Today I revisited an old favorite: Without Reservations by J L Langley.
It has been a number of years since I bought this book, and I have read it several times, but my enjoyment of the characters does not diminish. J L is a master at what she does. This was the first werewolf book I'd purchased and I did so in paperback because the description on Amazon was intriguing. (I mostly by eBook. Less cumbersome.) WELL WORTH THE $16.00 OR SO. I was sucked in from page one.
The characters of Chay and Keaton are very memorable. I love Keaton's pig-headed nature and the way Chay is just not going to take no for an answer (time and time again). There is also the way JL builds the anticipation of when these two will finally come together and work through their differences. You're dying for that second kiss and about on the edge just like they are until they "hook up". They want and need each other so bad it makes the readers mouth water.
And Without Reservations is just the beginning of it!!
WR introduces a guy named Remi. Remi is for all intensive purposes an ass. He's loud, obnoxious, judgmental, and doesn't treat Keaton very well at all. Leave it to JL to write the next novel about him: With Caution. THIS IS ANOTHER OF MY ALL TIME FAVORITES!
With Caution is awesome. Remi MAY have been a jerk initially but you fall hard for him in this novel. You can't help it. He's been through a LOT of shit in his life. And at the end of the other novel (WR) you see that things are going to get harder for the poor guy. Namely, his mate is a man and Remi was less than accepting of Chay's new lifestyle choice. (Although the mate situation is not exactly a choice any wolf makes.) I love love love the way Remi and Jake interact. Jake KNOWS they are meant for eachother but trys hard to break it to Remi gently. But Remi is a hot headed guy.
Remi ALSO has an amazing younger brother that plays just as much a role in With Caution as Remi. The two of them are very strong parts of the other. With Caution is a MUST READ!!!!
the younger brother though has to be my favorite character. Sterling has more personality then most characters I have ever read. I just love him! Funny, gutsy, energetic, this guy has everything. So it is no wonder that JL has a book thought out for him as well. Without Fear will be written eventually and for us die hard fans we will wait on the edge of our seats waiting.
JL will release her next book in this With or Without series in March. With Abandon is Matt's story. He was cute enough in WC and I will not mind at all taking a "Sterling detour" and reading about Matt first. I just love JL's werewolves!!!
So. That is all for now. I'll write again when the next muse hits me.
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