Author: Rob Rosen
Release Date: March 25th 2017
Genre: MM Romance, Comedy
Lucas has a typical life -- apart from being abandoned as a baby, raised by wolves, and having super powers. Still, inside, he feels like two people, both vying for control of himself. He's a superhero and a nerdy college freshman. He's both feral and tame. He wants to do good in the world and, at the same time, he wants to do nothing. And most of all, he wants to find his birth parents.
In this comedic tale of romance, mystery, and adventure, our hero is joined by his hunky boyfriend, his acerbic boss, an uptight college science professor, and his ex-boyfriend/once crime-fighting partner -- not to mention a whole pack of wolves -- to help foil his nemesis and uncover the secrets of his past to save his future.
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As a baby, I was raised by wolves in the mountainous wilds of Montana.
I have super powers. Like, seriously super.
I catch bad guys for a living. For free! Minus, of course, the well-merited and desperately sought-after publicity.
But, you ask, raised by wolves? Come on now, Fierce, really? Does that actually happen? Wolves eat babies, don’t they? I mean dingoes do— or so I’ve heard, a la one Miss Meryl Streep— so it stands to reason that wolves do, too. Though not these wolves. These were tame wolves. Well, tameish. They were zoo wolves, hand-raised by humans. Except, they escaped during a freak storm, back to the wilds from whence their ancestors came, never to be seen again.
I saw them right off the bat, though. Well, sawish. I mean, I was a baby at the time, my eyesight not what it is today— which is freakishly strong, by the way. And yes, toot, toot, my horn doth bloweth, yet again. Gabriel in the heavens up above turns green with envy at my tooting abilities. Oh, and in case you hadn’t already surmised it, superhero, at least in my case, equates to super ego. Freud missed out big time on the likes of yours truly.
But I digress. Back to the wolves.
Best I could figure it— seeing as, again, I was just a baby at the time— the initial wolf pack consisted of ten wolves that once inhabited a small zoo on the outskirts of Billings, Montana. One fateful day, a tornado hit. A big one. Huge even! Dorothy would’ve shit her panties it was so friggin’ massive. Anyway, from what I’ve read, the storm struck quite suddenly, too suddenly for the folks at the zoo to be able to corral all the animals beforehand, so, when the fencing to the wolves’ enclosure twisted and uprooted, out they sped. The zoo figured they died in the storm, except, well, duh, they didn’t. Otherwise, you wouldn’t be hearing this account right now, right? Then help! would’ve been lost to the cosmos. A truly sad thought, I know.
I have to admit I have a bit of a weakness for superheroes and one of my co-bloggers has been telling me that I just had to check out Rob Rosen's works, so, of course, I couldn't pass up on reviewing this book.
Lucas/Fierce was raised by wolves after being abandoned as a baby and has super powers. He's sarcastic, arrogant, sweet and has a fantastic sense of humor that I adored. He wants to do good deeds, find his parents and maybe get laid in the meantime, too. After all, he's just 18 and a hormone bomb. His first love was his partner in crime fighting/best friend until one day he decided to take a job with a shady senator, and really, I'm so thankful for that because Lucas was too good for Craig. His second attempt at love was much better and even if there were a few bumps on the road, Todd and Lucas were awesome together. There's no on-page sex, really, mostly it's just mentioned, but with everything going on and with Rob Rosen's masterful writing, you won't even miss it.
I adored the Fierce Force, Simon, Doug and Todd were just perfect allies for Lucas and were instrumental in helping him find the answers he'd been looking for all along.
All in all, this was my first Rob Rosen book, but it certainly won't be the last. His writing style was fun, captivating and engaging and I couldn't get enough of Lucas and Todd and their adventures, which is always a good thing. Very recommendable!
*** Copy provided to Bayou Book Junkie for my reading pleasure, a review wasn't a requirement. ***
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About the Author
Rob Rosen is the author of the critically acclaimed novels, Sparkle: The Queerest Book You'll Ever Love, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Divas Las Vegas, which was the winner of the 2010 TLA Gaybies for Best Gay Fiction, Hot Lava, Southern Fried, the Lambda Literary Award Nominated Queerwolf, Vamp, Queens of the Apocalypse, Creature Comfort, Fate, which was the winner of the 2016 TRR Readers' Choice Award for Best Gay Romantic Comedy as well as a 2016 Rainbow Awards Finalist for Best Gay Romantic Comedy, Midlife Crisis, and Fierce. His short stories have appeared in more than 200 anthologies. You can find 20 of them in his erotic romance anthology, Good & Hot. He is also the editor of Lust in Time: Erotic Romance Through the Ages, Men of the Manor, Best Gay Erotica 2015 and Best Gay Erotica of the Year, Volumes 1 and 2 and 3. Links: Website | Facebook | Goodreads | Amazon