Sunday, April 3, 2011

Shifter Cowboy

Title: Shifter Cowboy
Author: Jan Irving
Publisher: Total-e-Bound
Publisher URL: http://www.total-e-bound.com/
ISBN: 978-0-85715-499-6
Genre: {M/M} Shape-Shifter
Rating: 4 Nymphs
Literary Nymphs Reviewer: Chocolate Minx

Twice a month, Cody Marshall wakes up somewhere naked. Being a wolf shifter sucks, in Cody’s opinion. This time, he is found lying curled up in the middle of the road leading to the isolated old ranch by Adrian Le Roy, the new owner and Cody’s boss.

Shifter Cowboy is the second book in the Uncommon Cowboys series and a wonderfully heartwarming romance. The plot is well written and well paced. The setting is the foothills in Montana. The intimate scenes are especially sensual. The characters are believable. Cody was rejected as a child by family; he has lived on his own since his teenage years. Cody has lived and worked on the remote ranch for almost two years, taking care of the small herd as well as the house. When Adrian arrives, Cody and Adrian share a mutual attraction; despite the fact that Cody fears Adrian will fire him. Cody tries to hide what he is from Adrian. However, Cody’s wolf wants to claim Adrian as his mate.

Adrian is a veterinarian who felt he had never really belonged anywhere. Adrian bought the ranch, hoping he would find that elusive satisfaction missing from his life in the city. Cody and Adrian are both considerate caregivers, as well as protective of each other. Jan Irving has created a memorably fantastic saga that I greatly enjoyed.

Reader Advisory: The stories in this series are connected solely by theme. They can all be read as stand alone titles.

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