Just because Ally Rose can turn into a wolf, doesn’t mean that she’s happy about her status as a shape-shifting, occasionally howling, never-butt-sniffing werewolf. As a result, she has only two rules in life: 1) avoid werewolf packs at all costs and 2) stay the hell away from the man who turned her against her will. Packs are evil…violent…deadly… And the wolf who turned her is the worst of the worst. 

Just because Kade Blackwood is the Alpha’s brother, doesn’t mean he can ignore a direct order — even when it’s something as mundane as packing up an old woman’s belongings and hauling them back to the pack house in Ashwood. But all of his good intentions fly out of the window the moment he steps foot in tiny Pepper, Georgia…and smells her. His mate. 

He wants her. Craves her. Aches for her. But first he has to find her…before the wolf hunting Ally gets his paws on 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 – Real Men Snarl – Real Men Growl

Title:  Real Men Snarl
Series:  Real Men Shift #2
Author:  Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix
Published:  July 8, 2018
My Rating:  4.5 stars

It takes little more than a moment to fall into Real Men Snarl, between the humor and the sense of impending danger in Ally’s every motion this one starts off strong and never lets up.  Ally is a turned wolf, and not by her choice but as a result of another man’s obsession and sense of extreme power.  He is cruel beyond description and at the first successful chance she got Ally ran and has spent a nomad life since always looking over her shoulder.  In Pepper, Georgia she reconnected with an old friend Lucy, and her grandmother Tessa.  They gave her a sense of family once again, yet she always kept her nose to the ground, literally since Brian’s scent stank, ready to run at a second’s notice.  Now Lucy has found her happy ever after with the perfect man for her and wants her grandmother to move to her new location.  Ally is ready to run again because she’s catching a familiar scent around town, but her wolf isn’t so quick to scoot because there is also another tantalizing scent that Ally’s wolf wants more of.

As soon as Kade hit the small town of Pepper he scented her… his fated mate.  Now he has to track her down, get Lucy’s grandmother moved back to the Blackwood Pack’s territory as quickly as possible since his Alpha and brother Mason is being scolded by his new mate, Lucy to get it done… now.  But Kade is determined to find his mate before leaving town.  Little did he know that she was right where he was supposed to be all along, right with Tessa.  Yet finding his mate is the easy part, getting her to trust any wolf and believe in the mate bond they both feel is another situation all together.

Real Men Snarl grabbed my attention from the first page and never let me down for one moment.  Ally is a wounded soul, yes, but her strength is obvious since she’s survived a forced turning.  Kade is an amazing hero, he may not have all the answers right now, but his patience will pay off in the long run when Ally finally reveals all that has happened to her.  When that danger arrives on their doorstep, threatening so many people he loves but especially Ally, Kade will do anything to keep his mate safe.

Quite simply, I loved this story.  The authors kept the tensions strung just tight enough to be bearable with some surprises and twists along the way.  I’m definitely looking forward to Gavin’s story next.  If you love Paranormal Romance or Shifter Romance then this story and series is one you should be checking out.  Steamy moments, danger, family, humor and a touch of snark at times… you’ll be hooked very easily.

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