Today’s theme: Saving some greats for last! An eclectic collection of fun, smart books. Be sure to read the posts on Susan Mallery & Uzma Jalaluddin too!
I’ve long been a fan of Jade Lee, and when I realized recently that she’d published some new historicals in the past year, I was so excited!
Then I realized she’d also published the first book in a duet that features werewolves, Geeks and Wisconsin!
I only had time to read one of the titles this month for RARM, and I decided I had to dive into my adopted state. I mean, who can ignore WERE-GEEKS SAVE WISCONSIN? Especially if you’re a romance fan and you live in Wisconsin?!
Well….Not me, anyway.
Lee/Lyons always writes with an amused metaphorical gleam in her eye, but in this book her humor is fully unleashed (pardon the pun). There are humorous elements, witty banter, and some near-slapstick moments. Yet there is also intense romance and very high stakes, physically and emotionally, and Lyons balances the playfulness and tension perfectly.
Her world-building is fantastic, too, in both senses of the word. The main characters are werewolves, but the plot is dotted with a spectrum of fantasy figures, including demons, elves and dragons. In fact, the creativity of the last few scenes—which set up book 2, Were-Geeks Save Lake Wacka Wacka—and the many ways the book uses fantasy concepts; the time/space continuum; and the power of love, is simply delightful and satisfying.
Lyons always plots a bit out of the box, and these are unlike anything you’ve read before. Aren’t we all looking for books like that?
Nero and Josh are meant to be together, but despite the unpredictable world they live in, even they’re stunned by the lengths they’ll have to take to fight for their love and happy-ever-after.
This geek and this warrior are up for it, though.
A very entertaining, sexy M/M shifter fantasy geek romance.
WERE-GEEKS SAVE WISCONSIN
When badass werewolves battling supernatural evil realize they need tech support, they recruit a group of geeks with hilarious—and romantic—results.
Chemist Josh Collier is having a blast at a comic book convention when he gets the shock of his life—he’s a werewolf! WTF? Before he can howl, he’s whisked away to a secret lair by Nero, a hot guy dressed as a Roman centurion. Josh’s former life is over, and his genius is needed at Wulf, Inc.
Nero has no interest in babysitting a trainee were-geek when he’d rather be killing the demon that wiped out his entire pack. While Josh analyzes the monster’s weapon, wild passion ignites between him and Nero.
With destiny and their pack in the balance, can they survive the demon out to destroy Wisconsin?
(This review is part of Read-A-Romance Month. Hope you’ll come back every day to check out my book recommendations. You can find the calendar here. Also check out The Romance of Reading, a Facebook “book club” where we’ll have great authors guest hosting every week.)
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