How to Walk Like a Man (Lili’s Review)

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Title: How to Walk Like a Man (Howl at the Moon #2)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road
Release Date: November 13th 2015
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 241 pages
Reviewed by: Lili
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
A Gay Book Reviews 5+ star read!
Blurb:

Deputy Roman Charsguard survived Afghanistan where he lost his best friend—his K-9 handler James. Roman was a military dog until two years ago when he developed the ability to shift into a human. It’s not easy to learn how to be a man. He found a place to live in Mad Creek, a haven for the secret world of dog shifters. Finding a reason to live has been harder. That is, until a certain human walks into the Mad Creek Sheriff’s office and starts making trouble.

Matt Barclay has the worst luck. First he was shot in a SWAT drug raid, then he was sent as DEA investigator to Mad Creek, a little town in the California mountains. Matt’s job is to keep a lookout for illegal drug farms, but nobody in the town wants him there. And then there’s Roman, Matt’s erstwhile baby-sitter. He’s the hottest guy Matt’s ever seen, even if he is a bit peculiar. If the town doesn’t kill him, sexual frustration just might.

The town is counting on Roman to prevent Matt from learning about dog shifters, Matt’s counting on Roman to be his work partner and tell him the truth, and Roman’s trying to navigate love, sex, and a whole lot of messy human emotions. Who knew it was so complicated to walk like a man?

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OMGsh! This book! This book was absolutely adorable and left me teary eyed with a sappy smile on my face. This story is about a closeted man, Matt, who has harbored a crush for Roman after he saved him months prior. The two are now forced to work together after DEA has assigned Matt to Mad Creek.

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What I loved:

*Roman. He’s an all time favorite of mine now. He was so sweet and innocent and trusting. I loved seeing the world through his eyes. He kind of took my breath away and at the end made me cry with his happiness.
*Matt. Although, Roman was the star of the book- Matt was a wonderful character as well. He was strong and gentle- just perfect for Roman.
*The townspeople. It was so great to catch up with everyone again.
*The flashbacks. You know that heartache that hurts so good? Right in the feels here.
*The slow burn. It was soooo worth the wait. The sexual tension was filled with sweet and pervy moments that made me smile. It was written perfectly.
*The humor.
*I was also thankful that the crime aspect of the story didn’t overtake the romance.
*The romance. It was all warm fuzzies.
*The story flow. It had a nice, easy flow.
*The epilogue. Sigh, perfection. ♥

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As for this being book 2 in a series… Can it be read alone? Technically, I guess. Do I recommend doing that- no. First off, the first book was great so it shouldn’t be missed. Two, I think book one sets you up nicely for this one.

I don’t have any negatives to report. This was a 5+ Star read for me. It’s sweet, sexy, endearing and I CAN NOT RECOMMEND IT ENOUGH.

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ARC kindly provided by Eli Easton for an honest review.

Author

I’m a thirty-something Colombian mother of two. My favorite pastime is to get lost in a book. I’m more of a fluffy romance reader- though I do love an angsty read. I don’t often read Mystery/Suspense nor dark stories. I also NEVER knowingly read stories that don’t end in an HEA or at least HFN. I LOATHE cliffhangers with a passion and not a huge fan of stories with cheating, but it’s not a deal breaker.

My favorite tropes are:
-Best friends to lovers
-May/December
-Hurt/comfort/healing
-Opposites attract
-Humor (as long as it’s not slapstick type comedy)

My favorites authors are:
-Lane Hayes
-Santino Hassell
-Kade Boehme
-TJ Klune
-Heidi Cullinan
-NR Walker
-Eli Easton
-Amy Lane
-Keira Andrews
-Nick Pageant
-Annabeth Albert
-Jay Northcote
-Riley Hart/Nyrae Dawn
-Melanie Hansen

Some of my all time favorites stories are:

-The Five Boroughs Series by Santino Hassell
-Carry the Ocean by Heidi Cullinan
-BOATK Series by TJ Klune (anything he writes actually)
-Let’s Hear It For The Boy by TA Webb
-A Kind of Truth by Lane Hayes
-Strong Signal by Santino Hassell & Megan Erickson
-Superhero by Eli Easton

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