Title: Remy’s Painter
Series: The Werewolves of Manhattan, 2
Author: A.C. Katt
Publisher: MLR Press
Genre and Pairing: Paranormal and M/M
Word Count: 56,000
Reviewer Name: Luna
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Ian Sullivan is being chased by a mobster and has to come up with five thousand dollars he doesn't have. His only hope is an estimate for a large house. Little does he know that the house belongs to a loup garou who just happens to be his mate.
Ian Sullivan is in trouble. His father and brother died because his brother gambled and owed money to a mobster. Now Sal Ferrara want to collect from him and if he doesn't, he'll take Ian as his boy toy instead. Ian's only hope is getting a job from an estimate his father had outstanding for an seventy eight hundred square foot house. Little does Ian know that the house belongs to a Remy Clavier, a loup garou who meets Ian and knows he's found his mate. Now all Remy has to do is take care of Sal Ferrara and convince Ian, a human, to accept both him and his wolf.
Ian didn’t think life could get worse. Telling his dad he was gay got him kicked out and placed in a unfinished and uninsulated apartment above his father’s garage, barely provided a living wage even if his work is the reason for his father’s business success and verbally abused by his father. With the death of his father and brother, the hits just keep coming and now he needs a lot of money or he will become a mobster’s boy toy. So can he trust the world Remy wants to open to him?
Remy’s Painter by A.C. Katt is second in The Werewolves of Manhattan series. I really enjoyed Ian. While life gave him a beating, he did not allow it to beat him down. He was working to better himself and his situation, in spite of his father. He didn’t trust easily but was learning with Remy. Remy didn’t think he would find his mate. With new and demanding responsibilities as the Alpha’s second, and no time to search, he really doesn’t think a mate is in the cards. Ms. Katt wasn’t about to let Remy despair and I loved that she gave him someone, in Ian, that wasn’t afraid to stand up to him. I loved Remy’s determination to protect Ian even as he made an effort to court the man who owned his heart. I loved how Remy appreciated Ian’s desire to stand on his own two feet even as he protected him from the danger presented by the mob. Ms. Katt gave us two men who needed and completed each other. I loved how Remy brought people with him who could help him show Ian his value. I loved that Ms. Katt did not make Ian a victim but a strong man with a fragile ego. This story is well written and I am thoroughly enjoying the world Ms. Katt is building. I can’t wait to see where she will take us next.
Five Shooting Stars