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Summary

"You are responsible for what you tame."

Yevhen. Forest ranger. Werewolf. Stifled by pack rules.

Radek. Foxy ginger brat. Changeling. Will avoid responsibility at all cost.

Banished from his pack for being gay, Yev has one last chance to redeem himself in the eyes of his family. He needs to stick to the rules for a year and bury his sexuality forever. Shouldn’t be so hard, since he can’t have a relationship with a human without revealing his werewolf nature.

That is, until one night, a drunk ginger brat points a rifle in his face.

Radek finished university months ago but thinking about the future is not on his agenda. Life would be great if he could just avoid any and all responsibilities.

He doesn’t want to be his mom’s caregiver, doesn’t want to take over the family fox farm, doesn’t want to return to his village, and doesn’t want a steady boyfriend.

His world turns upside down when he’s arrested by an infuriatingly attractive forest ranger. If that wasn’t bad enough, he’s now hunted by werewolves for discovering their drug-smuggling operation, and...he turned into a fox?

Helpless and wounded, he seeks sanctuary with the very man who got him into this mess, but what’s a fox to do? If there’s someone who can help him understand his changeling origin, it’s Yev. A werewolf.

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Genre: paranormal M/M romance with dark elements. Contains scorching hot, emotional, explicit scenes with a hint of kink and lots of biting!

Themes: folklore, forbidden love, hurt/comfort, little town, homophobia, coming out, fish out of water, shifters, discovering magic, age gap, size difference, changeling, animal rights activism, growing up, werewolf, family issues

Warning: This story contains scenes of violence, offensive language, bodily harm, animal cruelty, and morally ambiguous characters.

©2020 K.A. Merikan (P)2020 K.A. Merikan

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The Wolves & Foxes Play When Shepherds are Away

Well, K.A. Merikan has done it again. I enjoyed the first Folklore book, and so decided to dive in and try this one. Not at all what I was expecting. But that is typical for this writing duo.

I don’t read many shifter books, but after this one, I might just do more.

Radek is a brat. An entitled brat who has an education but has done nothing with it. He’s coasting on family money, never questioning where it comes from or on whose back it is being earned. He meets Yev, a forest ranger, who arrests his bratty tush. Nothing comes of it, of course, and the two men go their separate ways. Radek isn’t satisfied, though, and he tries to take revenge. That also fails, but Yev challenges him to go to the family fox farm.

Now, here’s where the warnings come in. There is animal cruelty in this book and I found it difficult to cope with. I’m never sure with a Merikan book if I’m going to get a true happy ending, so I was on edge with regard to the abuse. The warnings also mention violence, bodily harm, and offensive language – all things that were present. Interestingly, I didn’t find the morally ambiguous characters as ambiguous as some of their others. Maybe I’m becoming inured to questionable behavior.

Radek is a changeling and his transformation is remarkable. I wanted an Ember of my own, if I’m being honest. And Yev being a werewolf made him empathetic to Radek. I liked how the two men grew to care about each other. I have to note that I didn’t realize foxes were canines. Given my affinity to dogs, I’m not surprised foxes have always held my attention.

This story is violent. And cute. And thought-provoking. And gut-churning. I had to work for it and I like those kinds of books. The book made me uncomfortable at times and I think that’s the sign of a really good read.

I’ll mention Wyatt Baker. He does a great job with K.A. Merikan books and I was glad to see he was helming this one. Overall, I’m glad I enjoyed the plunge. Can’t wait to see if there is a third book coming.

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  • XG
  • 15-09-20

Interesting...

I love to discover new twists in shifters' stories. This book is about confronting evil in the form of intolerance and hate bringing darkness until love worked its way through all the ugliness. Radek and Yev' s story is difficult to read in some parts with a lot of angst situations and painful scenes, but I assure you that the good parts, with magic, light, friendship, love, romance and hot scenes are enough to outweigh the bad ones. About Mr Baker's narration, I enjoyed a lot his performance, in special how he managed every character with all the emotional ups and downs. A wonderful reading!

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Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves - hot! hot! hot!

This listen is steamy hot! But it has a great story too. I loved the journey the characters went on, and I was happy to be able to tag along.

Wyatt Baker did a great job with the narration, and I’ll look for more of his work.

I have not read/listened to the previous books in the series and never felt particularly lost.

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Fantastic addition

KA Merikan has introduced another great story into the series. Combined a lot of elements in one book seamlessly, the perfect balance for a bit darker fantasy without going too dark . Yev and Radek were amazing to get to know. Prepare to get emotionally invested. Wyatt Baker gave the perfect narration. He did a brilliant job in adding that little extra that we love. Although I think it can stand alone, for best result start with the first book.
This book was given to me for free at my request and I provided this voluntary review.

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Awesome!

This one was way better than the first one (and I really liked that one). But this shifter story is very unique, not a cookie cutter like most of novels of this genre. I missed the folklore a bit, I wish it had a little bit more. I was glad to see Emil and Adam, although I would love if the four could share each other's secrets. Wyatt baker deliver a wonderful narration like always.

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  • AL
  • 15-09-20

A great story in a unique setting

Story: There are two main strenghts of this book for me - the characters and the setting.
The MCs were absolutely amazingly developed and matched! Their personalities and characteristics were very well thought out and you can't help loving them!
The setting. Well that's a total gem here. Not only don't you see a lot of books set in Europe, but the heaping portion of folklore and local touches here is an absolute treasure. Can't get enough of this series!

Narration: Loved the voice! A job very well done.

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Amazing mix

If you read the blurb for this one and thought, "Surely, the author hasn't thrown all of the listed elements into the mix?" believe me they are all there. I don't know many authors who could pull off all these things in one story and make it comprehensible, completely absorbing and searing hot but K.A. Merikan is definitely one of them. This one is about medium dark along Merikan's darkness spectrum. Not as light as The Art of Mutual Pleasure but not as dark as Where the Devil or Feel My Pain. I loved the characters and the story as well as watching a master keep all these plates spinning at the same time with never a one dropped or broken. Wyatt Baker pulls out all the stops with this one and the performance is amazing. He gets all the characters just right at all the various points in the story so you actually hear their personalities change as the story progresses.

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Wonderfully Creative! Wyatt Baker is Spectacular!

K.A. Merikan’s Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves is the second book in their Folk Lore series. Taking place in the same village as the first novel, Where the Devil Says Goodnight, some of the characters are familiar, but you won’t have any trouble reading them independently.

I do, however, recommend doing the books in this series in audio.

Wyatt Baker does an absolutely stunning job with these stories. His accents are flawless, and he provides wonderful variety in this extensive cast of characters. Mr. Baker enhances the darkness of the mood, the spookiness of the surroundings... his performance just brings the whole experience to life.

Filled with folklore and mystery, the Merikans never pull their punches, and Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves is dark and dramatic and kinky and bloody. Yep, pretty much everything we love about their novels.

I'm loving these unique characters, and each of the stories has had some intriguing (and creative) family drama. Hurt/comfort to the nth degree for both of the MCs, and the fast pace never slows down. Very exciting!

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Where Foxes Hunt With Wolves

Where Foxes Hunt With Wolves is the second in the Folk Lore series but can be listened to as a stand-alone.
K.A. Merikan are known for their darker side of writing and this book doesn’t disappoint. It reminds me very much of a Grimms Fairytale, although set in modern times, it has a timelessness feeling about it that it could be anytime. The village, Dybukowo, in Poland, feels dark and almost medieval and is inhabited by a community that is full of prejudice, superstitions and pagan rituals.
So it’s no surprise to find werewolves and fox shifters in this book.
Yev and Redek are completely opposite to each other but as they say opposites attract and the attraction is undeniable.
The story was amazing and I’m hoping there will be another in this series.

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Gut wrenching and heart stopping

I found this this story between Yevhen and Radek to be gripping. I couldn’t stop listening and Baker’s narration just kept me wanting to listen more. This book is a great stand alone book. Merikan has a great gift for writing stories that will captivate readers.

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  • RACHEL REED
  • 05-12-20

An engaging paranormal romance with a fabulous world building

I am in love with the world building of this series.
The characters are real, well fleshed out and wholesome.
The writing style was compelling and the overall storyline engaging.

This was a very interesting paranormal opposites attract.
Radek and Yev were lovely together and I enjoyed the chemistry between them.

If you like a refreshing paranormal romance which is medium on the angst and high on the steam you will love this.

Wyatt Baker performed an amazing audio delivery as well.

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  • Tory Thai
  • 13-09-20

Cliche, Erotic but not worth it

I could not finish after giving this 5 hours of my time. It just felt very eye rolling cheesy and once again the world building was just really lacking. The main character I found annoying more then charming. This book clearly is trying to be more of a story then erotica but the world building just can't compliment the story enough to pull this off for me.

I exused bad world building on the first book and was hoping maybe the 2nd book would be better to compliment it, well it wasn't. It's just as bad and now im just sorta sick of this series and maybe this author if this is how their newer writing is trending. =(

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  • ReaderAddict
  • 24-12-20

Love this Audio So Much!

I Give this Book a 4.5-5/5 Star Rating, Listing as 5.
No Spoilers!

HEA(?): Yes!
Relationship Type: MM
Heat: 4.5/5
Romance: 4-4.5/5
Drama: 3.5/5
Suspense: 4/5
Pacing: Pacing is Very Good.
Dark(?): I personally don’t think so :)
Formats Read: Audiobook & Ebook

Audiobook Rating: 5/5
Narrator: 5/5, Wyatt Baker is an Awesome Narrator.
I love the way he narrates books!

Love this story! I will most definitely be listing this as a constant reread for me! ☺️

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  • JEN
  • 20-11-20

Radek & Yev, perfect together

I really, really enjoyed this one.
It's quite a bit different than Where the Devil Says Goodnight, in that it's not super mysterious, not as ominous, not as trippy. Although there is magic and mysticism, it's not as dark and twisting. But that's not to say that it's totally predictable. I wasn't entirely sure how things would work out at all, beyond being certain that Radek & Yev would have whatever sort of HEA that the writing team of K.A. Merikan felt they ought to have.
So far as the characters, Radek will probably annoy some readers, as they might find him immature at times. (I've noticed that there are people who expect a lot of characters in their early 20s). For me, his immaturity wasn't at all a problem. He's only 22, barely out of school, and hasn't been given any responsibility in the past. I understood him being the way he was. Given the opportunity, in his situation, once things got weird & hard, I would've been a much bigger hot mess of whining & curling into a ball. And I'm nearly twice his age.
I had a hard time understanding Yev at times, as he was so sure that he had to be accepted by his pack that he would give up his chance at true happiness. But he was clearly indoctrinated and I had to remind myself of that any time I felt an overpowering need to slap him silly.
All that being said, I loved their relationship, how they needed one another, how they worked to support one another and understand as best they could. I loved what softies they both could be that is when they weren't super hot for each other, absolute powerhouses of unbridled passion, that is.
The overall plot of the book, the issues they both had to deal with, kept me in suspense to the end, but I liked the characters enough that I could've just had a book of them traipsing about the house & town and been content.
The narration for the audio version was quite good, so far as emotion, pacing, and voice differentiation. There's a part of me that still thinks it weird that certain characters have stronger Eastern European accents and others, like Radek, sound about American, when they're all actually speaking Polish. There IS a point made about how Yev is from Ukraine & thus has a different accent. Still, Emile has a thick accent and Radek has none - though they're both from the same village. I got over it though, appreciating the emotional performance.
If there were another book in this series, I'd snatch it right up.

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  • Shin Mon Thway
  • 01-11-20

When a wolf falls in love with a fox


I love these authors duo. K.A. Merikan have been one of my favorite author duos for years already. The things they can come up with, always fresh, always sexy and always so very riveting. And this one isn’t an exception.

For Yevhen, family has always been a pressure. After being found out that he’s gay, now he’s on one year probation by his pack to be on “alleged” good behaviors. And Radek doesn’t know what he is running away from? Responsibilities? His mom or his fox farm? If only he could escape from all those that would tie him down. When the sexy werewolf Forest ranger arrested sassy, ginger brat Radek, they found out that they are two very similar creatures, LITERALLY. Can a wolf and a fox coexist and be lovey-dovey?

Riveting, enigmatic and mysterious. I have loved this new paranormal series of K.A. Merikan. There’s just something about the way they tell and portray the stories. It’s absolutely breathtaking and enthralling. Although this was not a fluffy romance and filled with all kinds of worldly problems, our two MCs found happiness and solace in each other arms. And man, I guess I’m just in love with these mysterious Carpathian Mountains. I also really enjoyed Wyatt Baker’s narration for this series. Highly recommended if you want something unique and enthralling.

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  • Samantha Cato
  • 23-09-20

Very good

I am loving this new series from K.A. Merikan! This is book 2 of that series and it was fantastic! I fell in love with the two main characters and was a little shell shocked when I had to come back to reality after finishing. It was just gorgeous! Wyatt Baker did a lovely job narrating this one!

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  • Susan R
  • 21-09-20

Loved it

I need tissues , wine for this one. This was a great story I found it to be very emotional in certain parts of the book. It seemed a little more lighter then the first book in the series. This book kept me company on my train ride and I was so completely caught up in it I almost missed my stop. Wyatt knocked this book out of the park. He did such an amazing job with this one that it is on my relisten to list. I actually like d the audio more then I liked reading it on my own that's not normally the case for me.

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  • Sharonica
  • 15-09-20

It's Chocolate-Coma🍫💙🍫 Delicious!

Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves
MMy Thoughts and Review (Audiobook)

Another amazing dark tale from Merikan. This is book two in the Folk Tales Series, and you do not have to read the books in order, to know what is going on in the series.
In book two you have a spoiled little rich kid (twenty-year-old), Radek, who harbors resentment for a father who has passed away and a mom who is ill. He takes advantage of his friends, lies 🤥 with no thought of who it may hurt, and gives no thought for anyone or anything but himself and his own wants and needs. This foxy young man with the beautiful red mane of hair and more freckles than constellations in the midnight sky has just bitten off his hand to spite his face. Now…there is no turning back from those that would harm him and the only one to save him may just be the big bad wolf himself.

Yevhen is the local forest ranger, and after catching an intoxicated Radek threatening the local wildlife with a rifle, he means to teach the young man a lesson. However, because the community is small, and Radek’s family name carries weight, nothing happens. Thus, an incredibly angry, terribly frustrated, Werewolf goes back to his Ranger duties, leaving the gorgeous pain in the backside to be someone else’s nightmare.

That’s when things really start to get crazy!

I absolutely love the way K.A. Merikan writes so sooooo much. This series while dark, is still one filled with so much laughter and hope, and love, and romance. Book two in particular had a sillier side to it than the first book. The antics and delightful relationship between the sweet little fox Ember and Yehven were both precious and heartwarming. Ember brought out the tender side of Yehven and I loved watching that.

I also could relate to the family dynamics and the mother-son relationship between Radek and his mom. The frustrations family members feel over time when someone does not get better are legitimate frustrations. In much the same way the person who is ill can become angry and bitter. Merikan got the emotions, and personalities of mom and son together down perfectly.

I am a paranormal and supernatural junkie, so anytime there are shifters, witches, pack life, or anything that is outside the mundane I have that “gimme gimme all ya got” feeling going on. Once the read is over I am either in a sort of chocolate hazy coma high because it was so good, and I just want to be lazy for a bit and reminisce, or it was so terrible I have to jump to another read as fast as possible to wash the taste from my brain. 😂🤣😂

“Where Foxes Hunt with Wolves,” was chocolate-hazy-coma-high delicious! 🍫💜🍫💙🍫❤🍫💚🍫


The Story: 4.50 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨
The Narration: 4.00 🌟🌟🌟🌟
Overall: 4.25 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨

Sharonica Logic: 4.25 chocolate-coma-delicious-stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟. ✨


I received a complimentary copy of this audiobook from GayRomanceReviews in exchange for my honest review. 🍫💙🍫

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  • Phoenix
  • 15-09-20

Loved it

Whoa buddy! This was a great book! I was very impressed with the narrator! I loved the story! It was super hard to stop listening to it ... wonderful job!

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  • wild_orchid
  • 15-09-20

Surprised by how much I enjoyed this!

So I nabbed this audio on a whim. The blurb interested me but I hadn’t read the previous but in this series. I LOVED IT! omg I stayed up so late to continue to listen to it. I stayed entertained through all 11+ hours! Omg the accents were hot, the coupling was STEAMY AF, & plot was thrilling! Highly recommend!