Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: Daniel’s Lynx
Author: Ava Hayden
Series: 2016 Daily Dose – A Walk on the Wild Side
Heroes: Daniel & Ronan
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 55 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: June 1, 2016
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Daniel Rigaud never imagined he’d be starting over at fifty-five, but relocating from his city practice to small-town Alberta to become the staff veterinarian at the Lac LaForge Wildlife Rescue Center might help him forget his deceitful ex—especially considering his handsome new neighbor, Ronan Magister.
At fifty-three, Ronan’s given up on love and prefers to keep relationships short and sexual. It’s easier than revealing his secret—he’s a lynx part of the time. Something about Daniel makes him long for more, but telling the truth proves disastrous. Daniel believes he’s traded one deceptive man for another.
If Daniel actually fell for Ronan’s outrageous fabrication, then he might be worried that several animals were caught in poachers’ traps near their homes that morning. He might wonder why Ronan isn’t answering his phone….
This was an interesting little story. I loved the fact that these characters were older and more mature. I also liked that they both had some issues and were a bit damaged. I liked that Daniel wanted a slower pace and Ronan just wanted to live his life fancy free. The friendship they had was very sweet and I liked that they didn’t just fall into insta-love right away.
While I enjoyed this book, there was way too much sex in the story for how short it was. I also didn’t appreciate how much of the story was focused on secondary characters and also both Ronan and Daniel’s exes. I would have liked less of that and more of Ronan and Daniel and their relationship.
In the end, I liked the story and I loved the characters but was a bit put off by certain things in this shorty. Definitely give this a go, though, if you like a bit of smut with your shifters!
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*