Title: Wolfmanny (Nose to Tail Inc. #1)
Author: Julia Talbot
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: 6th Feb, 2017
Genre(s): Shifter Menage
Page Count : 216
Reviewed by: PIU
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 2 stars out of 5
Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.
When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.
Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.
“Wolfmanny” has no story at all. I was looking for some shifter fun but what I got was a bundle of shifter kids raging hell and a ménage m/m relationship which was not at all exciting or romantic.
There was no plot here, just a lot of conversations and a wide variety of animal shifters. There were too many characters and with the constant dialogues everything felt very cluttered. The kids were cute and fun at first but their shenanigans got repetitive after some time and that part lost its charm soon after.
There was a helluva lot going on with a bunch of kids and a whole pack of shifters but it was all without any proper structure. The whole story felt like CHAOS with a capital ‘C’.
The romance part starts when the wolfmanny comes to the house to take care of the whole brood of wolf kids. The boss/alpha, his personal assistant and the wolfmanny suddenly becomes mates one afternoon. The insta-love would have been ok if more page time was given to the development of the relationship. But most of the time two out of them are paired and sent off on “business” which was completely unnecessary. There was not enough exposure to their relationship to connect with them or to feel their ‘wolfy’ love for each other.
The story started out ok but it lost its steam with repetitive events, no plot progression or character development. I had high hopes but they got dashed pretty much at the 30% mark of the story. I cannot recommend it.