Title: Crazy in Love
Author: Julia Talbot
Length: 10,300 words (40 pdf pages)
Publisher: Torquere Press
Genre: m/m paranormal (shifters)
Keaton is kind of a city wolf, in love with his coffee shops and his Wi-Fi. Dakota tries to convince Keaton how dangerous it is to be so close to non-shifters, but it’s not until Keaton is captured and taken to an asylum that he realizes how reckless it is for a werewolf to stay so close to people. Can Dakota rescue his one true love, and convince Keaton he’s not crazy?
This story jumps right in to Keaton being held in a mental facility. He’s been drugged after trying to convince them he is a wolf. He finally agrees to try a new treatment if he can get his sketch book and watch back. Even with the drugs, he knows when the full moon comes, he’s likely going to change. He believes that his mate Dakota was shot, but Dakota is now trying to get Keaton out. He bribes a guard to get a message to Keaton, claiming that Keaton’s family had him committed when he told them he was gay. He gets the message through and with the aid of another staff member who liked Keaton, they manage to escape, although the drugs in his system mean Keaton can’t shift.
They take refuge, but not for long, as the doctor seems to suspect there are shifters and is trying to undertake experiments on them and is soon their trail. Because you miss the part where Keaton got captures, I wasn’t quite sure why he would even tell anyone he was a shifter. You’d think that would be the first thing you learn, keep it secret, so I wasn’t quite sure how he ended up in a mental hospital and why the police had been shooting at Dakota.
I did think the descriptions of how Keaton felt when he was drugged, the lethargy and muzziness in his brain along with his frustration with the inability to shift when he needed to was well written. I liked both men and thought their method of freeing themselves of the doctor was an interesting take, but I was still left wondering how on earth they got into so much trouble that the police and mental health professionals would have been involved. Definitely typical writing of the author, so fans of her books will enjoy it a great deal I’m sure.