Author: MD Grimm
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Catt Ford
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
The Shifters: Book Two
Ryan and Caleb became the best of friends while Caleb taught Ryan as best he could about being human. Born a bull shifter named Whirlwind, Ryan was taken in by Caleb’s mother, who wanted to protect him—just as Caleb did. Their time together leads to deeper feelings… and now they’ve decided to give a relationship a chance. Unfortunately, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb has to call in the Agency—an organization that protects shifters—or their new life together will end before it ever starts.
It always takes me a little while to come to terms with a human/shifter mating. Maybe because I don’t often read “other” shifters, but a human/shifter mating that was born of an animal to begin with, is just a little too much for my little pea brain to wrap itself around. As such, I was not predisposed to like Caleb and Ryan as a pairing.
In the end, I almost believed them as a couple. I still, however, have a lot of issues surrounding the mythos of the Bull shifter. I feel like we are only given part of the story, and I have too many questions to believe Ryan as a person or bull, much less a shifter.
The “Whirlwind” in the title is a nod to Ryan’s name when he is in his Bull form and living his life as a bucking bull on the rodeo circuit. Another aspect of Ryan that I had a hard time reconciling.
I guess the conclusion that can be drawn here is that I was not given enough information to suspend my disbelief for this story. Ryan and Caleb are sweet together. We see a little more about the sinister side of The Knights, and we learn a few more morsels about The Agency. But overall, I just never could sink into this story.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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