Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Stalking Buffalo Bill by J. Leigh Bailey

Title: Stalking Buffalo Bill
Author: J. Leigh Bailey
My Rating: A-

Genre: Paranormal Romance (m/m)
Series: Shifter U #1
Main Characters: William and Donnie
Release Date: September 2017
Publisher: Dreamspinner
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Sexual Intensity: spicy

Story Overview:
A Shifter U Tale

A smitten coyote isn’t the only one stalking Buffalo Bill.

A buffalo walks into a cafe. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but for coyote shifter Donnie Granger, it’s the beginning of an obsession. Donnie is a little hyperactive and a lot distractible, except when it comes to William. He finally works up the nerve to approach William but is interrupted by a couple of violent humans.

While William—don’t call me Bill—is currently a professor, he once worked undercover against an international weapons-trafficking ring. Before he can settle into obscurity, he must find out who leaked his location and eliminate the thugs. He tries keeping his distance to protect Donnie, but the wily coyote won’t stay away.

It’ll take both Donnie’s skills as a stalker—er, hunter—and William’s super-spy expertise to neutralize the threat so they can discover if an excitable coyote and a placid-until-pissed buffalo have a future together.
My Review:
A buffalo shifter and a coyote shifter...this is not an expected pairing, but I did like these two together. Donnie, the coyote, is high strung and emotional. William is not. In fact, William is a professor. He watches and doesn't reveal anything, but that calm facade is a huge cover for some massive, unexpected secrets. 

William has been coming into the coffee shop where Donnie works for weeks and Donnie has finally built up his courage to approach the guy he's been way too obsessed with. But there are reasons William can't date Donnie. But Donnie isn't someone to just sit aside when something is happening. He acts first, and deals with the fallout later. The complete opposite of William. 

But opposites attract, right? There's a lot happening in this book, but it is totally told from Donnie's point of view, so it's really his book, despite it being a romance novel. He has a great character arc as he learns how to really be comfortable with the choices he's made for himself. I liked watching his growth. 

I also really liked the calming influence that William has on Donnie. It's a slow lesson, but there's definitely some character growth for him and I enjoyed it. 

It was a fun story. 

I did enjoy this book and am definitely looking forward to more...Ford...YES!! I love the idea of his shifter cool!

I did enjoy this new world of Shifter U... and am really excited to read more. 

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