Series: Walk on Wild Side
Also available: Walk on Wild Side Anthology
Rating: (I liked it. – Cat lovers might like it even more.)
Dreamspinner’s 2016 Daily Dose anthology includes 30 romantic male/male shifter stories released one a day during the month of June.
Synopsis: Unwilling to deal with family expectations and complexities, Zeke takes refuge with a relatively luxurious life as a housecat. Toby, his human companion, pampers him as a cat demands, and it’s too good to expose himself as a shifter. When an intruder up-ends the comfortable life of human and cat, family issues haunt both of the companions, requiring a review of their priorities, wants, and needs.
Review: While not the most romantic story in the world (to me), this quick read explores several themes with some intriguing interaction and interplay. The owner/pet dynamic is on display with just a nice display of cat-like attitude from the shifted man. For a short story, the author weaves a setting and conflicts within shifter families that is simple enough to absorb but also complex enough to enjoy. The focus of the story is the relationship between the two men (or a cat and a man), but I found the details surrounding the shifter setting, behavior, and conflict to be possibly more interesting.
Recommended for fans of: Housecat shifters; feline attitudes; alternate shifter paradigms.