A Camp H.O.W.L. Novel
Moonmates exist, but getting together is going to be a beast….
When Adrian Rothschild skipped his “werewolf puberty,” he assumed he was, somehow, human. But he was wrong, and he’s about to go through his Turn with a country between him and his Pack—scared, alone, and eight years late.
Dr. Tate Lewis’s werewolf supremacist father made his Turn miserable, and now Tate works for Camp H.O.W.L. to ease the transition for young werewolves. He isn’t expecting to offer guidance to a grown man—or find his moonmate in Adrian. Tate doesn’t even believe in the legendary bond; after all, his polygamist father claimed five. But it’s clear Adrian needs him, and if Tate can let his guard down, he might discover he needs Adrian too.
A moonmate is a wolf’s missing piece, and Tate is missing a lot of pieces. But is Adrian up to the challenge?
In this pleasing paranormal, Baker (Tall, Dark, and Deported) creates an Indiana refuge where architect Adrian Rothschild must come to terms with his belated transformation into a werewolf and an unforeseen bond with clinical psychologist Tate Lewis. Adrian has gradually gotten used to being the isolated human scion of a formidable werewolf pack, so it's a shock when he begins to experience the Turn, eight years late. Camp H.O.W.L. counselor Tate, assigned to help Adrian through his physical and mental changes, is taken aback by the instant tenderness and sexual attraction between them. Tate's abusive childhood led him to fear intimacy, so he must overcome serious qualms before he and Adrian can consummate the relationship they both want. Complicated familial problems potentially engendered by Tate and Adrian's relationship unfortunately remain off the page while the duo explore their bond within the camp's confines. The story will satisfy readers who want large helpings of emotional processing, likable characters, and offbeat humor.