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3.51  ·  Rating details ·  481 ratings  ·  44 reviews
Anton loves a well-prepared steak. That's all he's hoping for when he meets Greg, his new live-in chef. Flamboyant and confident, Greg attracts Anton immediately, and he finds himself wanting to know Greg better. Much better. It's not just a normal attraction for Anton. He's an unusual man, with unusual desires, and Greg seems to be filling a place in Anton's life that he' ...more
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Published June 13th 2007 by Torquere Press
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Nancy
Posted at Outlaw Reviews

Anton is a sexy alpha werewolf. Greg is the newly hired live-in chef. One glance at his baby blues, tattoo and goatee was enough to bring out Anton's "uncivilized" nature.

The first half of the book is a lot of repetitive sex scenes complete with biting, growling and rough play that lack excitement and tenderness, and very little plot.

The use of one-word sentences is too frequent and gets annoying after a while.

"Glowing. Eyes didn't. Oh. "There"".

There's a bit of humor, though. An
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Candice
Feb 05, 2012 rated it really liked it
Well I was told that I would either love this book or hate this book, nothing in between...I loved it.
Vio
Feb 06, 2012 rated it really liked it
Recommended to Vio by: Simsala
3.5 stars subject to change......

If I wasn't a vegetarian already, I would be after reading Bite! What I really liked was the banter between Logan and Greg the teasing and fun they have together great interaction its a shame there wasn't more of this throughout the book. A few less sex scenes, more background on the MC's and less biting and this would have been right up my alley. I know, I know this is a "Wolfy" we are talking about they're supposed to bite but lesser would have been
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Lily
Jun 23, 2009 rated it really liked it
Anton Lupi is a man with a secret. He lives in a beautiful high-rise apartment, throws lavish parties and mingles with 'the beautiful people' all the while hiding his werewolf nature. It's a part of him that he's not comfortable with and while he is the Alpha he keeps his distance from the pack. When he meets his new chef he'll discover that there are times when his wolf won't be kept down.

Greg Henderson is nothing like what Anton was expecting in a chef. The sexy blue-eyed man with
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Vivian
Jun 29, 2012 rated it it was ok
2.5 stars

Uninhibited and non-angsty fun where the storyline occasionally gets in the way of the smexing. Seriously, it's hot, but repetitive--except for the spankings which were hot. Otherwise it's: growl, fuck, bite, "Mine", repeat.
Elisa Rolle
I think I could recognize a Sean Michael's book even without the front cover. It's the particular style, the writing is a flash of image and situation, a never ending flow, with a lot of dialogue and bit here and there of setting to complete the picture.

In Bite, Anton is a very rich and handsome werewolf who discovers a powerful attraction for his in-house cook, Greg. Greg is an easy-to-go man, who likes the simple things of life, like cooking and making sex, and who has not many dem
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Katherine
Jul 21, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: lgbt, lgbt-romance
I got through the first four chapters and decided to quit. The two main characters, Anton and Greg, are pretty much lifeless. I didn't really cared what they were doing and how they felt about each other. The writing was very hard to get through with many one or two word sentences. Fun With Dick and Jane had about the same writing style as this book did.
Simsala
My first re-read in ages...
Simple fast paced story,repetitive and primitive dialogue,hot and very rough sex-scenes - lots of them...exactly what my inner cavewoman needs right now! Rescued by Sean Michael...;-)
Phaney
Mar 08, 2014 rated it really liked it
Shelves: m-m, oh-yes
The lack of lube made me cringe but I guess it’s “that” kind of story.
It’s certainly funny to read something older again. And even funnier that 2007 could be considered old.

I wonder if this is one of the granddaddies of gay werewolf erotic romance. We definitely have all the “mine” and “mate” and abbreviated speech patterns here, the mindless-with-lust bits, crazily possessive and growly and somewhat violent.
Although these days protagonists have mostly turned into suppose
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Lucy
Aug 27, 2010 rated it it was ok
I am a huge fan of shifter stories, so I was really excited to try this one. It could have been so much better than it was. The shifter aspect, other than Anton requiring RED MEAT at every instance and feeling itchy with the moon, was very much downplayed. The attack on Greg, while mentioned a few times, also was a very background issue. What was at the forefront, was continual, repetitive sex and biting. Anton's possessiveness was a hallmark of the shifter, so I was okay with that. But the scen ...more
Curtis
Greg thought he was just signing on to be a live-in chef for Anton, which makes him both reluctant and surprised when he realizes the animal-like attraction that springs up immediately between them. But he quickly learns there is much more to Anton than he could have imagined--and he's almost not even able to believe it himself. And Anton has enemies who appear to have no problem hurting Greg to get to Anton, leaving them both needing to fight back and fight for what they mean to each other. ...more
Charly
Nov 02, 2012 rated it really liked it
This is erotica, not emotional romance

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

Rating: 7/10

PROS:
- The sex is hot. Graphic, rough (but not overly so), intense. Pervasive. (see cons below also)
- I liked the characters. However, I’ve read the book twice now; I first read it about 6 months ago and decided to read it again before writing a review, and I don’t remember liking the characters as much the first time I read it as I do now, after
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Serena Yates
Apr 13, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: gay, read-2016, shifters
‘Bite’ is the perfect title for this first of two closely linked books – ‘Bite’ and ‘Bitten’ - about werewolf Anton and his personal chef, Greg. There is a lot of biting, growling, and eating of steaks – pretty much what I expect from a book about werewolves who are a little less civilized and closer to their inner animals than in many other shifter tales. And yet the story is also amusing more often than not. Just the idea of a werewolf alpha who has a butler, a personal assistant, and a person ...more
Wende
Dec 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Sometimes Sean Michael's write a book that is in between his usual porn or feel good books. This is one. I loved how there was a storyline, mystery and plenty of good old-fashioned sex and some not so old-fashioned. I don't know how I missed this book.
Luka
Aug 09, 2013 rated it liked it
I really wanted to give this book 4 stars but only went with 3. I really loved the two main characters but they were the only ones you really saw in the book. Jackson seems to be a really close friend but you only hear from him a couple of times. I really loved Greg and how sweet and sarcastic and funny he was. Anton was all alpha and he was so sweet. He was cocky and funny and I just loved him. The main characters did have there flaws but I loved them anyways thats why its so hard to give this ...more
Asynia
Oct 29, 2016 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Alpha warewolf Anton meets his new live-in chef Greg, and sparks fly immediately – of course! – because this is very much a typical “Alpha wolf finds his mate and falls in insta-lust/insta-love, but not the whole pack is thrilled by it”-book, type 1A. It’s also, as I understand it, a very typical Sean Michael-book.

So, this is essentially PWP, the plot is kind of in the background, what little there is of it at all. Since this is a 257 page book and about 200 of those pages (or more)
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Suze
Oct 08, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Suze by: Won on SM Blog, giveaway month Oct12
Won from SM, Oct giveaway month.
I hadn't read any of SM's published novels but have been reading the online serial Club Fantasy, so was prepared somewhat for the writing style. The book is a werewolf shifter book, though it is not a big part. I'm not a huge paranormal fan so it was fine for me.  
Greg comes to work for Anton as a chef and sparks fly from the start - as does the sex! I think if this had been a book portraying real life, then it would not be believable but as a paranor
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Jimmy Hanson
Apr 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2010, m-m
As with nearly all of Sean Michael's novels, there is little more to "Bite" than a spattering of plot around many, many schmex scenes. I've read this one three times now, but only when I'm in the mood for hot schmex and little to no drama [between the main charas, that is:].

Anton and Greg have none of that hang-up some other novels have - there's no 'is he gay' or 'is he serious' or 'oh, my, god, I can't possibly love him already - I'm so ashamed' or any other BS like that. It's just
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Ayanna
Feb 20, 2014 rated it it was ok
I wanted Marcus to bottom. Like, all the time. I got tired of him being the seme. Like, actually a seme. Lucky for me I skipped all the sex scenes. Of course, this means I didn't get to read much of it, but there was actually a weird-possibly-interesting web of intrigue in the kind-of-background.

No, I'm not going to read book 2. Fuck you and your "You wanna find out what happens next? Well, you'll just have to read the next book." Yes, perhaps the first was at an appropriate length f
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Iavenger
Jun 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Shelves: homoerotica
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There are several flaws in this book but one of the biggest is the lifeless and one dimensional characters. All Anton ever seems to think or say is "Mine, mine, mine, mine!" It's exhausting to read "mine" for 219 pages. Greg's character is no better with his stunted speech. With him constantly saying the word "Dude" I became bored very easily.

Another flaw is that the book reads as one continuous sex scene. Granted this is an erotic romance, however, around the 8th scene I found myself rolling m
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Debbie
Nov 06, 2014 rated it it was ok
I technically didn't read this story, at least not past the first 3 chapters. Too much alpha male, sex (I can't believe I said that), and 1 word sentences. If I was invested in the characters I might have made it through all the sex, but I got to the point of skimming sex scenes until something different came along.

While this story didn't work for me, I just read Mannies Inc. (yes, a wildly different genre from Bite) and really enjoyed it. I have other Sean Michael books on my TBR th
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Ashley
Feb 12, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m
I liked this book as well as Bitten. Now don't get me wrong, I like Sean Michael but he always jumps right ino a sex scene before really introducing the characters and honestly before the characters get to know eachother. He did the same with Jarheads and some of his other books. And honestly you can pick one of his books out a mile away with all the single word sentences that makes up his sex dialogue. All the single word repetative grunting gets old fast and is more that a little cavemanish an ...more
Honey
Jan 12, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I honestly don’t know what it is about this book that makes me love it so much. It has Sean Michael’s usual flaws, mainly too much sex, but it manages to suck me right in every time. Maybe it’s how growly Anton is or how infatuated he is with Greg. Or maybe it’s how Greg always pushes him and how his cooking always makes me hungry. But every once in a while I find myself gravitating back to it and rereading it and it’s always as good as the previous time.
Mopest
May 29, 2016 rated it really liked it
This is also an old favorite. I'm usually not into shifters and paranormal but this one doesn't bother me too much. Looking back I can't identify why I like it that much. I like the characters but it's not really realistic (see Greg's reaction to learning the truth about Anton - Who can accept such a thing so quickly?) I don't care much about the larger story (Anton's enemy), I still don't know why I like it but my favorite Sean Michael book.
Noughty
3,5

It's basically lots of sex with a few other scenes. It's just too much. Not just for a book, but for people to have so much sex is like a little over the top.

Anton is an interesting werewolf, so civilized but at the same time the most wolfy character I have read about. It got a little annoying with the stake thing. Why does he need a chef if he eats one thing?
Gina
Apr 09, 2013 rated it really liked it
3.8 stars

You know, if the theme song of the books Need and Chosen, written by the same author, was 'You Make Me Hungry', for this one is definitely good ol' 'Mine'.
Yo! There are really lots and lots of 'mine' in here ;)
Vfields Don't touch my happy!
Okay, I'm a Sean Michael's fan.
This didn't work for me. It was weak and screamed, This is an early work! I can't rave and it was a little silly. It could have rocked if there was more background and depth to the characters.
Lb
Apr 15, 2014 rated it did not like it
Shelves: m-m
Paperback.
Wow. So that was bad. So corny and it had no character depth. Greg the human and Anton the werewolf. Most of this book it sexy smut seems with a paragraph of story line. The first three chapters of this was fine( and hot) but then It just got boring. Would not read again.
Gwendolyn
Aug 26, 2011 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: vampires
I'm not sure if I've ever said this but too much receptive sex.
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