Title: Finding Release
Author: Silvia Violet
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: Coleman Wilder and Jonah Marks
POV: 1st Person
Sub-Genre: Werewolf, Western, Contemporary
Coleman Wilder is a half-breed werewolf. Some days the tension between his human side and his werewolf instincts threaten to tear him apart. But the challenge of running a horse farm as a gay man in a conservative Tennessee town keeps him focused until he meets horse shifter, Jonah Marks.
Jonah’s family insists that shifting is sinful, but Jonah longs to let his stallion run free. Desperate to escape his family’s judgment, he asks Cole, his secret crush, for a job. Cole turns him down, scared his desire for Jonah will make him lose control. When Jonah’s brother threatens his life, Cole struggles to save him and give them both a second chance at the life they’ve always wanted.
Ms. Violet is a new author for me, and her new book Finding Release insured that I will be buying more of her books. Her characters are great. Coleman is a rancher but he’s also a half breed werewolf. He has a lot of hang ups and those hang ups keep him from going after what he really wants, Jonah. Jonah is a young horse shifter. The operative word here is young and I can understand why Cole turns him away the first time Jonah asks for help. Their initial separation is rough, and neither man really understands that the other is his mate. The author has a unique way of bringing the men back together and I was shocked by the actions of Jonah’s brother.
With the men given a second chance they waste no time bonding. While the heat between them burns up the pages, the men know the problems they face are not easily solved. I liked seeing these two grow as a couple and as individuals; Jonah especially comes into his own. There a many wonderful secondary characters and I am curious to see who will get the next story in the series.
Although this series revolves around shape shifters, the theme varies a little from the norm. In the world created by Ms. Violet shape shifters are not a hidden species but one that humans know about. That does not mean all is well between humans and shifters, and this conflict plays a large part in the story. This conflict also gives the author plenty of fuel for the upcoming stories in the Wild R Farm series.
If you’re looking for a new author to try, or a great story to read, then pick up this story you won’t go wrong.
Reviewed By: Lydia