Title: How to Walk Like a Man
Author: Eli Easton
Publisher: Eli Easton
Characters: Matt Barclay, Roman Charsguard
Sub-Genre: Paranormal, Shifter Romance
Deputy Roman Charsguard survived Afghanistan where he lost his best friend—his K-9 handler James. Roman was a military dog until two years ago when he developed the ability to shift into a human. It’s not easy to learn how to be a man. He found a place to live in Mad Creek, a haven for the secret world of dog shifters. Finding a reason to live has been harder. That is, until a certain human walks into the Mad Creek Sheriff’s office and starts making trouble.
Matt Barclay has the worst luck. First he was shot in a SWAT drug raid, then he was sent as DEA investigator to Mad Creek, a little town in the California mountains. Matt’s job is to keep a lookout for illegal drug farms, but nobody in the town wants him there. And then there’s Roman, Matt’s erstwhile baby-sitter. He’s the hottest guy Matt’s ever seen, even if he is a bit peculiar. If this job doesn’t kill Matt, sexual frustration just might.
The town is counting on Roman to prevent Matt from learning about dog shifters, Matt’s counting on Roman to be his work partner and tell him the truth, and Roman’s trying to navigate love, sex, and a whole lot of messy human emotions. Who knew it was so complicated to walk like a man?
How to Walk Like a Man is the second book in the Howl at the Moon series. Eli Easton has a real knack of writing romances that are not only well written and sexy, they are also refreshing in their originality.
Roman is recovering from the loss of his best friend and handler. Because of this, he is lonely and even confused on how to go on as a human when his canine has lost the most important person to him that he’s ever known. One of the things Roman does well and loves is job. Working as a deputy he is able to do what he does best…which is protect the others in his hometown.
When Matt is assigned by the DEA to come to Mad Creek and report on the drug trafficking nearby, it is Roman’s job to be with him and keep Matt from discovering the secret of Mad Creek and the people who live there.
Though Roman does as he is told, he can’t help but feel drawn the Matt and he hates lying to him on a daily basis. As their friendship continues to grow and the attraction between them begins to sizzle and burn, soon Roman is faced with some hard choices if he is to keep both him and his community safe.
I really loved this book. Not only is Roman a lovable and sympathetic character, it was easy to really get wrapped up in his heroic, yet sad life, while wishing nothing but the best for him. In Matt, we see Roman’s salvation and happiness and it was because of this, that How to Walk Like a Man is easily one of my favorite reads.
How to Walk Like a Man is a must read for anyone who loves shifter/paranormal romances. If you are looking for a fresh take on a well-loved genre with characters that will live with you long after you finish reading their story, then this book and this series is definitely for you!
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Reviewed By: Gabbi