Once Upon a Wolf Book Cover Once Upon a Wolf
The Wayward Wolves Series Book 1
Rhys Ford
M/M Paranormal Shifter Romance
Dreamspinner Press
February 16, 2018
112

Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother, stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever.

For Zach Thomas, buying an old B&B is a new start. Leaving behind his city life, he longs to find peace and quiet, and hiking the trails behind his property seems safe enough—right up to the moment an enormous black wolf chases him into a lake, nearly drowning him. Discovering werewolves are real astounds him, but not as much as the man who rescues him from the icy water, then walks into Zach’s heart as if he owns it.

Loving a werewolf—loving Gibson with all his secrets—has its challenges, but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big bad wolf is really a prince in disguise.

Reviewed by: Linda Tonis

Member of the Paranormal Romance Review Team

Gibson Keller has lived his life in the past years for his older brother Ellis. Since Ellis returned from fighting for his country he has refused to return to his human form and remains a wolf. Gibson is the only one in the family who doesn’t believe that Ellis should be killed and he is the only one who stands by his brother waiting for him to return from his self-inflicted exile.

Gibson has no time for a relationship and lives in the cabin Ellis built and spends his time running as a wolf or walking as a man but everything changes when his brother decides to chase a man and causes him to fall down the hill and into the freezing water. Zach Thomas is a man who has lived through a trauma of his own when a car accident left him fighting to walk. He has bought a B&B and was enjoying walking his property until he found himself being chased by the biggest wolf he ever saw.

When Zach woke up he was still alive and inside a cabin with a handsome man and the very same wolf that nearly killed him. The shock of falling and reliving his car accident was nothing compared to seeing the wolf partially turn human. Now Zach knows that one of the legends we hear about is true, werewolves exist.

There is an instant attraction between Gibson and Zach but Gibson has no room for anyone but Ellis and Zach has his own problems. This is not a long book and so I will not give anything away but I will say that this was a beautiful story and not the usual shifter book. This is a story of survival and I can’t wait for the next book in the series.