Squeak and A Roar

Joyee Flynn
Squeak and A Roar
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Siren Publishing
Release Date
May 2011
Book 1 of Midnight Matings
LGBTQ, Paranormal Romance, Vamps & Shifters Romance

The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will never have a mate. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.

Software developer Gavin Ashby is perfectly happy with his life. He finds other people annoying after being around them for only a short period of time, and having a mate sounds like pure torture to him.

Video game tester Ant Marino is satisfied with his quiet, solitary life. After being accosted and almost forcibly mated, he meets the aloof but handsome Gavin.

Neither Ant nor Gavin are prepared for the feelings that arise. Will the two men continue to dance around each other or will they pounce on love and never let it go?

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Jul 16, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
135 people found the following review helpful
What happens when the Elders of your race lay down the law that you have to claim a mate not of your species within 24 hours or you will go feral and be hunted down? A lot of chaos and some very interesting mate pairings. SQUEAK AND A ROAR is the first in the Midnight Mates trilogy where each book is written by a different author.

I had a hard time with this book because I didn't like one half of the couple. Gavin is a lion shifter who is rude and self-centered and mean. His treatment of Ant is borderline abusive and almost rape and while Ant forgave him for his "aggressive" lovemaking. I found I could not. He does redeem himself a bit by taking responsibility for his actions but for me it was too little too late.

I did enjoy Ant's character and found him very endearing and forgiving. Being a mouse shifter he squeaked a lot and it made me grin every time it happened.

I am disappointed because after reading the premise of the book, I had high hopes. But once again the abundance of editing errors and my dislike of the Alpha male character made it impossible for me to enjoy. If you can overlook the almost rape and bad editing, the over- all story is cute.
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