Title: Rescuing Jack
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Author: Caitlin Ricci
Werewolves are real. Marius enjoys the irony that everyone calls him a dog whisperer, not just because he’s a werewolf, but for his work at the local animal shelter. He has a unique talent for pairing families with their perfect pets upon first meeting them. But he’s still looking for acceptance and a forever family of his own. Then Jack comes into the rescue looking for a big, mean dog. To prevent Jack from making the wrong choice, Marius convinces him to adopt a needy spaniel mix instead. But when Marius learns Jack is tormented by horrible memories while at his apartment, he opens his home to the sweet, scared man. As their relationship grows, Jack feels comfortable telling Marius about the horrors he suffered. Marius hopes his steady presence, protection, and love can help Jack reclaim the pieces of himself broken on that terrible night.
Rescuing Jack, a new release by Caitlin Ricci, is a shifter story that will really tug at the reader’s heart. Although there are paranormal elements since Marius is a werewolf, this story centers more on the relationship between the main characters rather than the shifting part. While there is an instant attraction on Marius’ side, Jack has a lot of issues to overcome that make a relationship difficult in the beginning. What the readers learn about Jack is difficult and some may have problems with what is revealed.
I love that Marius takes his time to learn more about Jack and how to handle the problems a relationship with him brings. Even with the issues their relationship has, Rescuing Jack feels more like a sweet tender love story, rather than one full of angst.
Rescuing Jack is a great starting point for someone thinking about dipping their feet into this genre. The author is one that will pull you in with her story telling, without the plot being too heavy in angst, drama, or sex.
Reviewed by: Lydia