Review: The Dragon And The Wolf (Things in the Night #2.5) by Mandy Rosko

April 26, 2014 Review 0

Review: The Dragon And The Wolf (Things in the Night #2.5) by Mandy Rosko

Just go for it…

Westley Stone didn’t expect to survive being kidnapped and tortured by hunters, but he did, and only because a dragon literally dropped out of the sky to save him, and after waking up in the man’s house, he can’t help but feel grateful, and very attracted to his rescuer.

Chris Knucker has a thing against werewolves ever since his family was killed, but he’s willing to put old fears aside for the handsome man he’s just saved. The problem is that Westley seems a little shy to his advances, which makes sense when Chris discovers that Westley has to get married and produce a little of wolf pups for his pack.

That’s fine. Chris knows the other man won’t go through with it, so it’s just a matter of waiting him out, and since Chris is the pack hero for saving Westley’s life, he has all the access he needs to slowly wear down Westley’s defenses. When Westley does finally come to him, he reveals another reason why he held back, something that could make them both very happy if only Westley can put his trust in Chris.

Author's Note:

This is a prequel to a longer, M/F dominant book titled 'The Legend of the Werewolf', to show how the two characters Westley and Chris met and fell in love. While there is a short resolution to the main character's immediate problem (i.e, they will decide to be together and fight for their HEA) the rest of their story will be told in its longer counterpart.

Title: The Dragon And The Wolf
Author: Mandy Rosko
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: The Vampire's Curse, The Legend of the Werewolf, The Shepard's Agony, Burns Like Fire
Series: Things in the Night #2.5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: The Vampire's Curse, The Legend of the Werewolf, The Shepard's Agony
Published by Self
Source: Author
Published: January 5, 2014
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
Pages: 68
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Purchase your copy: Amazon
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Stars: three-half-stars
Flames: two-half-flames

So happy that Westley and Chris got their own story! I never would have pegged a wolf and a dragon as a good couple. However these two characters are perfect for each other. The Dragon And The Wolf starts out fairly exciting as Chris swoops in and rescues Westley from the Shepards. (Finally an introduction to what/who they are). But that’s not what this story is about. It’s more of how a growing attraction between two souls builds. As in any relationship, everything is exciting then in the beginning, but then seeing the attraction build and what sacrifices one is willing to make for each other. *SIGH* I do so love how their story played out. Okay, this book was short however, if you have a chance to read The Legend of the Werewolf, then this book will make perfect sense. If not, the ending will feel rather abrupt.

I have one problem and it lays within the blurb and the title. The blurb suggests reading The Dragon And The Wolf before reading The Legend of the Werewolf which would place this novella at volume 1.5 and not the 2.5 that is stated in the title. I read the books in reverse order meaning I read Legend of before the Dragon And. After much deliberation, I feel the order I read them in is the way they should be read. As much as I think it may have been handy know these characters in advance, I think there was enough info in this book to spoil the next if read in the wrong order.

So I am close to finishing the series and I have really enjoyed it. Frankly, it’s a nice change from all the heavy smut I have been reading lately. At this point I can now safely say I feel only the first title in the series can be read as a stand-alone. Books 1.5/2.5 and 2 are tied to each other and NEED to be read in conjunction with each other. However, if you remember my comments from the order of reading, I do not suggest reading the titles out of order. Things in the Night series is now happily residing on my recommended reading list.

 

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