Title: Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey
Series: Paranormal Dentistry for the Fanged and Friendly, #3
Author: Jackie Nacht
Genre: Paranormal Romance
Length: Novella (59 pages)
Publisher: MLR Press, LLC (November 10th, 2014)
Heat Level: Medium
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥3.5~4 Hearts
Blurb: Dallas likes the life he has. He’s the proud owner of the donut shop, Honey Cakes, and now owns the home he grew up in White Pine. He thought his life was perfect until Nikko the chipmunk sashayed into his life. Now, Dallas doesn’t know if he wants to push the spunky chipmunk away or make love to him.
Nikko has known since the moment he saw Dallas that he wanted the bear. Nothing, even the grouchiness of the gorgeous bear will keep him from making Dallas his own. But how can Nikko get Dallas to see they belong together?
Product Link: http://www.mlrbooks.com/ShowBook.php?book=JN_CMDIH
Review: I’ve mentioned on previous installations’ reviews that this series is sweet and comfy. Intensity, angst, and ferocity just don’t have a place when we talk chipmunks and White Pine (the town where this series is set), but that is okay with me. Even as I love the bloodthirsty shifters Jackie Nacht can write, I also adore this side of them too. And what’s not to adore when we talk about cuddly, grouchy bears and mischievous sexy chipmunks?
So this time we have Dallas’ and Nikkos’ story. A quick reminder; Dallas is the White Pine’s bear-shifter and owner of the pastry story. We’ve met him from the very first book, as he’s Gunner’s best friend. We saw him again in book two as Beau, the deer-shifter fell for him, and now we see him starring in his own love-story with the chipmunk-shifter and Phillip’s brother, Nikko.
Being totally honest, I didn’t expect to like this story all that much. When Nikko threw himself all over Dallas on book two I thought that this one would have been way too transparent to keep me entertained. However, I was pleasantly surprised to see that even a known HEA could keep me on my toes when done right.
Nikko has made his intentions clear enough and almost all the players know that he has his sight set on the bear, but Dallas is not just anyone. He’s grouchy, he’s solitary, and he has his own space and doesn’t really want anyone in there. It is fascinating to read how he slowly gives up and comes around to this chipmunk’s whims. It is exhilarating seeing, as the predator becomes the prey. Letting go of his comfort zone is something I knew would happen beforehand, yet I still felt my heart skip a beat when Dallas finally surrendered. He even managed to surprise me at the very end too with how he behaved after his surrender.
In general, this story is one of those that you can’t find a fault even if you search for one. It is sweet and romantic; it is comfortable and easily read. The plot draws you in and its intention is to bring forth happy feelings, which it accomplishes with ease. It is also quite passionate too. Nacht has a way describing hot feelings and sexiness. The erotic parts in this story make your heart palpitate a bit faster and your head a bit dizzy. That’s definitely something not to overlook, as it’s accompanied with a loving/mating plot that simply fits my ideals of what mates should be all about.
So in the end what I’m trying to say with so many words is: I loved this story. If you liked what you read above, I certainly recommend you this book. Keep in mind that this is one of those that are best read in order, so my advice is: go grab the two previous ones and have a sweet break from reality. It is well worth it. 😀
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