A Being(s) in Love Story
On the run from his old-blood werewolf family, Tim Dirus finds himself in Wolf's Paw, one of the last surviving refuges from the days when werewolves were hunted by humans and one of the last places Tim wants to be. Kept away from other wolves by his uncle, Tim knows almost nothing about his own kind except that alpha werewolves only want to control and dominate a scrawny wolf like him.
Tim isn’t in Wolf’s Paw an hour before he draws the attention of Sheriff Nathaniel Neri, the alphaest alpha in a town full of alphas. Powerful, intimidating, and the most beautiful wolf Tim has ever seen, Nathaniel makes Tim feel safe for reasons Tim doesn’t understand. For five years he’s lived on the run, in fear of his family and other wolves. Everything about Wolf’s Paw is contrary to what he thought he knew, and he is terrified. Fearing his mate will run, Sheriff Nathaniel must calm his little wolf and show him he’s more than a match for this big, bad alpha.
|Product dimensions:||6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.78(d)|
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Characters you love to root for. Funny, sarcastic and often oblivious yet brave and honorable when it counts. Great supporting cast. I really really hope we get Albert's story before the author finishes with this world. Each installment about the Beings has been a pleasure!
So this book was fantastic. I have to first say that this is the first book I have read of the series and while they don't seem to be so connected that they have to read in order, there are characters that are mentioned in this book that were introduced in the beginning of the series and it really made me wonder about the character Ray. Anyhoo, I read this first because it was recommended to me on one site or another and the description and the fact that this was a full length novel caught my attention big time. There may be spoilers ahead: So the protagonist is Tim who is an anything but average werewolf on the run from his family no less. And once you hear how he was treated by his Uncle Silas and Silas' right-hand man, Luca, you not only sympathize with Tim for running for the last five years, you applaud him the strength it took to run and stay hidden for as long as he had. Tim ran away at age 15 and left behind wealth, power, position, and a veritable prison of his uncle's making. He had come to live with his uncle, the patriarch of the Dirus family (one of the oldest and well-known were families in the world) after his mother died a few years prior. For the next few years he was kept locked away in a manor house, without contact of any kind save his uncle's afternoon sessions of chess and talk of how to run a corporation. He was hidden away because, for a were, especially of the breeding of the Dirus family, Tim was exceptionally small. Silas hated this either because it was a blemish on their family's bloodline, or he felt overprotective, or some twisted combination of the two. Either way he kept Tim away from regular school, and the outside world in general. He never had friends, he never got to go play, he never even got to shift and run on the full moon. Tim grew up always believing that he was never enough for his uncle's liking and that's why he was locked away with a paid pack of guards rather than a pack that was like family. He grew up without knowing how to interact within a pack, or in just everyday social situations. He had no idea what it truly meant to be a were. He'd been fed lies and old wives tales of beastly alphas that would dominate him into submission; who would mount and claim him if they had the chance whether it was consensual or not. These lies were reinforced by Luca, uncle Silas' lieutenant. Luca used Tim's youth and naivete and his (very brief) crush on Luca to terrorize him. Because Luca would trap him against walls and hurt him, threaten to have his way with him, Tim believed this was how all weres acted. Afraid of the lies that Luca told him of being promised Tim once he came of age, and tired of being locked away from the world like a dirty secret, Tim ran. After five years of drifting he ends up in Wolf's Paw, a small mountain town that acts as a refuge for weres and humans alike. Anyone in need or in trouble is offered sanctuary and protection. This is the first time Tim has been around weres, having always stayed in cities filled with humans, where he could blend in. Tim struggled to settle in this town. He felt like everyone--especially the big alpha werewolf sheriff, Nathaniel--was out to get him, just waiting for him to step out of line. But this wasn't the case at all... The rest of the review got cut off. Just read it.