Cry Wolf by Greta Stone

I received this book for free from the Xpresso Book Tours in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

This book may be unsuitable for people under 17 years of age due to its use of sexual content, drug and alcohol use, and/or violence.
Cry Wolf by Greta StoneCry Wolf (Underwood District, #1) by Greta Stone
Series: Underwood District, #1
Published by Skeleton Key Publishing on April 10, 2017
Genres: Erotica, Paranormal, LGBT, Romance, Adult Fiction
Pages: 409
Format: eARC
Source: Xpresso Book Tours
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Peter is a kitsune. Chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as an escaped slave, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future. When someone steals his howl, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they're stranded together. The Underwood is a dangerous place.
They have two choices: work together or die.
Join Greta Stone in a dark paranormal MM romance retelling of Aesop’s fable, The Boy Who Cried Wolf, and David P. Mannix's classic novel, The Fox and the Hound.

MY THOUGHTS:

Cry Wolf was nothing but Nostalgic.

Benson Ekpo

Ok, hold up a second. I need to recover from this awesomeness that is Cry Wolf. Reading this book, i was constantly hit with some serious high-level nostalgia. The story brought back memories from when i was younger. In fact, somewhere between reading the book, i broke out into one of the old nursery rhymes i learned way back in primary school about stories of the boy who cried wolf and that one about the old lady who lived in a shoe.

While i enjoyed the story, i must admit it took great effort as i had to concentrate on each word due to excess world-building of New Gotham, overly detailed descriptions drawn from ancient fairy-tale and a whole lot of mythical creatures (not that it is necessarily a bad thing) but i must admit it kinda slowed me down and made the entire reading process very not so enjoyable. Looking past all of that, i found this book very unputdownable.

I give the author an A+ for brilliantly telling us about the main characters but not outrightly raveling them until much later in the story.  This technique kept flipping through the pages wondering what the heck was going to happen next. Greta slowly opened up the characters to us like an onion, each layer holding its own level of darkness which i loved (if you are a bit not into the dark side, you may want to read this one with the lights on.)

Because the main characters had been separated for so long, it took them a really long time to start trusting each other again and build back up a friendship. They didn’t jump all over each other the second they met up again, which is the case with a lot of shifter romances. There was definitely an attraction on both sides, but things developed slowly and carefully.

I highly recommend this book to all members of the dark side (if you’re not there, common over to the dark side, we have cookies and awesome stories like Cry Wolf.) This book is meant 18+ only, there are lots of stomachs rolling M/M action going on. I really hope that Greta Stone will have a lot more in store for Peter and Luca because i really feel that their story is not yet over.

Have you read this book yet? Let me know your thoughts about it in the comment section.

Thank you for reading.

~ Benson Ekpo.


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