Book Reviews

Lone Wolf and His Cool Cat (Pariah Pack 2) by Susan Laine at Siren Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance / Humor/Comedy
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 20-March-2016

Book Blurb

In his role as gamma, Silas Donovan is in charge of his werewolf pack’s safety and wellbeing. Therefore doing a favor involving security for an old friend of his alpha seems like a piece of cake.


The job, however, is being the bodyguard for a male supermodel, Aran Aquino. His fame stems from his extraordinary beauty and grace—and him being an out and proud Asian golden cat shifter. As the old adage goes about two people fighting like cats and dogs, Donovan learns the same is true with cats and wolves. He and Aran have starkly different views when it comes to determining potential threats.


Still, a tropical photo shoot on a private luxury island sounds like a dream come true. But Donovan soon begins to suspect that Aran is indeed in grave danger. Dealing with the threat would be easier, though, if Aran weren’t Donovan’s mate.


Book Review

A spoof on Bodyguard of Whitney Houston fame and a cool shifter story full of cat and dog – ahem – cat and wolf jokes make up the second book in the very entertaining ‘Pariah Pack’ series. Different from the first book, there are no prey and predator shifters here, but the age-old idea that cats and dogs do not get along is at the center of the book instead. As it turns out, there are as many cat/dog puns, wisecracks, and quips – if not more – as there are bunny/wolf jokes.

The human characters of Aran, the Asian golden cat, and Donovan, the gamma wolf, are also perfectly in line with their animal counterparts, which supplied additional hilarity. These two really do fight like cat and dog – even though it is more teasing than serious. I loved their banter and the way they end up working together is cute. Even though they are mates, the slight edge of teasing never quite goes away. They certainly make it work for them, but there is not a trace of mushy-ness to be found.

Donovan is a former lone wolf, rejected by his pack because he was the bastard son of the old alpha. He may be part of Wolfe’s pariah pack now, but he knows about being alone. In that sense he has much in common with Aran. As Aran’s new bodyguard, he can indulge his protectiveness, or so he thinks. Aran has other ideas and, as a fellow predator shifter, is well able to put Donovan in his place. Hilarious! But Donovan’s strength and abilities are much needed as a stalker comes out of the woodwork – not that he is the last person after Aran. Donovan certainly has his hands full keeping Aran safe.

Aran is an internationally famous supermodel, and it made me smile. I have often thought, as I was watching big cats sun themselves in the zoo, that they sit there with the regal elegance of a model. Aran’s human may avoid the sun, but his cat certainly likes it. As a celebrity at the top of his profession, Aran is lonely. He may still have his family – his parents are hardworking immigrants from Thailand where their cat species has been hunted almost to extinction. But he has not lived with them for a long time, so finding his mate gives him someone to be with.

If you like shifter stories that examine preconceived notions in a humorous way, if a story about two lonely predator shifters figuring out how to live together sounds like fun, and if you’re looking for a read that is full of surprises, funny, and scorching, then you will probably like this novella. I am looking forward to the next book in this very entertaining series!





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 29085 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-September-2015
Price $3.99 ebook
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