Title: Dire Wolves: White Out
Author: Shelby Morgen
Publisher: Changeling Press
Buy Link: Buy Dire Wolves: White Out Here!
Rating: You Need to Read
Reviewed By: Janelle
As soon as she sees her newest patient, veterinarian Suzanne Grier knows he's no normal wolf. Zan and her colleagues at Alaska's Wolf Sanctuary have always believed the Dire Wolves exist -- and they believe just as strongly in keeping their existence a secret. Zan's never fought so hard to save a wolf -- or a man. The doctor can treat the wounded body, but only the woman can heal his wounded heart.
It's been years since John's felt the touch of a woman's hand. Zan gives him a reason to want to live as a man again. But wolves mate for life. Before he can make that kind of promise, he's got unfinished business to take care of. A wolf defends what's his.
Wolf's got a silver bullet to return to its owner.
While the story itself is nothing extraordinary, there is enough to keep it from being just porn. For one, I really like the way the characters interact. John's gradual return from his wolf mind is endearing, while Zan's dedication to her work despite personal sacrifice shows her to be a strong woman in her own right. For another, the do not live in a "bubble," and are forced to interact with the world as a whole.
The sex is fun and really does not take itself too seriously. It gives the feeling that both characters are enjoying themselves and each other and avoids professions of feelings that would really be more awkward than anything else at this stage.
Overall, I recommend this story. It's short, but it is fun.