Book Reviews

Wounded Cowboy (Uncommon Cowboys 4) by Jan Irving at Pride Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Cowboys / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 08-April-2019

Book Blurb

When Charlie Danvers finds Luka, a beautiful scarred man with silken black hair and feral green eyes, naked and freezing in an April snowstorm, he takes him home to his lonely cabin, unaware the man who can’t sleep in a bed or use cutlery is far more than he seems.

Wolf-shifter Luka is dying. He survived captivity and abuse from the brutal pack that killed his family, holding out because of dreams of a man with big, gentle hands. When Charlie Danvers finds a beautiful scarred man with long silken black hair and feral green eyes, naked and freezing in an April snowstorm, he takes him home to his lonely cabin and will do anything to heal him.

At first, Luka is afraid, even of Charlie. He has nightmares and can’t sleep in a bed like a normal person and he can’t even figure out how to use a knife and fork at Charlie’s table. But Charlie’s patience is rewarded as Luka slowly comes out of his shattered pain, helping Charlie take care of the other wounded creatures on his nature reserve.



Publisher's note: This book was previously released by Pride Publishing (2011) and has been revised and reedited for rerelease.

Book Review

Wounded Cowboy is a very touching story about Luka, a horribly abused werewolf, who finds a home with Charlie, a lonely, very caring cowboy. Both men are in dire need of some love and attention, and it was wonderful to see them slowly learning to trust each other. With all of Luka’s issues that was not an easy process, and Jan Irving pulled no punches in being honest about what it might take for Luka to trust again. And to make things even more difficult, Luka’s abusers aren’t the kind to slink away into the background. I hated that they were back, but that only made the book more realistic and added a nice level of suspense.

Luka has suffered more than anyone should have to. He tried to help another of the bullies’ victims, and got severely punished by them. I admired him for his courage and sense of doing the right thing, no matter what the consequences re to his own well being. His difficulty adjusting back to society and the company of other people was heart wrenching to watch. I was rooting for him the whole way!

Charlie is a great guy. Tolerant, accepting and willing to do anything to help Luka, he is definitely a knight in shining armor. He is a yoga teacher, and the restorative forces of those exercises definitely come in handy as he helps Luka recover. Once they get physical (the hot tub scene was priceless), not only do the sparks fly, but their lovemaking is very emotional as well. The way Charlie lets Luka take over, so he can feel at least some control in his life, is very touching. Not to mention being dominated in bed is a dream come true for Charlie.

I liked this fourth story in the series as much as I did the first three, and am really glad there are more volumes to look forward to. If you like stories about vulnerable characters who manage to stand up for themselves, wolf shifters and all the issues that come when they need to reveal themselves to their human mates, and hot men who aren’t afraid to show their emotions, you will probably like this book. I certainly enjoyed reading it.





DISCLAIMER: Books reviewed on this site were usually provided at no cost by the publisher or author. This book has been provided by Pride Publishing for the purpose of a review.


Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 97 pages/30588 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 05-December-2017
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link