George Owens is comfortable with his life just the way it is. A wolf- and fox-shifter, George leads a reclusive lifestyle with his energetic and diva-ish mate Billy, a fox- and squirrel-shifter.
George has no desire to take over leadership of the pack, despite his father’s wishes. Edward Owens is feeling his age and wants to make sure the pack is in good hands should he not be able to win his next challenge. However, George is adamant that he wants no part of it.
But events rock George from his complacency, and he realizes he has to take a stand and fight for what he cares about. If he remains in the past and cannot change in order to do what he must, he risks losing everything he loves.
I am going to admit it. I am a sucker for a good cover. This cover is one of Paul Richmond’s, and not only is it as beautiful as always, but this time, you really can judge a book by its cover. You can feel the tenderness and affection pouring off of the cover image and when you begin the story, it washes over you like a warm fuzzy blanket from the prose.
George is an wolf shifter in his 40’s who never thought to find his mate. His second form is a fox, and when we first meet him, he is outside in his fox form with his younger (but not too young) mate. They have only been mated for a bout a year, so they are still in their honeymoon period and the playful, flirty manner they have with each other demonstrates this ably. the story continues on over the next year. Their bond deepens and with it changes come from within themselves. They overcome many of their own inner insecurities by learning to rely on the bond, and it really is a lovely thing to behold. All while maintaining the playfulness within their affection, something which allows the older, more sober wolf relax while his flightier mate finds emotional balance within. It’s a perfect example of yin and yang and, oh the feels within these pages! Unwavering devotion from a wolf and his mate, the uncertainties life can throw making for uncertainty and self doubt, the comfort of knowing one is held securely within another’s love, and even the joy of bonding with a child you can call your own- it’s all here with 216 pages of sheer delightful perfection.
You can pre-order this title from Dreamspinner now here: http://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/store/product_info.php?products_id=4765 and be one of the first to get your copy as soon as the clocks ticks over to March 12. I can’t think of a better way to spend hump day than with a heartlifting gem such as this. This is the first tile I have ever read by Chris T. Cat, and I definitely will be coming back for more.