Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Without Reservations
Author: J.L. Langley
Series: With or Without #1
Heroes: Chay & Keaton
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 201 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 27, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Sometimes love catches you by the tail.
Native American veterinarian—and werewolf—Chayton Wilson dreams of a fair-haired mate. However, he’s shocked to find his mate is a man. He’s not quite sure what to do with a male mate, but he’s more than willing to find out.
Keaton Reynolds wakes up in wolf form and finds himself with a mate. He’s instantly attracted, but not thrilled to find out the man is supposedly straight. A past relationship where his partner denied being gay left a bad taste in his mouth. Keaton wants to make a break for it and pretend he never set eyes on Chay—but Chay is not ready to let him go.
Together they work to battle prejudice and solidify their shaky relationship. Chay must deal with not only his mother’s preconceptions about gay men but also her hatred of white people. When a power struggle in Keaton’s pack threatens Keaton’s life, the two men must quickly learn whether they can depend on each other.
First Edition published by Samhain Publishing, Ltd., October 2006.
I was so excited when I saw J.L. Langley was re-releasing her With or Without series because it’s been so long since I’ve read these, I was eager to get back to this world. I loved seeing Chay and Keaton again and how sweet they are. I adored the fact that, while Chay said he only ever dated women, he wasn’t adverse to really embracing his relationship with Keaton. I loved that he wooed Keaton and wouldn’t give up on trying to make their relationship work even when Keaton wasn’t too confident Chay really wanted him. I enjoyed Keaton’s hesitance but also that he was worried what would happen to Chay later on. It was so sweet and I loved them together and their journey.
While I adored this one, it was just too smutty for my tastes. Whenever I thought Chay and Keaton were going to talk, they would have sex instead. Plus, I wanted to see what happened more with Keaton’s parents after everything happened.
All in all, I really enjoyed this re-release. I read this one so many years ago that, while I knew the gist of the story, I didn’t remember all the little things so it was great getting back into this world. I loved Chay and Keaton as characters and as a couple. I can’t wait to see what happens next in this series!
Overall Impression: I really liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*