Book Reviews

Trusting Nat (Sanctuary 2) by Megan Slayer at Supernova Indie Publishing Services

Genre Gay / Paranormal / Shifters / Erotic Romance
Reviewed by Serena Yates on 15-August-2019

Book Blurb

The key to his humanity is finding his place in the pride.

Sydney came to Sanctuary believing he wasn’t anything other than the runt of the litter. Strengths? According to the others, he had none. But one special shifter seems to think otherwise—Nat. To bring out the brave side of Syd, he’ll need to trust.

Nat has always known he’s a beta. No question. He’s drawn to Syd and wants to find out if their existence at the Sanctuary should be more than platonic. When he and Syd are called upon to bring back more lions from the petting zoo, he not only sees Syd’s true potential, but realizes his true feelings for the fellow shifter.

Can these two shifters forge an alliance and grow together or will their heated experiments between the sheets be the end for them both?

Warning: Handle with care! Sometimes, it’s the quiet ones who are filled with the explosive passion.

First edition published by Resplendence Publishing, August 2015.

Book Review

In this second story about the lion shifters born into a petting zoo, the focus is on quiet Syd, who barely speaks up, and Nat, another lion shifter from the first group of escapees. Both men have to learn how to be human, and both are looking for their place and role in the new group hoping for acceptance. With more lions still exposed to the cruel zoo keeper’s plan of allowing the oldest ones to be hunted for a fee, there is enough planning and rescuing going on to keep everyone busy.

Syd was quiet and withdrawn in the first book, and since everyone has treated him like the bottom of the pile, that is understandable. What becomes evident quite quickly in this book is that it’s his older brother who has it in for him. Years of bullying and attitude have taken any self-confidence Syd may have had and pounded them into the ground. But with the change in environment, and John’s influence, the dynamic in the group has changed. Syd is beginning to come out of his shell - not least because Nat is showing an interest, and that is causing all kinds of developments. When he is chosen to support one of the rescue efforts involving Syd’s mother, he begins to come into his own.

Nat is not like one of those hierarchy-conscious lions (like Syd’s brother), so he doesn’t care who is the alpha, the beta, or the omega. He likes Syd, and as soon as he sees even the slightest return of interest, he takes things to the next level. There is a lot of back and forth as Nat tries to figure out whether he just wants a friend with benefits or if there is something more to his feelings for Syd. Being a human, as Nat finds out, is a lot more complicated than being a lion.
If you like shifters who struggle with being in their human form after years of being restricted to their animal side, if two men who are hesitant about a relationship yet like each other a lot intrigue you, and if you’re looking for a fun read with some emotional tension, then you might enjoy this book.





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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 86 pages/25000 words
Heat Level
Publication Date 28-October-2018
Price $2.99 ebook
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