Title: Howl to Walk Like a Man
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 the town doesn’t kill him, 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?
Author: Eli Easton
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Puzzle Me This, How to Howl at the Moon, The Lion and the Crow
Published by Pinkerton Road Source: Purchased for Self
Published: November 13, 2016
Genres: Male Male Romance, Paranormal Romance
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With Roman’s story readers are given a view of the other side of quickened. Roman was born a German Shepherd. He proudly served in the Army with his handler in Afghanistan. He was a good dog, with a good life, and an amazing human to spend it with. When he human James was killed in action Roman was sent back to the states for a new handler. The magic of the spark turned Roman into a human. For the past two years Roman has been living in Mad Creek trying to learn how to continue living. He’s trying to find his purpose. Most of all Roman is struggling with learning how to be a human.
DEA investigator Matt Barclay is getting the full assault of outsider welcome that Mad Creek Sheriff Lance Beaumont offers strangers to his town. Matt knows from day one that he must learn what is being hidden in the odd little town that he will be working in for the next twelve months. He knows that his partner Roman’s first most assignment is keeping him out of the way and in the woods away from whatever it is that the sheriff is making sure he never sees. Matt soon discovers that he kind of likes the days spent hiking in the woods with Roman. The more time he spends with Roman the more he wants to know about the man who is the most intriguing, naïve, and sexiest man he has ever met.
How to Walk Like a Man still had all of the fun quirkiness of the Howl at the Moon world. It was a little sad at times though. Roman and his story came with a side of heartbreak so be sure to have some tissues handy. It is impossible not to love Roman. The moment he steps onto the page you are going to be cheering him on on his journey to being a more independent human. Matt compliments Roman well. He was patient and understanding of Roman’s oddities. Many of those peculiarities made Matt want to know him better.
The second installment in this series easily works as a stand-alone, though I do recommend reading both books. They are just too fun, cute, and sweet. I hope Eli Easton has more books planned for the residents of Mad Creek or the series in general.