I loved this book. It is a male/male science fiction romance. It grabbed me right at the start and carried me breakneck speed to the conclusion. I never knew what was going to happen and the twists and turns were quite delightful. The characters were well drawn and the tension was excellent, it was well written… loved it!
This is a short review because I do not have much more to say about it.
Really, what was I thinking to read such stuff. But I did and it was not bad at all. A Historical Western Romance that takes place during a Zombie Apocalypse.
Besides the subject matter, I thought that the story was a well written but a little droopy in the middle. I started the skimming and was almost desperate for some carnage, any kind of carnage except the angst.
I think zombie fans might find this very satisfying. I had to try it since it seems to be all the rage but I can tell you, straight up… I never want to read another Zombie story or Zombie Romance or Zombie anything. I just could not sleep when I finished the book and also, there are just some images I wish I could unread. Truth.
This was a very interesting book. I just love romances but this was not a classic romance, this was a BDSM-kinky romance, so the usual bells and whistles were not there. There were times where I thought there was no love, just need. Love is different than need to me. I am not sure that I am a fan of sex without love in books that I read. This is how I felt the first part of the ebook.
But I have an understanding of BDSM in literature and for that, straight up, I think this book had more romantic leanings and was very well written and quite excellent. But I wanted just a tad more romance, needed (smiles) more romance.
So if you are looking for some type of romance laced with BDSM, this is not the book for you, but BDSM with romance – bingo, you just hit the jackpot.
I find myself reading books much more slowly these days. Savoring them. And I like a book that can sustain me, give me a great reading experience each time I pick it up and does not make me have to gobble it up in one sitting. It may be a matter of self control of course, but I also think that the page turner can be exhausting and sometimes a leisurely journey can be very satisfying as well. Wolf Tracker by Maddy Barone is perfect like that. Similar to the main male character, the story moves forward with a steady pace. It is confident and unhurried; a delicious read. In terms of chocolate, it is like a bag of Malteasers or a bar of Toblerone. Yummy nougat!
For some reason I did not know that this book is the third in a series. That explains a few issues that I had with the book. I think reading the first two books, which I will do, will help the reader have more information in regards to that future society as well as the supporting characters. That in turn would get rid of the patchwork feeling I had at first. I thought it was the style, which is fine. But as I continued to read the book I thought that I am missing something. So when I found out that it is the third book, it made more sense. The world is previously realized in the prior books and she is just plugging in new characters. That is not necessarily a bad thing. Maddy Barone’s world building is excellent.
It would have been enough for me that the book is a Time-travel Western. But it has a big element of paranormal that I cannot quite decide if I like or not. But the element is both pivotal and a matter of fact. The matter of fact part is due to it being part of a series. I suppose that is my one issue with the book if it is read as stand alone, that element could be more flushed out. But that may not be the author’s intention.
The main characters in the book are an excellent pair. They both clearly transform in a very satisfactory way.