Author ~ B.A. Tortuga
Series: Odd Wolf Out
Publisher ~ Torquere Press
Published ~ 14th October 2015
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
Hearing that his ex-best friend is getting married might be the only thing that can lead Andy back to his wolf pack deep in the Colorado mountains. He's a city wolf now, leaving behind the awkward, skinny teenage geek he was once upon a time. All he wants to do is see Levi one last time, and maybe lament what might have been between them if Levi had been brave enough to leave the pack with Andy all those years ago.
Levi has been a good soldier in his Alpha's army, the second-in-command for several years. Seeing Andy again reminds Levi how he's toed the line, and how all he's gotten for it is a lonely life. He's not sure why Andy came back, and at first he's not even happy about it. Their need for each other runs deep and strong, though, and Levi has to wonder what he would do for Andy if the man would just ask him one more time.
Andy had left home with his two other brothers when he was just seventeen, leaving a distraught Levi behind. But Andy had always known he couldn't stay in his pack - he and his brothers were too different, the Alpha too uncompromising. Begging Levi, his best friend and lover to come with him, when Levi refused, Andy had gone. And now he was back, fifteen years later and he wondered how much had changed. He'd heard that Levi was getting married, and Andy...well Andy wanted to prove he wasn't the geek Levi had always written him off as being.
And Andy proved it - in the first fight, the second fight and the third. Andy had left the pack because he'd been treated as the runt, expected to be the pack omega and he wanted more from that with his life. Unfortunately memories in the pack never died, and Andy faced the same discrimination and worse, when he returned.
This is a short and sweet story about two men finding each other again. The grans were delightful, Andy's parents were amazing people and even the new Alpha was an okay guy. I get the impression there will be more books in this series, and I hope they are about Andy's brothers, Ashton and Adam. Especially Adam - the little sprinkling of ideas we got about him were intriguing.
My only complaint, and it's not one really, is that the story is too short. I would have liked to have known more about Andy's back story - some insights into what happened to him when he was living in the pack. I didn't understand how the mate concept worked in this story, and I am one of those readers that likes those things clarified. The back story would have also helped reinforce the connection between Levi and Andy, which would have made the ending more plausible. But if you are looking for something sweet and short, then definitely give this one a try.