Gay Romantic Comedy
Paperback: 306 pages
Publisher: Riptide Publishing (November 12, 2014)
Amazon: Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay Book 4)
Amazon Kindle: Lone Wolf (Bluewater Bay Book 4)
Hunter Easton is screwed. Fans, producers, and his agent are all chomping at the bit for the next book in his wildly popular Wolf’s Landing series, but he’s got epic writer’s block and is way behind deadline. Then he reads The World Tree, a fanfic novel by his online friend “Lone Wolf.” It isn’t just a great story—it’s exactly what the series needs.
Kevin Hussain is thrilled when “Wolf Hunter” wants to meet up after reading The World Tree. When Wolf Hunter turns out to be Hunter Easton himself, Kevin is starstruck. When Hunter tells him he wants to add The World Tree to Wolf’s Landing, Kevin is sure he’s being pranked. And when their online chemistry carries over—big-time—into real life, Kevin is convinced it’s all too good to be true.
The problem is . . . it might be. The book deal, the sex, the money—everything is amazing. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Kevin is left wondering if Hunter really loves him, or just loves his book.
The beginning of this novel was off the charts. It crackled with tension, particularly the sexual tension between Hunter and Kevin. Some of that dissipated after they consummated their relationship, so it was a little disappointing that it happened so early. By the midway point, the book was starting to drag a bit, just because it's so long. The novel felt longer than it needed to be to hold the story. (In my opinion, the addition of the ninth Wolf Landing book to the mix was a mistake. It made the novel longer without really adding anything substantial.) Maybe it was tiring to read because there weren't a lot of changes in mood. The characters never had a moment to relax, so the readers never had a moment to relax. This book had a strong sense of place that I really enjoyed. I loved these characters. They were like real people, and their thoughts and emotions were captured in a compelling way. The writing was pretty much flawless, and the tension high throughout.
I love a good shared-world series, and the Bluewater Bay series is really good. This is the first one, and sets up the world beautifully -- the town, the TV series, the book-within-the-book that's the basis of the series. I also loved the May-September relationshiop, and the fact that the two main characters bonded first over their work and mutual geeking out over obscure movies.
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