Jackson Lewis isn’t a typical werewolf. He isolates himself in a small town outside Spokane and dedicates himself to making his business—Lone Wolf Brewery—a success. If it leaves him little time for romance, he’s okay with that. His soul mate could be out there somewhere, but he isn’t actively looking.
So he’s in for quite the shock when he literally bumps into his soul mate—Leo Gallagher, an adorable, nerdy, vibrant music therapist who’s Jackson’s polar opposite.
But he’s human. And a man.
Jackson is straight—or at least he’s always assumed so. Though he can’t deny his attraction to Leo, it’s a lot for both of them to deal with.
While Jackson and Leo figure out what their future might hold, they face prejudice from both the human and werewolf communities—including a group of fanatics willing to kill to show humans and werewolves don’t belong together.
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Lone Wolf is a bit different than most soul mate shifter stories with the way the bond works, and the world the author has created is an interesting one. I did have a hard time warming up to Jackson with his hot and cold attitude toward Leo. In fact, I spent a lot of time wishing Leo would just punch him in the mouth and be done with it, but I suppose that wouldn't have worked well for the romance. We do have some added danger and suspense by way of a group determined to keep humans and werewolves separate and I would've really liked to have seen a bit more development on that angle. I did like that no matter how much Jackson protested, he found himself doing things with Leo in mind, even when it doesn't look like there will be a relationship. All in all, it is an interesting and entertaining read.
2.5-3 stars- Man, it’s always disappointing to write reviews like this. When I first read the blurb for Lone Wolf, I was really excited. I enjoy well-written shifter books, especially when they offer up something a bit different from the norm, and I usually really enjoy this author’s work. Better yet, this book is set in my hometown- so I was hoping to get some good landmarks referenced that made me connect with the book and characters that much more. Unfortunately, that trend didn’t hold here. Perhaps it was a case of trying to conquer too much with the characters, romance, suspense, and side plots, but the writing and flow felt disjointed and repetitive. Add to that a lack of strong characters and minimal chemistry, and Lone Wolf ended up being a bit of a letdown for me. From the start, Lone Wolf wasn’t quite what I was expecting. Jackson and Leo are solid characters in theory, with decent back stories that promise all kinds of sparks, but I found the men to be fairly frustrating the more they developed. In particular, Jackson’s insistence in proclaiming he wasn’t gay got old really fast and Leo’s hot and cold responses at the end rather than honest communication wore on me. Admittedly, the gay-for-you trope tends to be a hard sell for me, and when that’s combined with the “soul mate” brand of insta-love, I’m even less enthused. I needed some level of chemistry to ignite between Jackson and Leo so I saw why they were soul mates and what made their relationship worth fighting for, and I simply never saw or felt that. On top of the lackluster romance, there were lots of extraneous side plots involving hate groups, property damage, assault, and familial relationships impeding the flow of the novel, and it became too much. Once moments and self-reflections became a three-peat occurrence, my interest in Lone Wolf waned considerably. Overall, I think the plot was promising, but it simply didn’t work all that well for me. Though I don’t doubt that this will be an enjoyable read for some, for now I’ll just look forward to the author’s next release.
This book has a lot going on in it. Lone Wolf is the second book I've read by Anna Martin and it left me conflicted. On the one hand, I never got bored reading it and I found it entertaining. On the other hand, I think there was too much going on and too many unanswered questions. That's why I only gave Lone Wolf three stars where it would normally have been a higher rating. Jackson is a werewolf who has always identified as straight; then he meets his soul-mate, Leo, who is a gay man. This totally shakes him up and he has more than a little bit of trouble dealing with the fact that his soul-mate is a man. This issue probably takes up most of the story but then there are some other things thrown in. Jackson owns a microbrewery that is destroyed by arson. Leo works part-time dancing at a gay nightclub where a major incident, involving people getting sick, occurs. There's a group called the Human Protection League that wants to see werewolves contained. Jackson's new place of business is threatened. All of these things created a bit too much chaos for me but I probably could get past that. What really bothered me is that the book just ended with no resolution to too many threads of the story. I don't know if this is to be the first book in a series or not. If it is then perhaps the next one will have some resolution for these things. I definitely would like to know more about Jackson and Leo's relationship a few months, or more, down the road. I'll concede that the story has a HFN (happy for now) for Jackson and Leo but that just wasn't really enough for me with this book. An advanced copy of this book was provided to me but my review was voluntary and not influenced by the author. ***Reviewed for Xtreme-Delusions dot com***
At the beginning of The Lone Wolf, you’ll be introduced to Kasey Sanford. Within a few words, you’ll immediately relate to a woman leading what is on the surface a fairy-tale life that is shattered by the infidelity of her husband, David. The day-to-day business of living for Kasey is turned upside down as she is confronted with forks in a road she never dreamed of traveling. Understanding her role as a partner through life is the journey a reader will travel with page-turning pleasure and sadness. E.D. Martin expertly brings forth the empathy of the reader with an unusual and wonderful approach, alternating character views with Andrew Adams, the man Kasey will ultimately turn to for healing the ache and confusion of a collapsing life. Carrying a load of his own demons, chemistry draws them together in mutual need. The Lone Wolf is a character driven story. As with most people, personal history dominates behavior, and the methodology used to reveal the motivations and behavior of Andrew is artfully done. No spoilers here, but you will find the process of this presentation a pleasant read. I recommend this book, and I’m looking forward to a continuation of this story.