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Reviewed by Chris
TITLE: Quiet as a Mouse
SERIES: A Walk on the Wild Side (Daily Dose 2016)
AUTHOR: Asta Idonea
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 25 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2016
Upon moving to a new town, shy shifter Paul is instantly smitten with local choirmaster Cale. Wanting to spend as much time with Cale as possible, he becomes the proverbial church mouse so he can enjoy Cale’s music without revealing his feelings. But when Cale sees him and traps are set, Paul faces a difficult choice. What does he want out of life, and does he have the courage to go after it? Will he be a man… or a mouse?
Paul is a little bit in love with his choirmaster, Cale. Which is probably why he is risking his tail (and other mousey bits) by sneaking back into the church every week to watch the man practice alone. He has had too many close calls to risk openly approaching the man, but hanging around in his mouse form is hardly dangerous. Well, right up until Cale catches sight of his little mousey stalker.
Yep, definitely too cute. This short story was really good. It had an adorable mouse shifter, and just the right amount of sweetness between the two MCs to make it all go down just right. I don’t know what it says about me that I have a real thing for shy guys who pine for their out-of-reach crushes in slightly stalkery ways…but, oh well.
While I would love to see more from these two, this story did a lot of good with what little page space it had. We don’t get to see much of Cale (except thru the eyes of Paul), so the “love” declarations seem a bit too soon on his part, but I can’t say it bugged me too much. This story just had a whole bag of fluff in it, and that’s all good with me.