Reviewed by Ami
Title: Fox Hunt
Author: J. Leigh Bailey
Series: Shifter U #4
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 268 Pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: July 2, 2019
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
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Blurb: Outfoxing their enemies will be a bear of a task.
Aspiring journalist and fox shifter David ends up with a target on his back after hacking the Moreau Initiative, the shifter world’s greatest enemy. But he won’t let that stop him from the campus tour road trip that’ll help him become the next Anderson Cooper… even if his family insists he travel with a grumpy grizzly bear bodyguard.
Buddy Brady is older, sexy, and too damn distracting for David, and as the sexual tension builds, so does the suspicion around the repeated attacks–first in Chicago, then in New York. Someone is tracking them, and all clues point to a traitor in the shifter ranks. Worst of all, they could be after David’s family….
Review: After making himself a target because he unknowingly let Moreau Initiative hack the shifter network while trying to look for information on the deep web, David Sherman reluctantly lets Buddy Brady be his bodyguard, as David visits graduate school colleges. Of course, David doesn’t believe that there’s an actual threat … except the attraction that he is developing for the older bear shifter.
This is the latest story in Leigh Bailey’s “Shifter U” series… and it has a connection with the previous book, “The Night Owl and the Insomniac”, which first introduced the possible shifter enemy: The Moreau Initiative. I thought the story, overall, was pretty cute and entertaining, albeit rather cliché in terms of character traits.
David, as the younger man, is more outgoing and more expressive in showing that he is attracted to Buddy. While Buddy, who is older, and acts as bodyguard, is more reserved. However, the two do connect during this road trip. David is able to coax Buddy to be more open about his own wishes and dreams – and Buddy’s dream is actually really lovely.
Although, I also admit that Buddy doesn’t feel like a good bodyguard *laugh*. There are things that happening to the two of them, which I am sure a better bodyguard can avoid. I also think David is pretty annoying in his insistence about the threat level against himself. Come on, dude, you can at least be cooperative and help Buddy do his work!
One note that I need to say in here, by the way, Mommy Sherman is pretty bad ass!
Overall Impression: I liked it!
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*