Bite Me Tender
Title : Bite Me Tender
Author : Kate Lowell
Publisher : Loose Id (BUY HERE)
Genre : M/M, Paranormal
Length : 105 pages (e-book)
Published : August 13, 2013
Rating : ★★★
Levi is a werewolf. His boyfriend, and the love of his life, is a witch. After living together for three years, they decided to commit to each other and change Glyn into a werewolf. Levi hoped the pack would accept Glyn more readily as a wolf. Glyn hoped it would eliminate his erratic magic and erase the OCD it caused. One year later, they’re still trying…
Levi can’t understand why his bite won’t change Glyn and he’s running out of time to figure it out. His pack is being threatened by a larger one, he’s facing dissension in the ranks of his own ruling council and Glyn’s grandmother is poking her witchy nose into their relationship.
Under threat of a violent takeover, the council pushes another potential wolf at Levi, infuriating Glyn and adding weight to Levi’s own doubts. Council machinations divide the two lovers, leaving both men questioning their lives, their love, and what they’re willing to endure for each other.
Full moon is a time of power and change. It could be a disaster, or it could be the key to happily ever after. If they’re strong enough to take a loss and make it a win.
Levi has been trying to change Glyn into a wolf. It’s not going so well. He’s convinced his attempts are merely causing Glyn pain. To compound matters the rest of his pack wants him to turn someone else. Levi won’t. He loves Glyn desperately and knows the sex that is part of the turning process will utterly destroy the relationship the two men have. The pack isn’t just being fickle or homophobic. Another pack, a more vicious pack, is growing rapidly and threatening to overtake them. Something needs to give. When Levi’s hand is forced by his pack his relationship with Glyn blows up. Glyn has his grandmother to rely on. She’s a witch. A really gorgeous and eccentric witch. Glyn tries to use his magical abilities to see a way to help himself become a wolf and nothing really looks good. He’s also not at all sure of what his grandmother is up to. She’s definitely up to something. When both men feel everything is completely over Glyn manages to surprise Levi with a well timed rock to the head. The rest is vicious, bloody, and precisely what needs to happen.
This book had the grave misfortune to be what I read after two really amazing books. It’s not fair to dislike a book simply because it wasn’t another, and I feel that’s what happened here. Even using the word dislike is too strong. I didn’t feel much of anything for this book. It wasn’t at all bad. The magical concepts were interesting and there was a new take on how to become a wolf that added up to interesting world building. In terms of characterization there was a great deal of hinting and referencing the brutality to which Levi couldn’t allow himself to wallow in. Glyn made him better but we only see the better version. I would have liked to witness the brutality and been able to appreciate the metamorphosis. If you’re a huge fan of paranormal romances this book is right up your alley.
Rated 3 stars by Faye