Sunday, July 8, 2018

Random Review: The Night Owl and the Insomniac by J. Leigh. Bailey #Review #Giveaway

Author: J. Leigh. Bailey
Title: The Night Owl And The Insomniac
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Aaron Anderson
Publication Date: July 3, 2018
Length: 240 pages

Reviewed by Truus


A Shifter U Tale

Long nights lead to intrigue… and infatuation.

Chronically ill with a mysterious condition, Yusuf “Joey” Franke escapes his smothering family and doctors by moving halfway across the country to enroll in Cody College. Not long after arriving on campus, some of his symptoms disappear, only to be replaced by debilitating insomnia. Joey spends his nights wandering the halls of his dormitory and hanging out with gregarious and affable Owen, who works the night shift.

When he suddenly shifts from a sick college kid to a massive Asiatic lion, Joey discovers another side to Cody College—it’s a haven for shifters like himself… and like Owen, a part-time great horned owl. And being a shifter is hereditary, which means his parents have some explaining to do.

When Joey and Owen investigate, they discover more than they bargained for—a family deception, a dangerous enemy with international connections, and a love that might be too new to survive the backlash.

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When ‘Yusuf’ Joey is wandering the halls at night he sees Owen who works the night shift. They start a game of chess. He could never imagine starting a new life at Cody College would change his so completely.
From a young age Joey was always sick and his parents paid a fortune in medical bills.
Living this new life is doing him good minus his new developed insomnia. Then one night he shifts into a massive Asiatic lion... he doesn’t know what happens to him. Owen doesn't seem surprised at all...

His whole life becomes an uncertainty. Who is he and why didn’t his parents tell him? 
With Owen on his side, they start an investigation. Nothing seems as it is.

A lovely new adult shifter story I really enjoyed reading. The mystery throughout is well done. The growing love between Joey and Owen was so nice to watch. The subdued possessive side of Joey was somewhat funny. The plot was really well done. I love the whole package of lions, owls, friendship, family secrets, and the bit of angst.
I read it in one sitting because it provided just what I wanted and I had to know the outcome.
In short; a good written somewhat sweet, slightly different shifter story.


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