I generally like stories with shifters, werebeasts and all other sorts of part human part animal characters, I also do like classical top/bottom or se..Show More »me/uke relationships being a gay man who loves big strong masculine guys myself.
So How to Howl at the Moon really did not disappoint, it has nice parts with the animal sides of the characters (and not overdone in my opinion either despite going for certain dog breed stereotypes), Lance makes a nice top who manages to be both likeable and ending up making some mistakes and Tim is, well, just cute in a awkward, dorky way.
There are also a couple of likeable side characters in the mix who feel fleshed out enough to complement the leads. I especially liked Lance's mother with her meddling and antics and the fact that, well, in a way, she managed exactly that kind of being flawed but likeable that I do not see too often with mother characters, who tend to be more often either saintly or smothering.
The sex scenes also were okay, perhaps not steaming hot, but neither awkward, nor too drawn out and definitely nice to listen to.
I also found the bad guys to have a bit more depth than many m/m romances manage. I could especially recognize the type of Marshall, the weak bully trying desperately to keep someone else down. It is usually very easy to make a "monster", a mad man, someone utterly alien in hiss evil ways, but just some little words and observations can instead create a bad human being who seems much more real.
Also, I think the narrator did a very nice job and he has a pleasant voice to listen to, I hope to hear more of him in the future.
It is a cute and a bit silly m/m romance, but it is a very nice one at that for sure.