Title: How to Run with the Wolves (Howl at the Moon #5)
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: July 19th 2019
Genre(s): M/M Paranormal Romance
Page Count: TBC
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Zeus loves his job on the new Mad Creek Search & Rescue team, and his inner Saint Bernard is finally being used to his full potential. When he sees a mysterious and wild-looking quickened—a dog shifter—at an earthquake site in Alaska, Zeus is compelled to investigate. Zeus falls hard for the primal beauty of Timo and of Alaska itself. Both call to his deep canine soul. But the Quimmiq pack’s laws are as harsh as the Alaskan winters, and Timo is out of his reach.
Timo’s pack of dog shifters left their Inuit village generations ago and have lived wild ever since. Not trusting the “one-skinned,” and with their numbers dwindling, the Quimmiq are on the verge of extinction. Timo is shocked to discover a whole group of “two-skinned” working as a rescue team, and he is particularly fascinated by Zeus, a gentle giant. He senses what Zeus feels for him… but it’s forbidden.
Can Mad Creek save this lost quickened clan? Perhaps—if they can learn how to run with the wolves.
I cannot recommend the Howl at the Moon series highly enough – Eli Easton keeps the series fresh every time, introducing new characters while also incorporating past fan favorites.
In the fifth installment of the series, it’s 2019, Rav Miller’s distribution factory is up and running, and the town of Mad Creek is flourishing. which mean tons of new quickened. Zeus, a Saint Bernard and Lance’s childhood best friend, is back in town and feeling awkward among the crowd.
When offered a chance to be on the new Mad Creek Search and Rescue team, Zeus jumps at the opportunity. During one of their S&R missions, Zeus meets another quickened, Timo, and fascinated by his reaction to him, Zeus agrees to visit Timo’s pack. Timo is a husky shifter, but his pack has been dwindling and they need more pups, so Timo brings Zeus back home with the intention of his pack keeping him.
But the wild called to him. And ever since he’d been a boy, when the wild called, he answered with his whole heart.
Zeus convinces Timo to return to Mad Creek to seek help in saving his pack from Dr. Jason Kunick, and as Timo and Zeus grow closer it brings up feelings neither are prepared for. Timo’s pack needs him to return and Zeus has his whole life in Mad Creek.
Zeus whispered, “I want to be enough for you. I love you, Timo.”
How can you not be enough for me? Timo thought, when you are everything?
Told from dual, third person points of view (Zeus, Timo) How to Run with the Wolves was a delightful paranormal shifter romance, with a bit of slow burn, and a very happy ending, which was made even better by the news that this might not be the last book in the series!