Title: Without Reservations
Author: J.L. Langley
Publisher: Samhain Publishing, Ltd.
Genre: M/M, paranormal romance, shapeshifters
Series: Book 1 in With/Without You
Rating: * * * *
Romance Level: @@@
This was the first M/M paranormal romance book I ever read. I stumbled upon this book by accident with a Google search when I was desperate to find a gay paranormal romance novel. This book will always have a special place in my heart as it has my M/M paranormal romance virginity.
Have you ever wanted to be a part of a wolf pack?
I’ve never been a part of a shapeshifting wolf pack, unfortunately, but novelist J.L. Langley makes me feel like I’m a part of the With/Without pack. She instantly takes you into wolf life trusting the reader to follow the characters on their journey to discovering love.
This story is told from the main romance pair Chay and Keaton. Keaton is the reason we fall in love with this book. Although both are wolves, Keaton realizes his mate, Chay, would be better off with out him. His stubborn personality mixed with his own insecurities pulls readers into the story with sympathetic understanding. Not only do the characters make us see their side of the story but make us feel the things they feel.
One of the most touching moments is when Chay, who gives Keaton the nickname Bit, finally realizes how important it is having his mate in his life. Chay’s most memorable moment is when, “He finally settled on the truth. ‘I have always wanted you. I’ve wanted a mate since I was four years old. And it’s always been you. I didn’t know it at first, but I do now.’ He ran one hand down that angelic face, feeling Bit’s cheek. ‘I dreamed of you. Of this face.’ He bent and kissed Bit’s cheek where he’d caressed. ‘Of these freckles.’ His lips brushed over the bridge of Keaton’s nose. ‘These stunning blue eyes. This pretty blond hear. It was you. God, you’re beautiful.'”
They are fascinating characters filled with the suspense of learning to trust and learning to fall in love. And fall in love you will once you read this fantastic book!