Title: Ask Again
Author: BA Tortuga
Publisher: Torquere Press
Characters: Andy Warren, Levi Gorman
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Shifter, Romacne
Hearing that his ex-best friend is getting married might be the only thing that can lead Andy back to his wolf pack deep in the Colorado Mountains. He’s a city wolf now, leaving behind the awkward, skinny teenage geek he was once upon a time. All he wants to do is see Levi one last time, and maybe lament what might have been between them if Levi had been brave enough to leave the pack with Andy all those years ago.
Levi has been a good soldier in his Alpha’s army, the second-in-command for several years. Seeing Andy again reminds Levi how he’s toed the line, and how all he’s gotten for it is a lonely life. He’s not sure why Andy came back, and at first he’s not even happy about it. Their need for each other runs deep and strong, though, and Levi has to wonder what he would do for Andy if the man would just ask him one more time.
I’ve read many books by BA Tortuga and I’ve enjoyed them all. Ms. Tortuga writes sexy and fast-paced reads that are highly satisfying and a lot of fun to read. Her characters are always interesting and I enjoy the stories they have to tell.
Adam and Levi are mates, but as a teenager, Adam is picked on because he is considered the runt of the pack. Because of this, he’s craves a new life away from the uncaring eyes of many pack members. Knowing he must leave, he and his three brothers pack up start another life but he wants his boyfriend/mate Levi to go with him.
Levi knows he can’t leave. He’s afraid of the unknown and living life without the comfort of the pack. He loves Adam, but cannot go and when Adam still leaves without him, Levi knows he’s lost his mate forever.
Fifteen years later Adam’s grandmother calls and asks him to come home. When he finds out that Levi is supposed to be married, he can’t keep from coming and seeing it firsthand. As soon as he comes home he knows it’s a mistake and once he realizes that there’s been a misunderstanding about what he’s been told about Levi, he is determined to leave…that is until he begins to hang around his mate again.
The connection between Levi and Adam is a strong one and I enjoyed the sexual chemistry and bond they had together. There is a lot of fighting and sex between them as they try to work out their differences. The sex is pretty hot and I really enjoyed watching them come back together as a couple.
I do wish the book had been longer. In some ways it felt rushed and I felt a tad bit cheated when it came to really seeing the two men bond and really reestablish themselves together. There is still quite a mystery about how the brothers established themselves when they left the pack and I thought it was all a little washed over. But, I did like some of the other characters in the book, Adam’s parents and grandmother were great and even the Alpha of the pack seemed like a good guy and because I liked them so much, it made the story even more enjoyable to me.
I did like this book because it’s a solid and sexy read. I truly hope that Ms. Tortuga continues writing about Adam’s brothers. I would love to know more about them because they do sound quite intriguing. If you are looking for a quick, sexy read that will warm you up on cold winter’s night then Ask Again is definitely a good choice to read. Fans of Ms. Tortuga will enjoy this one as much as I did and I look forward to reading more books by her.
Reviewed By: Gabbi