Reviewed by Sarina
TITLE: Wolf Wanted
SERIES: Mark of Lycos #2
AUTHOR: Marie Harte
PUBLISHER: Pride Publishing
LENGTH: 104 pages
RELEASE DATE: May 3, 2016
Only a sacrifice can break his curse, and only the love of a maddening werewolf can satisfy his heart. Trying to avoid an arranged marriage is easier said than done. But Anson seems to have accomplished the impossible. Now if he can put off fighting his twin to the death, he can avoid becoming alpha of his clan as well. The Wolf in the Forest hears and grants his unspoken wish, because one minute Anson s in Alaska with his clan, and the next he’s in southern Germany surrounded by athmae lust demons. One particular demon takes an interest in Anson, a very personal interest. Anson isn’t attracted to men, but around Liam, he can think of nothing but getting to know the demon in every way possible. Liam cast a spell for a wolf, and Anson exceeds his expectations. He’s golden, he’s sexy, and he’s a werewolf a unique being in the world of shifters. After a hundred years of cursed living, Liam has a chance to finally break free from the spell holding his inner wolf at bay and embrace both his wolf and demon heritage. He never planned on falling in love with Anson, or of taking the maddening werewolf to mate. But his plans for a happily-ever-after come to a screeching halt when the evil sorceress who cursed him returns. She refuses to take no for an answer, and then she sets her sights on Anson
Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of m/m intimacy, group sex, bondage, and one scene of dubious consent sex.”
Marked by Lycos, Anson is considered blessed by the rest of his pack and, as such, is highly desirable for a mate. Now if only Anson actually wanted to mate. Forced to participate in a mating ceremony by his uncle, the Alpha, Anson is relieved when he isn’t chosen by the Wolf in the Forest but that relief is short lived when he finds himself transported from his home in Alaska to someplace in Germany. Add in a demon that claims Anson is a gift from the gods, and is entirely too sexy for his own good, and things have seemingly gone from bad to worse. With a curse that needs breaking, a sorceress that doesn’t know when to stop and Anson’s sudden attraction to the man that’s claimed him, he’ll need all his wits about him if he wants to get back home. And he does want to go home…right?
I actually liked the story a lot more than I expected; I’d label this erotica with a bit more plot than I’m used to seeing in this sort of book. While the second book in the series, you don’t need to have read the first book in order to understand what’s happening here as the two book take place at the same time, just with a different brother as the focus. While not overly informative about structure of either the wolves or the demons, the author nevertheless gave enough information for you to understand how each group operated and I had no problem diving right into the story. The characters themselves were flushed out enough for me to understand their motivations and personalities and I found I enjoyed how Liam and Anson fit together.
With this being an erotica, there is naturally going to be a lot of sex but it actually felt like a natural part of the book instead of there being sex just because. The plot was also more prominent than I’d expected and was fairly well done; I enjoyed it quite a bit and was a little surprised by how interested I was in the world presented here. As stated in the blurb, there is one instance of dubious consent and a scene featuring group sex but neither part bothered me and I didn’t consider either one to be particularly triggering but, as always, be aware of your limits.
I did like this one but probably won’t read the other two book currently out in the series; the first one is m/f and the third is m/m/f but if you like those parings and I’d certainly recommend checking them out. This was a nice break from what I’m used to in an erotica story and I really liked how everything was so neatly wrapped up at the end. I’m sure I’ll read this again in the future and if you like shifters, demons, and/or are looking for something with less romance and more sexy times, this could be the book for you.