Lucy Morgan left Ashtown, Georgia, ten years ago and planned to never return. Unfortunately, life didn’t get that memo. She’s back and now painful memories follow her everywhere. Until she meets him. Mason Blackwood is over six feet of sinfully gorgeous man who—for some reason—wants her. He also thinks he’s a werewolf so… yeah. He’s crazy-pants. But when he wants to have his wicked way with her, his sanity doesn’t seem all that important anymore. 

Mason isn’t sure how much longer he can remain Alpha over the Blackwood pack. Without a mate to balance him, his wolf snatches more control every day. It won’t be long before he loses himself to the animal entirely. Then he meets Lucy—a sassy, curvaceous beauty who calms his beast with a smile. One sniff is enough to tell him she’s his mate, and nothing will keep them apart. 

Not even the pack’s deadliest enemy who’s determined to kill Lucy before Mason can claim her.

Sexy shifters and their feisty mates who aren’t shy about loving each other – in other words,
there’s going to be sex involved in this story – so, this is an adult, 18+ reader tale.

Titles in the Real Men Shift series include:  Real Men Howl

Title:  Real Men Howl
Series:  Real Men Shift #1
Author:  Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix
Published:  June 4, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

Real Men Howl is the beginning story in the Real Men Shift series, and if Mason is any indication then I’m going to love his brothers, and possibly his pack as well.  Mason is close to going feral, he hasn’t found his mate yet and his wolf is taking more control each day.  At some point, if he doesn’t soon find his mate, then he’ll have to be put down.  He knows this, can change nothing since he hasn’t found his fated mate so he’s waiting and fighting out the days remaining.  Little does he know that an innocent accident by a child within his pack will change everything.

Lucy has returned to Ashtown, perhaps not as her first choice but at this point her only choice.  She’s in hiding from the disaster that her career has become due to other people, and pretty much has to figure out how to start completely over again.  So, she’s come home for a bit, home to where all the happy and the horrific happened so many years ago.  An accident will change her fate, or will it just bring her to the man she was supposed to be with all along.

Real Men Howl is an intriguing romance between one out of control Alpha and one hurting, yet snarky and brave woman.  One moment changes everything and Mason and Lucy are thrust together in an instant pairing, at least on Mason’s side.  As far as Lucy is concerned, this whole werewolf thing is pure nonsense… until things begin to change and reality sets in.  There are threads woven into Mason and Lucy’s past that set them on the path to discover not only a fated mating but a home for each.  Mason is overprotective, dealing with several other problems around pack land while trying to watch over Lucy.  I loved Lucy’s attitude and snark.  She might be outnumbered, and without sharp fangs but she’s not going down without a fight.  Their story is an interesting, definitely sexy and enticing look into a world that I’m very much looking forward to discovering in this series.  If you love Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance then you’ll want to check out Real Men Howl.  I’m thinking that you’d enjoy this one very much – I know I did.

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