Nathan’s met Vince’s family, but Vince hasn’t met Nathan’s, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are?
Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any.
But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him.
Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.
I enjoy the heck out of this series. The way Ms. Lowell writes the humor and the continued nut puns are so much fun I can’t help but anticipate each installment. This is the second book in the series and it’s another adorable story with Nathan and Vince. These two are so sweet together. Nathan’s fears are laid to rest to some extent in this story. Vince does such a wonderful job reassuring Nathan of his feelings. I love getting to see how scatter brained Nathan is and how that translates as a squirrel shifter. That internal dialogue is written so well you can’t help but smile. Vince is wonderful in how he takes to the shifter children and dives right in as acting-uncle/friend. It’s a clear indication of the kind of person he is. The ending is a cute happy for now where you know they love each other but they have a few things to tackle before they can be assure of long term, forever kind of love.
This series is light and fun. The nut humor and over the top silly just makes me laugh and not want to put down the book. I can’t wait for the next in the series. I am eager to see Nathan’s family and how Vince handles the meet-the-parents situation.
Kate risked life and limb to get her hands on copies of books from the best-selling series ‘A Were’s Guide to Living in the Human World’ by Finnley Lakewood, Ph.D, and Gardenner Monk, Ph.D. My excerpt comes from the book Your New Life as a New Adult. Be sure to check out all of the excerpts at each stop because they are worth it. Read and enjoy.
Appendix D: Eat What Others Throw Away–The Do’s and Don’t’s of Dumpster Diving
Instinct is a cruel and unyielding mistress. You can put her off, appease her in small ways, but she will eventually call you back to the fold. This is true, regardless of whether you are a carnivore or an herbivore. The urge to hunt, the need to graze—all of this will come upon you. Ignoring instinct is a sure way to end up in trouble. At the most inopportune time, a carnivore will find themselves stalking their prey; a herbivore picking leaves from the lettuce display at the grocery store. Humans don’t understand these behaviors or the need for them.
However, the very structure of human society provides the careful and discerning were with a multitude of options to deal with these very real issues of instinctive behavior.
Human’s call them dumpsters. We call them an opportunity to indulge perfectly normal behaviors without running into issues of ownership and human territoriality.
“Breakfast,” Vince said and waved a hand toward the table.
It was a squirrel’s wet dream. Or it would have been, if good-enough-to-lick-all-over-then-eat Vince hadn’t been sitting on the other side of the table. Maybe he could say it was any other squirrel’s wet dream—whatever, it was the breakfast of Roman squirrel emperors.
A pile of thick, deep brown pancakes waited for him in the center of his plate. Raspberries and shaved almonds sprawled seductively over the side of the stack, glistening with sweet, sticky maple syrup. Some of the less audacious ones hid decorously beneath the edges of a heavy daub of whipped cream, but Nathan knew they were there, waiting for him to discover them. He could see them peeking diffidently out, uncertain whether they wanted to attract his attention or not.
And the best part—the most gorgeous massage therapist in the world was sitting across the table from him, watching him with eyes that were dark in more than just the usual way. He looked at Nathan like Nathan was a maple walnut ice cream with a peanut dip. Like he wanted to lick him all over and suck bits of him deep inside his mouth…
Kate Lowell lives on the east coast of Canada, in an old farm house that has way more personality than it has any right to. During the winter, she spends her time dreading snow, cursing at snow, shoveling snow, and scheming ways to shove it down the kids’ necks. During the summer, she prays not to have snow. 🙂
Kate likes to play in ALL the sandboxes. While her main genres are paranormal and contemporary suspense, she is also interested in science fiction, fantasy and–weirdly–romantic comedy. She’s willing to pay large amounts of money to anyone who can come up with a Time Turner, or find her an agreeable Time Lord to sort out her scheduling problems.
You can contact her at katelowellbooks (at) gmail.com . If you think you’d like to try writing gay romance, come visit her critique group (Link can be found at http://katelowell.com). New members are always welcome.
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