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Male of the Species (Male of the Species #1)

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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. ...more
Paperback, 208 pages
Published November 1st 2005 by Ellora's Cave
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Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
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
Feb 15, 2008 rated it really liked it
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
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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
Jul 18, 2011 rated it really liked it
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:)
LD  Durham
Feb 07, 2008 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m-romance
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
Jan 31, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: glbt
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
Oct 28, 2012 rated it liked it
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

- 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
May 22, 2010 rated it really liked it
"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
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
Oct 06, 2009 rated it did not like it
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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