Review written for MM Good Book Reviews
This story is part of a series and is best read in order. Evan hasn't had much luck with his sHarmony dates and much prefers to play in a hacker hangout with Blackjoy, a fellow computer expert. He has slightly flirtatious chats and develops a slight crush, but on his next date he meets a shifter he is strongly attracted to. Brandon enjoys playing with WrightTrigger on Hackverse and during a security update he recognizes some of WrightTrigger's work, it gives him the perfect opportunity to meet the man who intrigues him. Their relationship heats up but there are outside threats that threaten what they are building together.
Ohhhh Evan, you are a delightful and Brandon, you are just a touch sneaky. I really enjoyed this story, the groundwork is laid out early between Brandon and Evan with them first meeting on-line building up a budding friendship, and then, later meeting face to face with only one of them knowing the other is really their hacker friend. Evan and Brandon make a great couple, although they try to take it slow so Evan can be secure in his choice of man, they have a lot in common and enjoy each others company. But than Humans First (bigoted group) step up their game plan and Evan finds out the downfalls of being mated to a shifter.
This is a great storyline which I thought was great, we get a bit more information about the way shifters are treated by the human government *grrr* and we see the lengths that Humans First will go to to try and purify the world. Evan wants to wait until he is certain till he is turned but a slight mishap moves up the timeline, and Oh My God he is sooooo cute as a shifter... and funny, the swimming pool incident had me giggling my head off, even now thinking back on it I can't stifle a laugh. Brandon's shifted form is one I'd never want to meet but compliments Evan's in a weird sort of way.
We see characters we met in Bite Me, with Orion getting a surprise and we catch up with Jude and Logan, and we are introduced to Quinn (receptionist at sHarmony and Brandon's best friend). I have to say that this was a very satisfying story with danger, disapproval, prejudice, bigotry and on the other side of the spectrum, love, humor, great friends and enormous support. I really can't wait for what is to come next.
I recommend this to those who love shifters, brilliant characters, hot sex, sweet love, disappointment and hurt, friends pulling together in times of need and a great ending.