Author: TJ Klune
Series: Green Creek #1
I received a free ARC copy via Black Crow PR in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are my own.
From Goodreads: Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road. The little boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the little boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the little boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
Ox was seventeen when he found out the little boy’s secret and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.
This is the re-release for TJ Klune’s Male/Male Werewolf Romance series Green Creek. I am a fan of Klune’s House on the Cerulean Sea and Under the Whispering Door. Wolfsong has the same beautiful attention to detail in its writing. Its gorgeous and really pulls you into the story. There is so much emotion in his writing.
But unlike the other Klune books I have read I just didn’t gel with this one. I found I was really not a fan of the Wolf aspect of this book. I felt it took away from the development of the relationships in the novel. I found just as I was learning about each of the characters we would switch to them nuzzling and snuffling and running under the moon and it just felt so much at juxtaposition to the development we got when they were in human form and I found myself wanting to skip over those parts. Which were most of the book.
I also found the age difference between the two romantic protagonists to be a little disturbing. One imprinted on the other at the age of 11 when the other was 17 and this felt so awkward to me. While their relationship didn’t develop beyond friendship until the younger was in his late teens and it was a really sweet romance and steamy in parts, the undercurrent of their age difference was just not for me.
While the rest of the book was strong and really interesting these elements just really made this book not for me. But I would recommend it for werewolf fans out there.