Lupine Road Review ~ Fast, easy to read, likable characters, lots of detail … 8 out of 10!

Author: Cal Matthew

Release Date: September 1, 2017

Reviewed by Dago

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Cover Art by Natasha Snow

Cover Art: I think the cover definitely suits the Lupine part of the story and it’s easy to read and memorable.

Synopsis: This blurb definitely summarizes the story, I knew I’d like it and I was right. I love it when people from two very different worlds meet up and there’s amazing chemistry and still enough drama and mystery to keep it interesting. I liked that what was Nate’s whole world would become the haven Cyrus needed.

Main Characters: Cyrus was so conflicted and had such a big hurdle to overcome with his family and obligations, it really made him even more interesting. Nate was so calm and assured of what he wants and needs in his life. Neither had an easy life and yet both were likable and interesting. I thought they were believable and definitely worth investing my time reading about.

Secondary Characters: I will admit that some of the secondary characters had me confused a little, mostly because of similar names. I had to do a lot of thinking when the uncle and son were on scene over who was who, but that’s probably me. I definitely think with more books in the story I would more easily recognize them by their characteristics that show through naturally.

Flow/Continuity: The flow was pretty smooth. I like using the past to better explain the characters’ decisions and behaviours. It wasn’t a fast story, but the action, when it happened was fast, just like you’d expect.

Conflict/Climax: There was definitely a lot of conflict in this story, most outside of Cyrus and Nate’s internal struggle.

Writing Style: I like Cal Matthew’s writing style, it was fast, easy to read, likable characters, lots of detail. I thought it was edited well, and found nothing to detract from the story.

Formatting: I loved the formatting, I really love less page turning, and there was serious use of the white space.

Price: I totally think the price was reasonable, I got a great read at $6.30 Canadian. It’s what I expect to pay for this length and quality.

I give this book 8 out of a possible 10.

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