Title: How to Howl at the Moon (Howl at the Moon #1)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Pinkerton Road
Release Date: February 28, 2015
Genre(s): Law Enforcement/Shifters
Page Count: 196
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5+ stars out of 5
Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of ‘quickened’—dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come.
Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim’s work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort.
Lance’s hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He’s concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he’s not satisfied with the boy’s story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance’s inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
5 fucking overly-emotional, super happy, waggy-tail STARS!!!
OK, let’s just call it like it is. I am officially Eli Easton‘s bitch. Her books just fill me with glitter and sparkles and rainbows and How to Howl at the Moon is a perfect example.
A book about dog shifters? How weird is that? But, oh how Ms. Easton makes it work so well. This is outrageously original. I’ve never read anything like this, and the emotions had me so captivated that
- I didn’t even care that the sex happened at the end of the book.
The sadness in MC Tim broke my heart and coolness in MC Lance’s demeanor before meeting Tim was agonizing to witness. I just knew early on that these two coming together would be a perfect solution to their obvious misery. And meddling mom Lily was irritating and loving and perfect. And do NOT get me started on German Shepard, Roman. There is a scene in the book where Lance and Roman are involved in a shoot out and the description of Roman’s face during the tension of the moment had my ugly-crying. I am super excited for his story and will be the first in line when it goes up for pre-order.
This is one I can HIGHLY recommend for it’s emotion, originality and kick ass romance. You’re gonna get the ooey, gooey, puddle of mush feeling. It’s one of my personal favorite feelings, and Ms. Easton delivers.
ROMAN! ROMAN! ROMAN!!!!!!!