elisa_rolle (elisa_rolle) wrote,

2016 Rainbow Awards Honorable Mention: How to Walk like a Man by Eli Easton (157-06-24-2016)

1) A delightful story with a strong plot, a lot of humor, a lot of vivid attention to details (e.g., dog behavior), very good writing, and complex characters that evolved through the story. Everything just came together really well for this story and it was a treat to read.

2) I don't usually go for adorable stories, but that's what this one was through and through, and it was completely delightful. Roman and Matt were great both separate and together, and the previous book in the series (which I haven't read yet, but will now) was hinted at but not necessary to understanding this one. It's funny, it's sweet and it has moments of real, true anxiety and tension as well. I can't recommend it enough.

How to Walk like a Man (Howl at the Moon #2) by Eli Easton
Gay Paranormal Romance
Series: Howl at the Moon
Paperback: 436 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (March 5, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1523691018
ISBN-13: 978-1523691012
Amazon: How to Walk like a Man (Howl at the Moon #2)
Amazon Kindle: How to Walk like a Man (Howl at the Moon #2)

Deputy Roman Charsguard survived Afghanistan where he lost his best friend—his K-9 handler James. Roman was a military dog until two years ago when he developed the ability to shift into a human. It’s not easy to learn how to be a man. He found a place to live in Mad Creek, a haven for the secret world of dog shifters. Finding a reason to live has been harder. That is, until a certain human walks into the Mad Creek Sheriff’s office and starts making trouble. Matt Barclay has the worst luck. First he was shot in a SWAT drug raid, then he was sent as DEA investigator to Mad Creek, a little town in the California mountains. Matt’s job is to keep a lookout for illegal drug farms, but nobody in the town wants him there. And then there’s Roman, Matt’s erstwhile baby-sitter. He’s the hottest guy Matt’s ever seen, even if he is a bit peculiar. If this job doesn’t kill Matt, sexual frustration just might. The town is counting on Roman to prevent Matt from learning about dog shifters, Matt’s counting on Roman to be his work partner and tell him the truth, and Roman’s trying to navigate love, sex, and a whole lot of messy human emotions. Who knew it was so complicated to walk like a man?

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