Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Home is Where You Are
Author: Alex Jane
Series: Alphas’ Homestead #1
Heroes: Caleb / Jacob
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 185 Pages
Publisher: Alex Jane
Release Date: June 10, 2016
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: By the winter of 1870, Caleb Fletcher has carved out a sheltered existence for himself in a simple cabin, outside a small town in the backwaters of Nebraska, resigned to living out his days as a solitary wolf. But his quiet life is interrupted when another werewolf lands on his doorstep on the eve of a snowstorm, brutalized almost beyond repair, with nowhere else to turn.
When Caleb reluctantly welcomes Jacob into his cabin, and eventually his bed, it forces him to face up to the traumas he’s been running from; the shame that made him leave his pack behind, and the horrors of war he endured.
As the weeks pass, it seems that Jacob’s arrival might not be the coincidence it first appeared. Jacob has an agenda. One that involves Caleb. And if Caleb agrees to it – if he can let go of his past and his prejudices – it will change Caleb’s whole world. Maybe even for the better.
Without a mate – a family, a pack – a wolf has no home.
But what if home finds you?
Review: Alexa Jane is a new author to me and I was not disappointed. I have a soft spot in my heart for shifters and hurting Alpha’s, and in this book we get two hurting alphas. What I was a little hesitant about was the historical timeframe (1800’s) because that is not usually a fan favorite of mine, but honestly, besides the fact they rode on horses or in carriages, I could not really tell it was set so far in the past. Which is a major win-win for me. Maybe because it took place on a ranch/farm in Nebraska and to me, things that occurred in the book, or the way they lived, would not surprise me if some still lived that way today.
There is a little homophobia from the small town minds, but the bigotry was based mainly on the human’s fear of werewolves. Shifters who heal almost instantly, are stronger than superman, and can smell a heartbeat a mile away. I also enjoyed that the author twisted it up a bit and didn’t stick with the overused generalities found in many shifter books. For instance, only Alphas can totally shift into a wolf, and alphas are recognized by their blue eyes.
So, basically, I went into this book looking to get my alpha/shifter fix and walked away highly entertained and very excited to move onto the next book. Highly recommended for the shifter fans.
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*