Book Reviews

The Wolf's Man Friday (Nose to Tail Inc. 2) by Julia Talbot at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 20-March-2018

Book Blurb

The last thing Sebastian Zeller wants is to be pack Alpha. But when the pack leader, his uncle Ron, is attacked, he has no choice but to leave his beloved Colorado mountains and fulfill his duty as Ron’s heir—at least until his uncle recovers. In the meantime, he intends to lure the attacker out… and make them pay.

 

When Ron gets wind of Sebastian’s plan to catch the attacker, he doesn’t like the idea of risking his heir. That’s where Jaxon Reedis comes in—he’ll balance protecting the dark and sexy werewolf with pretending to be his personal assistant. He’s walking a fine line that requires all his foxy wit and craftiness… and that’s on top of the inescapable feeling that he and Sebastian are meant for each other. When the attacker returns, will they be able to maintain their deepening bond when danger threatens to tear down everything they’re building?

 

Book Review

I was extremely pleased when I discovered the author was going to make this into a series. By “this” I mean after I read the first installment, ‘Wolfmanny’, and enjoyed it enormously. Nose to Tail Inc. is a shifter company that, quite literally, can provide the assistance/personnel needed for any problem from nose to tail. I find that such a creative concept and truly a very interesting one.

I wasn’t sure how I felt about Sebastian in the beginning. He is somewhat immature, particularly in regards to wanting to find the person(s) responsible for attacking his uncle. He does tend to be a homebody at his place in Colorado, so it stands to reason that having to interact with all of these people at the corporate office in Dallas is frustrating for him. Sebastian is a very talented artist and he wants nothing more than to go home to his studio and forget about having to be alpha for a while.

Jaxon I loved right off the bat. How could I not? He’s a fox. Literally. He’s fun, whimsical, a little sly and sneaky, but he also is a total badass all on his own. It doesn’t take him long to get a bead on the kind of man Sebastian is - outside of being hot and sexy - and Jaxon is determined to show Sebastian how to have fun and to draw him out of his seriousness. Well, and to keep him away from focusing on finding the attacker(s). Who better to play with - and I’m not talking sex in the beginning - than a fox? Not to mention I adored watching Jaxon trying to do his real job without Sebastian knowing - talk about sneaky!

It was inevitable that the sex would happen fairly quickly. Jaxon and Sebastian set off sparks, literally, against each other’s skin and neither of them can figure out what is going on. The sex is combustible and the fact that they can occasionally hear the other’s thoughts in their head just adds to their overall confusion. But Jaxon is determined not to let anything happen to Sebastian, even once they get to Sebastian’s home, his den, in Estes Park, Colorado - a gorgeous place, by the way.

Now, as I expected, the author took the whole storyline deeper. Had she left it cruising along this novel would have been good, but she took it farther making it really good. Don’t get me wrong, the wolf and fox’s mating is insanely intense and very beautiful. But there are some delightful twists and turns, excellent secondary characters - several of which I hope will get stories of their own – a blast from the past, some serious family secrets being unearthed, a kidnapping, and an excellent ending. Oh, I enjoyed all of this so much.

A fabulous addition to the series! I’m eagerly anticipating the next installment because the author has written a fascinating world with wonderful characters and I can’t wait to read more. Thank you, Julia, ‘The Wolf’s Man Friday’ is a joy.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook, print and audio
Length Novel, 240 pages/64669 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 20-March-2018
Price $6.99 ebook, $14.99 paperback, $14.99 bundle, $19.95 audiobook
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/the-wolfs-man-friday-by-julia-talbot-9466-b