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The New Wolf
A dangerous lone wolf is intent on destroying the beginnings of a pack and when Connor is attacked and near death, there is only one thing that can save him. A wolf shifter’s bite.
After a hate crime leaves one of them near dead, Veterinarian Josh Nolan and Cop Connor Vincent are starting a new life in Black Creek, a remote town on the edge of the Green Mountains range, Vermont. Josh is taking over his grandfather’s practice, and Connor starts a new position with the local sheriff’s office. When Connor becomes curious about unsolved crimes going back fifty years he can’t know the kind of secrets he begins to unearth. Or the danger that he puts himself and Josh in.
The smell of coffee woke him and he reached across the bed to check for Josh. When he felt empty sheets, he assumed Josh was the one making coffee. His feet hitting the floor sent a sensation of pain up his legs and he cursed under his breath. He had issued a check with Josh that his body couldn’t cash. Either that or he was getting old. Padding into the kitchen, he blearily rubbed his eyes. It seemed they’d slept through the day and it was after nine in the evening. Josh was wearing sweats that hung from his hipbones and in the soft light from the hall, the dark kitchen was casting weird shadows around his lover. Connor had never seen anything so beautiful as Josh leaning against the counter, waiting for the coffee machine to do its thing.
He yawned widely behind a hand and crossed to Josh, cuddling him from behind. Josh tensed in his arms momentarily in surprise. Evidently, he hadn’t expected Connor out of bed yet. Then he relaxed back into Connor’s hold and finally turned in his arms and pulled Connor closer for a hug.
“How you doing?” he asked gently.
“Aching a bit,” Connor answered truthfully. After five years together, Josh could see through Connor like his mom used to be able to do. According to Josh, he could tell when Connor was lying, joking, or any other ing Connor attempted to pull on him.
“You should probably take some more pain meds.” Josh punctuated that with a kiss and, for a second, they stood close and kissed gentle close-mouthed kisses and simply held each other.
“It’s weird,” Connor started. “My thigh is fine, my chest, fine, but I feel like every muscle in me aches, and my joints, my knees, even my damn elbows. Like I’ve pushed too many weights, or run three marathons back to back.”
Josh tugged back a little and, even without being able to see into Josh’s eyes, Connor knew his other half was probably going to mention the unnecessary sex in the hallway. He wasn’t wrong.
“We shouldn’t have done that this morning,” Josh admonished. “You’re not well enough.”
“I was fine. You weren’t complaining.”
Josh huffed a laugh, then turned back to the coffee. Carrying two mugs into the front room, they sat next to each other on the old wide sofa that had come as part of the house.
“I’ll be complaining tomorrow,” Josh deadpanned. “I’m not saying it wasn’t hot, but jeez, look at this.” He wriggled a little and pushed down his sweats to expose his left hipbone and five perfect crescent dents that were red and sore.
“Shit, babe,” Connor snapped immediately. He placed the coffee down, then touched the marks on Josh’s beautiful unblemished skin. “Did I do that?” He leaned down and pressed a kiss to the marks, then sat back up, not knowing what to say. Should he say sorry? Is that what Josh wanted. Why was it so difficult to read Josh’s expression? Normally he could read Josh as easily as he, himself could be read.
“You just don’t know your own strength,” Josh said without accusation. Then he straddled Connor’s lap and buried his face in Connor’s neck. “I fucking loved it,” Josh mumbled.
Connor held him tight and relished the feel of Josh’s skin against his own. “I love you,” he said gently.
“I love you, too,” Josh murmured. “Don’t ever get attacked in the forest again. Okay?”
Connor moved so that more of Josh’s weight rested on him. The feeling of him was exquisite. Then he cuddled hard and made a mental promise never to go into the trees again.
RJ Scott is the bestselling gay romance author of over ninety MM romance books. She writes emotional stories of complicated characters, cowboys, millionaire, princes, and the men who get mixed up in their lives. RJ is known for writing books that always end with a happy ever after. She lives just outside London and spends every waking minute she isn’t with family either reading or writing.
RJ also writes MF romance under the name Rozenn Scott.
The last time she had a week’s break from writing she didn’t like it one little bit, and she has yet to meet a bottle of wine she couldn’t defeat.
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Title: The New Wolf
Series: Building The Pack #1
Author: R.J. Scott
Length: Novella (101 Pages)
Publisher: Love Lane Books Limited (2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 3.5 Hearts
Blurb: A dangerous lone wolf is intent on destroying the beginnings of a pack and when Connor is attacked and near death, there is only one thing that can
save him. A wolf shifter’s bite.
After a hate crime leaves one of them near dead, Veterinarian Josh Nolan and Cop Connor Vincent are starting a new life in Black Creek, a remote town on the
edge of the Green Mountains range, Vermont.
Josh is taking over his grandfather’s practice, and Connor starts a new position with the local sheriff’s office.
When Connor becomes curious about unsolved crimes going back fifty years he can’t know the kind of secrets he begins to unearth. Or the danger that he puts
himself and Josh in.
Review: I have had the pleasure to read many stories by this amazing author and have adored all of them. Now with this one, I have found that I am balancing between liking and not liking it. It is a very interesting paranormal story mixed in with danger, suspense and a mystery of sorts.
Josh and Connor moved to a small town after Josh almost lost his life to a hate crime. Josh had bought into a small vet office that once belonged to his grandfather and his grandfather’s lover. Connor was a cop from a big city, to working for the police where they were at. Things are a bit off in this little town. It makes it so Connor is really getting interested in some long ago murders. Too bad it leads him right into a big old paranormal surprise.
Now Josh is willing to do anything for Connor, but Connor has to figure out what the hell is happening. It causes a major strain between two men that desperately love each other. It is a very interesting story that is unique. I think in all my time of reading I have only came across one or two with similar tones to them. With this one it is a very dark tone, that I didn’t really care for. Although the story doesn’t drag, I do wish we had a little more of the beginning of why they did this change. I know we know why, but I want to know more. I have to say with the way the people in this town acted, one would guess that it led into something darker and deeper.
I find that I didn’t really care for this book. I am hoping that the next book is on a lighter note. Other than that I would recommend it, if you love true love, hot sexy men, twists and turns and a dark secret.