Book Review: Feral (Shelter, #1) – Kate Sherwood

FeralPublished December 5th 2015
Format: Novel
Genre And Theme: Romance / Contemporary
Length: 282 pages, ebook
Publisher: KSB (Kate Sherwood Books)
Ebook ASIN: 0988153041 (ISBN13: 9780988153042)
Cover Artist: A.J. Corza
Characters: Noah Reed, Shane Black

I don’t know what’s so different about this book from the author’s earlier efforts because this was surprisingly good! I mean, I didn’t expect it to be so good. I’d even say that this is my favorite book to date from Kate Sherwood! I liked both MCs because they are very likable and realistic. I loved the progression of their relationship – not hurried and very tender. I also liked that despite the super-charged sexual tension between the MCs, it didn’t go overboard with the sex scenes (I don’t even remember if there was any at all which doesn’t bother me at all) – I mean, I’m perfectly fine with romantic stories from this genre and admire a great deal of authors who could write one without inserting heaps and bounds of sex into it.

Noah Reed is trying to get back on track after unfortunate incident happens to him in the past. When Shane Black stumbles into a clinic where Noah volunteers to seek medical help for his puppy, Dodger, they found out that the dog was poisoned. Together, they search its source and both were able to understand each other’s world and somehow found that there could be something more between them.

People will also get a kick out of Dodger’s cuteness! He’s the super-adorable dog that Shane Black found from the dumpster and the reason why he went to the pet clinic in the first place. Dodger keeps on making me grin whenever he’s on the scene.

I would’ve like a longer epilogue or an additional chapter perhaps because I want to see more in-depth interaction between Shane and Noah. I want them to explore their relationship more but I guess we’ll see them in the second book so it’ll do for now. ‘Tis a very solid writing! I’m very much looking forward to reading Tristan’s story.

Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Kate’s goal with her writing is to make readers feel, but also to make them think. She works hard to create realistic, flawed characters who are desperate for love, and also terrified of it.

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