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Reviewed by Chris
TITLE: Of Nuts and Men
AUTHOR: LE Franks
SERIES: A Walk on the Wild Side (Daily Dose 2016)
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 41 pages
RELEASE DATE: June 1, 2016
Summer break is a time to relax and reconnect at the family cabin in the Eastern Sierras. Unfortunately for squirrel shifter Jamie, his first day back is anything but restful. When his adoptive brothers can’t resist winding Jamie up and sending him on a wild squirrel chase for last season’s buried nuts, he finds himself diverted from his mission in the best possible way.
Sawyer is a man stuck in a tree with no way down, and things are about to get a little weird when one very inquisitive squirrel turns up to save the day. At least it’s not the mountain lion who chased him there to begin with. Still it takes a while before Sawyer’s convinced he’s not seeing things. By the time he’s got his feet back on the ground, it’s Jamie who needs a little TLC—fortunately for both of them, Sawyer’s tent is close by, and Sawyer has the perfect way to heat things up.
Chased up a tree by an annoying mountain lion, Sawyer is stuck with no phone, no water, and no way down. That is until a very interesting squirrel finds its way up the tree. Jamie, squirrel shifter and foster brother of several very annoying mountain lion shifters, knows what it is like to be at the wrong end of his brothers, so he is more than willing to help the poor tree’d Sawyer down. He just has to convince the man that shifters exist and that the man that suddenly appeared in front of Sawyer is not a hallucination.
While this was an ok story, I found that there just wasn’t a lot going on in it. Sawyer is stuck up a tree for like 75% of the story, and while the conversations were interesting, they were not enough to keep my attention for all that time. The chemistry was also a bit lacking. I liked each character individually…but together they never seemed to click.
We also never get to see what happens to the damn lion, so it left the story feeling a bit unfinished. And while it was a good sex scene to close it out, I could have done with more of a thematic climax than a physical one. As it was it just kinda left too many unanswered questions for me to really feel like it was a satisfying ending.