Lone Wolf by Erin M. Leaf

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Bad Oak Boys, 4 

Shane River is the last of the Bad Oak boys to feel the pull of his animal trying to get out. Problem is, once he shifts, the wolf wants nothing more than to run far away … alone. He’s an Alpha Lone Wolf, and that means he doesn’t need a pack.  

Tim Cooper thought his father was human. He wasn’t. He thought his werewolf mother could survive anything. She didn’t. He thought he’d never be able to shift, but he thought wrong, and the truth is more disturbing than anything he could’ve imagined.  

When Shane finds Tim’s mother dying in the desert, he vows to track down the vicious wolf-coyote hybrids responsible for the attack. He doesn’t expect her son Tim: a hybrid who has no idea what he is. He doesn’t expect Tim’s animal to call to his wolf. And he certainly doesn’t expect to mate with a creature ravaged by grief, but when instinct howls, the wolf must obey. 

Be Warned: MPREG, m/m sex, spanking, rimming, cock-and-ball binding

 

Excerpt: 

Tim wasn’t sure if he wanted to punch Shane, or kiss him. Grief filled him, making him feel like he’d swallowed a handful of stones, but that wasn’t what prompted him to turn around. The animal inside him scratched at his control, whining and growling. The terrifyingly seductive energy of the bond teased at his mind, pushing and pushing. His animal howled, and he broke into pieces. He reached for Shane, somehow knowing the wolf was his only hope of remaining sane. His hands closed over the smaller man’s biceps. “You don’t know shit about my loss.” He shook Shane until the musician’s head snapped back.

 

Shane growled and grabbed Tim’s face, hard, palms pressing into his jaw. “Stop it! I wasn’t trying to hurt you and you know it.” His thumb slipped over Tim’s lip.

 

Tim froze. The tips of Shane’s fingers dug into his cheekbones like a man holding onto the edge of a cliff. The musician’s brown eyes glittered, and all Tim could do was stare at this guy who’d awakened long-suppressed urges with a single touch. He didn’t date. He didn’t want a male lover. He didn’t want sex at all, but his cock filled, and just like that, they were kissing. Tim groaned, shoving a leg between Shane’s thighs. The other man’s erection rubbed against his hip. “I’m not fucking gay,” he growled, biting at Shane’s lips.

 

“You’re lying to yourself,” Shane said, directly into Tim’s ear. “I can feel it.”

 

“Fucking bond,” Tim snarled, biting at Shane’s throat. “It’s there. I can feel it poking at my skull.” He closed his teeth on Shane’s skin. The man smelled like the desert: windy and hot and spicy, with a hint of blood behind it all. He licked where his teeth pressed, shuddering as he struggled to control himself. He couldn’t think anymore. His cock fucking hurt. He rubbed up against hot skin, shivering when Shane’s prick bumped his. His gums ached. He needed more.

 

“Oh Jesus. If you bite me, there’s no going back,” Shane said. He had a hand on Tim’s hip, and it felt better than good. Better than anything he remembered. All the hurried, quick sex with women and hand-jobs with other guys in the back of shitty bars faded into insignificance in comparison to the feeling of Shane’s palm on his fucking side. “Blood makes everything worse, Timmeu,” Shane added.

 

That use of his true name sent Tim from lust into rage and then back again to lust so fast his brain short-circuited. He closed his teeth over Shane’s throat and bit down, all thought of control gone. Shane moaned, shoving closer. Somehow, his fingers were now in Tim’s hair, pulling down, hard enough to bring tears to his eyes, not that he minded. The moment Shane’s blood hit his tongue, everything went white. The bond flared in his head and Shane twisted, then bit him on the shoulder.

 

Blood for blood, Tim thought, and then his animal howled with joy even as pain punched him in the spine. He groaned as liquid pleasure mixed with agony rushed through him, unlike anything he’d ever experienced. He sensed Shane’s loneliness, and his joy when he made music. Something inside him yearned toward that joy. He’d never let himself fall in love, never wanted to be so vulnerable, but this man, this wolf, could tip him over into it if he allowed it. He growled, licking over the wound he’d caused, and then his brain blew wide open.

 

“Oh fuck,” Shane muttered, panting.

 

Tim didn’t understand how Shane could speak. His animal snarled in his head, and then Shane did something with the bond, weaving energy into him. He couldn’t stop it. He didn’t want to stop it. Shane’s presence felt like everything he’d never had in his life: strong and balanced and fucking beautiful. “What did you do to me?”

 

“Not me,” Shane sent, hips still thrusting. “Not only me.”

 

Heat rushed down Tim’s spine, and he shoved until they were on the ground. Shane opened his legs and Tim thrust against him, ignoring the dirt and the rising sun shining in his eyes. He was almost there, but then Shane’s mind touched him, and flashes of his past hit Tim’s consciousness too fast for him to make sense of any it. His animal resisted, not liking this intimacy, but the pull was too strong. “I don’t want to bond,” he whispered, knowing it was a lie even as the words dropped from his lips. He bit Shane again.

 

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5/5
Love Bytes
Written by Tammy on 27th May 2016

Lone Wolf is about Shane River the last member of the rock band Bad Oak Boys, to find his mate. Bad Oak Boys comprises of four family members, two sets of brothers Shane and Silas River and their cousins Ryan and Josh Oakley. Shane is an Alpha Lone Wolf which means he can survive without a pack. Shane is on the hunt for the last of the rogue coyote/wolf hybrids intent on kidnapping and impregnating healthy female werewolves to ‘restock’ their pack. What Shane finds is his mates mother who has been gutted and left for dead in the dessert, this leads him to finding his mate Timmeu ‘Tim’ Cooper. Tim is devastated when he comes across his mother only to find she’s been murdered. Tim and his mother have been on the run forever. He’s never know who it was that was after them until he talks to the man standing over his dead mother he learns about the rogue hybrids who have just murdered her. Tim is incredibly confused when he starts to change, he’s never been able to change because as far as he knew his father was a human. When Shane explains that dormant wolves go through their first shift fairly rapidly after they meet their mate. Then Shane drops the bombshell that Tim is actually a coyote/wolf hybrid himself. They have to complete the bond as they have already half bonded or they will both die. Once they bury Tim’s mother and attempt to track the hybrid, which doesn’t go well as they arrived in a vehicle, Tim and Shane complete the mate bond but Tim has unfinished business and takes off for a couple of weeks to try to find the last of the rogues. Six months later Tim is at the casino looking for his mate. It’s taken him a lot longer than anticipated to track the rogues but he’s done it now he needs help to bring them down. It’s not easy but Shane and Tim are determined to straighten out the mistakes and misconceptions they both have about each other as well as being mated. Because they’re a coyote/wolf hybrid and an Alpha Lone Wolf they have a different bond and as such no-one can advise them of what’s ‘normal’ and what’s not. They also go after the rogues and learn a whole lot more about both their situations. I’ve enjoyed reading all four books in the Bad Oak Boys series because they’re not your run of the mill paranormal/werewolf m/m romance story’s. Each book has its own particular quirky storyline but you heard from all of the MC’s from each book, within each book. I have no hesitations in recommending this book and series!

5/5
Rainbow Book Reviews
Written by Christy Duke on 16th May 2016

I was excited and sad to start this final book in the series. At least, I'm assuming it's the final book since there are only four of the Bad Oak Boys. I've been on pins and needles waiting for Shane's story. Regardless of how much I loved the other three books and all the characters, there has always been something extra sexy about Shane. And a lone wolf is just hot. Hands down. Shane hasn't been feeling so great ever since he shifted the first time. Everything annoys him. Everyone irritates him. He just wants to be all alone, but he knows he'll need to get his head on straight at some point so he can continue to tour and play music with his family. Lone wolf, indeed! The North American Council's leader, Bardulf, has sent Shane on a mission to locate the wolf-coyote hybrid who attacked Silas and Wulfgang at the end of the previous book. Shane is hunting in the desert when he finds a female werewolf who was attacked and left for dead by a hybrid. Her son, Tim, shows up, and well, things go to weird in the space of a heartbeat. Tim's mother was raped by a human, or so she said, and Tim may carry some wolf genes, but he's never shifted. Tim and his mother have spent his entire life running from monsters who have been hunting them. Now she's gone, he's got a mate bond with Shane, and for the first time in his life Tim shifted - into a wolf-coyote hybrid, a monster in his mind. Shane tells Tim a brief history of what happened decades ago with the Marrok pack, the aconite, and the drugging and raping of female wolves to create a hybrid. But because Tim was raised by his mother, he's not a mindless killing machine like the other hybrids. It would appear nurture won over nature. Unfortunately, Tim is a little overwhelmed by everything and takes off, the mate bond flaring brightly in both their minds. This is probably the most exciting and emotionally draining match-up in the whole series, and that's saying a lot. But Shane and Tim are loners, they're aggressive, they both like a little pain, and they're falling in love. Except Shane knows what it's like to have family, regardless that he doesn't want the pack bond, whereas Tim has no concept of any type of bond except the mate bond he's currently dealing with. And when Tim appears to make decisions based on cold-hearted justice, Shane worries about whether his hybrid genetics are going to cause problems or change Tim in some way. He sat on the bed, shoulders slumping. “You’re a Lone Wolf, but you’re not alone. I am. Why won’t you just open your damn eyes and instincts and see what I’m trying to tell you?” I honestly think 'Lone Wolf' had the most exciting and the most heart-wrenching ending of all four books. It is also my favorite of them all. Hard to believe since I loved each book, but Shane and Tim's story was pure magic. Now I'm very sad because there'll be no new books for me to look forward to. I guess I'll have to satisfy myself with rereading these many, many times.

5/5
I recieved an ARC through Love Bytes Reviews for a fair and honest review!
Written by Tammy Smith on 14th May 2016

Lone Wolf is about Shane River the last member of the rock band Bad Oak Boys, to find his mate. Bad Oak Boys comprises of four family members, two sets of brothers Shane and Silas River and their cousins Ryan and Josh Oakley. Shane is an Alpha Lone Wolf which means he can survive without a pack. Shane is on the hunt for the last of the rogue coyote/wolf hybrids intent on kidnapping and impregnating healthy female werewolves to ‘restock’ their pack. What Shane finds is his mates mother who has been gutted and left for dead in the dessert, this leads him to finding his mate Timmeu ‘Tim’ Cooper. Tim is devastated when he comes across his mother only to find she’s been murdered. Tim and his mother have been on the run forever. He’s never know who it was that was after them until he talks to the man standing over his dead mother he learns about the rogue hybrids who have just murdered her. Tim is incredibly confused when he starts to change, he’s never been able to change because as far as he knew his father was a human. When Shane explains that dormant wolves go through their first shift fairly rapidly after they meet their mate. Then Shane drops the bombshell that Tim is actually a coyote/wolf hybrid himself. They have to complete the bond as they have already half bonded or they will both die. Once they bury Tim’s mother and attempt to track the hybrid, which doesn’t go well as they arrived in a vehicle, Tim and Shane complete the ate bond but Tim has unfinished business and takes off for a couple of weeks to try and find the last of the rogues. Six months later Tim is at the casino looking for his mate. It’s taken him a lot longer than anticipated to track the rogues but he’s done it now he needs help to bring them down. It’s not easy but Shane and Tim are determined to straighten out the mistakes and misconceptions they both have about each other as well as being mated. Because they’re a coyote/wolf hybrid and an Alpha Lone Wolf they have a different bond and as such no-one can advise them of what’s ‘normal’ and what’s not. They also go after the rogues and learn a whole lot more about both their situations. I’ve enjoyed reading all four books in the Bad Oak Boys series because they’re not your run of the mill paranormal/werewolf m/m romance story’s. Each book has its own particular quirky storyline but you heard from all of the MC’s from each book, within each book. I have no hesitations in recommending this book and series!

4/5
Prism Book Alliance
Written by Caroline on 25th Apr 2016

Lone Wolf is book four in the Bad Oak Boys series which I have had great fun reading and would recommend to fans of shifter romance. Bad Oak Boys are a popular and famous boy-band that are learning to deal with a latent werewolf gene, manage having true mates thrust into their lives and then the real doozy that is Mpreg. To get the most out of this series and to understand the storyline clearly you need to start at the beginning. Each book concentrates on a different member of the band but there is a storyline that carries through the whole series dealing with hybrids and a drug designed to make the wolves compliant. Shane River is the final band member to gain his fur and his mate and he has a really hard time accepting things. Where the members before him have all settled into pack life when meeting their animal side things aren’t as simple for Shane as he is an Alpha Lone Wolf therefore preferring to keep the rest of his family at a distance and spend long spells alone. I had wondered how the author was going to give Shane a mate that didn’t require living with the rest of the pack and in the end the answer was quite simple – Shanes mate is a hybrid, but not one of the bad guys. Tim Cooper has no idea what mix in his DNA but has always been aware that his mother was a wolf. They have lived a scattered life that has involved running from a hidden enemy every couple of months and until recently his mother has always managed to keep him safe. The day her safety fails is the day everything goes to hell for Tim and he quickly learns his true heritage. Fighting with the hybrids plays a large in this story. Shane and Tim weren’t my favourite couple of the series – I found myself frustrated with both of them, especially the way Shane had to reiterate he was a lone wolf constantly. It was fun though and it was great to catch up with the previous couples once again.

5/5
Shane and Tim's Story
Written by Daniel Bowen on 11th Apr 2016

Shane is tracking the coyote-wolf hybrids that attacked the Marrok Pack in Maine. It's a follow up from Wulfgang's story, book three. So Shane is out in the Nevada desert tracking them down and smells blood on the air. Hoping to end this hunt, he finds it's only beginning. Tim's mom is the only constant in his life. They've always been on the run, never having much, trying to stay ahead of their pursuers. It's a lonely existence and when it topples, Tim is completely lost. Thank goodness Shane is there to ground him, gives him purpose, to keep on living. Of course Tim wants closure. Whether it's justice or revenge it needs doing. So Tim joins the hunt for the Coyote-wolf hybrids that Shane has started. Tim's hybrid status was a blessing and a curse. He has some interesting abilities that haven't been tapped. He's unique, the last of his kind. He's not accepted around wolves, isn't comfortable, and his inner animal lets him know it. It adds an interesting dynamic, not just in Tim and Shane's mating but in the shifter community. And that's another interesting thing with this mating. This is the last band boy to find his mate and the band isn't all sunshine and roses over having Tim in their ranks. All the other mates are welcomed with open arms, but not Tim. I wouldn't mind another story on this pair. I could picture some down time with the shaman figuring out Tim's abilities. .. Discovering more hybrids. . . Settling into their lives, Tim discovering who he is and who he wants to be. - Dan's Wife

5/5
Love this series
Written by Ningm on 11th Apr 2016

So sad this is the last book, but I was glad to read every book about the bad oak boys. Really great shifter novel if you're into true mates like I am an I love mpreg if the author makes it believable which she does. Great story

4/5
Intense and passionate
Written by SandraT71 on 30th Mar 2016

The intensity of the emotions really got to me and I couldn't put this book down. I really like how Tim and Shane evolved as a couple. The passion they have for each other really comes through. It makes me kinda sad that this was ( supposedly? ) the last book in the series. There are some threads written in the previous books that are unfinished.