Title: A Tooth For a Fang
Author: Liv Olteano
Series: Leader Murders #1
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 3, 2014
Genre(s): M/M PNR Romance / Shifters
Page Count: 216
Heat Level: 4 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
“Three days. Three dead bodies. One newly turned, broken-hearted lycan tracker to figure out the connection.
The one summer Rick Barton takes a vacation, all hell breaks loose. Running from an abusive relationship leads him into the arms of hard-nosed lycan Travis Chandler, who gives him little choice but to become a lycan too and join the Paranormal Bureau of Investigation. Out of options, Rick joins the weird organization, expecting some two weeks of training and an adjustment period. Tough luck, he doesn’t get either. On his first day, his new partner offers to promote him to field agent if they get mated – less time wasted on training, more time on the field, and considering Rick is the only tracker the Bureau has on hand when a wave of strange murders hits the community, time is of the essence.
Someone’s killing the leaders of the paranormal world and mutilating the bodies. Investigating and tracking clues is enough of a challenge, and Rick must contend with an impatient Council, Travis’s advances, and actually adjusting to being a lycan. Only one thing is certain: Rick’s new life promises plenty of interesting adventures—as long as he can survive.”
4 “”Balls Deep”” Stars
This was a fun book with mystery, sexy shifters, an out of control mate, and two MC who are brought together under unusual circumstances. Our MC are Rick Barton – human and Travis Chandler – Lycan. Travis finds himself in need of a mate and partner so what does he do, he makes one – as he forces the change from human to lycanthropy on to his new mate Rick. Rick isn’t really sure what to make of this man who has taken him to a strange place, introduced him to strange people/animals and then basically told him that his life will never be the same he either takes the next bite to become a lycan or he goes crazy. With odds like that it is no wonder that Rick takes the next bite and transitions into a lycan, where he is identified as a unique Lycan with unique abilities – all of which help his new partner Travis.
The Chemistry between these two fluctuates throughout the book and Rick goes from wanting to murder Travis to wanting to hold him down and have his way with him. Rick isn’t quite sure what to make of the other people he has been introduced to, some of them he likes immediately and others he is leary of – choosing to only interact with them if need be. As leaders of the paranormal community continue to be murdered in strange ways, Ricks new ability (even though he is a baby lycan) proves to be very helpful in tracking and identifying who could be behind the murders. Will it be enough though or will the forces work against Rick and Travis – and more leaders lose their lives?
Beyond dealing with murders and some very hormonal paranormal beings, Rick has to deal with taking care of and satisfying his new found mate. He wonders how his life changed so drastically and then he remembers, he was bitten. Now he has to wonder will he get the third bite and be released from Travis’s hold on him and if so, does he want it or is he happy being mated to the cranky and slightly unstable Lycan?
Check this book out for lots of fun, a great mystery, and some interesting characters that you are sure to fall in love with!
Review Copy of
A Tooth For a Fang provided by Dreamspinner Press for an honest Review.