Title: Wolf, WY (Wolf #1)
Author Name & Publisher: A.F. Henley (Less Than Three Press)
Publication Date: October 21, 2015
There’s nothing like a fresh start, and for Randy, still nursing wounds left by a cheating ex and harboring a deep mistrust for all things corporate, Wolf, Wyoming seems like the perfect place to start over. Secluded, quiet, and self-sufficient, Wolf is bound to not only inspire, but to bring Randy the peace he needs. The view’s not bad, either.
Vaughn O’Connell and his family are Randy’s only neighbors for miles, and while Randy knows it’s somewhat unlikely that a man with three kids is gay, it doesn’t hurt to look. When a misunderstanding brings Randy face to face with both Vaughn and his eighteen year old son, Lyle, Randy’s not sure what to feel about either of them.
But things are not what they appear in Wolf, and the closer Randy gets, the stranger the O’Connell family seems…
Randy’s character was someone that I liked right away. He was somewhat playful, polite, no-nonsense and reasonable. I also really loved his family. Despite his mom’s less than graceful way of phrasing things, she was a ball buster and I liked that. Then you have his dad, whom I absolutely loved! He was supportive, kind, gentle and able to see who his son truly was.
The dynamic between Randy and Vaughn was somewhat contentious when the story begins and I think that helped me to like their connection even more. It was definitely not an insta-love story – but one full of getting to the bottom of what makes the other tick.
Vaughn is trying desperately to figure out how to keep his son alive, all the while trying not to be distracted by Randy. Despite not having the best bedside manner, I ended up really liking Vaughn’s strong silent, stern dynamic a lot. He was loving, stern, strong and soft all wrapped in to a yummy package.
Lyle worried me for a while, but I liked how Henley was able to incorporate some of what Lyle’s story was, without letting Lyle’s issues overrun the story. I do hope that the next story is about Lyle, because I am incredibly curious about what happened to him during his time away.
I really enjoyed this story and what it represented. Fight for what you want – don’t let life pass you by.
Henley was born with a full-blown passion for run-on sentences, a zealous indulgence in all words descriptive, and the endearing tendency to overuse punctuation. Since the early years Henley has been an enthusiastic writer, from the first few I-love-my-dog stories to the current leap into erotica.
A self-professed Google genius, Henley lives for the hours spent digging through the Internet for ‘research purposes’ which, more often than not, lead seven thousand miles away from first intentions but bring Henley to new discoveries and ideas that, once seeded, tend to flourish.
Henley has been working with Less Than Three Press since 2012.