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Wolf in Gucci Loafers

(Tales of the Harker Pack #2)

3.85  ·  Rating details ·  1,042 ratings  ·  140 reviews
Socialite Lindsey Vanessen wants someone to love who will love him back — an impossibility for a gay, half-human, half-werewolf. Too aggressive for humans, too gay for wolves, and needing to protect the pack from human discovery, Lindsey tries to content himself with life as a successful businessman. But when someone starts kidnapping members of wealthy families, Lindsey ...more
ebook, 235 pages
Published April 16th 2014 by Dreamspinner Press (first published April 15th 2014)
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Jenni Lea
Apr 21, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: growl-and-howl

2.5 stars rounded up

You know the term "so bad that it's good"? Yeah, that's this book.

I couldn't help but laugh at the ridiculous sex scenes. The cheesy one-liners were epically bad. The story actually wasn't half bad and I really liked Lindsey. This one wasn't quite as stupid as the first book but it was close. I had way more fun with this one though.

And yeah, I will most likely read the next one too. Hopefully it will be just as ridiculous as this one.
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
4.5 stars

At last I managed to get my hands on Tara Lains second book in her Harker Pack series and it was so worth the wait. This series is turning out to be a really enjoyable, fun shifter ride with some really likeable, and loveable characters who help make it the engaging read it is. Lindsey, the half human/half Werewolf was one of the supporting characters we met in the first book, The Pack & The Panther, and I loved the teasers we got about his slightly camp personality then. I was
Mar 19, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: mm-shifters, mm-cops
This story really did Lindsey justice. He was a standout character for me in The Pack or the Panther and I was thrilled to see that he was getting his own story. Lindsey is a not all, not all human and not all werewolf. He's a study in contrasts afraid to let his guard down in many ways so he tends to indulge in meaningless sexual encounters. That all ends when he meets Seth, a rough and ready cop, with a strength that calls to Lindsey's wolf.

Sparks fly as the men battle for dominance between
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I can name on the fingers of one hand books I've finished reading and turned around to read them again: Flint by Louis L'Amour and Time Enough for Love by Robert Heinlein. This book joins their ranks. I loved it, and if I didn't have to write, I'd be reading it again right now.
Jacq ~
Apr 18, 2014 rated it really liked it

But, the cover is awesome! The plot was super hero (wolf in granny drag) over the top., with a lot of potential. I liked it, alot...but I wanted to love it. Off to the next book. Cuz, I do love this writer.
Marc | Rainbow Gold Reviews
May 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
3.5 stars

Doesn't take itself to serious. Fun!
Apr 16, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: shifter-mm
This was fun fun fun…

I met Lindsey Vanessen in The Pack or the Panther and I loved the character then. So I was excited to read his story, and i wasn’t disappointed. This book was simply fun, sexy with a little bit of drama thrown in. This was strictly not one I had to think about at all, a nice enjoyable shifter book for those of us who love them. I probably could pick it apart if I thought about it more, but honestly I was happy for the escape and seeing Lindsey get his guy.

Lindsey to most
Mar 10, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: pnr, lgbt
Love love love Lindsey!

I will admit that I stalked Tara Lain and practically begged for Lindsey's book. I loved him from the moment he first came strutting, or in his case gliding, into the Way Station in The Pack or the Panther. And I couldn't be happier with the result. The contrast between Lindsey and Seth couldn't be more plain. And yet I couldn't imagine two people more designed for a Happily Ever After.

Tara Lain can do no wrong when it comes to beautiful boys as far as I'm concerned.
Re Read November 2019

3.75 Stars

Better than the first book

I liked this one better than the first book. I connected better with Lindsay and Seth. I like Lindsay as a character. The outcast but at the same time kind of grudgingly accepted by the pack. He is who is without apology, but what I liked most was the hidden depths. He wasn't a standard character and it would have been easy for the author to just have him as the flaming gay man, but she instead gave him hidden strengths that I really liked
Apr 04, 2014 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed this so much more than the first book - Lindsey was a great character and I really liked him but he was so much more in this book.
Lindsey and Seth were a great couple and their story was not too angsty (not sure that's word but it works!) Also loved the side story about Jazz, very sweet kid.
Nico Jaye
Mar 08, 2015 rated it really liked it
So much fun, and I loved Lindsey! :) The sexytimes were a little over the top for me, but this story and the characters were a lot of fun.
Jul 21, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: ebooks, m-m-read
Cute and cheesy. Lindsey a half werewolf, half human is a cute, funny rich guy who is a all around great guy. Seth is a gay cop who comes in contact with Lindsey due to rich boy kidnapping cases. Seth likes them big and manly and that ain't Lindsey at all but boy do sparks fly when these two are together.
Caroline Brand

4.5 Stars

After reading Book 1 in this series it was abundantly clear that Lindsey needed his own book and here it is!
Lindsey Vanessen is an enigma! He is a very wealthy socialite and tough businessman. He is an extremely flamboyant gay man, darling. He is athletic, willowy and full of hard muscle. His effeminate persona masks a total alpha .He wears purple Gucci Loafers. He is fabulous!
In contrast Seth is none of the above. He is a toughened cop who would like to
I am a huge fan of Tara Lain and her writing. In fact, it was one of her books that turned me onto the m/m romance genre. So, it's no surprise that me, A GIANT SHIFTER fan, would latch onto Tara's shifter series. I totally fell in love with Lindsey from the moment I saw him, in Cole and Paris's book. I could see his vulnerability about being half-human, and I love it that he can confidently wear a lilac ascot. Not many men can get away with purple suede Gucci loafers. LOVE IT! I wanted him to ...more
Jessie Potts
Apr 15, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m-paranormal
My take: Lindsey had my eye the moment I saw (well, read) him in The Pack or the Panther, which was Tara's first foray into the paranormal. You have to read the first to truly adore Lindsey, but, oh, man will you fall for Seth. Seth is a cop (the leather-wearing type of cop) and has a "type." This type definitely isn't the beautiful wolf wearing the designer clothes and with the flamboyant attitude. However, Seth's libido has, well, other ideas. When Lindsey's friend's daughter is kidnapped, ...more
Mar 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: Paranormal Romance fans
Really enjoyed this one! I love how Lindsey's a mass of contradictions! I also adored Seth and Jazz. I'm glad Lindsey discovered Jazz so he doesn't have to go through what Lindsey did, he'll have the support of the pack which Lindsey (being half-human) didn't have when he first changed. Seth and Lindsey were a good match and I'm glad Seth accepted Lindsey for all that he is in the end, even if he almost let him go! I hope we get more in the series and that we get some update on how Jazz does ...more
Mar 03, 2015 rated it really liked it
A much better book than the first one.

I liked reading about Lindsey. He's a complicated character that defies common classification. Seth is nice, and I was happy that he realized it when he made a mistake.
Jan 22, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: 2016, favorites

4.5* I love Tara Lain's flaming boys!
Elaine White
While this book was FAR better than the first of the series, it still had the same pitfalls of the first. I already liked Lindsay from the first book, but he was a hot mess here, constantly flipping from one aspect of his personality to another, with seemingly no consistency. Seth was an okay character. I really liked little Jazz. Unfortunately, there was still a huge pile of inconsistency in the plot and characters doing stuff that didn't make sense, lack of flow, and a whole lot of ...more
Apr 22, 2014 rated it did not like it
1.5 Stars

When I read The Pack or the Panther, I was intrigued with Lindsey. So, I happily looked forward to this book (yay! no kitties! (see my review of The Pack or the Panther)). Unfortunately, Lindsey wasn't at all what I had hoped for. Much to my dismay, Lindsey was cast as He-Who-Can-Do-No-Wrong. Ugh, barf. One of my pet peeves is He-Who-Can-Do-No-Wrong. You've met him, I'm sure. I try to avoid him, myself, but I inevitably run into him from time to time. It's never a happy encounter and
Chris Jeffreys
Mar 06, 2015 rated it liked it
Wolf in Gucci Loafers

2-1/2 stars. Thus is the second story in the Harker wolf series.

This story focuses on Lindsey Vanessen, the best friend and sidekick of Cole Harker from the first book in this series. In the first book, we learned that Lindsey is a very wealthy playboy who is a bit effeminate but also a spot-on fighter and tactician. In this book, we learn even more about this wolf shifter.

He plays the role of a vigilante saving people who are attacked by hoodlums and thieves on the
Veronica of V's Reads
I found I liked this book better than the first in the series. Lindsey is a sympathetic character--the socialite with a social conscience. He's 24, wealthy and lonely. His family is very loving and he's got close friends in the Harker pack--notably Cole Harker--but he wants a life partner. Wolves are very big on mates, and Lindsey is unapologetically flamboyant, which is just not acceptable to his fellow wolves.

He'd settle for a human, but, well, rules of the pack state that humans can never
Apr 24, 2014 rated it liked it
Original Blog Post:

What makes a man, a man? Is it the way he looks? The way he presents himself? Is it his ability to protect himself and his loved ones? Is it the way he talks? Is the definition of a man simply based on how he is perceived by others?

We have one Lindsey Vanessen. Son of the heiress to the Vanessen group of companies and heir of his grand father's fortune, etc etc etc. He is much admired within his circles and also feared by them. He is a
This story was entertaining enough. A few things bothered me.

The 'wolf' noises were almost cartoon like and threw me out of the story. I really didn't care for "Aroooo" to give the 'howling' sound. It was eye-roll inducing.

I figured out the mystery too soon into the story. I would have preferred it be more of a surprise. It made Lindsey look reckless and stupid.

I know Lindsey is supposed to be 'flaming' but I found the term 'Ta darling' too much. His speech also made him sound like an old
Jun 12, 2015 rated it liked it
In the beginning this book was way better than book one. There seemed to be more going on. But things started bothering me. First there is Lindsey in the beginning of the book fucking some other guy. I hate when that happens. In a book the main couple should only have sex with each other, not others. Than there is a blow out between Lindsey and Seth (and I'm totally taking Seth's side in this). And what is the first thing Lindsey does? Right...he goes back to the first guy he fucked in this ...more
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I actually liked this story better than the first in the series. I would give it a 4.5. This story picks up with Lindsay, who is a "half breed" that we learned about in the first book. He is flamboyant but athletic and smart. He is kind of a contradiction. I absolutely love his character. The book starts off with the vigilante (Lindsay) "Super Granny" who comes to the rescue for people who cannot fight for themselves. Pretty funny as you read! Then moves into an ongoing investigation of the rich ...more
Mona Karel
Apr 16, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I received an advance copy of Wolf in Gucci Loafers for an honest review. This is Tara's second shape shifter book and as I noted with The Pack or the Panther, these books are somehow...sweeter than her Laguna Beach Balls to the Walls stories. Which may sound strange since people turn into carnivores and it seems the dominance fights can be just around the corner every second.
Yes there is anti gay sentiment but it comes in a weak second to pack politics, not to mention Lindsey's precarious
Kelly H. (Maybedog)

No way would really wealthy people allow abandoned/foster children around them let alone around their own children. They give money and call it good. Hell, even well off upper middle class people tend to do that.

When someone has a higher temp, the air feels colder to them. It wouldn't be his higher temperature that would keep the were in him warmer on the outside.

A potato isn't really a vegetable, certainly not dietarily.

At a wealthy country club, five dollars is not even close to an
Buffy Kennedy
Apr 21, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Tara Lain does it again with another exciting sequel! The characters are still so vivid and I fell in love with them both. The chemistry between Seth and Lindsey is tangible and they are just so sexy. I absolutely loved their development throughout the plot with every obstacle put in front of them.

Though we’re not so much among the pack as we are in Lindsey’s life which has been pretty separate from the pack itself, it’s very much about the pack and it plays a big part in Lindsey’s mind and the
Mar 06, 2014 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned-books
The second book in The Tales of the Harker Pack series is a funny, fast read. The MC’s are evenly matched, like two sides of the same coin.

Lindsey Vanessen is the scion of one of the richest families. He is a man any person would want as a friend. Being completely comfortable in his sexuality, but lonely in love, he resigns himself to having relationships, but not the happily ever after he is craving. There are just no gay werewolves, other than his best friend, Cole, and he’s married. He throws
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Tara Lain never met a beautiful boy she didn’t love – at least on paper. A writer of erotic romance, mostly ménage and male/male, Tara loves all her characters, but especially her handsome heroes. A lifelong writer of serious non-fiction, Tara had the first novel she ever wrote accepted for publication in 2011. She’s now on book 45 and counting. After an exotic life of travel all over the world ...more

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Tales of the Harker Pack (3 books)
  • The Pack or the Panther (Tales of the Harker Pack, #1)
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