CRY WOLF BY GRETA STONE
Peter is a kitsune. It means that chaos follows him wherever he goes. Good intentions, bad intentions—it doesn’t matter. Even mimicking the howl of a friend he hasn’t seen in over a decade turns out to have disastrous consequences.
The wolf doesn’t have a name. For now, he goes by Luca. He has no past, and as a slave who’s only just managed to escape the clutches of a cruel master, if he can’t stay hidden in the shadows, he’ll have no future.
When he hears his own howl come from the mouth of another, he’s drawn to investigate, and ends up saddled with a mouthy fox who insists they used to be friends once upon a time.
Petty problems and a dubious reunion are pushed aside the longer they’re stranded together.
The Underwood is a dangerous place. If they want to survive, they have to work together.
The alternative is death.
I wasn’t sure how I felt about this book at first, because it took me a while to get invested in it. There was a lot going on in the beginning and it just seemed like the intro took longer than I was expecting. However – once you got into the meat of the story it had me hooked.
This story follows Peter ‘the fox’ and Luca ‘the wolf’ – two old friends who haven’t seen each other in a very long time. Together they have to work to survive the chaotic situations that they often find themselves in.
My favorite thing about this book though is the entwining the author did of all the fables & stories from my childhood. The story focuses on the Boy Who Cried Wolf but there are other well known fables interspersed in the book; this book is full of mythical & fairy tale creatures – it was so enjoyable and had me feeling nostalgic while I read. The author put just enough of a back story in that we felt we knew them, but leaving the possibility to learn with the characters as the book progressed. The pacing of the book was pretty steady, but I was so engrossed in the story that it seemed to fly by for me. There is a strong connection between the two main characters, with some heavy sexual moments – so if you’re not a fan of M/M romances, then you probably won’t like parts of this. It isn’t the main focus of the story though so I still recommend you try it – it was such a fun read.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Greta Stone writes paranormal gothic romance. She likes to say her characters develop in darkness, but real people are a mixture of good deeds, bad habits, and dark secrets. More than anything, she strives to write compelling characters with layered struggles and the strength to overcome them. A diverse cast, dark humor, and passionate romance are the only constant elements in any of her stories, and she’s always on the lookout for interesting mythology and folklore to explore.
When Greta isn’t writing, she enjoys thrift shopping, drinking expensive, foo-foo tea, and playing chess with her friends. Greta loves to hear from readers! (Hi, Mom.) So if there’s something on your mind, feel free to leave a message after the scream. (Mom, you can just call me. Seriously.)