Backwoods Asylum

Megan Derr
Backwoods Asylum
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Less Than Three Press
Release Date
May 2013
Book 1 of Lost Shifters
LGBTQ, Vamps & Shifters Romance

Skylar is used to the way people think of him as frightening, mean, and dangerous. Snakes are not the most popular shifters around and the fact he grew up wild doesn't help. He knows the way he's chosen to live alone in the woods only makes things worse, but he didn't think it meant people thought him capable of killing a couple of wolf puppies.

Determined to find the real monster who left them to die, Skylar calls up the only wolf he knows, a man he always wished would see him as more than a snake …

Book Review by Annette Gisby (author,reviewer)
Mar 27, 2014   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
161 people found the following review helpful
A cute, fun read with two lovable male leads.

Skylar is a snake-shifter; he grew up wild until he was twelve and didn't know he could shift to human before that. He's never felt comfortable with people and lives in an isolated cottage at the edge of the woods. Most people distrust him because he is a snake and no matter how many times he tries to tell people that snakes are only aggressive when they hunt, it seems to fall on deaf ears. As for Skylar himself, he'd rather just pop something in the microwave rather than swallow his food whole.

One night, he is called from sleep on hearing the plaintive cries of wolf cubs nearby. Finding the puppies alone in the cold, Skylar calls on Brady, a wolf-shifter, for help for he knows nothing about how to care for wolves.

The two of them grow closer while bonding with the wolf puppies, although I think Skylar had a crush long before then, but he'd always thought Brady hated him because he was a snake.

This is a short, sweet romance with the story taking centre stage rather than sex as our couple grow closer with each other and the cubs. The romance seemed to happen a little quickly, but I didn't start reading a shifter story expecting realism, so it didn't bother me that much.

In real life I'm terrified of dogs and wolves, so I wasn't sure how I could read one with wolves without having a panic attack, but my fears were unfounded. Hansel and Gretel, the two puppies are adorable and stole the show. It doesn't mean I'll be running off to get one of my own, but I may be able to stretch my reading a bit more.

If you're having a bad day, read this and you'll be smiling by the end of it. A really feel-good type of story.
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