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My Partner the Wolf

(Shifters and Partners #1)

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3.46  ·  Rating details ·  677 ratings  ·  112 reviews
Tom Langley and Sean Goods work together in a human-and-wolf shifter partnership, assisting the police, rushing in to solve crimes wherever their bosses send them. They're a great team, and they have fun together, too: joking and enjoying each other's company in a way that doesn't happen every day.

Tom is also a married man. And his husband hates the wolf shifter with a
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Kindle Edition, 293 pages
Published September 16th 2014 by Spare Words Press
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Katrina Passick Lumsden
Aug 14, 2015 rated it did not like it
DNF'd at 3%.

That's right, 3%.

Why?

Well, when the main character's romantic partner nearly kicks the main character's work partner, while said work partner is in wolf form and has done nothing to provoke this kind of abuse....and said main character not only doesn't really do much to defend his work partner, but instead becomes distracted by douchebag boyfriend's hot body and wanders off to have sex...

Am I supposed to like this guy? Really? He can't be redeemed to me now. It's one thing to be a
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Kristy Maitz
Jan 26, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: shape-shifters
I wanted to say; it was a good reading material but I will say:

- it's a bullshit,
- it's to damn depressing,
- it's to emotional,
- it's not romantic at all,
- it's not believable,
- main character Tom is an drama queen and an idiot.

Even happy ending doesn't make it feel good.
Heather K (dentist in my spare time)
Kindle freebie 12/8/17
Tj
Sep 17, 2014 rated it it was ok
Tom is waaaay to whiney. I know this is a snarky thing to think but it felt like I was getting two alpha males as the partner but Tom through most of the book doesn't act like the typical alpha male. I really thought his character was overdone. Some sorrow and betrayal with the depression which didn't have to be all tears would have worked but it seemed the author went with the tears for the character. He is a "sensitive" guy but as I said it goes too far. Also cops know that if they are as bad ...more
Aerulan
Oct 18, 2016 rated it did not like it
Giving up 10/18/16 at 62%, which is as much as I can force myself to read. And I should have quit at the beginning when Tom's husband tries to kick Sean while he's in his wolf form, because he doesn't like him. And Tom not only doesn't take his husband Lowell to task for that shit or give more than a token defense of Sean. No he goes off with Lowell and has sex, leaving Sean waiting in the kitchen. Asshole.
I HATE Tom. He's a horrible person, a whiny, selfish, drama queen who has no redeeming
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Shandra
A Little Too Sensitive For Me

Shifters and Partners is a series of largely standalone books which I was recommended due to my love of paranormal M/M romance and the fact I really love shifter stories. I started the series with book 3 -Joey and the Fox- because it sounded adorable; I was told by a friend I wouldn't likely enjoy the first books very much since the guys were a little on the 'sensitive dude' side of things which I typically don't enjoy very much in gay fiction. I have read around 11
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April
Nov 15, 2015 rated it it was ok
I wanted to like this book, but it was just painful to read! Even skimming through it, it was painful!

The whole conflict in this story was because one guy couldn't get over his cheating ex-husband. I almost never think people are whining, but this guy took the "poor me, I'm so depressed! I don't know if I can love again!" to such heights that it was ridiculous.


------SPOILERS!!!!

He has a wolf-shifter partner who he is pretty much best-friends with, but treats the guy like utter crap. He runs hot
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Pati
Oct 01, 2014 rated it did not like it
Generally I like Hollis Shiloh books, which makes it even harder for me to rate this so poorly however, it is what it is.

First and foremost it needs a good editor and a proof reader. I only got to about 25% before I just couldn't make myself continue. In that time I ran across numerous errors: missing words;grammar;wrong name; wrong tense used;etc.etc. Yet, though irritating, I could have overlooked all of those had I not found the one MC so unbelievable. I'm sorry but this supposed cop is a
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Sarina
I really wanted to like this book but it just didn't work for me. The characters came off as fairly one dimensional and the situations between the two main characters was kind of wash, rinse, repeat. Half way through the book I was just wondering how much longer it would take me to finish it. I only actually enjoyed maybe the last 15% of the book and that's pretty horrible, especially for something I'd been looking forward to. I won't be bothering with the sequel and I really don't think I'll be ...more
Susan65
Nov 04, 2015 rated it really liked it
The Blogger Girls

I really like the human-shifter pairing of alpha males in law enforcement and for the most part this was a great story. I loved all of the cases that Tom and Sean went on and solved together. They are part of a specialized team that used the nose of the wolf to find missing children (and other crimes) and saved the day more than once. They were heroes and a great team. Their friendship and partnership was easy and real.

Except that Tom is married to Lowell, a sneaky, manipulative
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Vfields Don't touch my happy!
What the WHAT?!?!? Hollis Shiloh has given me some wonderfully satisfying reads like Brian's Mate and Falling for Archie. I was kind of excited about this series and damn if I can figure out what's going on. The story meanders and takes forever to get to any point. When they, Sean and Tom are hunting for a missing child in the beginning I'm all on board. The writing was crisp and had a rhythm. Their run in the beginning is insightful but once Lowell has his snit it's like a totally different ...more
Ashley♥Alexis
Finally finished! Took me months of stopping and starting but it is finished. This was hard to stick with because I just did not care. I never felt connected enough to Tom to really care about his "angst." His character in general didn't seem that consistent. I'm not saying a manly cop can't cry but he just seemed like a very weak willed individual. I liked Sean a bit more but I imagine if I had to read his internal monologue it would have been all over the place as well. The story was ok. The ...more
F.
Weeellll - I so wanted to like this but Tom just drove me mad. Unfortunately Sean knew Tom was his mate and couldn't walk away. The blurb of this story was really interesting but unfortunately Tom ruined it. I will carry on with the series as I see people like book 2 much more and I like the premise of human-shifter police partnerships. There were also a few wrong names at the beginning which threw me out of the story and had me back tracking to make sure I hadn't read it wrong.
3 stars
Coco.V
Jan 28, 2019 marked it as maybe  ·  review of another edition
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Blurb:
Tom Langley and Sean Goods work together in a human-and-wolf shifter partnership, assisting the police, rushing in to solve crimes wherever their bosses send them. They're a great team, and they have fun together, too: joking and enjoying each other's company in a way that doesn't happen every day.

Tom is also a married man. And his husband hates the wolf shifter with a passion. Tom tries to balance the sides of his life—one minute on a high-pressure chase
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Beth
Jul 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
Shelves: m-m-romance
Oh the angst! I'm actually not a fan of angsty books and this was pretty bad. I ended up not caring for either MC by the end of the book. Tom needed to help himself and find his own way before they got together and just when I thought maybe that was happening...it never did. Sean...oh Sean. He let himself get walked all over. I enjoyed their partnership as far as work and I loved that they could read each other so well. I'm just disappointed in the angst and back and forth. I'm sorry but Lo was ...more
namericanwordcat
I tend to have trouble with love stories when on partner (Tom) in this case so doesn't deserve the other (Sean).

Tom is passive, non self reflective, and then cruel in his fear and stupid.

So, yeah. If I hadn't read out of order and read books I liked in this series, I wouldn't have read on but I did snd there are some good books ahead.

I read the spin off by another writer which tells Tom's cheating husband's romance and it really good and emotionally complex. Someone's Favorite ('Someone' Book
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Marie
May 14, 2017 rated it it was ok
I'm confused. Was I supposed to like Tom? Most authors seem to want readers to like and care about their MCs, but Shiloh kept throwing one thing after another at me to make me like Tom less and less. I finished it, but only because I was curious how it would wrap up. And the HFN (sort of?) ending was unsatisfying, too. I know there is a sequel, but I will not be reading it. I can't take any more Tom. He was only right about one thing - Sean deserved much better than him. I am sad to think of ...more
Danielle  Gypsy Soul
This is hard to rate and I may be generous in giving it 3 stars because I really disliked Tom. He was so whiny and cried ALL THE TIME! I had such a hard time believing his character could even be a cop with how wimpy, whiny and emotional he was. I don't get what was so great about Lowell. It would have been easier to understand if the author didn't write Lowell as so much a jerk and their relationship as one sided as it was. Even given time he couldn't get past the breakup. Plus the fact that he ...more
Altivo Overo
Tom needs a good kick in the behind, but this is still a fine story. Realistic in so many respects, it makes you think what a shame it is that there really aren't shape shifter in police or military work. Hollis Shiloh writes romance without over exaggerating the erotic details. Instead, he focuses on emotion and social elements, which is much more genuine.
jaxnsmom
3.5 rounded up to 4 stars for the different storyline of wolf shifters being used in law enforcement. I liked Tommy and Sean together but the angst got out of control quite a few times.
**Kaycee**
Oct 03, 2019 marked it as dnf
DNF

Well, that was several pages of agony.
Clipped sentences, run-on sentences, and first person, present tense POV made this a no-go for me.
Jennifer
New to me author. Not bad ...
Liked the story plot. Liked the mcs. Although if met in real life, I'd wanna smack one and kiss the other :)
Over all... will be reading more from this author.
Skye Blue ☆*~゚ლ(´ڡ`ლ)~*☆
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Blackrabbit
Sep 19, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I really enjoyed this book. It was one of those where, barely 1/4 the way through, I already wanted to reach out and shake some sense into the MC. Rarely have I seen a character work as hard for a happy ending as Sean, and rarely have I seen one sabotage himself in his own head as hard as Tommy. This was a very angsty read, so if that isn't your thing then this might not be for you, but I found I couldn't put it away because I so very much wanted to see the two of them make things work.

I enjoyed
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Emilie
What an awful read! The writing, the story, the characters....everything was bad in this book.
joani
Jan 25, 2015 rated it it was ok
I expected so much more...

I was disappointed! I really thought it would be more intense which when you combine wolves and law enforcement you get a great, powerful story. Tom is a pitiful crybaby who feels he is useless which is what he is because of his attitude. I know how hard it is to overcome the one person you love even when that person is manipulative and a cheat. I get it !! Now get over it and fast. Sean is a beautiful, confident, fun, powerful man/wolf, who could resist. This is not
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Beth doesn't write  enough reviews
I think I would have enjoyed this more if Tom, one of the MC's hadn't narrated the entire book. I find it difficult to get involved with the characters and storyline when I'm being told what is going on.

Other than that, which I realize is MY feelings on the matter the storyline itself was interesting, the characters well developed and other than Tom needing a really good kick in the ass I did enjoy the book and am moving on to the rest of the series.

I just realized this came up as a quote I
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Brooklyn
Sep 17, 2014 rated it liked it
Shelves: romance-mm
Tommy was a mess! It was interesting to see it from the POV of someone who resisted the mate thing, who wasn't just fall down infatuated, nor accepting of the wolf bond. But honestly, the whole wolf thing could have easily been left out and the story would have worked with just humans. I didn't really see what the wolf aspect gave to the story.
Alexis Woods
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