Reviewed by Susan65
Title: Finding Finn
Author: Kiki Burrelli
Series: Wolf’s Mate #1
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 184 Pages
Publisher: Kiki Burrelli
Release Date: September 1, 2016
Available at: Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Finn thinks he’s not worthy of love. Luke thinks he’s destined to be a lone wolf. But once they find each other, their lives will never be the same.
Fresh out of the institution after a failed suicide attempt, Finn’s ready to crawl back up and reclaim life. He’ll stick to his plan, take the tests, kiss all the butts and get back into grad school. That’s all he thinks about until he meets his new roommate the older, intimidating Luke.
Kicked out of his pack for being gay, alpha wolf Luke sees no way out of the solitary life he leads. That is, until he sees Finn, bent over the kitchen island, and the need to claim him, take him, becomes too much to bear. He’ll do whatever it takes to bring Finn out of his shell and convince him they’re mates.
But Luke’s alpha essence begins to change Finn in ways he never could have imagined. While the possibility of starting a family fills him with pride, the fear of the unknown, of what it could do to Finn, fills him with dread.
One thing Luke knows for sure–there is no going back, not after finding Finn.
Review: Finn finds himself, fresh from the institution where he was locked up for suicidal tendencies, the mate of a wolf shifter. Life goes from strange to flat out bizarre in matter of minutes. Shifters he had no idea were even real are now front and center in his world. Too bad, the amazingly hot and gorgeous, Luke, is a lone wolf, in another pack’s territory, and now Finn finds himself a target.
This story is fast paced but well written. It was not an earthshattering new spin on shifters, but it was enjoyable and fun with all the drama going on around them. Finn and Luke do fall fast for each other, but that is pretty much expected in a shifter book about mates. In a traditional human story, I would roll my eyes, but with shifters, it is what it is, so I can more easily roll with it.
What was a surprise was how Luke’s dad changed his horrible ways. I admit it took me a while to trust the old goat, but at least this book ended with him on the straight and narrow. I loved that other wolves who are lost, fleeing from horrible packs, and/or rejected found solace and sanctuary with Luke. Luke is an alpha by birth but had no plans to lead a pack. But life finds a way.
Probably the only part that left me wanting more was the final show down between Alpha Luke and Alpha Lucien. After the buildup, it was kind of anticlimactic. Too easy, too fast. I almost felt like I missed something. The part I prized most was the pregnancy scare. I loved that Finn’s family, especially his doctor brother, stepped up when they needed them the most. They were never unsupportive but it was nice to see a family drama that didn’t include homophobia.
Wasn’t sure what to expect when I picked up this book, but I ended it looking forward to seeing what happened with Christian and his “expectant” state. Can’t wait to read book two. Highly recommended for the shifter and mpreg 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.*