Title: A Werewolf’s Soldier
Series: Warwolves, #1
Author: Kayley Scott
Genre: M/M Romance, Paranormal Romance
Sensuality Rating: Erotic
Source: review copy from author
Published: May 2012 by DLZ Entertainment
Sergeant Joshua Tanner has always been drawn to danger. After multiple tours of service, first in Iraq and now in Afghanistan, he has developed a reputation as one of the Army’s finest soldiers. But when his latest mission leaves him wounded behind enemy lines in the deadly Korengal Valley, his only chance for survival lies with a mysterious and sexy stranger.
On a top secret mission, the werewolf Tuck may have finally found the mate he has spent twelve years searching for. Josh is beautiful and fearless but completely unaware of the horrors that lurk in the dark places of the world. As a member of the US Military’s Warwolves unit, Tuck and his kind secretly hunt down the supernatural terrors that threaten humankind.
When an ancient monster rises in the forest, the hunter becomes the hunted. To save their lives, Tuck is forced to expose Josh to the beast hidden inside him and risk losing the love of his life.
Reviewed By: J9
In a Nutshell: Really liked the sexy combo of military and paranormal MM romance. This is a BDSM-light romance which isn’t my thing but still done well in my limited reading experience.
The Set Up: Josh is on a clandestine mission in Afghanistan when the military brings in operation “Tartarus.” This is code for special Order operative Tuck, a werewolf who runs military missions when not policing supernatural beings on Earth. Tuck rescues Josh and the two begin an incendiary affair even though Josh isn’t ready to commit to Tuck. But Tuck isn’t the only supernatural being in the rugged mountains of Afghanistan and the beast is stalking the two lovers.
Why I Read this Book: MF military romance is a big genre but since I don’t read contemporary romance I’m left out. But combine a military romance with an MM paranormal one and that’s a mixed drink I can get addicted to!
What I Liked: I like that both Josh and Tuck are big strong, yummy soldiers. Their romance is super sexual and this author can write some great erotic interludes. I also like that Josh and Tuck find emotional compatibility together. For instance, Josh has never had acceptance for all his personality facets and Tuck and his lifestyle offer that to Josh which fills a deep need for Josh.
What I Also Liked: I loved the combination of military and paranormal worlds. I’m not a big military romance reader so this seemed almost more exotic than the werewolves, yeti and supers. But the mixing of the genres worked really well for me. Initially the plot revolves around the military operation against the Taliban but then turns into a paranormal survival story as Josh and Tuck try to survive the beast stalking them. This was simply a great combo as it was fast paced and kept me flying through the novella.
What I Didn’t Like: Okay, I’m kinda a vanilla-sex girl. I’m not into kink at all and while this wasn’t anything extreme, it is a BDSM themed novella. There is some sub-Dom language and scenes and it sorta pulled me out of the romance and story. I suspect many readers will think I’m nuts and adore this novella even more for this so I’ll leave that up to readers to decide if the BDSM is a positive or negative.
IMO: Really liked the world building and romance here and would definitely read more in the series, so long as I’m feeling BDSM adventurous.