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Length: 98,000 words
Someone's killing werewolves.
Lukas Vance finds a list of towns, and in each one he discovers a murdered 19-year-old who smells almost like pack even though he knows they can't be related to him. He reaches the next town on the list before the killer, determined to get the intended victim out of this situation alive. When he catches the familiar pack scent and sees the guy it belongs to, Lukas wants to do so much more than protect him.
Chris Keenan doesn't know why gorgeous, broody Lukas thinks he's in danger. Lukas says he wants to keep him safe, and when Chris freaks out Lukas is the only one able to calm him down. Chris has been feeling off for a while, and whatever's causing that seems to be related to the list of towns and the murderer who's made him a target. Instead of going to the police, Chris puts his trust in Lukas. But even with Lukas protecting him, figuring out what's wrong with him may be the last thing Chris ever does.
Shift is a 98,000-word novel for people who want some gay shifter romance inside their urban fantasy, ensemble cast adventure.
Shift, is not a typical shifter story. When I read the blurb I put myself in a certain mindset. What this book was, was totally different than what I thought. First, it’s extremely dark. People actually die in this and it will break your heart. It also borders on horror in my opinion and is definitely a mystery. It’s a hard mystery really because the WHO isn’t something you’ll pick up on because there’s not really clues to it. Plus it looks like this will be an ongoing mystery.
My favorite character in this story was a secondary character. Not even one of the MCs. His name is Albert. He is Chris’s best friend and the highlight of this book. He gave this story levity. He brought all the humor and when this book drags you down…. And it will, Albert picks you up.
I wanted to fall hard for this book I was so excited for it but if I’m being honest I struggled with it. I had to stop and break from it and restart it. There’s a lot of drag to it and next to no pickup. It wasn’t until the 65% mark that we even got any answers at all. Up until then, it was a million questions and it became so frustrating for me.
When some of the mystery is revealed it just didn’t grab me like I hoped and it only sort of made sense to me. I was left with so many questions when it ended and I just wasn’t in love with it.
That said it is well written, I like the author's style and Albert was the best part of this story. I’d totally recommend reading this just for him. He’s so worth it!
I do hope with the coming books in this series that everything will fuse together but for me, it was an interesting, gory, slightly confusing read.
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Shelley Grayson grew up on a riverbank in a microscopic town, and now lives in a slightly bigger town with a rescue cat she didn't really want and now can't imagine life without. When she's not writing, she's wishing her daughter's college wasn't so far away. If she's not wearing her glasses, she probably won't recognize you, even if you plop down in her lap. And then you'd be blocking the TV, where she's probably watching old episodes of MST3K and Star Trek.
She loves gay romance, adores werewolves and other paranormal creatures, and doesn't want to bother if there's not a happy ending.
Shelley also writes contemporary gay romance as S.K. Grayson.
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