Title ~ Claiming His Cub
Author ~ Kayleigh Malcom
Publisher ~ Decadent Publishing
Published ~ 8th April 2015
Genre ~ M/M Paranormal Romance
Dary, an officer with the Paranormal/Research/Intelligence/Discipline and Education (PRIDE) department of the RCMP, has little time to pursue his personal interests outside of his job. As a dominant bear shapeshifter in his prime, and a taste for slim, trim boy-toys, his preference has brought him to a crossroad—his desire to find a partner to share his life with is overcast by immature males who don’t share his interests. When he learns about the 1Night Stand service and Madame Eve’s incredible track record for successful matches, he utilizes a rare weekend away from his job to indulge in some much-needed fantasy.
Rhudaii is a unique man in every imaginable way. With an unusually youthful appearance and a little known inherent bombshell of his own, he longs for a deeper connection with a man than just instant gratification. Being an avid romance junkie, Rhoo plans a getaway to a book convention in Ottawa, except surrounded by hundreds of women isn’t what he’s looking for. Instead, he arranges a date through the 1Night Stand service.
When the men meet sparks fly and the sexual tension soars. Each of them has a secret that could make or break any potential long-term relationship. But, what if they have more in common than they thought?
I love the One Night Stand stories - all written by different authors, but all of them full of hot sex and sweet love - my favorite type of books. So I jumped on this one when it came up and I am so glad I did.
Dary is a member of PRIDE which is a detachment of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police force. He works out a lot, proud of his body, older, but still catches the eyes of men and women alike. It's not surprising, he's a bear shifter.
In contrast Rhoo is a romantic and wants nothing more than to be swept up by a bear of a man who would take him away from his mundane life...and then he meets Dary, whose animal thinks Rhoo is perfect for him from first sight. It wasn't only Rhoo's good looks that tempted Dary.
The boy sounded like a cub who'd just found a big ole honeycomb and, despite being surrounded in bees, couldn't wait to dig into it.
You might have thought that age could be a barrier between them. Rhoo is only twenty seven while Dary is in his forties, but I think Rhoo put it best (or at least the author did) when he said, "He liked a man with miles and experience." Just love it.
The two men share some similar kinks and the bedroom scenes are hot and heavy - nothing too over the top, just in case you are worried, but definitely fan-worthy material.
Rhoo is an interesting character, as is revealed in the morning after. I really liked him. I adored Suzie too, although I am withholding judgement on Thomas - maybe he will get his own story one day and I can learn more about him then.
This story is only meant to be about the one night date, but it is true credit to the author that she had me so invested in her characters that I was really sad when Dary and Rhoo finished their date. I could have read a novel length feature with these two men - hint, hint.
[Rhoo] "But no more sleeping with guns under the pillow."