Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5
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….
This was a good story, I haven’t read any other the other Shifter U stories and other than some side references I don’t think it took away from enjoying this book. David has gotten himself into a bit of a pickle and forced to have a bodyguard while visiting grad schools. Buddy is a misunderstood, not necessarily in a bad way, man and has never really gotten the chance to do what he has always wanted.
Unfortunately for a book over 200 pages I don’t have much to say, so much of this book was their trips to the colleges with David trying to downplay their danger and shrug off any of the incidents that happen. Though the big one when they figure out who the spy is finally send him back home. The big reveal and “battle” didn’t really live up to the big build up for me.
I felt bad for David and how he was feeling about how his family treats him, feeling like the outcast or screw-up is never fun. Now Buddy has built a nice life for himself but I liked that David was able to get him to open up about the life he would like. These two are sweet together and they had to of liked each other previously and just didn’t say anything for how awkward their interactions quickly got but David following his dreams gives Buddy the boost to try for his too.
I love the cover art by Aaron Anderson is nice but doesn’t connect with how I viewed either characters.
ebook, 268 pages
Published: July 2, 2019 by Dreamspinner Press
Edition Language: English
Series: A Shifter U Tale, Dreamspun Beyond