Book Reviews

Three Uncaged (Shifter Rescue 7) by Sean Michael at Changeling Press

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Menage MMM / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 23-October-2017

Book Blurb

Stripe, Xeno and Shen are three cat shifters who have spent most of their lives in cages at a zoo. They're used to hiding their human selves, being abused and feeling hungry. When they are rescued and brought to the Old Tavern, along with the rest of the shifters at the zoo, the three are put in rooms together.


Unsure if they have just traded one cage for another, the three count on each other for comfort and protection. When they find they can share more than just comfort with each other, they very quickly become a collective. Now if only they knew if they were really safe, maybe they could start a new life together.


Book Review

This seventh story in the ‘Shifter Rescue’ series has three formerly abused shifters at its center, all of them in desperate need for help. Stripe is a tiger, Xeno a panther, and Shen a snow leopard, but all three are weak from malnourishment and scared when they are rescued from their abusers at the zoo. They end up at the Old Tavern Club, in the care of Pirou and his friends from previous volumes, but the newcomers have no idea whether the men who freed them are rescuers or their new jailers. When they begin to discover that they may just be safe, and figure out that the three of them belong together, they decide that the setting is ideal for further exploration of their human natures and their feelings all at the same time.

Stripe is the most forward of the three, the strongest, and the one who takes the lead in communicating their needs; he quickly decides he is the protector of the other two. Xeno is fast and while he is not quick to trust, he decides to throw his lot in with Stripe once the tiger promises they will both take care of the much shier Shen. Shen takes a long time to find his way back to his human side, staying in cat form is his way of protecting himself from the worst of the fear he can feel when he is a human. It takes a lot of coaxing from the other two for Shen to come out of his shell, as it were.

All three shifters need time to learn to trust the people taking care of them. Getting rid of their fear is not an easy process, and having faith that the future is better than the past takes quite a while. It gives them time to get to know each other better and to discover that there is more between them than a shared past. The physical side of their relationship develops fairly quickly, but the emotions take longer.

If you like stories where the abused learn to trust again, if you think that sticking together is safer than going it alone, and if you’re looking for a read full of sweet three-way discoveries and lots of loving, then you will probably like this novella.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 45 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 16-June-2017
Price $3.99 ebook
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