Moon Run by Joely Skye
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (58 Pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Coreopsis
The wolf races in where the human heart trembles to follow.
Wolf Town, Book 3
Iain’s head has called Wolf Town home for six years. His heart, hurt by a childhood spent suppressing his wolf, won’t let him believe he isn’t one misstep away from exile.
During the first moon run of the year, the electrifying connection his wolf makes with Teo, the pack’s beta and resident doctor, has potential mate written all over it. Yet the only emotion that rises above the tangled scars of his past is excitement over ensuring a permanent place in Wolf Town.
Teo can’t believe Iain so easily crashed through his rock-solid resolve never to date within the pack. The young wolf’s artless, fumbling explanation for his attraction only serves to remind Teo why he set those rules—his own past in a dysfunctional pack. Guilt that he let Iain so far under his skin forces Teo to do the one thing his heart rails against. Keep it clinical.
Teo’s apparent rejection not only breaks Iain’s heart, it triggers a deep-seated desperation that pushes him to take a terrible chance for the sake of the pack. And to show Teo their connection is no illusion.
Can a man shed his demons of the past in order to live a normal life? Or will fear of being cast aside keep him from letting his true self be seen?
Iian was introduced in Wolf Town and was instantly cast as the character you wanted to hate. He’s a habitual liar and a user. But in Push Pull I got to see another side of this man and I was blown away by the sacrifices he made to keep another member of Wolf Town safe. Immediately I knew there was a story there. Something happened to him to make him act the way he does. And in Moon Run I finally got the answers.
Most of the residents of Wolf Town are shifters and part of being a shifter is the need to run during the full moon. If this is not done can cause serious damage to the wolf/person denying their dual nature. Iian was raised by a human mother who did not understand this. After a falling out he ended up in Wolf Town looking to make a fresh start and he opted to go to any lengths to fit in ... until he meets Teo.
Teo is the town doctor and strong, silent beta wolf. He has secluded himself from all personal relationships. He has suffered past experiences of being used because of the position he holds in the pack and he has no desire to relive that pain.
It really is a fluke how these two men come together. They’re both so headstrong it borders on ridiculous. But the one thing they both crave is love and acceptance for who they are and not what they can give in return.
When Iian puts himself in danger, Teo realizes what he’s feeling isn’t just a passing thing and he wants Iian no matter what. And for Iian he’s known all along that he has wanted Teo but fears rejection. A life and death situations help this couple come together to heal each other’s wounds from the past.
I loved how the author had Iian redeem himself and made him a likeable character. For a short story it was filled with emotion from front to back. Moon Run is a romance built on mutual attraction, fear, misunderstandings, and most importantly, love.