Title: Wolf Moon
Author: Ethan Stone
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: M/M, Werewolves
Rating: * * * *
Romance Level: ♥♥♥♥
Description: When college student Jack Coleman meets Derek Malone at a party, it’s mutual lust at first sight. Lies and secrets almost derail the relationship, but they face the problems head on, and it isn’t long before Jack and Derek decide to take their relationship to the next level. That’s when things get complicated.
It turns out Derek and several other people Jack thought he knew are werewolves… and so is Jack. In fact, his unusual birthmark brands him as a Chosen One, a werewolf of great power destined to be alpha. But Jack isn’t sure he’s cut out to be a leader. When a pack rival, Elias Fairchild, kidnaps Derek to force Jack’s hand, Jack has to make up his mind: Will he deny his newfound heritage or risk it all to save Derek’s life?
Review: Finding a mate can always be tough but what happens when the wolf pack in Nevada was falling apart? The death of Jack’s parents threw him on a path that hid his future. Now attending the University of Nevada, Jack find himself actually wanting a relationship after a lifetime of one night stands. He is introduced to Derek Malone at a party and from that moment they are nearly inseparable.
The conclusion had me guessing until the end who had wronged Jack’s family and what fate Jack would choose. The resolution is breathtaking and unexpected. The story is told from the first person point of view of Jack Coleman. The story is lighthearted and filled with touching moments as Jack discovers his true heritage. Being a born leader or Chosen one by birthmark Jack has a hard time accepting who he is meant to be.
Ethan Stone is a talented author that pulls us into a world of werewolves and politics. He brings in unique characters each with a colorful voice and personality. My favorite character was Salem with his quick humor as a consummate ladies’ man. Jack’s friends are in a fight against time as the next wolf moon is just around the corner, Jack must decide to run or face his fate. Ethan Stone keeps up his mysterious pace building in intensity to the surprising end.
The story shows how someone with doubt about themselves can learn to accept their fate and become a born leader, especially with the support of a patient mate. I recommend this book to anyone who enjoys a good mysterious and romantic werewolf story.