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City Wolf: Werewolf Romance in the City of Angels (Axton and Leander Book 2) by [Wayne, S.P.]
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4.5 out of 5 stars 2 customer reviews
Book 2 of 3 in Axton and Leander (3 Book Series)

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  • Publisher: Stupid Bear Press; 1 edition (12 Feb. 2014)
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  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00IF9BID6
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As with the first book in this series, I absolutely loved this book.
Axton's character in this book was consistently shy and partially submissive, as in the first book, but there were growth in both of the characters that was both believable and helped to move the story along.
I liked the introduction of a new werewolf character in this book, but thought that Axton knew a little to well how to behave around him; after spending ten years alone, I would have thought that Axton would be awkward and uncertain around the werewolf, as he is with new humans.
As with the first books, the only reason this book isn't a five-star read for me is because I found a few spelling and grammar issues, and the actual set-up of the book (chapter titles, paragraphs, scene-breaks, etc.) was a little off-putting for me.
Similarly to the first book, though, in terms of plot and content, I loved this book, and would definitely recommend it.
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A fantastic sequel to winter wolf. The characters grow, the story develops and I can't wait for the third book. The synopsis on the Amazon page does this book an injustice, reducing what is a really brilliant book to that simple one page with almost too much information. This book has so much more depth and I couldn't tear myself away from it. Few typos but I can easily overlook that when I'm so lost in a story because it's so good!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel 14 Feb. 2014
By luvs2read - Published on Amazon.com
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Sequel to one of my favourite shifter romances in 2013. City Wolf takes up exactly where Winter Wolf left off. Axton is nervously making plans to travel to the city to visit Leander. The first 50% of the book is like a honeymoon period where Axton and Leander live together in LA. Axton remains adorably skittish and Leander is the perfect boyfriend. We get to know Lee a lot better in this volume as we meet his family and friends and see what he's like away from the woods. I thought the city wolf of the title referred to Axton living in LA but as the story progresses Leander's protectiveness and community spirit make you realise that in fact it refers to him.

The intimacy between the two heroes is arousing and very romantic. They tend to wax poetic in their thoughts and declarations to each other which was totally swoon-worthy except for right at the beginning where Lee's quotes of love to Axton felt a little awkward. They have that tragic Montague/Capulet-forbidden-love vibe going on and inevitably problems arise when someone from Axton's past intrudes on their bliss and threatens their security.

The ending is shocking and sad and OMG Axton, How. Could. You! I thought the wait for book 2 was hard but the time between now and book 3 is going to be a thousand times worse. There are a small handful of typos but not enough to distract me from reading.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Axton and Leander X's 1 Baxillion... YES! 12 Sept. 2014
By Spifette - Published on Amazon.com
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I was a mere 2% into this book and I said: I’m already saying awwwww, I’ve really missed Axton and Leander from Winter Wolf and, wait for it, I’m actually going to use the word adorable.

The tone of City Wolf is different than that of Winter Wolf, the opener in this series. It’s because the personalities of both Axton and Leander are front and center. Axton can’t pretend he’s a mystery to Leander anymore, and Leander can’t hold back his energetic humor in an attempt to hide his true feelings. These two are in it for the long haul.

Firsts. Axton and Leander both are checking off several of those boxes under the relationship category. These all make for amusing revelations and sweet conversations. Their directness and honesty with each other in most things are refreshing and help propel the story forward.

Lest there be an ounce of doubt, this is seriously romantic. Lest there be any concern, this is unrelentingly hot. Lest there be any worry, this is such a wonderfully fun read. I could barely keep the grin off of my face – I stopped trying – as Ax and Lee navigate relationshiplandia, poking fun at themselves as much as each other.

About a quarter of the way through and I already felt like I had been given a full story in the best way. Still so many pages of Axton and Leander to sop up like a freshly made oatmeal biscuit drowning in mouthwatering melted buttah. Buttah, I tells ya!

There is joy in Wayne’s writing. Joy. In the writing. It’s scrawled all over like the walls of a mile-long cave painting filled with scenes of dancing, eating and sexing. It grabbed my hand, this writing, and I just as joyfully skipped along the pages with it. Joy.

The supporting characters are used as touchstones, avenues of realization for both Axton and Leander. Axton starts to learn, finally, how it feels to truly have a family, a family that has chosen you and will back you up no matter what. Leander comes to understand himself better than ever before, especially when it comes to Axton, to loving him.

**Christina and Leander exchanged looks.
“A blusher,” she said.
“I know,” he said, grinning.
Axton buried his face in his hands.**

I paced myself while reading this. I didn’t want to miss a silly, romantic, meaningful word, and I wanted to make it last as long as possible.

This book did have a few typos, but they didn’t slow me down. Just be aware.

Also, during one of the larger, fast-paced action scenes, I had a bit of trouble following where all of the characters were and what they were doing – almost like missing or having one too many limbs doing this and that.

The baddy is a little predictable and seemingly unstoppable but he’s got his own issues and we do get to see a bit of that, especially in his interactions with Axton.

Things I love about this story, in case it wasn’t obvious yet:

• This is not just a romance, but a story ABOUT their romance, that’s how it feels.
• No false hesitations are foisted upon these two, they work hard at not shying away from emotion. They may want to sometimes but they admit instead of run, know instead of guess.
• This is not at all your typical werewolf story. It’s about two people, one of whom just happens to be a were, but he’s had his own issues and difficulties in life. He’s not perfect, not invincible.
• Axton and Leander are both funny in their own unique ways, which made it so easy for me to picture them during any one of their animated discussions.
• They work through things, even when they vehemently disagree. Gee, hmm, you mean like adults? Yes, like adults.

Things I love about Wayne’s writing:

• Superbly entertaining
• Unbridled… yep, you guessed it, joy
• Smart dialogue
• Shy and bold all at once
• Emotionally driven physical descriptions

The end… the end!! I can’t even. Want to know why? Because it’s not the end, there is a third book coming. This means all will be right with the world once again. This is the true beginning! (Right??! Ms. Wayne???!!)

I’m so very happy that I took a chance on Winter Wolf, recommended by a friend, and overjoyed that I’ve now gotten to read City Wolf. Axton and Leander, you both have places in my heart. I’ll risk it being bruised for you.

This review originally appeared on Prism Book Alliance.
3.0 out of 5 stars Change of Pace, Spoilers in the review. 29 May 2016
By amf0001 - Published on Amazon.com
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I just loved the first book, which was entirely character driven, with wonderful descriptions of the woods. I down loaded this one the second I finished the first. This book takes up where the first book ended, and I wanted to see a deepening of the relationship and how they would cope with their separate needs.

Spoilers:

Instead this morphed into a kind of action book with an unkillable villain, which is not what I wanted it at all. It's still well written and still has the wonderful Axton in it. We learn more about Leander and his life in LA, but I could have done without the Dana sub plot and indeed it spoilt the book for me. This book had a cliff hander ending, which I always hate, but I'm not even sure I will read book 3, because I really didn't like the direction this book took. Book One, Winter Wolf, is till a terrific book, but this one just didn't work for me.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Great sequel 21 Feb. 2014
By Rabbit - Published on Amazon.com
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In this sequel to Winter Wolf, Axton goes to LA to visit Leander and the two settle into their unique version of domestic bliss. We learn more about Axton and his past. Leander starts to confront issues relating to his sexual identity. The air is thick with romance, until Axton's werewolf ex-boyfriend arrives and creates chaos.

There's lots to love about this sequel. S.P. Wayne's winning writing style is back, along with her insight into human-human-animal behaviour and relationships. It's wittier than the first. The sex is hotter, but stays classy. For the first time, we get to see Leander's POV and he's a little less of a hot douche-bag and more of a loveable sap.

I didn't love everything though. The book is set almost entirely in LA and I missed snowy Montana. I started to feel much like Axton and was itching to escape back to the wilderness. But the book gets the 5 star rating because I know this is S.P. Wayne being very clever.

I will absolutely be buying the third book when it's out.
5.0 out of 5 stars Warning: Cliffhanger Ahead 16 Feb. 2014
By Daniel Bowen - Published on Amazon.com
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The first book in this series, Winter Wolf, was a free download and a wonderful book. So when I heard this book was out, continuing Axton and Leander's story, of course I jumped on it. While I didn't read it in one sitting it kept and held my interest.

I had my doubts when Winter Wolf ended that Axton and Leander's relationship would work. Their romance was too new and they lived apart. Even harder when Axton is a wolf and Lee a human.

So City Wolf: Werewolf Romance Goes to Town continues where Winter Wolf left off. As the title suggests, Axton goes to town and the romance continues. Their relationship expands to include the people in Leander's life. The visit is a success in so many ways. Axton learns what it's like to become family.

But as in every happy ever after there's a hitch and this one ends on a cliff hanger. Typically I downgrade books that end like this. . . Because a cliff is a gimmick and I hate them with a passion. The problem with it is authors may take a year to write the continuing book. This isn't like a weekly TV show where we get relief in days. No. So I always ask myself if a series or an author is worth the wait. Since I just finished this story, I haven't made up my mind. I do know I'll be reading hundred's of books before this story continues. So this book will be competing against my other reading interests and I do know I won't just jump in with an instant buy. Instead I'll wait and see what others think.

So back to the story:

The ending was harsh, emotionally taxing, and with no hope of a positive outcome. I was not happy. I am still not happy. I can see so many ways to continue this story and all of them are harsh if not tragic. It's going to take months if not a year for Leander to mend - If he does mend. And then there's his emotional stability. And what about Axton?

I am giving this story a 5 stars because it is well written, the characters are deeply drawn, a few typos but I don't downgrade on those. But cliffhangers. This time is a pass on that because everything else was well done. But I really hate cliffhangers and don't respect authors that use that gimmick. Not if they want to keep their readership. -- Dan's Wife
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