Author: Elliot Cooper
Rating: 3.5 stars
Buy Links: Amazon
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Blurb: Exiled from his home planet for loving an enemy, Vince turned to space piracy aboard the Cygnus. Disguised as a human thanks to his species’ shifting abilities, Vince feels secure. But he’s not safe from memories of his murdered lifemate—or from a growing attraction to Trent Rolston, the ship’s captain, he feels honor bound to ignore.
Trent, though, is determined to prove to Vince there’s nothing wrong with becoming more than friends. But Vince is surprised by his species’ mating call, despite being deep in space and far from home.
Just as their relationship begins to evolve, the Cygnus comes under attack from hunters determined to destroy Vince and his chosen family.
(Author’s note: this title was previously published under another pseudonym. This version has been heavily updated and includes 5k additional words plus a brand new ending!)
Review: I’ve really enjoyed stories by this author before and I liked this one. This author can write some amazingly thorough world building in a smaller page count. Something I totally appreciate. Rogue Wolf is a mash up of Sci Fi and shifter romance. There is the mate trope that’s not always my favorite. The guys seem to fall into insta lust/love quickly but there is some history between them that helped me get past how fast they get together. The MCs have been friends and working together raiding ships for years. Vince is a shifter exiled from his home planet after he was caught mating with a rival clan member.Trent is the captain of their ship. He’s made his attraction known to Vince but Vince has resisted. Until a random attack by a clan from his home planet brings the wrath of his race down on Trent’s ship. Vince is forced to face what he’s been running from.
This was a quick and entertaining read with good world building. I found the battle scenes entertaining. Vince’s people, the shifters, to be intriguing. There is the traditional hierarchy of a shifter pack with a violent history. Vince is seen as a traitor and a deserter with a price on his head. The other crew members offer a wayward family of sorts with the added bonus of unique powers. I think this one is definitely worth picking up if you like shifters and or sci fi.