Monday, May 15, 2017

Wolf in King's Clothing by Parker Foye

Title: Wolf in King's Clothing
Author: Parker Foye
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/m)
Main Characters: Kent and Hadrian
Release Date: May 2017
Publisher:  Carina Press
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Sexual Intensity: mild

Story Overview:
An exiled shifter. His alpha mate. And a desire so intense it could be the death of them…

York, England, 1912

Kent was a pack outcast. His shifter instincts cruelly muted, he was collared and kept as a stray. Until he was offered his freedom—for something in return. He must rescue Hadrian, an alpha held hostage in the wolf highlands. It's a pleasure for Kent to follow the captive's scent, one so wild and virile it gives him a rush. Though he despises being treated like a mutt called to heel, he'll gladly fall to his knees for an alpha like Hadrian.

Hadrian has never met anyone like this damaged wolf warrior. His savior who licks the blood from his wounds and who arouses in him feelings he doesn't understand or want to control. But Hadrian suspects that more than desire binds them. It's betrayal. Pawns in an elaborate and feral deceit, they're now caught in the deepening maze of a vengeful shifter world, where navigating the mysteries of the heart could prove just as unpredictable and dangerous as the enemies they face.

This book is approximately 32,000 words.

My Review:

I am NOT a reader who generally enjoys reading historical, but I gave this one a try and really liked it.

Kent is a captive half-wolf. He has a magical collar that keeps him bound. I'll admit to a little confusion about this because at first I thought the collar kept him from shifting, but later in the story it seemed like he didn't have the ability to shift at all. He's in a midway form...halfway between beast and man and it sounded like he's always been that form. 

Despite the confusion (and I'll admit, this wasn't the only thing I was confused about in the overall background events happening in the story) I did really like this story. I was intrigued by Kent and his history. Honestly this book would have really benefited from being expanded and fully fleshed out because the story was awesome. I would love to know more. The explanation of what Kent is made so much sense to how he is. I'd love to see how his and Hadrian's relationship evolves after he's freed from the binding. Just from the background conflict within the packs, I can't see smooth sailing for the two of them and would LOVE to see more for them...when Hadrian is fully Alpha and Kent as his guard. I would buy that book, no questions asked, despite it being historical. I loved them so much and simply wanted MORE!!

As it is though, this book intrigued and entertained me. I hurt for Kent's difficulties. The majority of the story is told from his point of view, so the reader automatically attaches to him more. But there's some intrigue in Hadrian's story, too. Please...I hope there's more to come from these two...

I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

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