Friday, May 12, 2017

Wolf in King's Clothing by Parker Foye

Title: Wolf in King's Clothing
Author: Parker Foye
Publisher: Carina Press
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Word Count: 32,000
Reviewer: Redz











Publisher's Blurb
An exiled shifter. His alpha mate. And a desire so intense it could be the death of them…

York, England, 1912

Kent was a pack outcast. His shifter instincts cruelly muted, he was collared and kept as a stray. Until he was offered his freedom—for something in return. He must rescue Hadrian, an alpha held hostage in the wolf highlands. It's a pleasure for Kent to follow the captive's scent, one so wild and virile it gives him a rush. Though he despises being treated like a mutt called to heel, he'll gladly fall to his knees for an alpha like Hadrian.

Hadrian has never met anyone like this damaged wolf warrior. His savior who licks the blood from his wounds and who arouses in him feelings he doesn't understand or want to control. But Hadrian suspects that more than desire binds them. It's betrayal. Pawns in an elaborate and feral deceit, they're now caught in the deepening maze of a vengeful shifter world, where navigating the mysteries of the heart could prove just as unpredictable and dangerous as the enemies they face.


This book is approximately 32,000 words.











Review
Wolf in King's Clothing by Parker Foye, this book is on the edge of being an exceptional read. It hovers there for the entire story span. Unfortunately for me never quite makes it to greatness. But there is huge potential here.
Kent or Prince, he has been held captive for many many years. He is more animal than human in most ways. He has a chance to be free, one more mission for his mistress. He is willing to do it. Anything to finally be free from the collar that keeps him a slave.
Hadrin is an alpha. He really can't get why Kent is trying to save him from his own people. But he goes along with it. He knows Kent is something to him. Someone important. And he wants to explore that.
The problem with this match is the chemistry. It just is not there. I wanted it to be there. I kept thinking ohh they just need time. Well then the book ended and they were out of time. I felt this story itself has some great truly great ideas. Maybe if it were longer? Or if the characters could find that middle ground and spark? However as this one stands, it was okay. Some very original ideas as well. 
              

                     Four Twinkling Stars

 

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