Tension (Lunar Wolves book 2) by Kiki Burrelli

When you're the next Alpha and expected to continue the family line, but you can't help but fall for your very male BFF. There can't help but be Tension

From the blurb:

Huxley's best friend is his rock.

Huxley Might's position as agent within the elite Lunar Council Enforcement Agency has prepared him for a life of service. Being an Alpha is about control and sacrifice. He doesn't have siblings to pass the duty to. It's up to Huxley to become the next Alpha and ensure the Might family legacy continues. It is a heavy burden to bear, but Huxley can always count on his childhood best friend, Ezra, to be in his corner.

Nothing could come between them—except the future.

If Ezra Fescue manages to stay out of prison, he'll be doing better than the rest of his witch family. Crescent City doesn't have tracks, but if it did, Ezra's house would be the only one on the wrong side. He's poor, unattractive, and comes from a family of magical felons—not exactly the type to be close friends with the next Alpha. Full of criminals and mediocre witches, the Fescue clan is despised by the entire witch community. No matter who Huxley chooses as his mate, the first thing she'll demand is for Huxley to give Ezra the boot. As a werewolf, pleasing his mate will always trump keeping a best friend.

A night of passion changes everything.

Their friendship has a time limit, and after a drunken night where things get out of hand, Ezra is certain their end is nearer than ever. But Huxley refuses to let one night ruin a lifetime of friendship. He needs Ezra in his life. He'll fix it, fix them, and bring everything back to normal. Except, now that he's had a taste of Ezra, he can't go back. If he doesn't figure out a way to convince Ezra he doesn't care about Ezra's bad reputation, he'll lose him forever. But, how can Ezra let Huxley give up on his legacy?

Can their friendship become more?

Meanwhile, there is a thief operating within Crescent City. Each new theft tightens the tensions that already exist between the different werewolf packs and if Huxley's team doesn't find the criminal in time, their powder keg of a city is going to blow.

Tension is the second book in the Lunar Wolves series and can be read as a standalone. It is a paranormal gay romance with mystery, suspense, a possessive, protective werewolf, and a witch who knows he'll just end up regretting agreeing to that whole friends-with benefits thing. 

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

The second book in the new Lunar Wolves series revolves around another member of the LCEA, the beloved Huxley. Huxley is the future alpha of the Might Pack, arguably one of the strongest wolf packs in the area. He's also adored by the many citizens of Crescent City he works to protect. However, there is one person who adores Huxley the most, and that is his best friend Ezra. Not many people understand the relationship between these two. Where Huxley is high up in society standards, Ezra is at the bottom. He's a witch with a family line of criminals. He's barely tolerated by many and it broke my heart seeing how he was treated, especially when comments were made about why Huxley must keep him around despite what trash he is.

Huxley seems mostly oblivious to how bad things really are for Ezra, but what he isn't oblivious to any longer is how much he needs him. Ezra sees the real Huxley, not the future alpha. He's been his best friend for years and when the threat of Ezra leaving from his life emerges Huxley can't take it. Ezra belongs to him and he is damn sure going to make him and everyone else know it.

On top of the romance there is a subplot investigation of another issue with the solar gate being built. The LCEA is up to their eyeballs in political posturing, but I did love seeing more of Axe, Zayne, and Cy. Speaking of Cy, It appears book 3 FORCE is going to be his. After the events of this book, it is revealed his promised is on his way to the city. As the two have never met before and Cy hasn't exactly hidden his disgust with the idea of an arranged mating, I am excited to see how it all plays out. I do have to admit, I am even more excited for Zayne's book. Perhaps he will find himself falling for another wolf instead of a witch? I may have a certain scientist we meet in mind. As Zayne is promised to another as well, not to mention the fact that his father is a real dick, that would certainly stir things up a bit in the Lunar Wolves Universe. All I know is whether my guesses are right or wrong, I'm dying for more.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

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