Midnight In Berlin (Tosha’s Review)

Title: Midnight in Berlin
Author: J.L. Merrow
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (2nd edition)
Release Date: August 24th, 2018.
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance, Werewolves
Page Count: 197
Reviewed by: Tosha
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


The hookup from hell…or the ride of his life?

Leon’s drifter lifestyle gives him the freedom to attend as many music festivals as his heart desires. Even the ones that leave him covered in feathers. Wet feathers, thanks to the rain as he hitchhikes back to his hostel. When he’s offered a ride by a good-looking man in a Porsche, Leon thinks it’s his lucky night. Until he discovers his savior from the storm hides a dark secret: he’s a werewolf.

At first glance, Christoph thinks the shaggy stranger walking Berlin’s streets is a rogue werewolf. By the time he realizes his mistake, it’s too late for both of them. Forced to turn Leon into a monster to save his life, Christoph still has to suffer his pack leader’s brutal punishment for endangering them all.

Leon awakens, horrified by what he’s become—but it’s his lover’s fate that spurs him to action. Freeing Christoph is easy, but the aftermath complicates everything as they go on the run, desperate to uncover the secrets their pack leader is hiding. Secrets the pack will kill to protect…

This is not your typical werewolf read but regardless it was still a good read. This is a book full of more intrigue than anything else. It has a romance aspect to it but it is more suspenseful than anything else.

Leon does not realize that a night of drunkness is going to turn his whole world upside down and nothing will ever be the same. But that is exactly what fate has in store for Leon. Though the night started out fun and left Leon not only drunk, wet, and covered in feathers walking down the road, a man pulling up in a nice Porsche that is handsome to boot his fun night is about about to turn into a nightmare.

When Christoph pulls up to a man covered in feathers, smelling of humans and alcohol and cigarettes, he believes that he has found another werewolf like himself and his pack. What he did not realize is he was wrong, dead wrong and now in order to save Leon from his pack leader he has to turn him into what he believed that Leon already was.

To say that Leon is not happy about now being a werewolf is an understatement. It is confusing for him because when Christoph disappears suddenly he is both relieved and worried at the same time. And a part of him is also longing for Christoph sexually as well which really confuses Leon. Regardless Leon knows that he has to find Christoph. But when he does find Christoph he is shocked at the state that he is in.

Now Christoph and Leon have no choice but to run. They need to run as fast and as far as possible. If not then the real danger could be coming for them and they may not be able to stop it.

This was such a great read. Like I said, it is suspenseful and even a little on the dangerous side. There is definitely some violence in this read but not a whole lot. The whole love story aspect is what really got me the most. It was the whole sexual attraction that both men kept trying to deny was between them. Honestly, this book was really something. I enjoyed it. I look forward to more books by J. L. Merrow in the future.

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Hello, I am an avid reader of male/male books. I do not have a favorite genre when it comes to male/male books because I love all of them from romance, dark reads, paranormal, shifter, threesome, whatever I see that catches my eye at the time. I read books about rock stars, CEOs, military, cops, and just the original plain old good boy types of books. Basically when it comes to a book, I read whatever I am in the mood for at the time. So my tastes varies from day to day and sometimes even hour to hour.