Coming Out Wolf by Julia Talbot
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (13 pgs)
Rating: 3.5 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis
The worst thing in the world isn’t being gay. Not even close. It’s not even being a werewolf. The worst thing in the world is being in love with your roommate and having that love be unrequited. No matter what Steve does, Rick just isn’t responding. Will he give up too soon on making Rick his mate?
When two lone wolves end up living together, chemistry and fur is sure to fly. In Coming Out Wolf we get a snippet of what is the start of a beautiful relationship.
I really enjoyed the idea of pairing a made wolf and a born wolf as roommates. Both are gay so there is common ground between them but beyond that their polar opposites. Steve is the more flamboyant gay man whereas Rick the laid back take life as it comes kind of guy. Rick has been a wolf all his life and his go with the flow attitude holds him back from confessing to Steve that he likes him in more than a roommate type of way.
The conflict hits its peak when Steve forces Ricks hand in admitting his interest in him. From there these two steam up the pages with their need to be together. I liked how the author had the men reverse roles when they got sexually involved. Steve became the submissive one and Rick became the aggressor.
My only wish was for it to have been longer so I could have seen where this duo went beyond discovering their true feelings for one another. The pair never had full on sex but the author’s descriptive writing was solid and held my attention to the very end. Sometimes it’s nice to read a story where the main characters aren’t jumping straight into bed together, it makes the story more believable on the relationship aspect.
This story was short and sweet. A good book to read when you don’t have a lot of time and need a daily fix of werewolves and romance.