Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Werewolves of Chernobyl
Authors: K.A. Merikan and L.A. Witt
Genre: MMM paranormal
Length: 266 Pages
Publisher: Wing and Fang
Release Date: May 5, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: — Being kidnapped by two werewolves is an adventure after all, right? Right?! —
If Quinn wants to get the best photos for his travel blog, no gate is too tall, and no ‘do not enter’ sign actually means he won’t go in. What he finds in a hidden exclusion zone by Chernobyl blows his mind. Mutants? Monsters? He doesn’t know, but he is bound to find out when not one but two of them break into his hotel. Too bad the rules and attitudes they have toward sex don’t match Quinn’s at all.
Born with a disabled hand, smaller than the other werewolves, Dima is the lowest of the low in his pack, but when he meets the loveliest human he’s ever seen, he knows his luck has changed. The last thing he expects though is his beloved friend Nazar turning on him once Dima’s affection for Quinn deepens, and he refuses to be mounted by Nazar anymore.
Nazar is a high ranking soldier in his pack, but in his powerful body hides a gentle soul, and all he wants is to escape the pack with Dima. But once Dima claims Quinn as his, secrets Nazar has so far kept hidden rear their ugly head. The werewolf language doesn’t have words to describe what they crave, so Quinn might be the only one to help them solve the puzzle of the desires that go against the rules of their pack.
Review: I am a huge fan of of these authors, and also love shifter stories, so when I saw this title paired with these authors, I knew I had to give it a go. One thing I can guarantee you is that you have not read a paranormal, werewolf shifter story quite like this one yet. The twists, the turns, the history, and the dynamics of a ménage involving a human and two werewolf shifters made this one for the record books.
Dima was a heartbreaking werewolf. He was born smaller, weaker, and deformed. This led to his constant belittlement within the pack and required him to always be submissive and a “bottom”. This is kind of hard for a werewolf born a natural alpha and “top”. He was so sweet and my heart literally ached for him. Nazar, a natural submissive born in a big, strong warrior body, was Dima’s only friend and protector. These two obviously loved each other, but didn’t really understand that concept until they meet Quinn.
Quinn is an American tourist visiting the Ukraine when he is kidnapped, willingly I might add, by these two werewolves. He literally and enthusiastically fell into bed with shifters in their wolf man shape, got knotted, and then freaked about it afterwards. Seriously Quinn…I understand you may have been having a dry spell, but I can’t see anyone moving from fear to lust that fast. I admit I almost put the book down at this point because it seemed so over the top. The reason I kept going was because I am a sucker for jealousy issues and wanted to see how that played out between Dima and Nazar.
Redemption! I was extremely pleased with the power play and relationship issues that came into play once Dima and Quinn found their roles within the pack, and Nazar was basically kicked to the curb. I couldn’t fault Dima for what he said, though kind of harsh, because he was only doing what he knew and learned from his pack. Watching this trio try to make a real go a being a throuple was heartbreaking and heartwarming.
Even though the story started out kind of outlandishly, even for me, it ended really well, and I found that I wound up liking it far more than I thought I would.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the authors in return for a fair and honest review.*
Just added to my “To Read” list. Sounds so interesting!