Alaska Hunt

Alaska HuntTitle: Alaska Hunt
Author: Shelter Somerset and John Solo (Narrator)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press LLC
Release Date: August 15th 2016
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary
Length: 9 hrs and 21 mins
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 2.5 stars out of 5

For Alaska Wildlife Trooper Zanebono Fusca, it’s just another summer in Anchorage until a slew of inexplicable fatal bear attacks sets the city reeling. As far as Zane is concerned, the timing couldn’t be worse. He’s besieged with his own demons, coping with personal loss and an identity crisis that clutches him worse than a grizzly’s pickaxe-sized fangs. Ten years before, he hoped Alaska would bring him a sense of his manhood. Now the “last frontier” could put him in an early grave.

Zane’s role to protect Alaska’s teeming wildlife gets even more tangled when handsome twenty-five-year-old Joshua Gaffner arrives seeking the details of his uncle’s gruesome death. But Alaskan officials have few answers. Against his better judgment, Zane takes Joshua deep into Anchorage’s far-flung backcountry—populated with eccentric recluses and ego-driven ecologists—in search of the truth. As the bizarre attacks increase, Zane and Josh continue to push for clues to crack the mystery. Finally Zane unravels a shocking discovery that makes the pieces fall into place. The trouble is Josh stands in the perfect position to become the next victim.

Belens Audio Book Review

This seemed like a well researched story, and it’s certainly full of intense moments, it has both human and animal perspectives and enjoyable narration.

The story just didn’t work for me, which sometime happens and I’m putting this squarely down to “it’s not you, it’s me.”

Its not you its me

The bears were a little too anthropomorphized, I found the pace of the story too slow, the “romance” lacked the heat and romantic elements I was looking for and needed to offset the mystery, and the mystery itself didn’t draw me in.

However, the one thing that I did enjoy was the narration. John Solo does a good job with the different angles of the story, he has strong character voices and his pacing was good.

The rest just wasn’t for me.

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Review Copy

Audio copy of Alaska Hunt provided by Dreamspinner Press in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future

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