Reviewed by Ami
Title: Wanting the Wolfman
Author: Louise Collins
Heroes: Joel & Guy
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 200 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 26, 2018
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Can love be more than a memory?
Three years ago, an attack cost Joel his leg… and his memories. Though he was told a dog he’d befriended savaged him, he has one hazy recollection: the stunning silver eyes of a wolf… or maybe a man. Desperate for the truth, he struggles back into the woods where his life changed in search of his animal friend.
When he finds the wolf who has stalked his thoughts, he demands it reveal its true form, and he meets Guy, the man within the wolf. Guy is guarded, but the wolf knows Joel belongs with them, and gradually, Guy can only agree. Things fall into place, but then Joel inadvertently exposes the man and the wolf he’s coming to love.
Guy and the wolf are forced to flee, but can Joel follow?
Sometimes it is worth taking a chance on a new-to-me author, simply because of the blurb. Yes, it was the blurb that pulled me in when I received the advanced copy newsletter from the blog and DSP. First, it said “cost Joel his leg” then “a dog he’d befriended savaged him”. I thought, “Huh, it doesn’t feel like usual shifters story, let me give it a go.”
Well, I was pleasantly surprised because it wasn’t like what I expected. I mean yes, I had a feeling it would be different, but I wasn’t exactly expecting how the author described Guy and the wolf.
See, Guy is not exactly a werewolf. He is a result of ** SPOILER ALERT ** scientific experimentation. So, the Wolf (yes, I am using capital to describe him) is sort of a separate identity from Guy. Guy describes that him and the Wolf are not the same; they have different feeling, different thinking. Which for me makes this book a very INTERESTING read!
I loved the parts where it was just Joel and the Wolf (Wolf is like a beast of a dog!) but I also enjoyed Joel’s time with Guy. The Wolf has crush on Joel first, so he is more affectionate and protective of Joel. While Guy is more reserved and keeps his distance from Joel – because hey, he’s a human who can change into wolf, and I assume he’s way older than Joel’s twenty-one years old.
In a way, this is like two love stories *laugh*. Joel and the Wolf’s is sweet, like human love for their pets. While Joel and Guy’s is tentative but slowly turn into something more.
There are threats to their relationship of course – which you must find out by reading it yourself. Beware of one jerk of an ex-boyfriend, frustrating mother who thinks she knows better for her son, and small town people who prefer to side with the rich and powerful family.
Even if I wanted some things to be more explored, especially about Guy and his past, but in overall I was satisfied with this book *happy face*
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*