Book Reviews

A Shifter Concern (Bureau of Paranormal Affairs 2) by Dulce Dennison at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Agents/Spies / Shifters / Interspecies / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance / Mystery/Suspense/Thriller
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 23-December-2017

Book Blurb

There's a killer on the loose in New York City, and it's up to shifter agents Akoni Kekoa and Naoko Gima to solve the case. The body count is rising and the pressure is on as the Bureau of Paranormal Affairs demands resolution.

 

Now is definitely not the time for personal issues to arise, but when they find their mate living out of a box in an alley, they can't turn their backs on him. Slater is wary, and they can't blame him -- but with some luck they'll not only win their human mate's heart, but stop a rogue shifter before he kills again.

 

Little do they realize their present and their mate's past would collide so violently. When they take Slater into their home, they never dream it will lead the killer right to their door.

 

Book Review

I enjoyed ‘Grizzly Affair’, book one in this series, and I liked the idea of following a new triad - two agents of the Bureau of Paranormal Affairs and their human mate - on the trail of the same serial killer from the first installment. Roarke, Spencer, and Grigore were not able to catch this killer and when the three mated, the BPA turned the case over to the New York office since a body had been found there.

Akoni is a wolf shifter from Oahu who often wonders why he left the island for New York City. The wondering lasts until he gets his next nasty case and he remembers all the good he’s doing here. Naoko is his mate, a jaguar shifter from Japan, and the city overwhelms him at times too, but he also knows the work they do there is invaluable. Their current serial killer case leaves a ton of DNA but since he’s rogue he isn’t registered anywhere, and he’s smart enough to not leave any evidence that can be used to find him.

In a weird coincidence, or fate, Akoni and Naoko find their third mate, Slater, living in a cardboard box in an alley. He doesn’t trust them about being mates and it’s obvious he has dealt with some tough times on the streets. He agrees to come home with them just to get a warm meal, but he tells them upfront that he’ll leave immediately if anyone tries to force him to do something he doesn’t want to do. It isn’t until Slater has been in their home for a bit that they learn the true horrors of his childhood and life in the foster system. It is one of those horrors that was made into the creature Akoni and Naoko are searching for, and who now comes for Slater.

I have to admit to enjoying the first novella better than this one. In ‘A Shifter Concern’ I felt the police procedural was not as well done and I didn’t get a real mate connection feel between these three. The story was enjoyable but feeling more in tune with all three of these men and perhaps having more background on Akoni and Naoko would have made it even better.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 60 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 17-November-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.changelingpress.com/product.php?&upt=book&ubid=2652