This was a quick and dirty little read that was hot and totally enjoyable. ~ Leigh, Guilty Pleasures
Delaney Smith, coyote shifter and Trickster Technologies executive, thinks humans are bland, boring, and undateable. So he gets the shock of his life when he comes back from vacation and scents his mate in the Trickster offices — a mate who is not only male, but quite human.
Mark Fellowes is taken aback when the CTO at his new contract job makes a pass at him, and even more surprised at his temptation to respond. Straight and dating a career-minded businesswoman, he’s never even thought about kissing another man — until now.
When Mark is attacked by thieves trying to steal company files, Delaney must put aside his preconceptions to protect his mate. But will a criminal bent on destroying Trickster Tech separate them before he can stake his claim?
Be Warned: m/m sex
Review copy provided for an honest review
This was a quick and dirty little read that was hot and totally enjoyable.
Corporate executive at Trickster Technologies, Delaney Smith, is a coyote shifter. Sensing his mate for the first time when he walks into his office, Delaney learns that not only is his destined mate a male, but he is a human as well.
For as shocked as Delaney is by the identity of his mate, its up for debate whether heterosexual Mark Fellowes is more surprised to learn that not only is the Chief Technology Officer at his company making a pass as him AND that he’s actually feeling interest in return, but that he can transform into a coyote. Weird.
With coyote shifters all around and corporate espionage afoot, this short novella packs a lot into a little package! It’s fun and sexy, but what really made me like this book were the characters themselves and the way they were so accepting of the attraction they felt for one another, regardless of the form that love and affection took. Mark may have been shocked to find that the attention of another man actually turned him on, but he didn’t fight it. He accepted that here was a person that wanted to get to know him. Delaney wanted to have sex with him, but he also wanted to talk to Mark, learn about where he grew up, what his interests were. In return, Delaney found the one true mate he had been searching for and that he could bond with for life. Delaney used the term “heteroflexible” which just made me giggle at the appropriateness of it.
The sex was steamy and the easy acceptance of one another was a pleasant surprise from a lot of other m/m books I’ve read, where the men have to fight against the attraction and keep affirming that they are heterosexual before they finally give in. The only thing that confused me was that I kept stopping my reading to search online and see if this was the second book in a series. A lot of information was thrown out to the reader that made me think I had missed something. People were mentioned in an offhanded way that made me think I should have known their backstory, and there wasn’t a lot of detail about an entire company of animal shifters that probably should have been fleshed out. However, despite the lack of background details, the book was a fun and sexy little read that fans of paranormal romances shouldn’t miss.