Review: Real Men Howl by Celia Kyle & Marina Maddix

Lucy Morgan left Ashtown, Georgia, ten years ago and planned to never return. Unfortunately, life didn’t get that memo. She’s back and now painful memories follow her everywhere. Until she meets him. Mason Blackwood is over six feet of sinfully gorgeous man who—for some reason—wants her. He also thinks he’s a werewolf so… yeah. He’s crazypants. But when he wants to have his wicked way with her, his sanity doesn’t seem all that important anymore.

Mason isn’t sure how much longer he can remain Alpha over the Blackwood pack. Without a mate to balance him, his wolf snatches more control every day. It won’t be long before he loses himself to the animal entirely. Then he meets Lucy—a sassy, curvaceous beauty who calms his beast with a smile. One sniff is enough to tell him she’s his mate, and nothing will keep them apart.

Not even the pack’s deadliest enemy who’s determined to kill Lucy before Mason can claim her.
It seems that this year I have less ARC's to review. Which kinda makes me sad but it also gave me time to read more. Heck, this year I've been reading more than I have in years. So I decided that this summer I was going to catch up on some of the books I have laying around, (it will take a lifetime) and try some that I've been wanting too. 

I really love Celia Kyle's books so I thought I'd try this finally find the time to read a few of her series that I've not tried. So I started off with her and Maddix's Real Men Shift series. 

I'm so glad I did. I really enjoyed the whole series and can't wait to review the rest of the books for you. But for today let's talk about Read Me Howl. 

It's the first book in the series and really set the ton of it. I totally love Mason. He really pops off the pages for me. I want so badly for him to find his mate so he will be okay. Then when he does I'm not sure what I think right off the bat. On her own, I liked Lucy but with Mason...I didn't know. 

The good thing is that soon I saw how great these two are together and how much they really needed each other. 

Mason needs a woman who will stand by his side as an alpha mate but also in private be able to tell him how she feels. Lucy is that women. It makes them the perfect loving unit. 

Since I've never read Marina Maddix I don't know her voice so for me I felt Kyle's more. She has a wonderful way of writing funny characters. I will have to try a book by Maddix only so I have a better feel for her. I really think the authors did a great job on a story that is less than 200 pages. I didn't feel like I was missing anything and in fact, couldn't wait for the next one. 

So, have any of you read either author? If so what is some of your favorite books or series by them?

Celia Kyle

Marina Maddix



  1. At the start of the year I didn't take on many ARCs, but it just so happened that a few of my favorite authors had new releases coming out this year so I couldn't resist. But I have read more books from my TBR pile as well.

    Glad you enjoyed this one, I haven't heard of these authors though.


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