Title: Rome and Jules
House Line: Dreamspun Beyond #15
Author: Tara Lain
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: March 6th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: 242 pages
Reviewed by: Ariel
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Two werewolf households, both alike in dignity….
Rome Siracusa, youngest son of the alpha of the nouveau-riche Siracusa pack, wants to be a faithful son and pack member, but he’s got two big secrets. One, he’s blessed with enhanced hearing, vision, strength, and the ability to shift at will. Second, he’s gay, a fact he can’t admit to his deadly homophobic father.
Rome crashes a party at the mansion of his pack’s greatest enemy, the ancient, pure-blooded Havillands. Jules, the gay son of the drunkard alpha, is being married off to a rich entrepreneur. Smitten and moved by the beautiful male’s plight, Rome tries to find a way to save Jules—while digging himself deeper into pack politics and navigating his own arranged marriage. Secrets climb out of the caves as the werewolf gods speak through the mouths of their children, and the two great families clash, suffocating the hopes of star-crossed lovers.
Romeo and Juliet, m/m style
I loved this book. It had a lot of the elements I look for in a good book: mystery, action, intrigue, romance, werewolves, and a love that overcomes opposition.
There’s a lot going on in this book which is why it took me a full chapter to get into the swing of the drama. There is your homophobic father, a power Rome has blessed by the gods that he needs to conceal, a lover he needs to conceal, an unwanted marriage he’s being forced into, trying to think of a way out of all this, and more. So, yes, there is a lot of drama and political intrigue but I really liked the storyline and the high drama. It kept the book moving. Sometimes a little too fast, but I felt it wasn’t too excessive. When I got to the end I really didn’t want it to end.
I do highly recommend this book. If you love a good werewolf romance with some political intrigue then you will love this book. Tara Lain always creates good books and this is another one.