Reviewed by Nikyta
Author: Chris T. Kat
Series: Alpha Unit One #2
Heroes: Nicky & Sam
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 164 pages
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Release Date: August 16, 2019
Available at: Dreamspinner Press & Amazon
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Blurb: Nicky Reed may have won the battle regarding baby shifters working as policemen, but he’s not so sure about the war. His mate and superior officer, Sam Black, is still overprotective with a capital O. As a result, Nicky sometimes finds himself repressing some of Tiny’s—his snow leopard cub other half’s—natural urges. Which leads to frustration on Nicky’s part.
With a new drug called Nemesis killing in record numbers, Alpha Unit One must find out who’s behind this horrible narcotic and get it off the streets—a tall enough order without press accusations that baby shifters are to blame for the team’s lack of success.
Their investigation into Nemesis leads Nicky and Sam and the rest of the team into unexpected waters. Will the stress rip the squad apart? The baby shifters may find themselves unable to perform the job they love: protecting the people of New York City. And Nicky may be in over his head—in more ways than one.
This was a pretty cute story. I really loved getting back to Nicky and Sam and seeing how things are after the first book ended. I liked Sam and Nicky trying to get used to being mated and how things have changed a little bit in their personal and professional lives. I also enjoyed seeing Sam coddle Nicky just a little and how Nicky adored his milk so much. The two together are so sweet and I do really love them together.
While I liked this one, there was something missing from the story that I can’t quite pinpoint. And I think because of that, the story dragged for me. I really liked the first book in the series but this one took me a lot longer to read than I expected. While I do love the fact that Nicky is a baby shifter, I wished we had seen Nicky actually act like an adult while in human form because I don’t remember him acting so much like his ‘baby’ self while in human form. Add to that, I felt like the story didn’t progress as much as it could have and it felt a little disjointed. I would have liked to see things a little more settled.
All in all, I did like this one and I do like Nicky and Sam as a couple and as characters. However, I felt like Nicky is regressing in his personality and becoming more and more like his baby shifter self and not as an adult in human form. I hope the next book in the series we get to see more progression with the story and with Nicky.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*