Monday, June 9, 2014

Rehabilitating His Dingo (Wolves of Stone Ridge #23) by Charlie Richards

I've just read a few of the stories in the Wolves of Stone Ridge Series.  I really like that all of Charlie Richards' books interweave to make a full and rich world.  Rehabilitating his Dingo is one of the Wolves of Stone Ridge stories that dovetails with the Kontra's Menagerie series.  It comes after Dorian becomes alpha of the dingo pack.  Here's the cover and the blurb:

Out of the Cage: Sometimes, when something seems too good to be true, it isn’t.

When wolf shifter Yates Cruner helps save several humans from a dingo shifter pack using them as slaves, he doesn’t expect to find his mate among them. Oh, not one of the humans, but one of the surviving dingo shifters who has been beaten and abused just as much as the humans. It seems the dingo pack had one rule...I’m more dominant than you, I can do whatever I want to you. Yates realizes his little mate has a long road of healing ahead, and most of it isn’t for physical wounds.

Aryen Fowles learned his place early in life, keep his head down, kneel at the other shifter’s feet, and do whatever they ask. If he did that, he could avoid being punished. When a group of strange shifters take over the pack, the rules change. Aryen struggles to understand what’s expected of him. When one of the wolves offers him pleasures he’d never experienced before, he wonders if he could accept his offer at face value or was it too good to be true?

Content Warning: This story includes scenes of near rape and talk of dubious consent.

This story is a bit short but it was also a sweet story of finding love after horrible trauma.  Aryen has lived through a hellish life.  He grew up in a horrible situation.  He has been treated as a slave his whole life and he has been forced to do things that no one should.  When he meets his mate, Yates has to learn how to help Aryen see that he is not going to be mistreated anymore.  He ends up having to use D/s techniques to help Aryen transition to a life of freedom.  I enjoyed this book because I believe that we all deserve second chances.  We all also deserve love.  I also appreciated that Yates was willing to do whatever it took to make things comfortable for Aryen.  It's so important to be willing to be there for the one you love.  My main complaint is as always, that Charlie's stories are too short.  I always want MORE.

You can click here to find the Wolves of Stone Ridge Series on Goodreads.  Charlie Richards can be found on her website, Twitter and on Facebook.  I give Rehabilitating His Dingo 3 Fairies for a book about sweet love coming out of a dark past by out of the ordinary means.

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