Title: Strength of the Pack (The Tameness of the Wolf #1)
Author Name & Publisher: Kendall McKenna (MLR Press)
Publication Date & Length: January 18, 2013 – 336 pgs
A Marine werewolf and his commander bring legends to life while surviving combat deployment in Afghanistan.
Lieutenant Lucas Young doesn’t know much about shifters. When Sergeant Noah Hammond is assigned to Lucas’ platoon, the Marine Corps’ True Alpha werewolf challenges the Lieutenant’s authority and his self-control. As Lucas learns to dominate and command Noah, he struggles against a strong attraction and deepening emotional bond. During their combat deployment to Afghanistan, Lucas and Noah begin mirroring legendary partnerships. Their bond and their power grow as they survive dangerous combat and ambushes. When one of them is wounded in battle, they both must embrace the strength of their bond before they lose each other forever.
So with this book you get Lieutenant Lucas who is in command of his unit which is mixed with humans and werewolves.
Noah comes to his unit a true alpha which causes Lucas to insert is power.
This book was just so good!! Between the feelings these two men were slowly building for each other during the war which could not have been easy, to the way these two men were so protective of one another.
There was steam with this book along with some angst and a lot of action. I thought the way this author wrote these characters and this story was really awesome!
The moment I picked up this book I could not put it down! Now I can not wait to read the rest of the books in this series. This book and the take on shifters being in the army was such a change from anything I have read in awhile and I really did love what this author did with this story.
So all together I 100% loved this book!
I would definitely recommend this book!
Kendall McKenna is an author of M/M erotic romance novels featuring well-developed characters, complex stories, and realistic action sequences.
Kendall McKenna is the MLR Press 2013 Author of the Year. Her first work of fiction was written at the worldly age of nine, and was a transformative work that expanded on the story told in a popular song of the time.
She tried her hand at vampire and cowboy fiction, winning high school poetry and short story contests along the way. It wasn’t until she discovered the world of m/m erotic fiction and found her stride with cops, Marines and muscle cars, that she felt inspired to share her stories with readers who enjoy the same things.
Putting herself through college by working in a newly-created HIV testing clinic in her local Department of Health, introduced Kendall to the gay and lesbian community. Understanding and empathy has made her a lifetime advocate of GLBT issues.
A brief bout of unemployment gave Kendall the time and focus she needed to finally produce a novel worth submitting for publication. Her first novel, Brothers In Arms , introduced the world to her authentic military stories and characters. Kendall’s second novel, Strength of the Pack, was nominated for a 2013 Bookie Award, by Author’s After Dark.
Kendall was born and raised in Southern California, where she still lives and works. A non-conventional relationship has kept her happy for the last decade. Her four dogs enjoy it when she writes, as she sits still long enough for them to curl up around her.