Book Reviews

Hummus On Rye (Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat 3) by Karenna Colcroft at Vegan Wolf Productions

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 12-January-2023

Book Blurb

A six-year-old human child, who recently moved with his single father into the heart of the Boston North Pack’s territory, is missing–and Alpha Tobias Rogan has been framed for kidnapping the boy. Meanwhile, a new pack member with a traumatic past has drawn Saul Hughes, the rogue Alpha with a grudge against Tobias, to Boston.

Kyle Slidell, Tobias’s mate, spots Saul and realizes he must be behind the child’s kidnapping. But Saul has retained his powers and uses them to erase his presence from the minds of all of the other Boston wolves. Only Kyle, with his unusual immunity to compulsion, is able to remember seeing the rogue.

To protect his mate and save the little boy, Kyle will violate shifter law and ignore direct orders from the ruler of the Northeast Region werewolves. But will he survive the fallout?

 

 

First edition published by MLR Press, July 2012. This version has been revised, edited, and expanded from the original.

 

Book Review

It was exciting to jump back into the world of 'Real Werewolves Don't Eat Meat'. 'Hummus on Rye' is book three in the series and, in my opinion, these books should be read in order. There is a lot of backstory and developing plots in each, and I think it would be too difficult to understand unless you've read them in order.

As I've discovered about these books, they always start off with a bang, and then continue with a ton of action, intrigue, mystery, and seriously hot sex. Kyle has just recently moved in with Tobias and they're getting used to living together. Tobias is struggling with nightmares and flashbacks from the wolf who raped and changed him when he was fifteen. A human and his six-year-old son, Trey and Mikey, have moved into Kyle's old building and that causes increased stress for the pack due to secrecy. And, the Anax, the werewolf president, so to speak, called Tobias in the middle of the night to have him accept a female wolf into Boston North Pack. Tobias wasn't exactly given a choice, and Kyle isn't happy when Candace shows up a day early, and all of Kyle's inner warning bells start clanging. Something is going on.

When Tobias and Kyle's old enemy, Saul, shows up, Kyle knows it's not going to end well. Saul has a death sentence on him, but unfortunately, one of his alpha powers, which he seems to have retained even though he's no longer alpha, is a very strong compulsion. Saul can make anyone do what he wants and then forget they ever saw him. This is bad. Particularly when Kyle and Tobias realize that Saul is behind much of Candace's recent bad luck. When Mikey is kidnapped by two of their pack members with Saul, and blame and suspicion is put on Tobias, Kyle knows that he'd better hurry and find this little boy he's grown to care about.

An explosive ending, to be sure! A really good addition to the series. I like seeing the progression of all of the relationships, not just Tobias and Kyle’s. Plus, now they've got a new werewolf to take care of so I'm looking forward to that. I had hoped that Saul would've been captured and killed, but I suppose he'll crop up in the future. I'm having a lot of fun with this series.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 303 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 12-January-2023
Price $4.99 ebook, $11.99 paperback
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/Hummus-Rye-Real-Werewolves-Dont-ebook/dp/B0BQWM5VLY