Lone

Lone Professor Seth Anderson has finally found sanctuary in Brier Iowa Even better he s found Raphael Rafe Dirisio a strong giant of a man who owns the town pool hall and Seth has never felt so comfor

  • Title: Lone
  • Author: Rowan McBride
  • ISBN: 9781602725126
  • Page: 428
  • Format: ebook
  • Professor Seth Anderson has finally found sanctuary in Brier, Iowa Even better, he s found Raphael Rafe Dirisio, a strong, giant of a man who owns the town pool hall, and Seth has never felt so comfortable, safe, or close to anyone When Seth is asked to give a series of lectures in Washington, DC, it seems only natural that Rafe come along But in a few surreal days, SProfessor Seth Anderson has finally found sanctuary in Brier, Iowa Even better, he s found Raphael Rafe Dirisio, a strong, giant of a man who owns the town pool hall, and Seth has never felt so comfortable, safe, or close to anyone When Seth is asked to give a series of lectures in Washington, DC, it seems only natural that Rafe come along But in a few surreal days, Seth s true nature is exposed and he brings both their lives crashing down around them Because Seth is not only a werewolf, he s also something much, much worse

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    1. I was disappointed in the book because of the characterization. The MCs both have tons of potential, and I really liked aspects of them, but they weren't fully realised.Seth has a PhD in mathematics and lectures at university, as well as being extensively published. So him whining "Seth bad?" to Rafe like he was some kind of barely-human shifter throwback completely pissed me off. Seth hates being referred to as puppy, so why would he talk like one? At the very beginning of the story Seth speaks [...]

    2. I loved this book! For me it was perfect, but I do understand why others would have issues with the story. I will warn people now, this book isn't exactly great if you want a straightforward, honest relationship. It was understandable for me but I know others don't like that.So the story starts with Rafe and Seth. They have bee together three months and there is a secret Seth is keeping from Rafe. You see, the reason he keeps it is because he knows he won't be able to stay with Rafe, but he want [...]

    3. Surprisingly good plot, but some elements that made me uneasyWarning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS. Rating: 8/10 PROS: - Two men who are vastly different and yet equally protective of each other. Each uses his strengths to cover the other's weaknesses, and their devotion is touching.- Interesting subversion of the dominant/submissive dichotomy. This isn't BDSM; there are no toys, no bondage, no whipping, etc. But the werewolf stories I've read in the past (not tha [...]

    4. Three words: Beautiful, deep, and memorable. Seth is just the kind of character I love - submissive, caring, timid at times, but practically invincible inside. No one wants to mess with him, and those that make the mistake of pushing him too far only do it once.Rafe is the perfect matching character - Alpha, strong, loving, and willing to forgive, will to keep trying. His flaws are human but his recovery from them is the major difference that defines a 'good man' and a 'normal man' in their simp [...]

    5. I expect GR to start bombarding me with werewolf books recommendations now :( I don't like werewolves, I like Rowan McBride. Because in his books there is always much more than you think - more layers, more questions. This book started so cheap horror movie-like. But somehow it turned out surprising and deep and touching. Okay, I must say I really liked Seth's dual nature (I see from some reviews people hated it). I think it was pretty clear when and why he reverted to childlike/puppy-like behav [...]

    6. I have mixed feelings about this story. The story had great potential and I really enjoyed the concept of the Nightkin and would have loved to have that explored a lot more (always love a good paranormal book). The beginning of the story was good and Rafe and Seth seemed to be interesting characters. Then things changed when we find out exactly who Seth is. His character changed and it seemed like the author just completely forgot about how Seth was portrayed in the beginning and it started to b [...]

    7. Man this book had me hooked from beginning to end. I loved this book, I was it was a series because I would love to see more of Rafe & Seth. Seth was a shifter I hadn't read about yet and I was awe'd and wanted more. He was so sweet and cute, but when he lost it he was powerful and domineering. Loved the Bad Seth, Good Seth aspect. I wish we could have learned more about Rafe's heritage and his supernatural abilities, I felt like if we did it would have been a 5 star read for me. I really en [...]

    8. Giving 2 stars for its originality. It's VERY original and I like it. BUT.It's not for me, didn't enjoy this book. And for PETER'S SAKE before a book is release with Italian phrasesLET A ITALIAN READ IT. The Italian phrases are embarrassing wrong! One is a nonsense (about 'cooling the pain'!!! It CAN'T BE SAID that way!!!). Google translator is not a good source, ok?????People, please, if you are thinking in be a writer better let a native speakers control if you decide to use phrases in other l [...]

    9. If i could give more than 5, i would have.A wonderful story: really different from all the werewolves-story i read till now. Overwhelming emotions, beautiful dialogues.Seth's character is so complexed but so loving. And Rafe is so true!!!The plot is amazing and well paced.A must read absolutely.

    10. 4.5 stars- I really enjoyed this story. Seth is werewolf but more than that and he's been hiding his nature from Rafe, his boyfriend of 3 months. When circumstances force Seth's true nature to be revealed. Rafe must decide if fear or love win. And if it's worth it to even try. I think that Seth is such an interesting character. He's so many different things at once. And Rafe is an amazing person. I enjoyed following the journey of Rafe as he tried to understand Seth and I I equally enjoyed Seth [...]

    11. Lone, was a fun shifter story with a new twist on the werewolf hierarchy as I know it. The story is simple, Seth has one heck of a secret and Rafe has a big choice to make. For me Lone worked in a good silly at the same time way. I got a kick out of Seth's 'dog speak’. I know it annoyed some readers but not me. The Fight scenes were very well written and easy to visualize. Which most of the time I have no idea who hit what. It’s the type of read you enjoy only if you’re in the right mood. [...]

    12. I'm not a MM shifter romance fan, but I just read one I really liked. Well written, nice depth of character, unique take on paranormal beings. Nicely edited. Would like to have experienced better world building. All in all, a very good shifter story.Jan 2018: Still holds up as a solid, wonderful 4-Star read.

    13. In parts I felt the narrative was a little choppy and needed to be a little tighter. But, for all that I enjoyed the read. Much, much angst and the smex between the two main characters is freakin hot and well worth a read. I think it was the difference in size and body type that nailed it for me. Merowarrow.wordpress/2009/05/

    14. I love this book!! There was one part made my eyes sting but after that its happily everafter!! No cheating, no angsty and no girly bits Just the way I luv it!!!

    15. Lone is an interesting book with a very intriguing world created for paranormal and supernatural beings. The characters and writing are tight and solid and the book reads incredibly fast from the first scene to the end. Unfortunately, there are some problems with the book from character problems and repetition but these may or may not bother other readers. For those that enjoy well-written, creative plots with high angst, heavily melodramatic characters with a lack of any self-worth yet redeemab [...]

    16. Seth is more than a werewolf—he’s a Ravager, an abomination, and the Nightkin Council has him marked for death. Nightkins are those with supernatural powers: werewolves, vampires, witches, warlocks. His boyfriend Rafe loves him, against all odds— against all sanity, Rafe loves him! But Ravagers cannot love, they only feel lust and rage, and though he wants to be with Rafe, he can’t begin to tell him about his true nature. But, while accompanying Seth to DC for a series of lectures Seth i [...]

    17. 4.5 starsI really, really, really liked this story. It is rare to find a unique wolf shifter m/m story these days. Yet, Rowan managed to pen a tale that is not only unique but very touching. Seth is a more than just a werewolf. His nature makes him so strong and volatile that he is considered a danger that must be eradicated, even by Nightkin standards. Somehow he has managed to not only survive but thrive professionally in the human world. Yet, he remains Lone, no pack, no family, no love until [...]

    18. I truly enjoyed this book.Seth Anderson altered many aspects of life to keep the inner beast at bay. He may even have eluded the hunters, found the ideal front--the perfect refuge--in Rafe Dirisio's arms in Brier, Iowa. Until Rafe, Seth's Human, is threatened, and the Scavenger, and surprisingly an Alpha, is released from within Seth and with a vengeance. With hunters hot on Seth's trail all Rafe longs for is a slice of normal. But nothing in the life of a hybrid Were is ever--normal.Marketed as [...]

    19. This is slightly different take on the world of shapeshifters and vampires, and the originality of it is definitely appealing. Seth is Nightkin, part of the preternatural world made up of werewolves, vampires, warlocks and seers, yet for reasons best left unsaid (spoilers!), he has always been on the outside of that world, so when he finally feels safe in a relationship with Rafe, he begins, finally, to have a little hope for his future. Rafe is totally ignorant of the realities of Seth's life. [...]

    20. I read this book for my very first "challenge" book and it was quite something. I have a few things I will say about itIt is not your typical shifter story - it is really unique - there is a lot of love and angst and all sorts of confusion going on here. Seth is a wolf who is a "ravager" that means a shifter who can't shift completely and is shunned by the magic world for being an abomination. He is scary and ruthless but the love of Rafe (his partner of 3 months) is what makes him special. Seth [...]

    21. Nice take on shifters and vampires and a paranormal world. Really hated the way he speaks like an idiot when he's a werewolf--presumably because he's half animal--but he reasons like a human being during that time and the way he talks is inconsistent. It was heartbreaking at points but beautiful. I loved the story and the characters. there was a dubcon moment I didn't care for but most people probably wouldn't even notice. Needed more names and fewer pronouns--many times it was confusing who was [...]

    22. A werewolf story with a twist. I really liked the dynamics between Rafe and Seth. Rafe is big and strong and noble and brave.rding to Seth and Seth is just lone, alone and lonelyriously heartbreaking. It is really hard to review this without givin anything awayi keep writing and erasing. So i guess the best i can do is say read it, its good and its worth it. I am really surprised that i have not heard more about one. I really liked and read it in one day.

    23. The world-building was interestingI really would have liked to read more about it. I liked both of the heroes. Overall, the author did a nice job of combining solid characterization, steaminess and a nice plot. This was an easy, engaging read.d it left me wanting just a tad more. A nice epilogueor a deeper discussion of the dynamics of the heroes' relationship.

    24. First, the good. The writing is, for the most part, stellar, both in a technical sense and an artistic one. There are some particular exceptions -- lazy description of the fight scene as "like The Matrix", forced and stilted dialogues to facilitate infodumps, and frequently confusing pronoun use -- but in general, the emotions come through strongly, and the narrative is cohesive. I would definitely look for more selections from this author.Now, that said, I did not like this book. For one thing, [...]

    25. This story came recommended to me, but as I read, I couldn't find too much that I really enjoyed in it. Nevertheless, here are a few pros and cons and my general impression of the book.Pros:Background of Nightkin – Though I was given peeks instead of full-blown world-building, the Nightkin concept was interesting in that it involved four different creatures that were born instead of 'made' or infected in some way to become different than humans. Warlocks, seers, vampires, and werewolves make u [...]

    26. Okay, I really, really, really liked this. I probably ruined my flow by losing myself in certain obsessions during my breaks, inadvertently extending them for hours, but even that couldn’t fully obstruct my fascination. Right now, after finishing this? I’m just brimming over with happy.This is one of those instances where a story really works that involves an already, and recently at that, involved couple.It’s strangely fascinating. For all that some books try to portray paranormal beings [...]

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