Book Reviews

Something Shifty by Erin M. Leaf at Evernight Publishing

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 12-April-2013

Book Blurb

Professor Seth Dustin thinks he's alone in the world, but when he meets another shifter, he's forced to reevaluate his whole life. Dex Connor is gorgeous, talented, and male—everything Seth had no idea he wanted.

However, when Seth discovers Dex is keeping dangerous secrets from him, he must decide if he can forgive the man who has become his closest friend, the man who stole his heart. Seth never expected to find himself in the midst of a territorial fight with a rival clan. He doesn't know how to deal with the jealous hostility of a woman who wants Dex for herself. Love is unexpectedly complicated, but is being alone better?

Rocker, shifter, mate: Dex is all of these, and more. Professor, shifter, loner: Seth wants more. When two shifters meet, instinct takes over.



Be Warned: m/m sex, rimming

Book Review

With an interesting, and slightly different shifter world, this is a story about figuring out what's really important and how to deal with the totally unexpected. It contains two interesting main characters, a well-meaning but meddling sister, another clan interested in taking over, and two journeys of discovery that can only be completed with the help of another man. I liked that both men were somewhat damaged, if in very different ways, but had learned to deal with their lives and were just getting on with things. Needless to say, I liked even better that they ended up being able to help each other.

Seth is a very hot English professor, who knows he is a shifter but doesn't know any others of his kind. He's resigned himself to being the only one, and when he meets Delila, he is as shocked as he is delighted to have found one more. Meeting her "friend" Dex (who is actually her brother, but he is a famous rock star, so she wants him to be incognito) is actually far more exciting – except Seth never knew he could be interested in a man as a lover.

Dex is the son of a clan leader who has lost the ability to shift. His father is homophobic and doesn’t teach him any of the things he needs to know, resulting in Dex being clueless abut many things when  his parents die in a car crash and leave him to lead the clan from now on. Interestingly, even though Dex knows nothing about shifter culture, he turns out to be just what Dex needed to help him deal with his new leadership position and the rival clan that attacks, thinking he is weak and easy prey.

The passion between these two men is palpable, but so is the acceptance and friendship, their ability to share and support each other. If you like shifter stories with a difference, if you enjoy reading about two men who discover as much about themselves as they do about the man they're falling in love with, and if you're looking for a hot read with a bit of tension and lots of secrets, you will probably like this short book.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 40750 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-March-2013
Price $4.99 ebook
Buy Link http://www.evernightpublishing.com/something-shifty-by-erin-m-leaf/