Title ~ Fall for You (Law of the Pack Book 1)
Author ~ Keira Marcos
Publisher ~ Cobblestone Press
Published ~ 15th October 2015
Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance
Dr. Riley Blake left New York and moved to a small town in Maine after inheriting his uncle's house. Unfortunately, a disturbing part of his past follows him.
The last thing Sheriff Marcus Cameron really had time for was a new relationship. As the son of the alpha of the largest werewolf pack in the area, he had a duty to his family. But Riley Blake is a gorgeous temptation, and he's always been rather fond of giving into his baser instincts.
Marcus is considered a good catch - a war hero (decorated), an ex-marine and the town sheriff. Although if asked, he will tell you that there is no such thing as an ex-marine. On top of all that he is the pack enforcer. Riley is a human, a doctor and surgeon, who made the mistake of getting entangled with a werewolf in New York who thought Riley was meant to be owned. The asshole, Jefferson, still intended to be mated and have pups with a woman, but he wanted Riley on the side. Riley, rather sensibly he thought at the time, got in touch with Jefferson's uncle and then got out of town. Marcus is the son of the Alpha in his new town.
The little glimpses of other town members help give this book some depth and color. The ex-soldier from Iraq with agoraphobia, the town klepto who Marcus just won't arrest because she is such a sweet person - he just goes and collects the stuff she stole and takes it back. Susan was perky and Jared was that annoying brother that you wanted to thump repeatedly, but loved him anyway.
The wolf situation in this book is unique although also a little confusing. Riley knew about wolf shifters, and apparently some/a lot of humans do, but then other comments in the book suggest that most people don't know. It could be because the book is set in a small town where it would be normal to know everyone's business, but I was still confused by it. This story also includes the idea that being a shifter is both a virus and a genetic condition which was intriguing. The mating concept was also more convoluted than in other similar books and could include divorce and adultery.
If you are a detail lover, then you are going to love this book - werewolf lore, about the condition, shifting, mating, bond-rot (yes apparently there is such a thing), DNA, human/shifter matings - there is so much of it. There is also the core storyline - why Riley was targeted by Jefferson and the impact that has on shifter territory.
Overall this was a good start to a series. I liked Marcus and Riley, although I would have liked to have seen more POV from Marcus. I think some of the conversations could have been shorter and less of an information dump, but the story was interesting, and there are some unresolved story threads which I hope the author picks up in her next book.
Favorite Line: Great mattress. Too bad you don't use it for what God intended.
Meet Keira Marcos
Keira Marcos is a latter-day BNF in Stargate Atlantis fandom, where her longfic slash series are often recommended for their sweeping romance and epic scale. She also writes in other fandoms.