Little Wolf by R. Cooper

Beings in Love, #4

On the run from his old-blood werewolf family, Tim Dirus finds himself in Wolf's Paw, one of the last surviving refuges from the days when werewolves were hunted by humans and one of the last places Tim wants to be. Kept away from other wolves by his uncle, Tim knows almost nothing about his own kind except that alpha werewolves only want to control and dominate a scrawny wolf like him.

Tim isn’t in Wolf’s Paw an hour before he draws the attention of Sheriff Nathaniel Neri, the alphaest alpha in a town full of alphas. Powerful, intimidating, and the most beautiful wolf Tim has ever seen, Nathaniel makes Tim feel safe for reasons Tim doesn’t understand. For five years he’s lived on the run, in fear of his family and other wolves. Everything about Wolf’s Paw is contrary to what he thought he knew, and he is terrified. Fearing his mate will run, Sheriff Nathaniel must calm his little wolf and show him he’s more than a match for this big, bad alpha.

I was excited to jump into a fated-to-be-mated storyline written by the same author who penned another recent m/m I loved, A Boy and His Dragon BUT although the concept was good, my enjoyment was much less.

The story would have been better if the main character Tim hadn't worn out my patience with his attitude and misconceptions. The draining repetition left my frustrated.

He. Was. So. Incredibly. Annoying.

There is SO much miscommunication - I felt like shaking the main character. I know he was isolated but this was beyond that - this was plain out DENSE.

Toss in his irritating backtalk when it's not warranted and flat out rudeness half the time, and you get a book that makes you annoyed as much as it makes you interested.

Also it was too long for what the story contained and dragging out the misconceptions. It was filled with angst, angst, and more angst - on the plus side, there WAS a good story hidden beneath all that, and the the sheriff was actually a good character, even if a little too heroic/pure with his unending patience. Just wish they would talk CLEARLY and trim off about 100 pages of misunderstandings. One of the best moments was the wolf scene where they ran together - wish they had at least one more scene of that in the book. Could have traded out some angst for it!

My favorite thing about the book is probably that town - how awkward to have them witness so much, but they were hilarious with some of it. I enjoyed the younger wolf pack and their bonding, Carl at the counter, the strange fairy ran diner, the small police force.

Still like the way the author thinks and writes, so I'll chalk this one up as a weaker offering of the series and carry on.

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