Denying Yourself Matt and Shane both have secrets Matt never believed he was anything but straight yet he s increasingly attracted to his best friend Shane is comfortable with being gay but when he discovers he s pa

  • Title: Denying Yourself
  • Author: Silvia Violet
  • ISBN: 9781623805722
  • Page: 293
  • Format: ebook
  • Matt and Shane both have secrets Matt never believed he was anything but straight, yet he s increasingly attracted to his best friend Shane is comfortable with being gay, but when he discovers he s part werewolf, he hides that part of himself, fearing Matt s reaction Suffocated by his uptight parents and conservative hometown, Shane begs Matt to run away with him.But stMatt and Shane both have secrets Matt never believed he was anything but straight, yet he s increasingly attracted to his best friend Shane is comfortable with being gay, but when he discovers he s part werewolf, he hides that part of himself, fearing Matt s reaction Suffocated by his uptight parents and conservative hometown, Shane begs Matt to run away with him.But starting over doesn t help Matt still denies his desires, and Shane abuses alcohol to dampen his wolfish urges When Matt breaks down and kisses Shane, the pent up passion proves too much for Shane s self control, and his wolf gets free Horrified, Shane flees into deeper trouble Before they can hope to accept each other, Shane and Matt must accept themselves.

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    1. The two biggest reasons I was excited to read this book? It was penned by Silvia Violet, the goddess who gave us the marvelous Fitting In which made my fuck yeah, 5+stars shelf and the fucking awesome cover photo. And it was a good book! I enjoyed it! But, sadly, it was no Fitting In. There was so much more angst and just plain misery than there was romance, that it bordered on depressing. BUT, it did make the HEA payoff that much more powerful, so I'll give Ms. Violet that. We follow these two [...]

    2. Wow.ce cover4.5 starsI enjoyed this story more than Fitting in for sure.This is not your typical werewolf story, first of all this werewolf can get drunk and actually he is an alcoholic.I like it, it was quite different and that's what makes it so awesome.Mind you, I was hopping that Shane would end up with Carl, I think he was perfect for Shane.Perhaps more sequels would be wonderful, I would love to read more about Carl and Carl's Brother.

    3. I generally like the whole shifter/werewolf genre, but no so much with Denying Yourself. This is the story of Shane - a young gay werewolf who finds out that he is a werewolf in his late teens, and Matt -- his deeply closeted best friend. Looks like it would be a generally good set-up for a character driven story, but I didn't feel the chemistry between these two men at all. In fact, I found the characters a bit annoying. Here are my general gripes about this story: (1) WAAAAYYYYY to much angst [...]

    4. 2.5 starsI really wanted to like this book after the terrific Fitting In. Unfortunately it wasn't really for me. I didn't like the characters a great deal, too much telling not enough showing, missing a much needed POV, particularly given the time period the book covers. Frustrating for me in parts. ontopdownunderbookreviews/

    5. 3.5 stars. Sensuous and angsty m/m shifter novella. A total lack of communication provided the conflict which usually annoys me but that was balanced by the appealing characters and sex scenes.

    6. 2.5 stars because I've read some pretty good 3 stars and I just feel the need to distinguish a little. I liked the general premise, although this made me realize why people complain so much about 1st person narrative. I don't usually mind it, but something about the telling of a story that's already happened to them just keeps me at a distance. So unfortunately, while I enjoyed the story itself, I never really felt a connection with either of the MC's. For that matter, despite all the claims of [...]

    7. i was in the mood for a shifter story and decided to try this one out. I was happy for the effort to be a little original like having an alcoholic shifter trying to get control of his life & love back. But this is more of a story about Shane and his journey with a side of Matt. Shane seems to have a bit of a obsession/attraction for Matt or as he refers to it, love. At the start of the book he's 18 years old and dealing with realizing for the first time that he's a werewolf shifter and also [...]

    8. Oh I LOVED this I have such a long TBR list and I am so pleased this made it to the top Hot sex scenes that actually meant something, two characters if i had one thing I would say it was that i WISH we could have seen inside Matt as well I loved him but then I love the first person writing of Shane There is a story, there is build up of relationship, there is a just a really damn good story here I loved :)

    9. DNF@ 50%Insipid dialogue and plot. It gets 1.5 stars because it didn't hit me how bad it was until I started paying attention. And maybe it will redeem itself somehow in the second half. I just don't care. I think this author is simply not for me. This is the second book of hers that I've read and it had a similar effect on me--I didn't realize how trite the dialogue and plot was until half way through.Sorry, but I'm not denying myself anything by not finishing this.

    10. The idea was there and I can appreciate that but the way it was written was a bit ridiculous. Shane is gay and seems to be fine with that aspect but what he isn't fine with is his werewolf. So he abuses alcohol to control his werewolf urges. He is also in love with his best friend Matt who is definitely not okay with being gay. After graduation Shane begs Matt to come way with him to live his dream of having his own restaurant. So Matt does and Shane and Matt live together and begin a tentative [...]

    11. I admit I picked this book because of the cover. The art is really beautiful and I was drawn to it. As for the content, I didn't enjoy it much. This was told in Shane's POV and his train of thought tends to be broody, angst-filled and sometimes fatalistic. Add in the miscommunications and overreactions and the whole thing became too annoying and depressing to read.

    12. This story had lots of potential. I Loved the concept but 1) the timeline was sloppy 2) POV confusion. 3) the characters needed to be fleshed out more. Makes me wonder if this book is a victim of poor editing. Please excuse my bad grammar : - )

    13. There is nothing that I enjoy more…oh, all right, you've heard it before. Ad nauseam. Well, too bad, I'm saying it again. I love shifter stories. I love hot and steamy shifter stories. With that in mind, you can understand how excited I was to read 'Denying Yourself', the first in Silvia Violet's new series 'Pisgah Mountain Wolves'. This book included a hot shifter, and his best friend who is supposedly straight. As far as I was concerned that made it a win-win in my book for entertainment.Sha [...]

    14. Review posted on World of Diversity Fiction ReviewsI really liked this shifter story, it is different from other shifter stories I’ve read and I love to find things that are different.Shane and Matt are high school friends. Shane is openly gay and just recently finds out he’s a werewolf. Matt is straight or so Shane thinks. One night Shane and Matt get a bit carried away and things go wrong making Shane run. This story is more about what happens to Shane while he’s on the run, except for h [...]

    15. This story was in overall quite good, but something just didn't feel complete. I missed the read deal, or read felt emotions, between Shane and Matt. They were supposedly, silently, in love with each other, but they didn't convince me of that. Sure, we could feel an obsessive behaviour from Shane's side, but Matt, no way, he was, sure a real true friend, from the beginning, but in love, no way. He didn't convince me of that.

    16. I want to start by saying I really liked this book, but it really frustrated me at the same time. There are reasons why I wanted to give it a higher rating, and reasons why I wanted to give it a lower one. I struggled with how many stars I should give this and in the end I settled for 2.5 Stars.The main thing that irked me was that this book had so much potential to be great. I wanted to add it to my list of “I will love you ‘till your ink fades.” But sadly that will not be happening becau [...]

    17. It hasn't been easy for Shane being the openly gay, new kid in a conservative, southern high school. The bullies and the jocks have been pushing him around and roughing him upat is until one of the jocks, Matt, stands up for him and quickly becomes his best friend. Soon, Shane begins to notice that he is changing: becoming stronger and out of control, struggling with his desires for his "not gay" best friend. He chooses alcohol to suppress his urges and keep himself deep in denial about what is [...]

    18. 4 HeartsReview written for MM Good Book Reviewsmmgoodbookreviews.wordpress/Shane has crushed on his best friend Matt since the day they met, over the last few months it has been harder and harder to cope with holding back and he turns to drink to ease the feelings, but then something shocking happens and Shane drinks even more to suppress the wolf. Matt denies the part of himself that would make him different, running away with Shane so he can build a life for himself away from the farm seems to [...]

    19. My Review:There's a lot to the book. It covers about six years of the lives of these two friends, from the time that they are 18 years old and leave home. Matt never wanted to leave home, but he didn't want to abandon his troubled best friend. What he doesn't realize though is what Shane is really battling. Shane was adopted and never knew that he was half-shifter, until he suddenly shifts during an argument with his parents. They don't react well to his shifting, so neither does he. He takes of [...]

    20. Hmmm I'm not sure about this book. I liked the basic story, Shane is adopted, doesn't know he's a werewolf, struggles, turns in to a werewolf, runs away after high school to find himself. Add in that he's gay and has a crush on his best friend, who is so far in the closet he smells like moth balls, and it sounds like the start to a good coming of age story. But Shane was just so stupid and annoying! I did not like him, I didn't understand why he didn't talk to Matt about being a werewolf and abo [...]

    21. I knew as soon as I saw the cover for this book that I had to read it. I just didn't know it was going to break my heart. I don't know that I have read a character that needed to be loved like Shane did.Shane is adopted and has never really felt a part of anythingd this was before he told his parents he was gay. Moving to a small town and refusing to hide his sexuality didn't help his feeling of loneliness, until he meets Matt.Matt is one of the good guys and his friendship with Shane means ever [...]

    22. A new shifter world from Silvia Violet.This one brings us a werewolf who is also gay. Nothing new in that sense, but this one is in love with his best friend. The only thing that keeps him sane. The young were's life isn't a pleasant one, and he resorts to some pretty self destructive behavior to combat it, but his friend stands by him through it all.When he can stand no more, he prepares to leave town and begs his friend (whom he loves) to come with him and is shocked when the friend agrees. Un [...]

    23. I enjoyed that both are struggling with their identities It was all about accepting themselves as to who they really are. But my major problem here was the main characters (Shane & Matt). They came off as a weak characters and didn't feel any connection or chemistry between them.The story has some emotionally angst heck! I think it has too much of it but I didn't feel any "gripping in my heart" kind of angst it was more of "wtf this is depressing" angst. There were too much miscommunication [...]

    24. 4.5 stars actually.This was quite an unexpected treasure. The blurb looked interesting and I always like a shifter story. I didn't expect the storytelling to be so great. It's no: find mate, claim him however unwilling and live happily ever after.No, this relationship was very hard won. Both Matt and Shane had to work hard to get their HEA. Even if it's predominantly Shane's story, it's still clear that time wasn't easy for Matt either. Yet it's not a story wallowing in angst, insecurities and f [...]

    25. 2.5 starsThe story started out well, really well, and had an interesting potential world building concept going with the whole mixed human and shifter society. I enjoyed Part 1 of the book but felt that Part 2 of the book didn't really deliver. I felt a bit betrayed for Matt when Shane took part in the orgy and later on saddened for Carl when Matt came back into the picture. In my opinion the last two chapters had some sickeningly sweet bordering on cheesy moments but I liked the ending.

    26. A rather different story of 2 high school friends running away. Both have a secret that they deny even to themselves. The story is told entirely from Shane's view. His longing and remorse get a bit overpowering at times (view spoiler)[ but if you were a werewolf who dealt with it by becoming an alcoholic and landing on the streets you'd probably be just as bad (hide spoiler)]. After a few bumps in the road it reaches a happy ending.

    27. There was no savoring this book I ripped right through it and before I was 40% through it I was PM ing the author to find out if there would be a 3rd book this was after I downloaded the 2nd one. This is a shifter book that gives you everything you're looking for in a shifter book! I highly recommend this book. Hugs, Z.

    28. First read from Ms. Violet and I was very impressed with this shifter come of age novel. Best friends, one shifter, one human fall in love with each other but do that stupid man thing where they can't talk out their feels and shit goes left real quick. The sex is HOT. The story was great and I recommend it to any GR who loves shifter novels.

    29. Very nice. Different from the traditional wolf shifter story. This book was based on miscommunication to the 10 power! The full moon was a bit over-done I surely could have done without. The smexy scenes were HOT fan worthy! HFN.

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