Thursday, March 15, 2018

Book Brief: Once Upon a Wolf (Wayward Wolves #1) by Rhys Ford

Once_Upon_A_Wolf_RhysFordTitle ~ Once Upon A Wolf

Author ~ Rhys Ford

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press

Published ~ 16th February 2018

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance, Shifter





Once Upon A Time, There Was A Wolf….

Gibson Keller’s days are fairly routine: wake up early, get some work done, drink lots of coffee, and take care of Ellis, his older brother stuck in wolf form after coming home from the war. It’s a simple life made up of long runs on two legs—or four—and quiet evenings…. Until Ellis chases a handsome man off a cliff and into the frozen waters beside their cabin, changing Gibson’s life forever.

For Zach Thomas, buying an old B&B is a new start. Leaving behind his city life, he longs to find peace and quiet, and hiking the trails behind his property seems safe enough—right up to the moment an enormous black wolf chases him into a lake, nearly drowning him. Discovering werewolves are real astounds him, but not as much as the man who rescues him from the icy water then walks into Zach’s heart as if he owns it.

Loving a werewolf—loving Gibson with all his secrets—has its challenges but Zach believes their love is worth fighting for, especially since his heart knows the big bad wolf is really a prince in disguise.


Lisa’s Book Brief

Once Upon a Wolf is a short novella and also marks the first book in Rhys Ford’s new shifter series entitled Wayward Wolves. If you have read anything by this author before, you’ll likely quickly discover that this story has a very different feel than what we’ve become accustomed to from Rhys Ford as it has an almost fairytale-like feel. This is certainly not a bad thing as I did enjoy the first installment in what I think will be a great series.

This is a quick read that tells the sweet love story of Gibson Keller and Zach Thomas and how Gibson’s brother, Ellis, somewhat was the catalyst for the relationship. There is a lot of world-building that takes place and quite a bit of focus is on Ellis himself and his story. This did deter from the romance that developed between Gibson and Zach. While I did love the slow burn we experience with our two protagonists, I would have like to see just a little more time spent on the development of their storyline.

All in all, I really loved reading Once Upon a Wolf and am looking forward to the next installment. I love the world that has been created. I am hooked and can’t wait to see where Rhys Ford takes us from here. 

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Meet Rhys Ford

!Bioheadshot_Rhys FordRhys Ford is an award-winning author with several long-running LGBT+ mystery, thriller, paranormal, and urban fantasy series and was a 2016 LAMBDA finalist with her novel, Murder and Mayhem. She is published by Dreamspinner Press and DSP Publications.

She’s also quite skeptical about bios without a dash of something personal and really, who doesn’t mention their cats, dog and cars in a bio? She shares the house with Yoshi, a grumpy tuxedo cat and Harley, an off-kilter flower-faced grey and white cat-dog , as well as a ginger cairn terrorist named Gus. Rhys is also enslaved to the upkeep a 1979 Pontiac Firebird and enjoys murdering make-believe people.

Rhys Ford’s books can found at Dreamspinner Press (, DSP Publications ( and all major online book stores.



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