Title: Darkness Rising (Yellowstone Wolves book 3)
Author: Dirk Greyson
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: February 6, 2017
Genre(s): Gay shifter romance, wolves, mates, good versus evil
Page Count: 189 pages
Reviewed by: Natosha
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5
Sequel to Darkness Threatening
Yellowstone Wolves: Book Three
The last thing Tobias, alpha of the small Greenview Pack, expects is to find a lost human asleep in his storage building. As soon as he sets eyes on Pete, Tobias knows they are destined mates. But he cannot act on his attraction, no matter how much he feels compelled. Exposure to the human world could mean the end of their way of life, so he decides to help Pete get a room until he can reunite with the tour group he separated from.
But Tobias’s disgraced half brother, Zev, has other ideas. He takes a liking to Pete and decides he wants what Tobias has—both his position as pack leader and his mate. Tobias can’t let that happen, but protecting Pete means keeping him close, which only increases the mounting tensions between them.
Duty, protection, desire, and secrecy clash as the darkness within Zev rises to the surface, and only Tobias can save his mate—even if he never plans to tell Pete that’s what they are.
What a great shifter read. I am a huge fan of shifter books and this book is one of the top ones that I have read. That is a high compliment because I have read a lot of shifter books in the past.
This is actually the first book in this series that I read. What I really like about it is that I did not feel lost when I started reading it. It may be part of a series but their was plenty of background info for this story so it was not like I was picking up where the last left off. I did not feel as if I missed some huge storyline that I should have read before hand so I did not feel like I was grasping at anything to try and figure out what was happening.
This is a shifter read but it is much more then that. It is good versus bad. Good versus evil and who will prevail in the end. Tobias is the leader of his pack and they are starting to flourish slowly and build back what was once lost to them. When a human stumbles upon one of their barns and Tobias realizes that Pete is also his mate, Tobias is torn between doing what nature calls for him to do and claim his mate and protecting his pack from the possible harm that could come from being exposed to a human. It is agonizing for Tobias to decide what is the best possible solution for him and his pack.
The thing is that is all taken out of his hands when Tobias’s brother returns and decides he wants what Tobias has and is willing to take it all from him either willing or by force. That includes Pete. When Zev makes a play at trying to defeat Tobias the first time around everyone of Tobias’s secrets are revealed to Pete unexpectedly and now Pete has to decide what he wants in return.
Whether it is to go back home and forget about everything he has learned or to stay and become part of the family that Tobias has.
The danger that Zev pocesses is right around the corner waiting to strick. What will be the outcome and how many casualties will their be in in his wake? Will the good win or will it be the evil?
This was an exciting read and I will definitely be awaiting and looking forward to the next book in this series now that I have read this one.
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