Hunter Easton is screwed. Fans, producers, and his agent are all chomping at the bit for the next book in his wildly popular Wolf’s Landing series, but he’s got epic writer’s block and is way behind deadline. Then he reads The World Tree, a fanfic novel by his online friend “Lone Wolf.” It isn’t just a great story—it’s exactly what the series needs.
Kevin Hussain is thrilled when “Wolf Hunter” wants to meet up after reading The World Tree. When Wolf Hunter turns out to be Hunter Easton himself, Kevin is starstruck. When Hunter tells him he wants to add The World Tree to Wolf’s Landing, Kevin is sure he’s being pranked. And when their online chemistry carries over—big time—into real life, Kevin is convinced it’s all too good to be true.
The problem is . . . it might be. The book deal, the sex, the money—everything is amazing. But fame isn’t all it’s cracked up to be, and Kevin is left wondering if Hunter really loves him, or just loves his book.
I could so relate to Kevin’s reaction to everything that happened in Lone Wolf. I surround myself in my ‘virtual’ life with people who consider authors as rock stars. I have no idea how I would react to meeting one of them, much less having them admire anything that I had done. That would be the ultimate fantasy come to life. The authors did a great job of portraying his reaction to everything realistically.
Hunter had been where Kevin was, to an extent. Fame had been thrust on him, but he had a lot more time to adjust to it than Kevin did. I loved his patience with Kevin and his sense of responsibility where his emotional well being was concerned. I also liked his honesty, even though that honesty almost blew it for them, I still had to admire it.
Basically Lone Wolf was like a behind the scenes glimpse into the lives of people we usually admire from a distance. Through Kevin, readers got to experience it… panic attacks and all. The supporting characters were great and there were more than a couple that I hope the series visits again.
I have to admit that I got a little frustrated with Kevin near the end, but he deserved a melt down or two. I wanted to hug him more than I wanted to shake some sense into him, but that’s normal… right?
So yes, Lone Wolf has turned into one of my favorites. Not surprising since this author duo is one of my favorites as well. This one was a lot lighter than most of their books, but it wasn’t silly or campy, it was fun. Heidi Belleau and Rachel Haimowitz are up next with Burnt Toast B&B.