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Jackson Lewis isn’t a typical werewolf. He isolates himself in a small town outside Spokane and dedicates himself to making his business—Lone Wolf Brewery—a success. If it leaves him little time for romance, he’s okay with that. His soul mate could be out there somewhere, but he isn’t actively looking.

So he’s in for quite the shock when he literally bumps into his soul mat
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Paperback, 230 pages
Published October 9th 2018 by Dreamspinner Press LLC
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~
I'm trying to wrap my head around the fact that Anna Martin wrote this book. It didn't ring true to her style.

I love werewolf stories, but this one was an epic disaster: disjointed, crowded with too many side plots, and focused on a tepid "you're my soulmate" relationship between two not terribly likeable MCs (I especially disliked Jackson).

I felt no passion between Leo and Jackson, maybe because Jackson insisted over and over AND OVER again ad nauseam that he was STRAIGHT. Not bi, but straigh
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Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Man, this was a disappointing read.

I like Anna Martin as a person and as an author, and that's why it pains me to report that Lone Wolf was... not good.

Look, I'm going to be generous and give the book 2-stars, but I simply didn't enjoy the story, and reading is all about enjoyment.

I'm no stranger to gay-for-you stories, but this one really irked me. I didn't like how bisexuality was not addressed enough, and how Jackson treated being attracted to a man like an unfortunate disease. Yes, we get
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Cadiva
Sep 23, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Things got a bit muddled at times in this one and I couldn't decide whether I wanted to thump Jackson or hug him for a lot of the book but, over all I enjoyed this shifter romance.

Personally I think there was maybe a bit too much of the different tension elements all fighting with each other to provide the key plot narrative.

Jackson's repeated insistence that he wasn't gay did get a tad too much, even while he was clearly falling for Leo, but I did like them much better as a pair when they made
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Lost in a Book
DNF

I tried... realllllllllly tried. I picked this book up many times over the span of a week and struggled page by page and couldn’t make a dent. This may be another it’s not you, it’s me but just know it was absolutely not my thing and here’s why…

It’s unlike any shifter book I’ve experienced which didn’t turn out to be a positive. I like unique reading experiences but this was so out of the typical realm of “soul mates” shifter style that I was scratching my head a lot. Right away STRAIGHT Jack
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.Lili.
Oct 09, 2018 added it
Shelves: m-m, m-m-pnr
This is a DNF @ 51% for me.

-Unlikable main character
-Lack of chemistry

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Levi
Sep 29, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF at 58% ...

I was so excited about the blurb, that i couldn't wait to receive the ARC.

Well then, here is my honest opinion : i never read a more homophobic-undertoned book in my entire life!!!!

Dear author WHY this book got written?! What inspired you to do so? You think being gay means you must be happy with what the society troughs at you and you should be thankful to have it?! Because, let me tell you as a gay man, that is the feeling your words gave me!

Jackson is the most awful MC out ther
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Sheri
Sep 28, 2018 rated it it was ok
Ummm, okaayyy? What did I just read?
Full disclosure:
I'm a shifter snob.
Why? Because of nonsense like this. Ugh ugh ughhh.

There was absolutely NO connection between the shifter's human and wolf.
Then the actual 'shifting' was rather pathetic.
And the sexual identity crisis (or lack thereof) was irritating as hell.

This is what it boils down to..
A man (shifter) walks past another man (human) and says, "You're my soul mate".
But then argues that it can't be...because he's straight.
The rest of the bo
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Morgan  Skye
Sep 10, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: reviewed, 2018
I hid this review so that you’d know right up front: I didn’t care for this and there might be some spoilery type things in the review.

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Dumbledore11214
Nov 27, 2018 rated it it was ok
Full disclosure, I have read some reviews before I started this book and told myself I have no great desire to read this one, but apparently I preordered. I do *not* hate read books, ever, but I won't deny that I went into this one with some kind of preformed bias.

I actually would have liked it quite a bit, thought guys had a nice chemistry, but OMG Jason got on my nerves with his "I am not gay" and God forbid not bisexual either. If I had a penny for every time he said it and it sounded all kin
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Lelyana

I requested this book, solely for the author's name only. I loved her other books (The Impossible Boy and Signs).
But this one was a major disappointment, this was not like the two books I read before.
To make it worse, Jackson is like someone I will avoided all my life for his denials, that's never end until even the end of the book. All 'I'm straight' and all 'I'm not gay' things, exhausted me, and made me wanted to slap him in the face. I have no idea why Leo still put up with that assh
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Valerie
Oct 05, 2018 rated it it was ok
This is my first book by Anna Martin. First a big sigh. I didn't like Jackson at all, even by the end. This is the first book in a long while where the main character didn't grow on me over time. Instead, he annoyed me the more I read. When he finds out his mate is a man, he's stunned because he's always seen himself as only straight. Instead of seeing where the relationship might go because you know, they're mates, Jackson continues to deny it. And he takes it out on Leo, who then accepts all t ...more
Amanda
Oct 09, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: arc-netgalley, m-m
I love Anna Martin and will still read her future release, but Lone Wolf simply doesn't work for me. Jackson is the kind of MC that doesn't grow on me, in fact his character didn't show much growth. I'm okay with asshole and jerk, but they usually change their behavior half way through and win me over, but not Jackson. When I read shifter story, I always love the soulmate connection. Is strong and undeniable, but it also didn't happen here. Jeez.. I hope Leo dump his ass and go with Mitch, the r ...more
Jinx
This book was disappointing to say the least. WTF, did I just read?! If I could sum up this book in one word it would be Exhausting. I’m upset and disheartened with the way this story unraveled. Jackson managed to crack my top 3 most despised MC’s (with the top honor going to Aiden from Bound to Be by Lyn Forester, yet another soulmate disgrace that should make anyone meeting theirs run in the opposite direction.)

It seems like the definition of soulmate doesn’t mean what I think it means.

How an
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Nerdy Dirty & Flirty
Oct 07, 2018 rated it really liked it
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This was my first story from Anna Martin and overall I would say it was an enjoyable one. I love paranormal and I love m/m romance. So the fact that this story is both of those definitely had me interested in reading it.

The blurb hooked me so I went into this expecting good things. I was told in the blurb that Leo and Jackson were polar opposites and boy was that correct. One was a loner and preferred his solitude versus the other being a music therapist who enjoys helping and being around peop
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Catherine
I was really disappointed by this book. The pacing felt off, which resulted in the relationship development feeling rushed and patchy. Not one of Martin's best.
Annie
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m, arcs, shifters
2.5- 3 stars- More meh than yeah

Man, it’s always disappointing to write reviews like this. When I first read the blurb for Lone Wolf, I was really excited. I enjoy well-written shifter books, especially when they offer up something a bit different from the norm, and I usually really enjoy this author’s work. Better yet, this book is set in my hometown- so I was hoping to get some good landmarks referenced that made me connect with the book and characters that much more. Unfortunately, that tren
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Alex
Oct 24, 2018 rated it it was ok
You sure this is Anna Martin’s book?
Kirstin
Oct 07, 2018 rated it it was ok
I had been waiting to read this and I'd seen so many poor reviews and I hoped that I would still love it. I didn't. I don't know that I've ever actually read a book like this where I didn't care for one of the MC's and I really really didn't like the other.

I've read some shifter books and I felt like this one was far from the norm as far as they go. Everything that I've read recently stereotypes shifters as sexually fluid, so this was bizarre to me. I feel like maybe if the roles were reversed
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Aղցela W.
This was an ok read. Leo Gallagher who is human and Jackson Lewis who is werewolf meet by chance at the hospital Leo works at and they realize they are soul mates. Jackson and Leo take the time throughout the book to learn about each other and to find their way in being mates when the outside world seems to have it out for them. This book was frustrating at times Jackson who is not gay but he has a male soul mate Leo who is gay and out going where as Jackson is not he is a loner who keeps to him ...more
Kristin
Oct 08, 2018 rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this shifter romance because it was very unlike so many other werewolf books I have read. Definitely “unconventional”, and I appreciated that. I liked it quite a bit.

Jackson is a werewolf who just wants to be left alone to brew his beer. Leo is a music therapist at a local hospital. A chance encounter brings Man and Wolf together, where Jackson discovers Leo is his Soul Mate. While revered as a special and cherished bond, the fact that Leo is a man and human has both shifter society a
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Barb ~rede-2-read~
Nov 19, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: for-review, read-2018
The blurb excited me. I love a fated-mate story and I love the trope that was once labeled GFY. But, this one did not meet my expectations.

Jackson was not likeable. At all. One would think a character like him would grow on a reader. But nope—nada—nil. Jackson is not someone I’d like to know—ever. Leo, on the other hand, was super-likeable, with a vibrant personality and the patience of a saint. Why he persistently stuck it out with Jackson is beyond my ability to understand.

The couple was not a
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Joyfully Jay
Oct 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: jay
A Joyfully Jay review.

3.75 stars


Lone Wolf pairs the sweet and friendly Leo with the more reserved and, at times, somewhat surly Jackson. I can deal with a hero like Jackson who isn’t always likable as long as he gets there in the end, which he did for me here. Jackson has built this really isolated life, and he is totally thrown when he meets Leo. But Martin makes an effort to show us that Jackson is a good, caring guy underneath it all, and I could see those elements here. So I could deal with
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Wendy-Book Lovers 4Ever
I'm going straight in to say this was an okay book, not my favorite but not horrible. I think if I read Jackson say he was "straight" one more time I would have thrown my Kindle. Look, it's like this, if you are a man having sex with another MAN, honey you are not straight. Jackson was all about telling everyone he was straight but he jumped right into all aspects of sex with Leo. Yes, yes, yes I understand that it takes some people longer to realize they are gay but stop insisting you are "stra ...more
SoCalBookReviews
3.5 Stars

I’m a little undecided on my feelings for this book. While I have completely loved a few of Anna Martin's books in the past (Impossible Boy was an utterly fabulous book), I just feel a little let down on this one. It had a lot of potential to be great, it just wasn’t on par with some of the previous titles. But I will say that if this is her first time in writing a shifter/true mate book I think it was a good start and because of her writing style it should only improve onto books in th
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farmwifetwo
Nov 02, 2018 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m-paranormal
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Mateo
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was ok
It was my first Anna Martin experience and an unusual one. What start as a curious journey finished as poor end. It's really an unfinished business and a sad reading.
Lori
Oct 14, 2018 rated it it was ok
I was so excited to read this book by Anna Martin. The Impossible Boy is definitely in my top 5 all-time books. I absolutely adored that novel and have re-read it multiple times. Unfortunately, Lone Wolf is an utter disappointment on so many levels. Not only did it not live up to her previous work, but it made a complete mess of my favorite MM tropes, Gay-For-You, and Shifter. There were no good knotty times, actual shifts or even that innate connection between man and beast that I’d expect in a ...more
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
Lone Wolf kicks off with Jackson being a reluctant saviour and helping someone get to the hospital. He literally crashes into his soulmate, causing the heart bump and tunnel vision he has been told about. Of course, the heart bumps could be because his soulmate is a male, which throws Jackson completely. Leo has heard of the soulmate bond, but doesn't really know much about it. He doesn't have a problem with wolves, and lives with one in a purely platonic manner. Leo is gay, and has no issues wi ...more
Serena Yates
'Lone Wolf' sounded good when I read the blurb, but I was disappointed in the story itself. Don't get me wrong, there was nothing really "wrong" with it, other than Jackson's extremely prolonged denial of being gay that annoyed me to no end, but I missed the "spark" I normally find in Anna Martin's books. The shifter aspect was minimal and felt more like an add-on than a real part of who Jackson is as a man.

I guess this one just wasn't for me, but that should not stop you giving it a try! The ch
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Angie
Oct 24, 2018 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a copy to read and review for Wicked Reads

I was really excited when this book hit my Kindle, the blurb had my attention and I couldn't wait to start reading. I was honestly underwhelmed. This book didn't have any oomph to it. Jackson is a wolf and he only shifts once in the book, besides the fated mate you wouldn't really know he was a wolf. What he was, was a jerk. When he realized Leo, a gay human, was his mate his jerkiness shined and kept on shining. Leo seemed sweet but he also p
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Anna Martin is from a picturesque seaside village in the south west of England. After spending most of her childhood making up stories, she studied English Literature at university before attempting to turn her hand as a professional writer.

Apart from being physically dependent on her laptop, she is enthusiastic about writing and producing local grassroots theatre (especially at the Edinburgh Frin
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