Title: Ervin’s Dilemma
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Characters: Ervin, Miles
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance, Series
First there were the Lost Shifters; now there are the Wayne County Wolves.
Ever since his old pack had given up their criminal ways and joined the Wayne County Wolves, Ervin’s been depressed. Not only is his new pack completely goody two-shoes, it’s also sadly lacking gay members. So Ervin has little hope of ever finding his mate. But just when he least expects it, he finds shy yet sexy wolf shifter Miles. Unfortunately, Miles has vowed to never belong to a formal pack, which makes him a rogue; in the shifter world that makes him both dangerous and a target.
Although Miles tries to resist Ervin, he can’t help being drawn to the domineering man. When Mile’s siblings are captured, he knows he won’t be able to get them back on his own. Will Ervin help? And at what price?
I love Stephani Hecht’s books. They give me a sweet escape from my everyday life while I read them. They are definitely a guilty pleasure for me and I’m glad she’s starting a new series. Since the blurb does an outstanding job at describing the book, I won’t rehash it. Instead I’ll write about what I liked and disliked about this book.
I really enjoyed meeting the characters in this story. I thought both Miles and Ervin were interesting and likeable people and I enjoyed reading about them. I also thought the reason why Miles refused to join a pack was understandable. I was also glad to see Ervin do what was necessary to be supportive of Miles and his family, and be understanding of his decision. I liked how Ervin worked to gain Miles’s trust and I really enjoyed watching these two heroes dance around their attraction and feelings for each other. It was also great seeing Miles and Ervin bring out the best of each other, and I thought the chemistry between them was sizzling hot. The secondary characters were also interesting people. I’m looking forward to reading more about them in the future books in this series.
I also liked the fast moving storyline and Ms. Hecht’s take on wolf shifters. Even though a lot of shifters stories are very similar in ways, Ms. Hecht does seem to know her plot and characters inside and out, so even a well-used shifter story reads fresh written by her. One of my gripes about the book is that it was very short. Just when things seemed to get really interesting, BOOM it was over. The ending to me seemed a little rushed, but all in all I really enjoyed this book and I hated to see it come to an end. If you are looking for a quick, sexy and easy read with unique and fun characters, Ervin’s Dilemma would be a great choice for a quick afternoon read. Recommended.
Reviewed By: Gabbi