Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Whiskers of a Chance
Author: Tempeste O’Riley
Heroes: Jason & Keith
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 204 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: September 30, 2015
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.
Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known only to a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.
When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome-to-the-neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?
As a lynx shifter, Keith’s always lived under his alpha and father’s thumb but he’s finally taking a stand and moving a little bit away from the tribe. When he moves into his new neighborhood, he gets one hell of a surprise. Being a gay lynx, Keith never thought he’d be blessed with a mate but when he meets Jason, he knows just what happiness means. Unfortunately, with their mating comes danger and a shocking discovery into a part of lynx history Keith never knew.
I’m a total sucker whenever it comes to shifters so when I saw that Tempe was releasing a lynx story? I soooo had to read it and thank God I did! I absolutely adored this story! I loved that Keith was so headstrong and possessive but I also liked that Jason was sweet and had a stutter when he got nervous. It was endearing to see these two together and see how they discover things together. I really enjoyed seeing their relationship develop and being able to experience not just Jason but Keith learn new things about the lynx culture. Add to that, this story had some great secondary characters – I just couldn’t get enough of Sasha, Trace, Taylor and Van!
I really enjoyed this one but I felt like the transition between chapters was choppy. Numerous times I’d be looking forward to what was coming next or how they were going to acknowledge certain things only to have it skipped over and told instead of shown (first date, Taylor/Zeke/Jason meeting, etc.). I was a little sad by that because little scenes like this make a story for me. I also felt like the ending was rushed, I would have liked it to be a little more dragged out and explored.
In the end, though, I really enjoyed this one. It was another great story by Tempeste and I sincerely hope she considers writing a sequel because I know I want to see Sasha and Trace get together! If you’re looking for an intriguing shifter story with some hot sex and an interesting storyline, definitely give this one a go!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*