Wolfgang, Vampire's Mate #5 by Grae Bryan

Wolfgang has waited to find his mate for decades and now that he has found him there is no escape for either of them. Dr. Eric Monroe isn't happy about waking up a vampire and having a mate all in one day, but perhaps he can get used to the crazy psychopath that calls to his inner beast. Perhaps a possessive vampire is just what the doctor needs.

From the blurb:

Wolfgang Volker is many things: vampire, psychopath, connoisseur of fine living. But impulsive? Never that. Until the day he sets foot in Hyde Park and catches a certain enticing scent on the wind. His mate is here, gorgeous and oblivious and undeniably human. And it doesn’t take long for Wolfe to make the most impulsive move of his whole undead existence.

Dr. Eric Monroe has plenty going for him: he’s good-looking, he’s a doctor, he’s… well, that’s kind of it. And true, the citizens of Hyde Park think he’s a sleaze and a dud and make sure to let him know it. And no, he doesn’t have any real friends or family members who don’t drive him up the wall. But that’s fine, right? Until the day his standing massage appointment ends not with a tip, but with a bite.

Now Eric has to navigate a new world, a new existence, a new, very particular diet. All while coming to terms with the strange, obsessive, all-too-alluring vampire who claims they’re destined mates. But what does it mean to be mated to someone who’s never truly cared for another person before? And can Wolfe convince Eric to stick around long enough to find out?

Wolfgang is a heated, fated-mates MM paranormal romance with a HEA and no cliffhanger. It contains a possessive, psychopathic vampire soft only for his mate, and the insecure, needy human who can’t quite come to terms with being wanted just as he is. It also contains steamy scenes between two men, and the moderate violence (and mentions of blood) that one might expect from a vampire romance. While each book focuses on a different couple, the series is best enjoyed in order.

SNik's Review:

Fifth in series (Vampire’s Mate), best if read in order. Paranormal. Fated mates. Found family. Dual POV. 

Wolfe isn’t expecting to find his mate in a small Colorado town, but when he sees Eric his inner beast knows, and quickly his patience fails when he turns Eric without permission. Eric is desperate to be seen, not just as a doctor but as someone worthy, and now the first person that cares for him beyond all reason is his fated vampire mate and he’s not sure how to accept it. 

Wolfe is honest with Eric and tries to control his obsessive and possessive need for Eric, and although Wolfe doesn’t believe he’s capable of romantic feelings, Eric’s safety and happiness becomes his priority. Eric accepts Wolfe’s expressions of care and loves him despite his inability to empathize, and Wolfe accepts all of Eric without expectations, their relationship maybe unusual but works for them as their bond grows. 

I enjoyed that there wasn’t any drawn out angst about Eric becoming a vampire, and that a fated mate may not be perfect but just perfect for their partner. 

There is enough of a push and pull between Eric and Wolfe that there isn’t a power imbalance, and they have some steamy interactions along with a found family which made this book have plenty of spicy and sweet scenes.

Rating: 4.5 Stars

Jacqueleen the Reading Queen's Review:

"𝑾𝒐𝒍𝒇𝒆 𝒉𝒂𝒅 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 π’‘π’“π’†π’‘π’‚π’“π’Šπ’π’ˆ π’‰π’Šπ’Žπ’”π’†π’π’‡ 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’•π’‰π’Šπ’” π’Žπ’π’Žπ’†π’π’• π’”π’Šπ’π’„π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’…π’‚π’š 𝒉𝒆'𝒅 𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒏𝒆𝒅. 𝑯𝒆𝒓𝒆 π’Šπ’• π’˜π’‚π’”, 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒑𝒆𝒓𝒔𝒐𝒏 π’Žπ’†π’‚π’π’• 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’‰π’Šπ’Ž 𝒂𝒏𝒅 π’‰π’Šπ’Ž 𝒂𝒍𝒐𝒏𝒆. 𝑭𝒂𝒕𝒆'𝒔 π’ˆπ’Šπ’‡π’•."

When we met Wolfe in Johann I immediately knew I needed his story. So imagine my happy squeal when it was revealed that his book was next. I'm such a sucker for pyschopath love stories. There's just something about the single minded devotion they tend to have for their partner. I just eat it up. And usually, so does the person they set their sights on as theirs. Dr. Monroe, who's first name is Eric, is no different. Yes he may fight it at first, but there is no way he could resist Wolfe for long. The man was starved for affection and Wolfe was more than happy to provide it.

"𝒀𝒐𝒖 π’„π’‚π’Žπ’† 𝒇𝒐𝒓 π’Žπ’† π’˜π’‰π’†π’ 𝑰 𝒏𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒆𝒅 π’šπ’π’–."

"𝑰 π’•π’‚π’Œπ’† 𝒄𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 π’˜π’‰π’‚π’•'𝒔 π’Žπ’Šπ’π’†. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 π’šπ’π’–'𝒓𝒆 π’Žπ’Šπ’π’† π‘¬π’“π’Šπ’„...𝒀𝒐𝒖 𝒉𝒂𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒆𝒆𝒏 π’”π’Šπ’π’„π’† 𝒕𝒉𝒆 π’Žπ’π’Žπ’†π’π’• 𝑰 π’π’‚π’Šπ’… π’†π’šπ’†π’” 𝒐𝒏 π’šπ’π’–."

How could you not swoon? I know I did. Not to mention the steam factor with these two. Let me just say this, there's lots of bitey goodness. There were also a few things that surprised me. Like how insecure Eric truly was. The manipulative bitch that was his poor excuse of a mother. With Wolfe it surprised me how perfectly attentive he was as a mate. He was able to read Eric quite well and in doing so was able to figure out Eric's needs, sometimes even before Eric himself did. Wolfe may have been a psychopath, but I never doubted that he honestly cared for Eric. It could have been an effect of their bond, but I like to believe that fate was right in matching them. Having Eric as his mate provided Wolfe with a purpose, and in return Wolfe was the person Eric could depend on to be there when he needed him. It may have seemed crazy to the rest of their Vampire clan, but to Eric and Wolfe it was just perfect.

"𝑻𝒉𝒂𝒕 π’˜π’‚π’” π’†π’™π’‚π’„π’•π’π’š π’˜π’‰π’‚π’• 𝑾𝒐𝒍𝒇𝒆 π’˜π’‚π’π’•π’†π’…. π‘¬π’“π’Šπ’„ 𝒄𝒐𝒏𝒕𝒆𝒏𝒕. π‘¨π’π’˜π’‚π’šπ’” 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒇𝒐𝒓𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓."

Rating: 5 Stars

Wolfgang is available to buy as an ebook or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.