This Book Review is part of the Blog Tour of Pack of Lies by Vanessa Vaughn
Pack of Lies
M/M Paranormal Romance
When Jack is attacked by a powerful werewolf one moonlit night, his world is forever changed.
Marcus is that wolf, the strong leader of his pack, who never imagined a mere mortal could ever escape him, much less ever become one of his kind. And yet, as time passes, he can’t deny the handsome human is slowly beginning to change.
No longer the civilized architect he used to be, Jack feels a new power coalescing inside of him. He barely even recognizes himself as he becomes more sexual, more impulsive, more wild in every way.
But as the bite transforms him, it also binds he and his attacker together forever. The two share a powerful unbreakable link, no matter how forcefully they may each try to deny it.
Marcus is already hiding secrets from the other wolves, and his position as Alpha is threatened. Could Jack be the new ally Marcus needs to set things right, or will their desire for one another draw them away from all they know and alter the course of their lives forever?
Pack Of Lies is about two young men that meet in certain circumstances that they never suspected. Jack a human is with his girlfriend driving, when they hit a “bump” in the road, and find a creature that they had hit. Then Jack to see if the creature is alright, and is then attacked by a wolf. Then heads home, but he knows that there has been something totally out of character since that night. He feels a strange connection to someone that he doesn’t even know. Marcus, the Alpha of his wolf pack, is struggling to hold onto his position, and trying to hide the fact that he is attracted not only to women, but men as well. As Alpha it is forbidden to feel such attraction, but he can’t deny it to himself. Then one night when he attack a certain human male, he knows that things are different. As Marcus goes about trying to bring both Jack and his friend integrated into the pack, however things never goes as planned as he starts to figure out just as he learns that love is the most powerful force out there, and how important it is to grow together with that love.
This is first erotic M/M romance that I have read, and although it wasn’t what I expected, it was still a good read, and I am so grateful that this author asked that I review this book of hers. I also loved how each of these two men grew and learned things about themselves that they would never had discovered if they hadn’t discovered each other. Marcus having to be a rough strong figure, finds a gentleness about himself when he stumbles on Jack. Jack learns about a inner part of himself that is full of nature and strength that he never thought he had within himself until that one night he was attacked. I loved the plot for the most part of this book, it was riveting and exciting and kept me on the edge of my seat anxious for what was going to happen next. The sex scenes in this book was very heated to the point of explosive that will heat the blood of any warm blooded reader. Although I enjoyed reading it, the ending seemed not enough for me. I felt like there should have been a bit more than there really was, but for the most part I truly enjoyed reading Pack of Lies, and I again want to say thanks to this author for allowing me the privilage of reading such a well written romance.
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Exerpt (Page 1):
That soft sensual glow is always with me. Even when I can’t see the night sky, I feel its dark caress.
As the moon’s phases change, it breathes a coy suggestive whisper in my ear. It presses close, and I feel its fingers brush my skin. That light sparks something inside of me. Something primal. It starts a fever somewhere deep and spreads like slow-burning fire through my limbs.
I can always sense the Change starting. The full moon’s strong hand curls around my throat. I feel its grip tighten like a man’s thick fingers on my neck. When that grip makes me suddenly lightheaded, my pulse quickens, and I sink quietly to my knees. I know I have to give myself over, and I know how impossible it is to resist.
Some humans dream about submission. They crave it, complete with soft tortures and the smooth caress of expensive leather. They want to be bound and made to feel wonderfully, blissfully helpless. They enjoy feeling compelled to give in.
Humans like to play with their toys.
But what do they know about pleasure and pain so naturally intertwined?
When the animal in me takes over, I feel sensations more intense than any whip could offer. My teeth descend to sharp lethal points against my tongue, and I feel the lovely, horrifying ache as bones lengthen and skin is stretched.
But that ache only makes me smile.
In that instant of agony, my instincts wash over me like a hard drug flooding my veins.
Desire takes over—the desire for sex and for the hunt—obscuring all logical thought, all worries,absolutely all guilt. I feel ecstasy as I flex my teeth and claws. I feel a need building urgently and unstoppably between my legs with an intensity that few experience.
So, you see, as the gut-wrenching agony of the Change grips me, so does the all-consuming pleasure.
Perhaps that is why we wolves prefer our hunts so vicious.
And our sex so rough.
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