Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
When Adrian Rothschild skipped his “werewolf puberty,” he assumed he was, somehow, human. But he was wrong, and he’s about to go through his Turn with a country between him and his Pack—scared, alone, and eight years late.
Dr. Tate Lewis’s werewolf supremacist father made his Turn miserable, and now Tate works for Camp H.O.W.L. to ease the transition for young werewolves. He isn’t expecting to offer guidance to a grown man—or find his moonmate in Adrian. Tate doesn’t even believe in the legendary bond; after all, his polygamist father claimed five. But it’s clear Adrian needs him, and if Tate can let his guard down, he might discover he needs Adrian too.
A moonmate is a wolf’s missing piece, and Tate is missing a lot of pieces. But is Adrian up to the challenge?
This was a nice story. Both of these characters had a lot of their own issues to get through for their relationship to work. Adrian doesn’t connect the dots until it’s almost too late that he is going to go through his Turn. Tate has made his life helping the young werewolves successfully complete their change and even if he’s hiding from himself.
Adrian has been living as a disappointment to his family ever since he didn’t go through his Turn like all those his age and I could feel his sadness and how detached he feels from his family because of this. Tate has been running from the memory of his childhood for so long and helping others but you could see that even as he succeeds in helping most of the teens he doesn’t have a deep connection or friendship with many people.
I could see that they were both looking for somewhere to belong or someone to belong to but were afraid to voice that. I still have to wonder at the end of story what about Adrian’s genetics caused him to go through the Turn late and it didn’t seem that anyone knew or seemed inclined to really find out. I loved that they were both able to find somewhere to belong and be together with the support of Adrian’s family and their friends.
Dorian Bane did a great job narrating this story. I was able to connect with the characters and feel their emotions in his reading as he used different voices for the characters. His voice changes so much you really get to see the differences and personality of the characters.
Cover art by Aaron Anderson is very nice and works well for this story.
Audiobook, 6 hrs 55 min
Published: January 12, 2018 (ebook first published November 1, 2017) by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: Dreamspun Beyond