Title: Wild Retaliation
Series: Seaside Shifters 01
Author: Ethan Stone
Genre: Erotic Romance, Paranormal, Mystery, Suspense
Length: Novella (117 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (September 7, 2016)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥♥ 5 Hearts
Blurb: Chief of Police John Dakota is in a world of trouble. His peaceful town of Seaside, Oregon, has been rocked by a wave of unsolved murders. The bloody deaths are eerily reminiscent of ones that occurred in Seaside years ago. Back then John worked hard to make sure the truth about the killer was never revealed. Now he’s afraid the past is coming back to haunt him.
Trevor English, the nosy reporter who occasionally shares John’s bed, is demanding information about the crimes. He also wants more of John’s affections. But John can’t afford to give in to either demand without risking the revelation of Seaside’s biggest secret: the town is a haven for shifters, and John is one of them.
To solve the crime—and prevent more victims—John must delve into the past. Many members of Seaside’s shifter community are involved, but it’s becoming harder and harder to tell which residents can be trusted. Even John’s family isn’t above suspicion. The body count is rising, and it looks like John is the killer’s next target.
Review: This is the first time I have read a story by Ethan Stone and I have to say that it won’t be the last time. If I had any clues about his stories I am pretty damn sure I would have grabbed them all up.
I have not really been one for mysteries but I have come across a few that I absolutely loved and this one has the perfect twist to it. The Chief of Police just happens to be a sexy bear shifter.
John loves his little town and the people that live there. John is not only the chief of police but he is also a bear shifter. There are many shifters in Seaside Oregon and he loves the peacefulness that surrounds their community. However it also has some deadly secrets, such as his dead father. Murders that are just like the ones that happened many years ago, it would seem that they have a copycat.
Trevor is a crazy and nosy reporter who just happens to be in love with John. You could say that it was just a way to get release, but it turned into love. He doesn’t know all of John’s secrets but he sure wants to find out. You could say he had not expected the truth, however when his man is in trouble he will do whatever he can to save his man.
This story was fascinating and so damn hot. I was shocked to find out who was behind the murders but damn the story had kept me on the edge of my seat guessing. My attention had been caught the moment I started reading and kept it all the way to the end. It gave me everything I could want in a story and so much more.
I hope that Ethan makes this one into a series with a bit more characters finding love. I had so much fun reading it and can’t wait to see what other stories this author has out. This is one book I would definitely recommend.