Book Review: How to Walk like a Man (Howl at the Moon #2) by Eli Easton

Date of Publication: Novemner 13, 2015
Publisher: Pinkerton Road,
Characters: Roman Charsguard, Matt Barclay

Deputy Roman Charsguard survived Afghanistan where he lost his best friend—his K-9 handler James. Roman was a military dog until two years ago when he developed the ability to shift into a human. It’s not easy to learn how to be a man. He found a place to live in Mad Creek, a haven for the secret world of dog shifters. Finding a reason to live has been harder. That is, until a certain human walks into the Mad Creek Sheriff’s office and starts making trouble.

Matt Barclay has the worst luck. First he was shot in a SWAT drug raid, then he was sent as DEA investigator to Mad Creek, a little town in the California mountains. Matt’s job is to keep a lookout for illegal drug farms, but nobody in the town wants him there. And then there’s Roman, Matt’s erstwhile baby-sitter. He’s the hottest guy Matt’s ever seen, even if he is a bit peculiar. If the town doesn’t kill him, sexual frustration just might.

The town is counting on Roman to prevent Matt from learning about dog shifters, Matt’s counting on Roman to be his work partner and tell him the truth, and Roman’s trying to navigate love, sex, and a whole lot of messy human emotions. Who knew it was so complicated to walk like a man? 

This story is a follow-up to the author’s highly unique and entertaining book, How To Howl At The Moon. Just to give you a quick background, the story is set in Mad Creek – a little town where the population mostly consists of ‘quickened’— they are dogs who have gained the ability to become human. I mean, dogs! Do I need to explain more?! Hah!

If you’ve read and loved the first book like I did, you’d absolutely enjoy Roman and Matt’s story! I mean, this is the second book in the series, though it can be read as a standalone.

Roman is just all kinds of adorable! He’s just so precious and I loved that we see his vulnerable side from the get go especially when he’s talking about his human companion, with him being a K9 dog. It’s just so beautiful and sad at the same time. I loved his interaction with Matt, and I loved how Matt, a former marine who’s trying to live up to his father’s expectations adopt to his eccentricities before even finding out about the quickened.

We also get to see old and new characters here which is a delight because we get to explore more of this cute little town of dog shifters! I mean, tell me who doesn’t like dogs, right? lol . This book ais an absolute must-read for its feel-good characters with wonderfully written plot! I can’t recommend this series highly enough

Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

About The Author
Having been, at various times and under different names, a minister’s daughter, a computer programmer, a game designer, the author of paranormal mysteries, a fan fiction writer, an organic farmer and a profound sleeper, Eli is happily embarking on yet another incarnation as a m/m romance author.

As an avid reader of such, she is tickled pink when an author manages to combine literary merit, vast stores of humor, melting hotness and eye-dabbing sweetness into one story. She promises to strive to achieve most of that most of the time. She currently lives on a farm in Pennsylvania with her husband, three bulldogs, three cows and six chickens. All of them (except for the husband) are female, hence explaining the naked men that have taken up residence in her latest fiction writing.

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