Howl Sweet Howl (Finnshifters: Book 3)
Author: Tia Fielding
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Length: 124 pages
Rating: B List
Blurb: Finnshifters: Book Three
Life at the Jarvela farm hobbles on when the new year rolls in. Losing his wife and co-alpha in the storm of the decade emotionally paralyzed Sean, though he tries to cope and attempts to pick up the pieces with their children. Rider, another alpha, could give him the love and comfort he needs, but Sean is too depressed to recognize the possibility of having a male partner, and he goes into mental tailspin.
Rider makes the hard decision to leave for a while, and Sean turns his energy and sadness into working on the neighboring Metsala farm with the other members of their farm family. But Sean isn’t really getting better, and that won’t change until he can let his wolf out again. If he doesn’t, he might lose his sanity too.
Review: This is the third installment in the series and you really have to read all of them in order. In order to not only understand and appreciate what is happening in this very interconnected pack and series, but because they build on each other and actually are better as a whole than as individual books.
Sean is a broken man in this story. He has not only lost his mate, but also his way and even his connection to his wolf. He needs all the love and support that Rider and his farm family can give him. He also needs time, to heal, to accept, to let go of the life he believed he would be living with his wife and partner.
Rider is amazing. He is so strong and steadfast. He keeps taking the hits and standing strong and constant in Sean and the children’s lives. He takes his role in the pack very seriously and he does everything he can to help shore up the fracture created by the family’s loss. Sometimes you have to know when to stay and when to leave, at least for a little while.
The relationship that was begun as a threesome was so new before tragedy struck and as a result the men struggle to find their footing as a couple. Sean has to work through some of his issues before he can embrace the awesome that is loving and being loved by Rider.
This is a fun, sweet and sexy series that I enjoyed. Quick reads that are full of love, family and a little bit of angst.
Reviewed by Nina
Posted on February 11, 2014, in Nina and tagged a haunting past, Acceptance, Alpha, B List, Building, Change, Choices, Combining Families, Comfort, Coming Out, Couple, Crazy Family, DSP, Family, fantasy, fantasy in modern times, Farm, Fighting For Love, Finding A New Dream, Finding Yourself, Finland, Friends to Lovers, Fun, Grief, Happiness, HEA, Healing, Heartwarming, Hope, Letting Go Of The Past, Loss, Love, Loyalty, Making a New Family, Making Your Own Family, New Love, Nina, Pain, paranormal, romance, Second Chances, Series, Sexy, Shifters, Steadfast, Step Parent, Supernatural, Travel, Trouble, Werewolves, world building. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.