Wake Me Up Inside by Cardino C.
A powerful Alpha wolf shifter and a strong-willed human overcome traditions ingrained over generations and uncover long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny as true mates.
Regarded as the strongest wolf shifter in generations, Alpha Zev Hassick is surprised and confused by his attraction to his best friend. His very human, very male best friend. A male shifter has to mate with a female shifter to keep his humanity, so shifters can't be gay. Yet, everything inside Zev tells him Jonah is his true mate.
Maintaining a relationship with the man he has loved since childhood isn’t easy for Jonah Marvel, but he won’t let distance or Zev’s odd family get in their way. When unexplained ailments begin to plague Jonah, he needs to save his own life and sanity in order to have a future with Zev.
Zev and Jonah know they're destined for each other, but they must overcome traditions ingrained over generations and long-buried secrets to fulfill their destiny.
Review by Paulina Woods
This is a sweet read about two males destined to be together but pulled apart by the bigotry of a wolf pack unwilling to change.
Jonah is a human male who has had a wolf cub friend all his life. Well its more like he has had a wolf friend who grew up with him.
Zev is next in line to be alpha of his pack and has been told time and time again that he need to find his true mate so that he doesnt lose his human half to his wolf. He is also told that he can not be gay for a male needs a female to stay human.
I found this book intertaining as I watched the boy and wolf grow up together and slowly learn to trust each other. This is the first paranormal book I have read by this author and I seriously loved it as much as her contemporary gay romance. I will be returning to this world, soon.