Paradise

Brannan Black
Paradise
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Publisher
Changeling Press LLC
Release Date
January 2012
ISBN
0552701770
Series
Book 1 of Island Wolfman
Genre
Alternate Universe, LGBTQ, Romantic Science Fiction/Futuristic, Vamps & Shifters Romance

SUMMARY
Marooned. Alone with only the voices in my head -- and an island full of sex crazed wolfmen... They call this Paradise? Really?

What started out as a romantic cruise -- a last ditch effort to save our fading marriage -- turned ugly when my wife, Cecily, dumps me off me on an island in the middle of the Caribbean. To be fair, the virus was turning the men into monsters. All the men got left behind, to keep the women safe. But did she have to look so happy to get rid of me?

Immune to the virus that's ripped our world apart, I'm the only human left on this damnable island. I'm a slightly neurotic forty-year-old college professor playing Robinson Crusoe on the Island of Dr. Moreau.

"Oh please, Ari. You're far from Robinson Crusoe. He was a real man."

Oh, and my wife? She's still nagging me, if only in my mind. And now there's a certain wolfman after me who just doesn't understand I'm not looking to switch teams. Then there's the heat and humidity, wild wolfmen ready to attack, and a hurricane looming on the horizon.

Island life is far from paradise.

Book Review by Valentina Heart (author,reviewer)
May 15, 2012   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
78 people found the following review helpful
I grinned when I first read the blurb for the first book of the Island Wolfman series. I was going to get more of the rough stuff, meet new characters and just enjoy Black's terrific world. I got just what I had expected.

Ari is a human on an island filled with wolfmen. Once the virus hit, he was on a cruise with his wife who didn't hesitate to dump him and the rest of the men on an island while the women sailed away. Now, after being alone and avoiding the infected men for so long, he is finally caught, and not only is he expected to teach the wolfmen to provide for themselves he also has to fight his own attraction toward Zach, one of the strongest members of the pack who likes screaming ‘mine' when Ari is around.

This book was tamer than the previous series set in the same world. The wolfmen seemed more scattered and their dominance not as expressed. They still growled, fought and fucked, but it was not as intense and they were much more open to negotiation as well as simple conversation. Ari heard the voice of his wife in his head through the whole book. It is a good addition to the story but it really annoyed me because I didn't know that woman, I didn't want to read about her and for future reference, wouldn't mind if she never appeared in the series at all. The ending was wrapped up quickly and Ari's acceptance of the situation went from resistance to almost instant oh-yes-please.

All of that listed, I still loved this book. It might not have been as danger edged as the others but it was still very interesting. The pack relations always do it for me as do the altercations between the pack members. Brannan Black's got a winner with this series and as she knows and likes to write them rough, we like to read about it just as much. Recommended for readers who like it different.
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