Wolf Lost (Belen’s Review)

Title: Wolf Lost (The Wolves of Kismet #1)
Author: Sam Burns
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: September 5th 2019
Genre(s): Paranormal Romance
Page Count: ~50,000 words
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 5 stars out of 5


An omega on the run.

An alpha fractured.

Sawyer Holt can’t go home. The Alpha who has replaced his father wants to use him as a tool to cement his political power, and Sawyer isn’t interested in marrying his father’s murderer.

Dez Sullivan’s leg may never heal from his last mission in Afghanistan, but he’s getting used to that. What he can’t adapt to are the nightmares and the tremor in his hand that the doctors insist is all in his head. Next to that, being a brand new werewolf seems easy, until Sawyer Holt blows into his life. The omega activates his burgeoning wolf instincts in a new way, and they threaten to overwhelm his common sense.

Both men are in Colorado searching for a new start, a new pack, and the safety they’ve lost. Their meeting is pure Kismet.

Read it. Loved it.

A shifter romance with a great take on the Alpha/Beta/Omega dynamic, a fantastic plot, great characters, and it all flowed brilliantly.

Dual third person POV, begins when omega Sawyer stumbles into Kismet Pack territory trying to escape his old pack. Desmond, Ash, and Gavin are three alpha werewolves who used to be green berets, but after a mission that nearly killed them are now out of the military, and opening a coffee shop in Kismet, Colorado.

Dez and Sawyer connect instantly and they save Sawyer from his old pack mates. Dez, Gavin, Ash also invite Sawyer to join their pack. But the alpha of Sawyer’s pack isn’t willing to give up Sawyer. I don’t want to give too much away so I’m going to stop now.

There’s action, humor, and even some knotting! I loved seeing Sawyer and Dez get their happy ending. I read until I slept, woke up, and finished reading. This is one of my favorite books I’ve read this year. I’m ridiculously excited to see where the rest of the series goes!

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I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I'm happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand. I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I'm in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA! My biggest no-no's are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my "Favorite M/M" stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future