Title: Luke’s Surprise (Shifters’ Haven #1)
Author: Lavinia Lewis
Publisher: Total-E-Bound Publishing
Release Date: April 25, 2011
Page Count: 112
Reviewed by: Gigi
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Book one in the Shifters’ Haven Series
Is true love with your soul mate worth risking your life for?
When werewolf Luke Morgan runs a simple errand with his brother Kelan, the last thing he expects to find at their neighbour’s ranch is his soul mate. The incredibly sexy ranch foreman Mark Malone is every gay man’s fantasy. The only problem? Neither Luke nor Mark are gay.
Unable to deny the attraction they feel for one another, they decide to try and make things work between them. The relationship at first seems all they could hope for but trouble in the guise of Ethan Walker, a werewolf who has his sights set on Luke, threatens to destroy their newfound happiness and the future they have planned together.
When Ethan’s threats turn to physical violence, will they still think the mating bond and blossoming love between them is worth risking their lives for?
I enjoyed this book, the first in a series of wolf pack brothers, who all happen to be gay, living on a ranch in Houston, Texas. While I normally find insta-love a plot cop-out, this is a shifter story where wolves have mates, so it is easily explained, making it much easier to swallow.
The first book in the series focuses on youngest brother Luke, just home from collage. Luke is not gay, but soon realizes he has a male mate, Mark, who is also not gay. It takes all of 5 minutes for this to not matter one bit with our MC’s. And gives us some pretty hot first-time M/M sex to enjoy for the rest of the book. *giggle*
Throw in a little bit of angst, hurt/comfort, a big-bad-bully and you’ve got yourself a pretty enjoyable read!