Book Review-Wolfsong by T.J. Klune

Book Review-Wolfsong by T.J. Klune

Book Review-Wolfsong by T.J. KluneWolfsong by T.J. Klune
Series: Green Creek #1
Published by Dreamspinner Press on June 20, 2016
Genres: Paranormal Romance, Shape Shifting, M/M Romance
Pages: 495
Format: eBook
Source: Self Purchased
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Ox was twelve when his daddy taught him a very valuable lesson. He said that Ox wasn’t worth anything and people would never understand him. Then he left.
Ox was sixteen when he met the boy on the road, the boy who talked and talked and talked. Ox found out later the boy hadn’t spoken in almost two years before that day, and that the boy belonged to a family who had moved into the house at the end of the lane.
Ox was seventeen when he found out the boy’s secret, and it painted the world around him in colors of red and orange and violet, of Alpha and Beta and Omega.
Ox was twenty-three when murder came to town and tore a hole in his head and heart. The boy chased after the monster with revenge in his bloodred eyes, leaving Ox behind to pick up the pieces.
It’s been three years since that fateful day—and the boy is back. Except now he’s a man, and Ox can no longer ignore the song that howls between them.

Wolfsong is the first book in the Green Creek series and the first book that I have been truly tempted to read by this author. I have heard some tremendous things about some of his other works especially his “House in the Cerulean Sea” but I need a good strong romance plot in my reads although who knows I might even read that one this year considering how much I FELL in head over heels in love with this author’s work. Now I haven’t read too many M/M romance reads in my time, I don’t mind them, but I do need to be in the right mood for them for it to work for me. And I do apologize first hand because I know there is nothing I could say about this book to truly bring it the love and justice it truly deserves….It BLEW my mind away in all the best ways that I look for in a romance and for a male romance author, I am beyond impressed (although I do think males can make some of the best of the romance authors in the business)

Wolfsong is a story that takes us to a small town in the woods, where a boy lives with his parents, when his father leaves and has made him believe that he is worthless, he believes there is nothing good about him. And then this boy learns to be a man, and when he is sixteen, working as hard as he can, he meets a boy, a boy who charms his heart and their is a bond that is formed between them that is stronger than friendship. And as Oz and Joe grow into men, their bond becomes one so powerful and intense yet overwhelming for both of them. But their story is just beginning, because pain and betrayal will enter their lives, and they along with members of their pack, will have to find their own way back together and embracing what pack means….family, loyalty and love.

There is no one else I would have picked for him. Ox, you will do wondrous things together. He will be a leader, and as an Alpha, he will put the pack above all else. But remember that you’ll always be his heart and soul.

I honestly hadn’t heard of this book until these past few months, I had seen some people raving about it around Goodreads of course, but didn’t think much of it. But then when I saw how many of my favorite booktuber’s RAVE about this one, I knew that it was one that I needed. And I happened to be in the mood for a paranormal romance, and since it has been too long since I have read a M/M romance, I knew it was time to grab this one up here. And this story ….just overwhelmed all of my emotions and I was here for it. It has been so long since I have sobbed in a book (like I normally don’t cry in books hardly unless its pretty intense) and this author just provoked so many raw emotions within this story.

But I swear to god, if you choose me, I will make sure that you know the weight of your worth every day for the rest of our lives because that’s what this is. I am going to be a fucking Alpha one day, and there is no one I’d rather have by my side than you. It’s you, Ox. For me, it’s always been you.

I fell in love with all of these characters, but especially Oz and Joe. They were both just wonderful males, and loved seeing all the masculinity and vulnerability rise to the surface. It was so interesting to see them grow into adulthood and seeing their friendship turn into something way more deeper and heartfelt. And boy when they both realize the attraction —SPARKS LITERALLY FLY-between these two. I really enjoyed seeing Joe’s way’s of courting his mate and typical shifter mating ritual right there and it was quite amusing to see their connection form over time. But what really breaks the heart is seeing their true characters being put to the test in the most brutal of ways. It just broke my heart to see all the conflicts that they have to overcome.

 I would do anything to make you happy because no one had ever smelled like you did. It was candy canes and pinecones. It was epic and awesome. And it was home. You smelled like my home, Ox. I’d forgotten what that was like, okay? I’d forgotten that because he took it away from me and I couldn’t find it again until I found you.

Overall I found Wolfsong to be a breathtaking, heart achingly jewel of a romance, and one that will be in my memory for a long while. Its a story of love, friendship, hardship, and unity of family.


About T.J. Klune

TJ KLUNE is a Lambda Literary Award-winning author (Into This River I Drown) and an ex-claims examiner for an insurance company. His novels include The House in the Cerulean Sea and The Extraordinaries. Being queer himself, TJ believes it's important—now more than ever—to have accurate, positive, queer representation in stories.

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