Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Winter’s Wolf
Author: Tara Lain
Series: Tales of the Harker Pack #3
Heroes: Winter Thane/Matt Partridge
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 220 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 27, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Winter Thane was raised on the two cardinal rules of werewolf existence: don’t reveal yourself to humans under penalty of death, and there’s no such thing as a gay werewolf. It’s no surprise when his father drags him from his wild life in remote Canada back to Connecticut to meet his old pack in hopes it will persuade Winter to abandon his love of sex with human males. Of course Dad’s hopes are dashed when they come face-to-face with the gay werewolves in the Harker pack.
Winter takes one look at FBI agent, Matt Partridge, and decides bird is his favorite food. Partridge is embroiled in an investigation into drug dealing and the death of a fellow agent. He can’t let himself get distracted by the young, platinum-haired beast, but then Winter proves invaluable in the search for clues, a move that winds them both up in chains and facing imminent death. Winter quickly learns his father’s motives are questionable, the pack alphas are a bunch of pussies, humans aren’t quite what they seem, and nothing in the forests of Connecticut is pure except love.
Review: It took me a little bit to get into Winter and Matt’s story, but once all the pieces fell into place, it was smooth sailing. Winter, though very young and raised away from the pack, turned out to be a very intelligent and super social werewolf. Not to mention the fact that he was also huge and gorgeous. Still, with all he had going for him, he still finds himself in tough situations and working undercover for the FBI. All this because he is a do-anything-to-please kind of man.
Winter was raised under the iron fist of his father, who instilled in him the dire need to keep humans from discovering that werewolves existed, drilled into his head that gay werewolves didn’t exist, and forbade him to have sex with humans. All of which turns into a struggle for Winter…especially where FBI Matt is concerned.
Matt has his own demons to deal with as his dad is mentally ill, being cared for at home, and Matt is convinced he is following in his footsteps. He doesn’t see a happy ending in his future but that doesn’t keep him from lusting after Winter.
Once the story got rolling, and we get passed the back stories of both Winter and Matt, it turned into a great continuation of the Harker Pack series. As always, it’s great to catch up with past characters and see how things have progressed in their lives. I loved the twist with Winter’s dad and his little indiscretion which resulted in a nice surprise. I saw it coming, but i enjoyed it anyway.
Tara Lain’s books are guilty pleasure that I continue to look forward to, and in this case, I am hopeful for more with the Tales of Harker Pack. Her writing is easy, fun, and sexy. A winning combination that never fails to please.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*