Book Review – Wolf Found by Sam Burns

The Wolves of Kismet #2
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 160
Characters: Ash/Graham, Dez/Sawyer, Gavin
POV: 3rd
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Series

An omega searching for a safe haven.

The alpha he thought long in his past.

Graham Allen has always thought he was happy with a life of service to the Martingale pack. Not many people pay attention to him, but the alpha allows him to spend all his time in the kitchen he loves. When his old friend Hannah walks back into his life in desperate need of help, Graham knows he can’t turn to his pack. Instead, he has to seek help from the alpha he thought he’d never see again.

Asher Martingale hasn’t spoken to anyone in his birth pack since he left them eight years ago with orders to never return. The last thing he expects is for one of them to show up in his backyard with a woman and child asking for asylum, but he would never turn them away.

The Martingales aren’t willing to let their best cook go so easily, and worse, Ash’s ex is the pack member they send to retrieve him. With two omegas’ lives on the line, can they weather the storm of Ash’s turbulent past and Graham’s dawning understanding that there’s a whole world beyond it?

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I got hooked on this series with book 1, and this story didn’t disappoint. I’m now hanging out for book 3. The author’s writing style makes this a very easy fast read, as I found it difficult to put down once I’ve picked it up, and one more page, ended up being much more than that.

I love the world building and how it takes the usual alpha trope and goes in a different direction with having a pack with three alphas. I like how Ash, Dez, and Gavin are very different personalities, which bleeds over into their reactions to being wolves. Of the three Ash is the only born wolf, so this story went more into the expectations of pack, and his background. The hierarchy in Ash’s former pack totally sucks, and I thought the author did a good job in showing how far the rot has set in.

I also love the family feel of this story, which feels much more than just pack. These guys are good friends, and have each other’s backs, and I liked the way they’re trying to figure out pack stuff without making the mistakes that others have made. I like that they’re determined that the omegas and others who come to them are free to make their own choices and futures.

I already liked Ash, so enjoyed learning more about his background and history. I loved Graham immediately and felt for him and the rough start the pack had given him. The scenes between him and Ash are sweet, yet awkward in places, as both are dealing with their pasts and what they think the other wants, or doesn’t.

The final showdown was page turning reading, and I’m intrigued by the set up for Gavin’s story, which is next. 5 stars out of 5.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at
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