Title: Wayne County Wolves 2: Run, Alger! Run
Author: Stephani Hecht
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Characters: Nico, Alger
Sub-Genre: Paranormal Romance, Shifter, Series
Loneliness can kill quicker than any man-made weapon ever could.
They say survival of the fittest applies to the animal world. That saying couldn’t be truer in the shifter world. After centuries of war and infighting, most of the weaker species have been murdered to the point of extinction. So when Wolf shifter Nico stumbles across a Rabbit shifter, he is both shocked and intrigued. That is, until the Rabbit manages to escape and disappear. Then Nico finds himself angry when his skills as a soldier are called into question.
The only reason why Alger has survived so long is because of his ability to hide away from all things shifter and to blend in the human population. He ruins all that when, in a moment of weakness, he exposes himself to a Wolf of all things.
Even though Alger knows he should run as far away as he can, he finds himself drawn to Nico. Which is the worst mistake Alger can make. Not only does he have himself to protect, but also his small group of shifters, who—like Alger—are the last of their kind.
When Alger finds himself hunted by the dreaded Snake shifters, he knows his only hope is Nico. But can the pair put aside their inner animal instincts long enough to work together? Or will Nico eat Alger alive in more ways than one?
Believe it or not, I only discovered Ms. Hecht’s books a little over a year ago and she’s quickly turned into a must read author for me. I like her books because I love the humorous and sexy side of her characters, and she has the ability to give me an hour or two of wonderful escapism from my everyday ho-hum life. I find myself reaching for her books when I’m in the mood for something sexy, flirty and fun and she never fails at delivering that in each of her stories.
Alger is a rabbit shifter who lives in constant fear of losing his life. Since his species is not as aggressive as others, most of the rabbit shifters have either become extinct or must stay in seclusion and hide away for their lives. Alger lives with some other smaller and more helpless shifters, and although they live a hand and mouth existence, they are all very protective of each other. Unable to resist checking out the farm animals at the fair, Alger takes a huge risk and goes there unprotected. As he’s admiring the rabbits there, all of his senses go crazy when he runs into what he thinks a dangerous wolf shifter there.
Nico can’t believe that he’s run into a rabbit shifter. He thought they were extinct, and to make matters even more confusing, the little sexy shifter is driving his mating instincts crazy. But even as he tries to help the rabbit shifter, the poor man is scared and manages to escape his grasp. Now Nico must do what he can to find his mate, save him and convince him that they truly are meant to be together.
I loved this book! I thought both Nico and the adorable Alger were really fun and interesting characters and were definitely made for each other. I loved that the chemistry they had between them was very strong, and I appreciated how much Nico’s pack really strove to take Alger and his friends under their wing. As a reader, I appreciated the camaraderie between all the characters, and how each character really seems to bring something special to the story. I’m definitely anxious to read the next book in the series and hope it will be out soon!
Run, Alger! Run is the second book in the Wayne County Wolves series. It’s a spinoff of Ms. Hecht’s Lost Shifters series and I think this new series is starting off with a bang. Although Run, Alger! Run could easily be read as a stand-alone book in the series, I highly recommend reading this series in book order. This way you can really understand the dynamics of the pack and enjoy the other characters in the books. Recommended!
Here are the Wayne County Wolves books in series order:
Run, Alger! Run
Reviewed By: Gabbi