Title: Coming Out Wolf
Author: Julia Talbot
Length: 3,100 words (13 pdf pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: m/m contemporary paranormal (shifters)
The worst thing in the world isn’t being gay. Not even close. It’s not even being a werewolf. The worst thing in the world is being in love with your roommate and having that love be unrequited. No matter what Steve does, Rick just isn’t responding. Will he give up too soon on making Rick his mate?
This cute little friends-to-lovers shifter short had me smiling several times. Rick and Steve have been roommates for several years and while Rick has been a werewolf since birth, Steve was turned about three years ago. He’s basically done nothing but complain about it since, however finally came out of the closet, being tired of lying about everything in his life. However no amount of subtle, or not so subtle, hints seem to have Rick clueing in that Steve has trying to get his attention. Finally he takes Rick up on an offer to hit some werewolf bars and Rick finally realizes what is happening. Rick then lets Steve know who the alpha in their little pack of two is.
Rick was such a typical guy. He plays video games, he drinks beer, he watches porn he doesn’t get the whole subtle hints and vague impressions thing. And he can’t be bothered really figuring it out either. Steve is the opposite, he’s stylish, a little more swish and probably thinks too much and should have just sat Rick down and said “let’s have sex”, but of course, boys will be boys.
There’s not a lot to this, just two guys figuring out, or admitting, their attraction to each other, but I found they were just opposites enough to be amusing in their interactions and it was clear they’d been roommates and friends for a long time and felt comfortable with each other in a way that two strangers meeting never could be. It’s a good choice when you are in the mood for a sexy light read with some subtle humour that will give you a smile or a smirk, an excellent inclusion in the charity campaign.