I thought this one started off really cute, and I was glad that Summer and Jackson got to know each a bit before they ever saw each other. That made it a little less “insta-lovey” than some of the author’s other books. (Note: Though I’m not generally a fan of instalove, I let it slide a bit more than usual with shifter romance and novellas because a) with shifters, there’s a biological reason built in for the whole instant attraction thing, and b) how much character development can an author really be expected to squeeze into a novella, anyway? Regardless, the bond between Summer and Jackson is handled exceptionally well in this novella.)
Secondary characters were fun without being intrusive and obvious “sequel bait”, too, which I enjoyed. Dialogue is snappy and fun, and the writing mechanics (grammar, spelling, typos, etc.) are solid.
The only thing I can offer in the way of criticism (and it’s not really criticism at all) is that sometimes I wish the author’s stories were a little longer. Her characters are always so interesting that I’d LOVE to see more of them, learn more about their backgrounds and about the world they live in.
But, minor not-really criticism notwithstanding, this is a great, short, easy read that fans of paranormal romance should 1-click. Give it a shot, folks. You won’t regret it.
Full disclosure: We received an ARC from the author in exchange for an honest review.
Does this book contribute to or help crush the romance stigma?
This one is clean and sober. No rehab needed.
Other reading suggestions
As I mentioned before, I’d check out the author’s backlist. After that, check out some of our favorite shifters of all time here.
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