AUTHOR: Julia Talbot
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
COVER ARTIST: Christine Griffin
GENRE: MMM; Paranormal; Shapeshifter;
LENGTH: 216 pages
RELEASE DATE: February 6, 2017
PRICE: $ 6.99 -e-book/ $ 4.89 -e-book/$10.49 -paperback Dreamspinner Press
Three hot werewolves, sexual tension thick enough to cut with a knife, an impending Colorado winter, and a rambunctious pack of werewolf pups. Stand back and watch the fur fly.
When Kenneth Marcon loses his nanny to a bite from one of his inherited kids, he knows he needs someone strong to contain five werewolf children. What he finds isn’t a stalwart nanny, but a werewolf manny named Jack. Kenneth and his assistant, Miles, aren’t sure if Jack is what they need, but he’s what they have to work with.
Jack’s got what it takes to keep the kids busy—and attract both Miles’s and Kenneth’s attention. The two old friends have been circling each other for years, but with Jack as the final piece to the puzzle, it’s time to finally act on those urges. When Kenneth is forced to travel instead of solidifying the bond with his new mates, Jack and Miles take desperate measures to get him back, even as they save the kids from one disaster after another. Amidst the chaos, they have to learn how to become not just a pack, but a family.
From the very first page, Wolfmanny by Julia Talbot made me laugh, and I knew this was going to be an awesome book, and it didn’t disappoint.
The storyline was original, and the characters were nicely developed, and I loved all of their different personalities and how the author was able to portray them.
Kenneth is the Alpha of the pack and has a tech company that takes a lot of his time. He had inherited his sister’s kids when she died, and her husband was too heartbroken to take care of them. Kenneth has been raising the five kids for a couple of years now, and he considers them his, but they are still a very wild and rambunctious bunch. To the oldest kids, he is Uncle Ken, and to the youngest he is Dadykey. Simone is a 15-year-old girl, and as if being a teenager isn’t hard enough she is also starting to shapeshift and is having a hard time with it. Ginny is a nine-year-old. Thomas is twelve, and he and Ginny are thick as thieves and go everywhere together. Trouble seems to find them. The twins are three years old and have just shifted into human babies. Jim and Joe are adorable and super needy at that age. With five kids Kenneth has been having a hard time keeping a tutor and has gone through all of the available tutors from the one agency when the last one recommends Nose to Tail.
Kenneth is friends with Richard, the owner of Nose to Tail. Richard sends over Jay, an expert in general education and antiterrorism. He is going to be their manny. And he is definitely up for the task. Jay is attracted to Miles, who is Kenneth’s second in command. Miles has always wanted Kenneth, but nothing has ever come of it until Jay started working for them. Now Kenneth is ready to claim them both as his mates. And yes there are some pretty hot three-way scenes in this book, although my favorite was between Jay and Kenneth and the only scene with penetrative sex. I would have liked a similar scene between Miles and Kenneth. This book has some twists and turns to it but mostly focuses on pack and family. Jay, Miles and Kenneth’s relationship is secondary. As anybody that has kids and is trying to date knows, everything revolves around the kids.
The book was well written and edited. I can’t wait to read more books by Julia Talbot.
**** The ARC was provided by Dreamspinner Press. My review is an honest opinion of the book ****