Down Under by Tam Ames ~ Book Review by Teresa

DownUnderLG Title: Down Under

Author: Tam Ames

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Catt Ford

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars


The year 2089 finds Australia split between east and west, with a wall to ensure the east stays safe. College student Aiden Taylor is traveling from Perth to Sydney to see Men at Work, who have been revived after cryogenic freezing. Regrettably, only days into his trip, his moped is stolen—and then he meets a naked man from the east. The man turns out to be Matthew King, who offers Aiden a ride—no strings attached—all the way to Sydney.

When another attack occurs the following night, Aiden discovers Matthew’s impossible secret: he’s a were-kanga. At least that gives them something to talk about when they experience delays at the wall. One thing leads to another, and soon friends with benefits turns into something more. But when the summer is over, Aiden must return to school in Perth. How can he leave Matthew behind?


This had been on my tbr for a while. I was intrigued by the blurb but somehow never got around to it. I managed to today and regretted not reading it sooner.

It was a fun twist on a shifter novel with low angst and lots of humour. Poor Aidan is not having the best of luck, unless you count running into hot naked men (well one man at any rate) in the middle of the night. The story isn’t very deep but it is entertaining.

My only complaint was the constant comments Aidan made about himself being like a girl for getting emotional. It started to get on my nerves. However, the rest of the book was light and charming so I was willing to overlook it.

All in all, a good book for a lazy afternoon.

Buy Links

Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
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Barnes & Noble
Kobo US
Kobo UK

This review is based on a copy purchased by the reviewer independent of any review copies offered.

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