Reviewed by Nikyta
Author: Charles Payseur
Series: 2016 Daily Dose – A Walk on the Wild Side
Heroes: Ignacio & Reed
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 38 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Agent Ignacio Ritter is content serving the CXO, the Central Xenomorph Organization, from the safety of his desk. He has good reasons for avoiding fieldwork like the plague: his parents died in the field, leaving him to be raised among wolf-shifters. Because of his adopted family, everyone thinks he is a wolf, a lie that protects him from the ridicule he’d face if he revealed the truth.
When the charming and dangerous tiger-shifter Agent Reed Daily chooses Ignacio to help close the books on a gang threatening to tear Chicago apart, Ignacio can’t refuse. Perhaps it’s the chance to avenge his parents, or perhaps it’s the tight fit of Reed’s suit and heat Reed’s smile ignites in Ignacio. When the chips are down and the whole city’s depending on him, will Ignacio prove himself a man or a mouse?
Ignacio Ritter is content with his life and his job behind a desk for the Central Xenomorph Organization, CXO, because that means no one can find out his secret. He’s never wanted to do fieldwork so when he gets an assignment to go out into the field, he’s absolutely terrified. Then he meets Agent Reed Daily who sparks all kinds of feelings inside him and convinces him he can get revenge for his parents if he does this one assignment. Will he be able to withstand the pressure of being a field agent and possibly letting out the one secret he’s managed to keep from his coworkers?
This was such a cute story! I loved that Ignacio was so scared of people finding out he was a mouse instead of a wolf. Poor guy was so afraid of doing fieldwork because of that reason! But I really enjoyed how broken up he was about it and I loved the chemistry between Reed and Ignacio. I just wished the story had been a little longer! I would have liked for Reed and Ignacio to actually get to know each other because they’re still virtual strangers.
In the end, this was a totally cute story. I absolutely loved it and the world this author created. Ignacio and Reed were such great characters but I also adored the secondary characters. I hope this isn’t the last wee see of them because I want more, dammit!
Overall Impression: I really liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*