Ladon lost his protégé, but he has a mission to take his mind off the loneliness. When he arrives at the lycan settlement, however, he meets a handsome young man who reminds him with every glance exactly how lonely he’s been for many years. The problem is, the man he’s so entranced by seems to hate him.
Kai has been curious about Lord Ladon all this life. He and the vampire are linked in a way he is reluctant to divulge, but soon Ladon demands an explanation for Kai’s scowls and long glances. When they discover they’re mates, Kai is certain it’s a mistake. His mind says they could never work, but can his body and heart convince him to submit and let the fates give him the happiness that has always been out of his reach?
Review: His Wild Wolf is the second book in The Year of Eyes by Marie Medina. This book is part of a series, but it can be read and enjoyed as a standalone novel with ease. I chose this book because I read the first book in the series.
Ladon is a vampire who has lost his protégé and takes off to get his mind off his loneliness. Ladon is a man who has learned from his past and seems to be a very understanding man.
Kai is a wolf shifter whose parents killed Ladon’s parents. Kai is under the impression (and from how the others in his village treat him it’s not unexpected) that Ladon hates him. Kai is a caring young man who just wants to be accepted. He expects to be treated badly.
The connection between Ladon and Kia is intense. Ladon keeps calm and lets Kia return to him no matter how much Kia runs. The sex scenes were smoldering. I loved seeing Ladon support Kia unconditionally.
This book is very well written. The overall plot was very believable. The main and secondary characters were interesting and mesmerizing. At 75 pages long, this story had a well-defined beginning, middle and end.The ending of the story was a bit predictable but given the overall length of the story, it was expected. Overall, this was a great book. I can’t wait to read the next book in the series.