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Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Wolf in Sheep’s Clothing (2010) Charlie Adhara (Big Bad Wolf)

Wolf in Sheeps ClothingCooper Dayton and Oliver Park are trying to buy a house. Well, Oliver is looking at houses and Cooper is horrified at how much money Oliver wants to spend.

So what do you think of this place?” Park asked.

Cooper bit his lip. “What do you think?”

Park tilted his head and regarded him. “I think your facial expression says you’d rather be drawn and quartered than put an offer in.”

When they are requested to go undercover at a couple’s retreat it’s the perfect opportunity to work on their issues and maybe to find a missing wolf.

“It’s not you, it’s me.”

Cooper nodded. “Very helpful. How on earth will an evolved couple like us convincingly pretend to need counseling?”

But when they arrive at the retreat, nothing is quite what they were expecting, and everything is more complicated.

If you’ve read many of my reviews, you know I have a thing for damaged characters. Cooper and Oliver are both damaged, but over the series Cooper has slowly been recognizing his issues, from coming out to his father, to his fear of letting people know he cares. So reading this was a big step.

(He) found himself wondering if the “uselessness” of the sessions (after his attack) had more to do with it not being the right time or person and less with his own inability to just feel better. If the retreat gave him the chance to suss out not only a possible criminal but a bit of advice for managing his temper and anxiety, so much the better.

There’s a lot that is important here, but what I liked most was Cooper realizing that just because therapy didn’t work for him previously, that doesn’t mean it won’t ever work for him.

Is this touchy-feel? Yes. Is it important? HELL, yes.

And the point about the right person is also extremely important.

Joyce tilted his head thoughtfully. “A thing doesn’t have to turn completely bad before you leave it behind. Something better just needs to come along.”

Cooper blinked at him “That sounds like some serious midlife crisis advice given right before a really shit decision.”

Let me be clear. There is WAY more going on here than Cooper learning about himself. There is murder and pack politics and learning about how wolf packs work.

It’s very good and I’m remaining delighted with this series.

Publisher: Carina Press
Rating: 8/10

Categories: 8/10, Fantasy, LGBT, Mystery, Police, Romance, Sexual Content, Supernatural     Comments (0)    



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