Book Reviews

At Sixes and Sevens (Fur, Fangs, and Felines 4) by M.A. Church at Dreamspinner Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Christy Duke on 10-November-2017

Book Blurb

Werecats mating with humans was bad enough…. But an Alpha werewolf?

 

Aidric’s life takes an unexpected turn when he meets Alpha Carter Lovelock of the Dark Lake Pack—who is apparently his mate. Now Aidric must decide whether to accept the mate the goddess chose, or deny her gift because cats and dogs just don’t mix.

 

Carter is in a pickle. He always assumed his mate would be a female werewolf. How else is Carter supposed to carry on his line and retain Alphaship? When Aidric comes into his life, Carter’s ex, Sabrina, isn’t giving up easily. Her brother, Delaney, is a thorn in Carter’s side, and some of the other werewolves go out of their way to make Aidric feel unwelcome, including one of his deltas, Evan.

 

Unfortunately, what little headway they make is destroyed during a full moon hunt when enemy werewolves attack Aidric and threaten the pack house where the Dark Lake pups are kept—an ambush that could have devastating consequences on their future.

 

Werewolves are notoriously insular, and before Carter and Aidric can build the life they want with each other, they’ll face a fight for acceptance.

 

Book Review

I really don’t want to start this review by scolding the author, but well, it really has been a long time since I read Remi and Marshell’s story. That would be perfectly okay (fingers crossed behind my back), but you introduced me to Alpha Lovelock and Aidric in that book so, of course, I was jonesing for the story about a werecat and a werewolf. And I had to wait. I realize you have a life, Ms. Church, and other works in the fire, but it’s been really tough to be patient. I might deserve an award or something.

"We were already off to a rip-roaring start. “While I am perfectly willing to give you the respect your rank deserves, I kiss nobody’s ass. If you want me to do something, ask instead of demand. I’m your mate, not your beta.” I cursed softly for my slip of the tongue."

Fate is a funny thing. The cat’s goddess is Bast while the wolves revere Fenrir. Who knows what they were thinking when they paired these two up. Aidric is socially inept and doesn’t do small talk. He’s blunt and honest, sometimes to a fault. Carter is aggressive, intimidating, and in his own words “somewhat of an a**hole”. I kept waiting for war to break out, except there’s a funny thing about destined mates - they’re incapable of harming the other - so I was guaranteed that one way or another, these two men would work this out. Although, the fact that Aidric enjoys bottoming but in all other areas of sex he prefers being in charge, I wasn’t so sure how that was going to play out.

I’ll admit that the angst, drama, and even the answer for Carter needing an heir, didn’t come as any surprise. However, since most of that is hinted at in the description, I wasn’t really reading this book for a mystery/suspense plot. I wanted Aidric to have his mate and the happiness other members of his clowder had found. Carter, I suspected, had been far lonelier than even he had admitted to himself, so I wanted him to find his mate who matched him, and loved him above all else.

‘At Sixes and Sevens’ has become my favorite of the series. So far. I’m fairly certain based on what happened at the end, that Brier is going to find his mate next, so I’ll be happy to see another installment. I adored Aidric and Carter. I liked the way they dealt with issues and came together to lead the pack and fight for every member. I especially loved the ending when Aidric was allowed to take Carter to the clowder’s Circle of Stone. A beautifully written scene, to be sure. If you haven’t read this series I highly recommend it. This author knows her way around the minds of felines and it was a joy to experience.

 

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook and print
Length Novel, 250 pages/85622 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 10-November-2017
Price $6.99 ebook, $16.99 paperback, $16.99 bundle
Buy Link https://www.dreamspinnerpress.com/books/at-sixes-and-sevens-by-ma-church-9015-b