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Male of the Species

3.44 of 5 stars 3.44  ·  rating details  ·  250 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Devin Grant is an alpha on a mission.

Rejected by his pack for refusing to believe that one man loving another is wrong, Devin finds himself alone and directionless until a chance meeting with fellow outcast Quinn Alexander starts him on the path to forming his own pack. With Quinn's experience and his own needs guiding him, Devin fights to make their pack dream a reality.
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ebook, 206 pages
Published July 19th 2006 by Ellora's Cave Publishing (first published November 1st 2005)
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Katherine
This book was very well written with some interesting characters. The cover was very nice as well. I also found it funny that there was one part where Dev said, explaining what weerwolves were, that "werewolves don't all bay at the full moon." I'm guessing the cover artist didn't read the book.

I also was thinking that the pack were not actually wolves, but hyenas. They laugh and chuckle all the time. Its almost comical sometimes how much they all laugh. I keep on wanting to see the person laugh
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Nancy
Devin Grant is an alpha werewolf who was cast out from his pack because of his preference for males. He meets up with Quinn Alexander, an older, established werewolf who lives a solitary life, yet craves the physical and emotional bond of a pack. Together, they form their own pack by seeking other men who have been similarly rejected because of their desire for other men. This newly formed pack develops an intense physical and emotional bond that helps ease their pain of rejection and unites the ...more
Veronica /  V
3.5 stars
I read a lot of werewolf stories and this is a little bit different from the other books. Doesn't mean this story was bad or lame.
Although It could have been so much better, as the story tell us not only about the main couple, but also about 5 or 6 different characters, and I'm afraid it felt rush.
Saying that, I really enjoyed.
I would love to read about the rest of the werewolf pack members in more detail. Maybe a sequel will fix some of the flaws from this story:)
Carvedwood
I love monsters in romances, especially werewolves. However, I like the monsters to be at least as scary as they are sexy. Devin and his pack are definitely not scary. Even the Evil Villain isn’t particularly scary – actually, he’s rather pathetic, and I almost felt sorry for him for being such a loser.

This book lacks a certain primal aspect. There was also no balance, no lows to match the highs, no uncertainty as to how the characters will overcome the obstacles, no flaws to match the characte
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LdDurham
This review refers to the ebook version.

Male of the Species wasn’t a bad book. But I can’t say it was all that wonderful, either. There were minor typos throughout, but nothing terrible. The characters were all… there. The setting was… pleasant. The story was easy to follow.

In short: It was a story about werewolves that wasn’t bad.

The thing that made it a not great book for me was that it was, well, tame.

The book starts off with a bit of the primal element. It was good. It got my attention. Dev
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Bubbles  Hunty Honest & Direct Opinions
I read to chapter 5, 27% before giving up

I was pretty bored with the story already and didn't like the sexual relationship between the MC and is mentor as it was. Then he has sex with the next two wolf's he meets so it goes from MM to MMM. Then it starts to hint the mentor will be getting in on that too so it would be MMMM random sex. I just am not enjoying reading about this guy having boring sex with every male wolf he meets. The sex is boring, there is no plot, the dialogue is weird IMO and i
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xbmbgrl
"Male of the Species" is a paranormal wolf/shifter tale that was not terribly unique but given that it was written several years ago it probably was at the time. Many of the conventional plot devices we have come to expect were present but the writing was tight and flowed smoothly, keeping my attention despite the predictability.

The blurb gives most of the story away. Devin is an Alpha without a pack. A gay alpha shifter driven to be who he is inside and out. With help he forms a pack of other
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Charly
Pretty good, although it doesn’t focus on the romance as much as I wanted it to

Warning: This review might contain what some people consider SPOILERS.

Rating: 6/10

PROS:
- At first I was a little frustrated that not much of the story focuses on Dev and Ryan’s relationship, but as the book progressed I came to like the sense of community that develops by the end. Not many of the secondary characters are terribly well-rounded, but I liked most of them and wanted each one to find his own mate.
- When
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Valentina Heart
I usually don't write anything about the books that don't leave some sort of an impact on me. This one will probably be forgotten by tomorrow. What I really liked was the cover, contents between the pages, not so much. From the beginning I had the impression that it was all written just to get it over with. Explanations, events, descriptions... It was all very automatic, fast going and completely not satisfying. I liked some of the characters and wished to feel some kind of a connection with the ...more
Lb
Paperback- So the biggest chiche of a werewolf book. Found mate. Must have really corny sex with mate. Oh wait, I have other pack members that need mates too. More sex. Everyone was so happy and merry. It just wasn't believable. The was no depth to any of the character. Just not very good. The writing was really bad as well.
David
I don't even know what to say....

Well, actually I do. This is pretty much gay, erotic porn on paper. I received it as a joke and intended to enjoy it as a laugh, knowing that there would be nothing intellectually or emotionally stimulating in this work.

What I was surprised to discover, however, was that the portrayal of both sex and same-sex relationships was both appalling and mildly offensive. It runs beyond the edge of the ridiculous and, in reality, is nothing more than something to whack-o
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Cindy
Furry gay pride... or pack in this case. Not as nearly good as To Tempt a Wolf and To Trust A Wolf [IMO:] but it was written two years before those - she seems to have increased in skill since this was written.

Note from publisher: Male of the Species is a gay love story, and as such, features explicit scenes of m/m interaction.
Daniel
I didn't actually finish this book. It was read on a dare and it was as horrible as expected. Far be it from me to judge people for their sexual preferences and/or kinks, but I probably won't look at it again until I have a party and drunkenly read passages of it to my guests for sh!ts and giggles.
Meggie
Hmm, the story is interesting but there is missing something, donno what but you can't really feel the pack closeness. But the dinamic and how pack grows and is leaded by Devlin give you good picture, so it's well described. But even so I missed something.
Shaundra
i was If'y about reading this but once I started. it was something new and different. I like it. just one thing tho, is there a part two? I can't wait to read it!!
Allybaba
Ugghhh...I tried to read this but threw in the towel, once I realized this was just an excuse for a large partner swapping excuse...
Marsha Spence
Tried but just couldn't get into it. Gave up at 13%.
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