A Camp H.O.W.L. novel.
Once in a blue moon, opposites find they’re a perfect match.
Nick Perry is tired of helping people with their marriages, so when a spot opens up to work with teens at Camp H.O.W.L., he jumps at it. He doesn’t expect to fall in lust with the dreamy new camp doctor, Drew Welch. But Drew is human, and Nick has seen secrets ruin too many relationships to think a human/werewolf romance can go anywhere.
Happy-go-lucky Drew may not sprout claws, but he’s been part of the were community all his life. He has no trouble fitting in at the camp - except for Nick’s stubborn refusal to acknowledge the growing attraction between them and his ridiculous stance on dating humans.
Fate intervenes when one of Drew's private-practice patients threatens his life. Will the close call help Nick see a connection like theirs isn’t something of which to let go?
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Sweet slowburn shifter story. Loved the narration!
When Nick and Drew meet at the airport, they hit it off immediately and sparks fly, but they both have planes to catch and places to be... Nick is unaware that human Drew knows about the existence of werewolves and pegged him for a wolf almost from the get go. Imagine his surprise when he finds out Drew is one of his new co-workers at Camp H.O.W.L.!
FYI, he doesn’t handle surprises well. It wasn’t his finest hour.
Nick doesn’t think a relationship with a human and a were can work, so he keeps Drew at a distance. His concerns are valid, I think, and I liked that he didn’t just put them aside because of his attraction to Drew. That being said, he does test Drew’s patience, and the reader’s, when he starts sending out mixed signals and refuses to let go off his prejudices. Even when Drew proves him wrong, again and again.
Drew’s a great guy, competent, understanding and patient, which he needs to be to deal with headstrong Nick. I also loved his playful side and competitive streak when he goes all out to show Nick a thing or two about what he’s capable of.
Emotions start running high and when disaster strikes, Nick finally understands how much Drew has come to mean to him. But is he too late? I loved the tension and emotional highs and lows that we get near the end of the story, which contrasts nicely with the almost mellow storyline that went before. There’s a lot of humor too, which I liked, and the secondary characters are well-written and help create a warm sense of pack & family around the MC’s. Always a big part of the charm of shifter romances for me.
I very much enjoyed this story. A lot of shifter romances focus on the fated mate connection and are far more insta-lust/insta-love than this one, but I actually really liked that the author took her time to get Nick & Drew there and the real life worries that snuck in.
I very much enjoyed Dorian Bane’s performance, his warm voice and the emotions he brought to the story. He makes Nick sound a bit more gruff than Drew, and I loved how Nick’s inner turmoil came out in the narration. Drew’s buoyancy and zest for life shine through as well and I also liked the voices the narrator came up with for the secondary characters.
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Good, Low Steam Story
I enjoyed this book almost as much as the first Camp H.O.W.L. It's an easy listen with Dorian Bane's sexy gravely voice–perfect for a werewolf. Let's hope that the next Bru Baker wolf tale, Hiding In Plain Sight, makes it to audio.
Under a Blue Moon
This is book two in Camp H.O.W.L. and is best to read in order.
Drew isn't a werewolf but has grown up part of the were community. He is coming to camp H.O.W.L. as a doctor and Nick is the new counselor.
This is also a Dreamspun beyond which is like a Dreamspun Desire so it is tropetastic, and a good fluffy romance as well.
There are lots of good characters, lots of action and some good man-sex.
Dorian Bane brings the story to life with his voice, and pacing. Dorian also is great with emotions always making a good story even better.