Freeing Demitri’s Wolf by Charlie Richards

Freeing Demitri’s Wolf by Charlie Richards
Wolves of Stone Ridge Book 17
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (112 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint

Out of the cage: Blood might be thicker than water, but sometimes doing what’s best for you means going against your family.

Demitri Vinetti knows his parents believe his claim that he’s gay is an act of rebellion. But when Demitri scents Kiernan Wabinaw at the diner where he works and the human keeps coming back again and again, he’s certain he’s found his mate, a male mate, proving Fate’s on his side. Getting advice from friends, Demitri digs deep for courage and asks Kiernan on a date.

Kiernan is shocked and flattered that such a handsome young man would take an interest in him, especially since his forty-fifth birthday is just around the corner. He’s been fantasizing about Demitri since first spotting him at the diner a couple of weeks ago, and he’s happy to take him up on his offer.

When Kiernan learns that Demitri’s parents beat him for going on a date with him, he discovers protective instincts he’s never known before. But the fact that Demitri’s less than half his age and his parents are abusive is only the first of many shockers. Will Kiernan be able to accept that shifters exist? Or will he chalk Demitri up as too much trouble and run the other way?

Demitri is by far the most submissive wolf shifter I have ever encountered, but luckily for him Kiernan, his human mate, is willing to take control.

I was intrigued and amused by the fact that Demitri was so submissive, while Kiernan had a take charge personality. I understand that wolves are usually submissive to alphas but never imagined a wolf shifter would be submissive to their human mate. This was a unique twist to a shifter story. It shocked me because shifter stories are so prevalent in our society, that a author can find a way to re-invent it was refreshing.

Demitri’s personality as well as his background is one that immediately made me sympathize with him. He has had a rough life, with a abusive father, who cannot seem to accept any part of who he is whether it be his wolf, or his sexuality. This immediately made me wonder about his mother, but she seems to be a victim who welcomes and accepts the abuse, leaving Demitri a natural submissive subject of his father’s fanatical whims. Demitri seems to be a clear underdog in life, and I could not help but root for him when reading this story.

This story was a pretty easy read because the author immediately piqued my interest with the storyline and kept it going. I would definitely consider this a story that could stand on its own, and does not require the reader to have read the previous stories. I hadn’t read any and was able not fall right into the storyline and enjoyed it.

With the antagonist plot pushing Demitri’s and Kiernan’s relationship forward continuously, this story seems to run smoothly and would definitely be a good read for anyone.

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