5-star reads,  M/M,  Shifter,  Suspense

Cry Wolf (Big Bad Wolf #5) by Charlie Adhara

Right now, I’m feeling sort of numb and a bit lost.

Book hangover doesn’t begin to describe how I’m feeling.

It’ll probably be a year until the next installment in this series is released and I won’t know what to do with myself in the meantime.

So yeah. This was a spectacular story. And right now, when I’m in the process of returning to reality, Cry Wolf feels like the best in the series yet. With some time and a bit of distance I might re-assess, but considering I re-read the first four books in preparation for the Cry Wolf release, it’s not likely.

Synopsis: Cooper and Park are supposed to take some time off, relax. They’ve finally bought a house and are planning their wedding, only then Park’s ex shows up asking for help with an extortionist. However, when said extortionist turns up dead, murdered, and stuck between his two forms in death, it’s clear there are more going on than they first thought. Someone appears to be targeting Cooper, and possibly trying to expose the wolfs to the general public.

It’s really hard to pinpoint exactly what makes this story – and series – so bloody good. It’s difficult to analyse and pick apart a text when I’m just swept up into the story and then spit out on the other side all exhausted and emotional.

The awesomeness is of course a combination of things, but I think what really stands out to me is the portrayal of Cooper and his relationship with Park. Suspense and crime-solving is all well and good, but the insecurities and second-guessing about life, love and Park in particular, that constantly occupies Cooper’s mind is just so painfully realistic (well, not the werewolf part obviously) and intriguing as hell. So yeah, it’s Cooper. His character makes this series perfectly riveting.

That’s it really. I’ve got a humongous mind-crush on a fictional, gay agent and I can’t recommend this series enough.

It’s brilliant. Epic. So bloody excellent there’s really no point trying to describe it. I’m not nearly eloquent enough to properly convey the awesomeness, complexity and depth of this series. So just read it already.


I'm a Swedish book nerd reading mostly steamy English romance novels. And since there is so much good stuff out there, and so much shitty stuff too. I just want to give credit where it's due (and diss the rest).