Top positive review
Sextacular with a great story!
Reviewed in the United States on July 25, 2020
As in all Rose and Vale collaborations, this book is novel in its approach and creative in its execution. Clint, (I like to think he's modeled after Clint Eastwood) is quiet, thoughtful, even tempered, and deadly. He comes from a tight, caring family. Becky comes from a rigid Catholic family (I'm assuming here, based on hints from the story and personal experience.) Her mother's pregnancy forced the marriage and divorce wasn't allowed. Becky felt unloved and not emotionally supported all her life.
Then Clint comes along, a teddy bear of a man who wears his heart on his sleeve. Becky is very tempted to trust him, her first husband being an abusive, controlling jerk. Becky is well on her way to loving Clint when her world turns upside down. It turns out this gentle giant is the Dirty Harry of the wolf council. He is an enforcer, charged with eliminating rogue shifters. His charge is known only by his alpha, Rob. When Becky finds out before he has a chance to tell her, she freaks out. Here the great Mama Tucker comes to the rescue. Using food and logic, she manages to get Becky to see it from the shifters' point of view. He's very much like a sniper in the military, doing his job. Why hadn't he told her? Mama answered, "Men are dumb as a box of rocks!" when it comes to explaining things to their women.
What I loved about this story was that unlike the Wolf brothers, Clint was a gentle lover, always having Becky's welfare in mind. No punishment spankings or crazy macho declarations are seen or heard, although Clint is all man. It was refreshing and tender, yet another side to these ladies' great writing skills. Great birthing scene finds Clint super funny, protective, and supporting. You'll love this book! It's a fresh take on men who aren't afraid to be gentle and how deserving they are of love and trust. I loved it!