Book Reviews

Embracing Need (Wild R Farm 3) by Silvia Violet

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Cowboys / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Lena Grey on 15-June-2013

Book Blurb

Horse shifter Tristan Hayes doesn’t believe in relationships. He believes in hot, sweaty one-night stands that leave him aching for days.

Private investigator Wesley James is looking for someone to settle down with, but it’s never occurred to him that someone could be a man.

Tristan loves a good game, so he flirts with Wes, never thinking anything serious will come of his attraction. Wes fends him off, but after three months of cat and mouse, both men are worn out from fighting what they feel.

When a young woman from Tristan’s herd goes missing, he asks for Wes’s help. Tristan keeps up his flirtatious façade until Wes calls his bluff, taking him out for dinner and dancing. As they search for the missing shifter, Tristan struggles to believe Wes could care for the man Tristan hides beneath his abrasive exterior.


Book Review

As Robert A. Heinlein once said: “Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own." Wesley James and Tristan Hayes, from 'Embracing Need' by Silvia Violet, are both missing something in their lives. Wes wants a deeper, stable relationship; while Tristan is satisfied with his current attitude of love 'em and leave 'em. Neither of them have ever dreamed that the road to happiness may lie with each other.

Wes is a great character—smart, handsome, well dressed, and sexy. Until he met Tristan, he thought he was completely straight. Being attracted to another man is a real surprise, especially since that other man is none other than Tristan, who has been a thorn in his side since day one. Wes is onto him though. As obnoxious as Tristan appears, with his constant sarcasm and blatant innuendos, beneath them, Wes sees glimpses of the real Tristan, one who is a frightened, wounded individual with low self-esteem. Wes wants to help Tristan find himself again. When a crisis occurs, their feelings for each other intensify and Wes becomes Tristan's knight in shining armor. Whether they will work together is still debatable.

Tristan is wild, flirtatious, and downright obnoxious at times; but it's mostly bravado. He's hiding behind these behaviors because he's been so deeply hurt in the past. He's even convinced himself this is the way he wants to lead his life—no strings, no commitment, just loose and free. His crush on Wes is driving him crazy, but he thinks Wes is straight. He is physically attracted to him, but keeps fighting it, because he knows that any entanglement with Wes would be more than a one-night stand. His feelings for Wes already go beyond anything he thought he'd ever feel again and it bewilders him; although he keeps flirting, he's as skittish as the horse shifter he is. I wasn't so sure that I really wanted Tristan and Wes together, considering Tristan's attitude, but this story sheds a lot of light on why he acts the way he does. Therefore, I was relieved when Tristan was able to find closure and move on.

This is the third book in the 'Wild R Ranch' series and it was great to see the characters again that we've come to know and love. Although it could be read alone, I recommend reading the series in sequential order. It's an enjoyable love story with supernatural elements, handsome men, and hot sex. How can you lose?  I recommend this book to all the Wild R Farm fans out there and to those new to the series as well. Thanks, Silvia, for inviting us to the Wild R Farm again. I look forward to our next visit.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 203 pages/45000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 07-June-2013
Price $3.49 ebook
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