Martin And The Wolf [MultiFormat]
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eBook by Anne Brooke
eBook Category: Erotica/Gay-Lesbian Erotica/Dark Fantasy
eBook Description: When thirty-six-year-old lecturer Martin meets the mysterious Lucas at a neighbor's midsummer party, the attraction is instant and hot. The two men soon start a relationship, but Martin is puzzled by Lucas' behavior. He's not like any man Martin has ever known--indeed, sometimes Lucas hardly seems human at all--and Martin wants to find out why.
But on one August night, when Martin tracks Lucas to the depths of the local park, he discovers eye-opening, fantastical realities about his new lover and the pack of strange wolves Lucas runs with than he had ever thought possible. Can Martin handle the truth?
Genres: Gay / Dark Fantasy / Werewolf / Exhibitionism / Public Places
eBook Publisher: Amber Quill Press, Published: 2010
Fictionwise Release Date: February 2011
9 Reader Ratings:
"...A smexy little romance and I loved that it was definitely set in Britain. A nice change from generic locales..."--Tam, Tam's Reads
"...This gracefully written story handles the novelette length just fine, delivering an absorbing opposites-attract story warmed by understated humor...The story's strength lies in the contrast between Lucas's subtly animalistic nature with his civilized surroundings, and in the unflappable and fascinated acceptance that Martin displays towards him...This is a good story that focuses on a conflict that is just big enough to be meaningful, and just small enough to be handled perfectly within the incredibly difficult novelette form..."--Val, Obsidian Bookshelf
"4.75 Stars!...A lever shifter book that uses a mix of humour and tension to tell the story of a shy academic who falls for a strange hairy, anti-social man...I've enjoyed all the books and stories I've read from Anne Brooke so far and this short was no exception...I liked the balance of the amusing scenes, such as Lucas waking up Martin by nipping his ear, with the more tense scenes toward to the end. Another part I liked was the way that Martin changes as the story progresses...If you like shifter books, and a blend of humour and tense drama in your M/M romance, then this book is for you. I thought it was just marvelous."--Jenre, Reviews By Jessewave
"...A well-constructed short story featuring a werewolf romance. The characters are interesting...Anne Brooke has created an enjoyable light reading snippet for fans that are fond of shifter stories."--Chocolate Minx, Literary Nymphs Reviews
"...An interesting story. I enjoyed the general idea of the story, it was a fresh take on the typical werewolf angle...Well written?"--Hayley, Fallen Angel Reviews
"5 Lips!...A short but well-done shifter story. I particularly liked the feral quality that hovers around Lucas. I love alpha males and Lucas is one in spades...When you want a steamy male-on-male shifter story, I heartily recommend Martin And The Wolf."--Tina, Two Lips Reviews
MARTIN AND THE WOLF
I wasn't looking for anyone when I first met Lucas. Not really. I'd split up with my boyfriend about ten months previously and, frankly, couldn't be bothered to seek out another relationship. The ex had put me through the mill a damn sight more than once, and I needed the break.
Didn't mean a bloke couldn't have fun, though. So when the midsummer party invitation came from the couple who used to live next door, I thought, What the hell, why not? I'd got on well with Frank and Miranda, and I was more than happy to catch up with them in their new home. It was only about twenty miles away, not that far at all.
Which explained why, on the evening of June 21st, I could be found in a posh house in the middle of the Surrey countryside, with a cocktail in my hand--unknown ingredients but it exploded in the mouth--and a smile on my face. A genuine one as I was deep in conversation with Miranda, a woman in her fifties with cropped blonde hair and wise green eyes.
"Good," she said with pleasing conviction once I'd reassured her I was still definitely single. "Alan was a nasty piece of work, and I have no idea why you stayed together for so long. Frank and I never took to him. I'm so happy you've finally got rid of him."
I shrugged and smiled. It wasn't the first time she'd said this, but it was nice to hear it again. Actually, the final showdown hadn't been quite like that, though I did feel proud that I'd thrown a plate at the wretched Alan's departing back. Without my glasses, it had missed and bounced off the wall, but, hey, at least I'd tried. Right here and now however, I couldn't help the secret glow that came from Miranda's assumption I'd been the one doing the dumping. Still, knowing her, she was simply trying to make me feel better. An effort for which I was grateful.