Title: Crouching Vegan, Hidden Werewolf
Author: Sean Michael
Publisher: Amber Allure
Characters: Dark, Erik
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Shifters/Werewolves, Contemporary, Erotic Romance
New to town, werewolf Dark can’t believe there’s a restaurant called The Vegan Werewolf. Even harder to swallow is the fact that the place smells amazing. The food, however, is easy to get down—it’s some of the best he’s ever had, and that’s saying a lot as it’s, unbelievably, vegan. What’s also not hard to swallow is Erik, the restaurant’s sweet chef, and Dark picks him up after the place closes.
Erik’s got a secret, though, one he keeps hidden deep down inside, and Dark threatens to bring all the things Erik has buried to the surface.
Can Dark convince Erik that there’s more to life than being a vegan? And that, just maybe, wolves mate for life?
Dark, a carnivore through and through, plus Erik, a vegan chef. Not much should come of that, right? But, what we get, is great sex and rough mating. That’s about the whole plot.
The characters are done well in terms of accentuating their most defining personality traits. Dark eats meet and is as wild as they come; Erik is a vegan, and suppressed a lot of his true self. Their interaction is hot as Dark is determined to seduce Erik. There’s a lot of sex here, which works for an erotic quickie.
I gave this a lower rating, though, because I do not care for anyone who thinks they have the right to tell another how to live their lives just because they have sex together. Dark sneers at veganism, which has been the corner stone of Erik’s life for decades. That condescending attitude drove me up the wall until I hated every word that came out of Dark’s mouth. Why does the man want Erik when he thinks so little of the way he has chosen to live his life? Aggressive control freaks are not my cup of tea.
Still, this is a well written story, with engaging dialogue and hot sex. Not bad.
Reviewed By: Susan