Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars
Garth Merrick and his two brothers are opening a new shifter friendly bar in Maine. To say that Garth is not made to be a bartender is an understatement. The number of broken glasses is a testament to that. One day their family attorney shows up with a proposition. One of his friends, a wolf shifter, has a son who is having a difficult time shifting. Would one of the brothers be willing to tutor the young shifter the proper techniques to shifting? Garth sees this as an opportunity to avoid broken glass and spend some time in rural Maine where his cougar can roam the country estate.
Braiden Hemmings is a young werewolf shifter who is used to getting his own way. His father does not like the fact that he is hanging out with members of the other pack that lives in town, as the two packs have had bad blood for years. Having to go away for business, Braiden’s father decides to hire someone to supposedly help him learn to shift. Braiden knows the real reason is that his father just wants someone to keep an eye on him with he’s out of town. Braiden decides to act like the brat that his father thinks he is and seduce the babysitter and run him out of town. When he catches sight of the gorgeous man brought in, Braiden decides that maybe he shouldn’t run him off so fast.
While the attraction between the two is obvious, Garth resists temptation because he Is being paid to teach this young man. However, the young men of the rival pack decide to make Braden do their bidding, ordering him to meet them. Garth warns Braiden about possible trouble. When Braiden does not show, the pack comes searching for them. The tutor and student must defend themselves against the invaders if they want to continue their new romance.
This is the first book in the new Shreds series. I wanted to like the book more but something seemed to fall short for me. I am not sure if it is the fact that Garth up and leaves his brothers behind as they start a new business or the romance between the two main characters did not click as I thought it should have. Despite this, I do look forward to the stories of Garth’s brothers. The idea of a shifter bar provides a good setting for future stories.
The cover by E Connors has our two men in front of a forest setting. One is shirtless while the other has a zipper cropped sweatshirt on. It is a decent if generic cover for the book.
EBook, 66 pages
Edition Language: English
Published: April 26, 2016 by Dark Hallows Press
The Werewolf Tutor (Shreds #1)