Author: Karly Maddison
Length: Short (37pgs)
Publisher: Silver Publishing (12th December 2012)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: Canine shifter Matt can’t believe it when his feline boyfriend dumps him in front of his handsome neighbor Chase before Christmas. As the dust settles, he’s left wondering what kind of shifter the mysterious guy next door might be.
Canine shifter Matt can’t believe it when his feline boyfriend Jason dumps him in front of his handsome neighbor Chase before Christmas. As the dust settles, he faces Christmas alone for the first time in years. Fortunately, his sexy neighbor offers him company one night in the form of dinner and a chat. But does Chase want to offer him more than just a friendly shoulder to cry on? And what kind of shifter is Chase? Matt can’t work him out but he’s determined to get to the bottom of Chase’s secrets.
Review: Matt is shocked to come home early from work one day to find his boyfriend leaving him and is mortified that Jason does it in front of his hot next door neighbor, Chase. Even though Matt is still reeling from the break-up, he fantasizes about Chase and when Chase invites him to dinner, he wonders if there could be more to it than a friendly bite to eat.
This is a very cute shifter story that will warm your heart. Matt is a great character, who even while his boyfriend is leaving him is still so generous and kind. it made my lip quiver in sympathy as he put on a brave face. Chase is a solid presence who seems to tease Matt with his pure hotness and who is willing to wait for Matt to be ready for a new relationship. Both characters are really good together and the kisses are sweet, but passionate.
I would love to delve more into this shifter world where mates are chosen by the shifter and not fate and where there is no mate bond tying them together. where there are different shifters from dogs to horses to seals and bulls. The characters in this short story are well-developed and we see a brief shot of what they could be like together. I have to hope that there will be more from this couple in the future because they are just so cute together.
I will recommend this to those who love shifters, hot men, mending a bruised heart, being naked on the beach at night and the beginning of a sweet relationship.