1) Eli Easton builds a convincing world of dogs who are so devoted and show such love for an owner they catch the 'spark' and experience the quickening that transforms them into dog-human shifters. In this book the author does a credible job applying the premise to an abused animal with a fear of men. Her writing style easily captures the elements attention and draws the reader into her story without becoming boring. A very satisfying read.
2) I found this to be an engaging and charming story. I really like the way the author kept the canine personality traits the quickened were born with, rather than having them becoming fully human when they changed. Both MC's character arcs were well developed and really added depth to the story.
3) This book is part of a series and readers should really read the series in order since there is a lot of character crossover. That said, this is a change from the typical shifter stories and fans of that genre should give it a try.
Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)
Gay - Paranormal Romance
File Size: 971 KB
Print Length: 415 pages
Publication Date: August 28, 2017
Amazon: Eli Easton How to Save a Life (Howl at the Moon #4)
Rav Miller looked into the terrified, intelligent eyes of the chocolate Labrador on death row, and knew he’d do anything to save him. When the dog, Sammy, escapes and heads to Mad Creek, Rav follows. Mad Creek. The town had become legendary in Rav’s mind after he’d met that bizarre group last year. Rav dismissed his crazy suspicions back then, but when he arrives in Mad Creek, he knows it’s true. Dog shifters exist, and apparently they all live in the California mountains. It’s enough to blow a bad boy’s mind.
Sammy has something in common with Rav—neither one of them trusts people. After Sammy’s abuse as a dog, he particularly dislikes tough-looking men like Rav. But when Sammy gets a chance to work with rescued dogs at the new Mad Creek shelter, his deep compulsion to help others overcomes his fear. Rav and Sammy bond over saving strays. If they can each find the courage to let someone else in, they might find their way to love.
Sheriff Lance Beaufort doesn’t like humans moving into Mad Creek, especially not the tattooed and defiant Rav. When Rav starts a rescue shelter, the town thinks he’s wonderful! But Lance isn’t fooled. He doesn’t buy Rav’s innocent act for one second. How much does Rav know about the quickened? What is his game? And why did he have to show up now, when Lance and the other town leaders are overwhelmed by all the new quickened pouring in?
Rav knows how to save a life. But can he save an entire town? Can he rescue Mad Creek?
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