Make Him Howl, by Zoe Ashwood | ARC Book Review

Hello friends! Today I have my review of
Make Him Howl by Zoe Ashwood.

Make Him Howl is the 3rd book in the Shift series by Zoe Ashwood.

**Disclaimer: I received an Advanced Reader Copy from the author in exchange for an honest review. This in no way impacted my review.**

Trigger/Content Warnings: Kidnapping, Fighting Ring, Blood.

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Funny how a wolf can survive after losing half his soul. Twice.

44004556Gabriel is living in a nightmare. His sloppy mistake allowed rogue shifters to kidnap Parker, his best friend and partner. Unwilling to rest and plagued with memories of his twin brother who’d died in his arms, he pushes himself to the limits of endurance in his hunt to retrieve Parker.

Until the day she saves herself.

Parker thought that being secretly in love with her partner was the low point of her career. She was wrong. Forced to compete in shapeshifter cage fights, she commits an unspeakable act she can never undo. With her mind and body too bruised to resume her former job, she’s fighting to keep sane. Keeping away from overprotective Gabriel is even harder.

But their enemies are closing in, hurting shifters and humans alike. With so much to lose, their only solution will be to fight together, even if this brings up truths they’re not ready to face.

Release Date: April 04, 2019.

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When I learned about Gabriel and Parker in the last novel, I knew that there was going to be a novel on this pair. I am very pleased to know that Make Him Howl is that book. 

Make Him Howl is one hell of a romance story. I literally couldn’t put it down.

There are two points of view within Make Him Howl. The first person we read from is Gabriel, while the second person we read from is Parker.

Gabriel is … well, to be honest, I don’t know where to start with Gabriel. He has a hard emotional exterior and doesn’t let many people know his most inner thoughts. He’s very much the soldier that the Shade’s made him to be. When we saw his more vulnerable side, I was glad to see that Gabriel could open up in this story as well.

Parker is a great character. I’m glad that we got to see Parker in all of the emotional states she was in. I’m so freaking relieved that we got to see Parker emotional, and that we see Parker as an emotional being rather than what some authors like to do: basically robots. As we find out in the synopsis, Parker has been in love with Gabriel for quite a while, and we find out how she’s been coping with that within the story.

Within this novel we find just how Gabriel and Parker make a great pair — on and off the field. What I liked about their friendship, partnership, is that we see genuine reactions from both of them. And honestly, their reactions being as genuine as they were, I could feel it in my gut. There were actually a few times that I teared up while reading this book.

Reading Gabriel and Parker’s story was easy to read. I love the two of them romantically together, since they work together as characters effortlessly. Which is an ode to Zoe’s writing.

Within Make Him Howl there were multiple times where both Gabriel and Parker needed to be vulnerable to one another. They needed that chance to be open and honest with one another. And yes, there were parts where that backfired, but in the end it all worked out between the two (which I am so happy about). Both Gabriel and Parker needed the chance to truly heal in their own ways, and they both got the chance to do so by the end of the Make Him Howl.

I’m glad that we got to see or hear about other characters in this story. I’m actually over the moon happy about hearing of Mat and Zach’s news! As well as Claire and Nik, too. 

Make Him Howl was a book that I was honestly expecting to read later on in the series. Yet I’m glad that Make Him Howl is the 3rd book. I had fun reading Gabriel and Parker’s story. Seeing both of these soldiers be vulnerable to one another — in all of their awkward, sometimes angry, sometimes heartbroken states was truly a joy to read. Even if they caused me to tear up.

I give Make Him Howl, 4 stars.

Have you read Make Him Howl? What did you think of it? 

Thank you for stopping by!

See you soon, and Happy Reading! 


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