Book Reviews

The Gentle Wolf (Perth Shifters 2) by Pia Foxhall

Genre Gay / Demisexual / Paranormal / Shifters / Romance
Reviewed by nakin1978 on 13-November-2020

Book Blurb

Omega Aodhan Donne has buried his past, his life revolves around his chocolaterie, Little Star, a place where he creates sweet and happy memories. Demisexual, and used to being shoved in the friends category by the time he falls for someone, he throws all his energy into creating romantic moments for others in his store, neglecting his needs. His highlight for two years has been the man who visits his shop every Tuesday.

Beta Thomas Wilson is an historian who believes the past should be unearthed, working as the curator at Western Australia’s only shifter museum, educating children and adults about shifter history. Quiet and hard-working, he allows himself to visit Aodhan at Little Star once a week, as a treat.

When Aodhan decides he wants to get know Thomas better, he offers him a window into a complicated history that influenced the lives of shifters in the whole of Australia, and faces the possibility of Thomas learning too much about his dark past.

After deciding to take it slow, their unconventional relationship becomes a whirlwind, sweeping them up together and blowing open the doors hiding their painful pasts. They couldn’t face their truths alone, but if they’re willing to face them together, Aodhan and Thomas may get the love they’ve always yearned for.


Book Review

I have to be honest and say that I enjoyed the first book in this series more than the second one. This was a good read, but whereas the first book was a slow burn that took off about halfway through the story, this book was way more drawn out. It is definitely a slow-burn but it is a slow slow-burn read. 


Aodhan is an omega. Though he tries to distance himself as much as possible from his past, it seems to catch up with him when he least expects it to – whether it be in real life or his nightmares. But regardless of who his grandfather was or what he did to Aodhan while he was growing up, he has made a success of himself with his own store called Little Star.


For the past two years, Aodhan has had a regular named Thomas who comes in every Tuesday. Recently Aodhan has noticed something inside of him has begun to change. He has started feeling an attraction to Thomas. Aodhan is demisexual this is somewhat unexpected. Aodhan decides it is time to take a risk and let Thomas know that he has a crush on him and this risk pays off. Thomas has evidently been feeling the same for him for a while now. Both men enter a relationship knowing that it will be slow going because they both have things in their past that holds each of them back.


After several months of seeing each other, things are still moving slowly between them and Thomas knows that even though he has started to open up about his past, Aodhan has a firm lock on his that seems to not have a key. After Aodhan’s sister takes it upon herself to reveal the truth to Thomas, he knows it is going to be a huge feat to get Aodhan to not only talk about his past and the abuse he suffered, but to also get him to deal with it as well. If not then these two may not stand a chance at a real relationship. Will Aodhan finally deal with the things that happened to him or will he act as if they did not happen as he has always done?


This was a good read but I was really hoping for more out of this book after reading the first book in the series. Regardless of not being my favorite I do look forward to whatever this series will have coming out next. I really hope that it will be Hunter’s book. I think that will be a great one!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novel, 288 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 13-November-2020
Price $4.99 ebook
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