Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Tullion Kuznetsov has been on the run for the past couple of months, accused of a crime he did not commit. A chance meeting in a supermarket unites him with his beloved in Stone Ridge, Tullion must now return to Europe to clear his name to be with the man fate has decided for him.
On the run after being accused of killing his coven’s leader, Tullion Kuznetsov travels from Europe and finds himself in the small town of Stone Ridge, Colorado. After securing himself some temporary housing, he heads off to the local supermarket to get some food. While there, he believes he has encountered his beloved, what vampires call their fated mate.
Toby Dallow, a lab assistant who came to Stone Ridge when his friend and boss moved there to be with his werewolf mate, finds the tall blond in the supermarket attractive. But he never thinks he has a chance with this stud since he considers himself to be an overweight geek who wears glasses. When the stranger approaches Toby, he thinks the man must be playing some kind of game as someone that good looking would never go for him.
They head to Toby’s home where they have a night of passion. Later that night, several of Toby’s friends from the local pack show up because he never shows up for the scheduled poker game that night. Tullion is thrilled that Toby knows of paranormals and vampires. Tullion then recounts to those assembled the circumstances of his coven leader’s murder as he knows them. The pack members tell Tullion that if the bond is complete with Toby, they can offer some protection and would be willing to seek the assistance of their vampire friends on the American council to help him. After the meeting breaks up, Tullion tells Toby to get dressed and then Tullion slips away. Having found his beloved, his must return to Europe to clear his name.
This is the twenty sixth novel in the Wolves of Stone Ridge series. While it can be read as a standalone, having read the previous books would help understand the characters better.
I love how Tullion builds up the self confidence of Toby. Toby considers himself unwanted by most men, especially one as good looking as Tullion. Tullion tell Toby time and again that he is exactly the type of man that he finds attractive.
There were a couple of things that I had problems with the book. First, Toby has been around paranormals for a while but did not connect Tullion’s biting his neck with him being a paranormal of some kind. Second, Tullion ran away after being offered help from Toby’s friends in clearing his name. If his beloved trusted these men, I would think that Tullion would have given them the benefit of the doubt to help him out.
The cover art by Angela Waters depict Toby and Tullion as I would expect them. The bow tie and glasses bring out the geek in Toby.
Ebook, 120 pages
Published: December 1, 2014 by Extasy Books
Series: The Wolves of Stone Ridge
Werewolf at the Zoo (Wolves of Stone Ridge #1)
Alpha’s Prerogative (Wolves of Stone Ridge #2)
Accepting His Animal (Wolves of Stone Ridge #3)
Accepting His Human (Wolves of Stone Ridge #4)
Finding Balance (Wolves of Stone Ridge #5)
Goading the Enforcer (Wolves of Stone Ridge #6)
Through Dagus’s Eyes (Wolves of Stone Ridge #7)
Loving the Enemy (Wolves of Stone Ridge #8)
Casey’s Love Bite (Wolves of Stone Ridge #9)
Wolf Biker’s Mate (Wolves of Stone Ridge #10)
Kyle’s Valiant Hunt (Wolves of Stone Ridge #11)
A Cajun in Colorado (Wolves of Stone Ridge #12)
Catching a Bit of Irish (Wolves of Stone Ridge #13)
Gustuv’s Gargoyle Adventure (Wolves of Stone Ridge #14)
Choosing His Christmas Miracle (Wolves of Stone Ridge #15)
The Vampire’s Special Lover (Wolves of Stone Ridge #16)
Freeing Demitri’s Wolf (Wolves of Stone Ridge #17)
Soldier of Fortune’s Downfall (Wolves of Stone Ridge #18)
Just Lion Around (Wolves of Stone Ridge #19)
The Mountain Man’s Mate (Wolves of Stone Ridge #20)
Crashing the Comicon (Wolves of Stone Ridge #21)
The Wolf’s Healing Touch (Wolves of Stone Ridge #22)
Rehabilitating the Ding (Wolves of Stone Ridge #23)
Trusting His Rat (Wolves of Stone Ridge #24)
Drawing Out His Wolf (Wolves of Stone Ridge #25)
The Vampire’s Geek (Wolves of Stone Ridge #26)
Happy Furry New Year (Wolves of Stone Ridge #27)