Author: L. J. Hamlin
Title: Pale Light
Pairing: Poly, M/M/M
Rating: Three Petals
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Elijah and his father Joshua find a young werewolf, Jayden, when his entire pack and family were murdered. They take in and train Jayden to hunt the supernatural with them. Elijah has a secret; he's fallen in love with Jayden, but he dares not tell a soul.
Elijah's sometimes lover, Chogan, is working a case with them. Chogan's unexpected attraction to Jayden forces Elijah to confront his feelings. What does it mean for the three men's lives? And just what is lurking in the woods?
I received this book as an ARC via NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.
Werewolves are violent creatures who hunt humans as part of their entry into adulthood. Finding a family of werewolves who are pacifists is unexpected, but when they are all killed except for Jayden, Eli and his father decide to take Jayden in as part of their supernatural hunter team, except even Jayden's extra strength might not be able to save them
I liked the overall premise for this story: the good werewolf learning to exist in a world of bad ones amid a family that hunts bad supernatural creatures. Their work together as fighters and their experiences against various magical creatures built a very interesting world that pulled me into the story immediately.
Unfortunately, the story also suffered from a lack of detail. For example, as a group of hunters that travel the country fighting bad creatures, they seem to throw money around like they don't have to worry about it. Yet, they don't have jobs nor appear to be the least bit concerned about the expenses. Details like where the money was coming from add depth and realism to the story, which this one consistently lacked.
Overall I did enjoy this story and I recommend it. The basic premise was interesting, however it lacked in details that would have provided depth and realism to the story.
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