Title: How to Howl at the Moon
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Eli Easton
Characters: Tim Weston, Lance Beaufort
Sub-Genre: Shifter, Romantic Comedy
Sheriff Lance Beaufort is not going to let trouble into his town, no sir. Tucked away in the California mountains, Mad Creek has secrets to keep, like the fact that half the town consists of ‘quickened’—dogs who have gained the ability to become human. Descended on both sides from Border Collies, Lance is as alert a guardian as they come.
Tim Weston is looking for a safe haven. After learning that his boss patented all of Tim’s work on vegetable hybrids in his own name, Tim quit his old job. A client offers him use of her cabin in Mad Creek, and Tim sees a chance for a new start. But the shy gardener has a way of fumbling and sounding like a liar around strangers, particularly gorgeous alpha men like Sheriff Beaufort.
Lance’s hackles are definitely raised by the lanky young stranger. He’s concerned about marijuana growers moving into Mad Creek, and he’s not satisfied with the boy’s story. Lance decides a bit of undercover work is called for. When Tim hits a beautiful black collie with his car and adopts the dog, its love at first sight for both Tim and Lance’s inner dog. Pretending to be a pet is about to get Sheriff Beaufort in very hot water.
Eli Easton is quickly becoming one of my go-to authors for when I need a pick-me-up or just in the mood to read *or in my case re-read* a well-written, thoughtful romance.
How to Howl at the Moon is a unique take on the well-loved shifter genre. Not only did this book have many laugh out loud moments for me, it was written with real heart. It was so easy to fall in love with the two main heroes and the townspeople of Mad Creek. Each and every person really brought something special to the story and I enjoyed the journey they took me on.
It isn’t exactly love at first sight with Sheriff Lance Beaufort and Tim Weston meet. Tim is from out of town and Lance isn’t trusting of strangers and when Lance takes certain steps to see what Tim is up too, both men can’t help but fall for one another.
I’m not going to say a lot about the story because I want you to read it. Yes, it’s that good and it’s so easy for me to recommend. I loved the intimacy these two men shared. They truly become a mated pair because it was so obvious they were meant for one another. Between the love Tim and Lance share and the camaraderie they have with the townspeople *and Lance’s mother…omg…loved her* of Mad Creek, I finished this book in one sitting.
I loved this book. How to Howl at the Moon is the first book in the Howl at the Moon series and I can’t wait to read the next book in the series!
Reviewed By: Gabbi
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