Title: Darkness Threatening (Yellowstone Wolves #2)
Author Name & Publisher: Dirk Greyson (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: February 3, 2016 – 200 pgs
Fredrik is back from college and trying to stay out of his power-hungry brother’s way, until his brother takes a prisoner for his pleasure. Unable to tolerate his family’s cruelty, Fredrik overcomes his fear to help her escape back to her pack. There, he meets Christopher, and their instant attraction tells him Christopher is the one. However, since the threat of his brother remains, Fredrik is reluctant to pursue a relationship.
Christopher is still figuring out his place in the pack and has been living on his own to avoid making waves with his brother, Mikael. Now he’s met his soulmate, and he’ll do anything to take care of his love, including rejoining the pack.
With coaxing, Fredrik accepts his feelings, and Christopher’s pack gives him the home he’s never had. But Fredrick soon realizes he should keep running. His brother is on his tail and will stop at nothing to obtain the power he craves, especially when he realizes the source of the power could be Fredrik himself.
This is a quick and easy shifter romance. Alternately exciting and romantic, it follows the conventions of shifter writing carefully without really adding anything beyond the expected.
Frederik is an interesting character. I enjoyed watching him start to understand and use his power. Christopher seemed younger than Frederik even though they are the same age. The contrast of Christopher desperately wanting power while Frederik struggles to control his was interesting.
Like all Andrew Grey stories, the writing is good and the story well-crafted without being particularly memorable. The shifter elements are quite formulaic and while I enjoyed the story, I’m struggling to recall names and details a few days later. This is a quick, entertaining story.
Dirk is very much an outside kind of man. He loves travel and seeing new things.
Dirk worked in corporate America for way too long and now spends his days writing, gardening, and taking care of the home he shares with his partner of more than two decades.
He has a Master’s Degree and all the other accessories that go with a corporate job. But he is most proud of the stories he tells and the life he’s built.
Dirk lives in Pennsylvania in a century old home and is blessed with an amazing circle of friends.