Friday, July 15, 2011

Vet Found

Title: Vet Found
Author:  Joyee Flynn
Publisher: Siren-Bookstrand
ISBN: 1-61034-564-9  
Genre: {M/M}, Shape-shifter, Series
Rating:  4 Nymphs
Literary Nymph Reviewer: Critter Nymph 

Watching Randall with his new mate, Cameron realizes that the crush he once had on the handsome sheriff has passed.  That does not stop him from wanting what his friends have, however. 

Ms. Flynn’s Hiding Hounds series is one of the funniest shifter series out there.  The author is ignoring the norms of the genre and making up her own rules as she goes along.  For one, her shifters are puppies, which caused a problem for some readers when the first book came out.  For another, instead of the usual biting, these shifters mark their mates by peeing on them, which leads to some hilarious follow-up scenes.  In Vet Found, the second book in the series, Quaid is a sexually hyper golden retriever.  As soon as he sees the vet, he can’t stop himself from peeing on him.  Things become exciting from that point on as Quaid immediately switches back to his human form, begging Cameron for sex. 

Of course, that does not mean things are going to go smoothly for the newest set of mates.  Quaid has big secrets and the abuse he’s already faced makes it hard for him to confide in Cameron.  This, as you would expect, leads to some strong misunderstandings and while Cameron does do some groveling, I think he got off way too easily for the pain he caused.  These two, however, are hot together and the unusal solution the author came up with to help Quaid with his problem gives them plenty of time to heat up the pages. 

There is still the issue of curing the puppy pack of parvo and cleaning up after the former Alpha.  While Cameron is working hard on the first problem, The Council sends re-enforcements to help with the second.  This leads to an influx of new characters into the series, opening the door for several new additions to entertain the readers.

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