Camp H.O.W.L. (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Camp H.O.W.L (Camp H.O.W.L. #1)
House Line: Dreamspun Beyond #7
Author: Bru Baker
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: November 1st 2017
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 238 pages
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


Moonmates exist, but getting together is going to be a beast….

When Adrian Rothschild skipped his “werewolf puberty,” he assumed he was, somehow, human. But he was wrong, and he’s about to go through his Turn with a country between him and his Pack—scared, alone, and eight years late.

Dr. Tate Lewis’s werewolf supremacist father made his Turn miserable, and now Tate works for Camp H.O.W.L. to ease the transition for young werewolves. He isn’t expecting to offer guidance to a grown man—or find his moonmate in Adrian. Tate doesn’t even believe in the legendary bond; after all, his polygamist father claimed five. But it’s clear Adrian needs him, and if Tate can let his guard down, he might discover he needs Adrian too.

A moonmate is a wolf’s missing piece, and Tate is missing a lot of pieces. But is Adrian up to the challenge.

Wow this is one of those books that will completely blow you away when you read it. It was so emotional on so many different fronts.

Tate is so used to being alone. He left his pack back after his first turn and never looked back. He worked hard to become a councilor at Camp HOWL. He lives working with the teens and helping him adjust to their first turn and help them learn control. The last thing he ever expected to do was have to help an adult who is turning for the first time at a late stage in his life. But that is exactly what is about to happen.

Adrian assumed along with everyone else in his pack thy he was never going to turn since at the age of 27 he had not and normal age of turning is 19. So he learned to accept the facet that he was different from the rest of his pack. Until all the sudden something strange starts to happen to him, he never expected it to happen to him. Now he is in the situation that he needs some help.

Adrian and Tate are attracted to one another upon first meeting but Tate keeps pulling away every time they start to get close. Adrian knows that something is holding him back but does not know what that something is. What will happen when Tate finally trusts Adrian enough to tell him why he is holding back? Can these two very lonely men find happiness together or will something from one or both of their past keep them apart?

This was a great read. I enjoyed the journey that Bru Baker takes the readers through with these two men. It is one of those reads that is emotional but also a great story. I am really glad I read this book.

Camp H.O.W.L.

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