I was just dropped into a world that I was expected to understand but, unfortunately, couldn’t really follow so the first chapter or so were hard to follow and why Nathaniel being reassigned to “this” station was so important. As the story progressed, however, it got easier to understand but those first moments were a little hard to get through and even having finished the story, I’m still a little confused on the setting and Boer station and its significance. Beyond that, my only other issue is that Ms. Day barely used contractions in the dialogue so when the characters spoke, it would sound stilted or awkward.
Overall, I still enjoyed this one. I’m a sucker for a paranormal shifter story, especially one that deals with military or governmental jobs! I liked this one because Nathaniel and Rio were co-workers but also because they had a good connection. I wished it could have been a little longer because I’d love to read more about these characters AND the world. I’m hoping there’s a sequel coming out someday because I think there’s a lot more potential just waiting to be written!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*