Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Release Day Review: Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O'Riley

NR2309Title ~ Whiskers of a Chance

Author ~ Tempeste O'Riley

Publisher ~ Dreamspinner Press 

Published ~ 30th September 2015

Genre ~ Paranormal M/M Romance





Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.

Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.

When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?

Liza’s Review

Keith had to get out from under his father's influence. As heir to their 'tribe' having his father watch everything he did, usually disapproving as he went, Keith went ahead and bought a house for him, his sister and his nephew. As a gay lynx shifter he knew he would never find a mate, but he did think that his new neighbor smelled delicious.

Jason is the neighbor in question. He had seen the man moving in and decided if it was good enough for women everywhere to take a meal over to a new neighbor, then it was good enough for him. I clearly need to learn how to make five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole because the results were hot, hot, hot.

Keith had more than a few problems though. A father who was shoving women at him at every opportunity, the fact that Jason didn't know about shifters, although apparently liked cats. His sister moving in with him, and perhaps most worrying of all, the fact that humans didn't feel the mating pull - that meant dating. And that's without the expectation that he was supposed to lead his tribe one day.

Skyler was adorable and I was so glad Jason had a friend like him. Keith's father was an ass of the highest order, and there really wasn't anything to like about him. The Baast connection fascinated me, as I love tales of old and Trace??? Please tell me there will be a book about Skylar and Trace soon.

This is a wonderful story - Jason's hesitation was understandable but not overdone as I've seen it in stories by other authors. There was outside angst, but again it went with the flow of the story, and fitted perfectly. The love between Keith and Jason was totally believable and the sex will have you wishing for a fan or two. This book is definitely going in my re-read pile - totally loved it.

Cute Line: Blood and did he end up in situations like this?

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