Book Reviews

Green's Hill Werewolves, Vol. 1 by Amy Lane at DSP Publications

Genre Bisexual / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Vampires / Several Species / Psychic Powers / Elves/Fairies/Sidhe / Gods/Godesses / Menage MMF / Erotic Romance / Action/Adventure
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 06-September-2017

Book Blurb

In the world of the Little Goddess


Teague Sullivan and Jack Barnes work in the dangerous gray area between the natural and supernatural worlds, helping people who get separated from the safety of Green’s Hill find their way home. Teague's in the game for redemption—but Jack's in the game for Teague.

 

Teague is damaged, haunted, and about the loneliest man Jack has ever met, but Jack sees beyond Teague's scars and gruffness to the kindness and bravery underneath. Teague is pretty sure Jack's a green idealist—a scarred old dog like Teague will never be good enough for a sweet young pup like his Jacky.

 

When Jack is injured, the two hunters are sucked into the paranormal world they’ve been defending. Teague must reevaluate everything he's believed about their relationship. While Teague is sorting out his life both with Jacky and as a member of Green's Hill, Katy steps into the mix. She’s loved Teague since she was a child, and that love has only gotten stronger now that they’ve survived into adulthood. Teague Sullivan, who has lived “without” since he was born, is suddenly given all the things that make live worth living “with.” Does Teague have the courage to reach for two lovers and a place on Green's Hill? 

 

 

 

First Edition of 'Yearning' published by Torquere Press, 2011.

First Edition of 'Waiting' published by Torquere Press, 2011.

First Edition of 'Reaching' published by Torquere Press, 2011.

First Edition of 'Changing' published by Torquere Press, 2011.

First Edition of 'The Green's Hill Werewolves, Vol. 1' published by Torquere Press, 2013.

 

 

Book Review

It has been many years since I first read the ‘Green’s Hill Werewolves’ novellas and I'm beyond thrilled that the author decided to rerelease them combined into two volumes. I fell in love with Teague from the moment I met him. Jack took a little longer, although much like Cory, I understood where he was coming from, I just wanted to smack him upside the head sometimes. And it was impossible not to love Katy, the spitfire who became the third these two men desperately needed but didn't even know.

What can I say about Teague? A banty-legged, five foot nine bundle of raw energy, and a mountain of baggage that could fill the Astrodome. From a bigoted, racist father, who tried to raise Teague in his mold, to his unwavering conviction that he isn't worth anything, even though Cory, Green, Bracken, Jack, Katy, and everyone on Green’s Hill are worth Teague’s life if necessary, I fell in love with this man whose honor knows no boundaries, and whose loyalties, once given, are depthless. Jack’s sister was a werewolf killed by a human hunter and that's how he met Green and ended up working with Teague. For you see, Teague used to be a hunter, until he wasn't. Then he became Green’s hunter to go out and save Green’s people, and ended up with this bright, beautiful, smart, young, shining light, passive-aggressive monster that is Jack. It didn't take Jack long to fall in love with Teague even though he'd never thought of a man that way. Green and his people have a way of showing all the many facets of love and goodness in the world.

“Teague had learned that love hurts, and then it hurts, and then it rips out your heart and gnaws on your thrashing corpse. He learned that the thing you loved needed to be protected but would probably die anyway. He learned that the people you trusted to love you could rip your heart out when you needed them most. He learned that the things you wanted for yourself were wrong and were meant to shred what was left in your chest to teeny-tiny bits.”

Katy has loved Teague since she was a little girl and even when she was giving it away for her next fix, he has always been her dream man. It doesn't take her long to care for Jack, and these two men, so different in many ways, really need the stability, the warmth, and the steadfast heart that Katy brings to their relationship. It's wonderful to watch them all fumbling and bumbling, especially Teague, into this polyamorous relationship.

What's even better, though, in my opinion? Watching the deep, abiding respect, love, and friendship that develops between Cory and Teague. Cory struggles in the beginning because Teague, with all of his pain and vulnerability, reminds her so much of Adrian. Unfortunately, the friendship that Cory and Teague make has Jack more than a little jealous, especially when he endangers people on some of their runs. There was more than one part where I wanted to smack Jack for being a petulant man-child. Luckily Cory took him down a few pegs, but I have to wait until Volume 2 to see Jack fully come around.

“He tried very hard not to be jealous of the little sorceress. He knew she didn’t love Teague the way he and Katy did, but Teague seemed so hell-bent on following her anywhere that it was hard to draw a line around the loves that drew him.”

I don't have enough words to express how much I love this world Amy Lane created and not nearly enough to express my pure adoration of Teague. He's such a lost, lonely, scared soul, and I just wanted to take care of him. I'll have to wait for the next release to watch him grow some more into the man he always has been, but never accepted as true.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Collection/ 4 novellas, 310 pages/103953 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-September-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $17.99 paperback, $17.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dsppublications.com/books/greens-hill-werewolves-vol-1-by-amy-lane-408-b