Reviewed by Vicki (Tori)
SERIES: Faster Bobcat #1
AUTHOR: Julia Talbot
PUBLISHER: Changeling Press
LENGTH: 45 pages
RELEASE DATE: July 13th, 2016
Lynx shifter Aleks is a stripper by night. That’s how he pays his rent. He tries not to mix business with pleasure, which is usually easy enough — his customers are mostly bridal parties, and Aleks is into guys. Then the most beautiful man he’s ever seen walks into the club, and all bets are off.
Rafe is also a big cat shifter, and he’s immediately drawn to Aleks and all that amazing golden skin. Too bad Rafe doesn’t want anything full time, especially since Aleks wants a Master as well as a lover. Can they find enough common ground to make it work, or will Aleks end up back on stage?
Publisher’s Note: Hot Tin Roof (Faster Bobcat 1)is an expanded, edited version of a short story previously published with another house.
I do like a little shifter fun!
This is a nice little story of Aleks the stripper/cat shifter, and Rafe the business man/cat shifter. The two meet one night at the club Aleks dances at, and make a connection. They meet for dinner a few days later, and Aleks gets even more than he hoped for. But things can’t go smoothly…
Hot Tin Roof is short, fun, and naughty. It takes place over a short period of time, and is really just the beginning of the story for Aleks and Rafe. I liked both of them as characters, Aleks is shy and sweet, but has a naughty streak. Rafe is bold and a little cold, the big fancy business man, who wants to dominate the little cat shifter he finds. I liked the sex, there’s not a lot in such a short story, but what there is, is hot and fun. A little D/s, just a hint of how these two could be. There isn’t much plot development in only 45 pages, but what we do get works. There’s even a little conflict to keep it interesting. It’s certainly insta-love, but that’s ok, again, it’s only 45 pages. It’s got to be quick and to the point!
It’s been a while since I read a book by Julia Talbot, and I think I’ve missed her! This was a nice way to spend a bit of time, diving in to a new shifter world. I know there is another book in this series, I hope we’ll see more in the future!