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Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn’t have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.
Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn’t, he’ll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian’s only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he’s found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.
Ian lost his father and brother to a gambling debt with a mob boss. Now he is doing his best to make the money needed to keep him from being essentially a sex slave for that same mob boss by continuing his father’s painting business.
Remy is the second most powerful werewolf in North America and finds his mate in the house painter whose come to do his newly purchased houses.
Remy is afraid to tell Ian his truths and Ian is afraid to trust someone so obviously out of his normal circle.
Eventually they must band together for Ian’s protection and slowly grow to love one another. They keep things chaste until Remy tells Ian of his true nature and claims him as his Mate.
I really liked the slow burn of this novel. The author does a lot to make the whole “insta-love” more palatable and sincere.
I liked the characters and found the story interesting. I wish there was more about them being wolves, however. Besides the rules and the mating bite there is absolutely nothing about being a werewolf in this story.
My main problem was the writing itself. It’s rather stiff and awkward, there are some grammatical mistakes and the dialog isn’t very believable. Everyone is entirely too self aware and they spend way too much time dissecting their feelings. There is a lot of telling and not much showing.
I think the creativity and storylines are great and with some improved editing future works could be outstanding.
3 of 5 hearts