Wake Me Up Inside - Cardeno C. 4.5 stars

Really loved this book. There is no doubt that Zev and Jonah are meant to be together. They have known and been drawn to each other since they were one year old. What Jonah doesn't know is that his best friend and lover is also Pup, the wolf he has known all his life.

The relationship between the two men is strong and solid, but 12 years of physical separation, while Jonah attends college and medical school, with only sporadic visits are taking their toll. When Jonah's health begins to decline, his search for answers leads him back to Zev.

This was the first m/m shifter book for me and I thoroughly enjoyed the author's version of shifter lore. The chemistry between Zev and Jonah is off the charts. It took a little bit to get used the writing style as much of the early parts of the book are flashbacks and alternating viewpoints, but it worked well to bridge the long relationship and separation. I am looking forward to more of this series.