Fur and Flightless

Joyee Flynn
Fur and Flightless
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Publisher
Siren Publishing
Release Date
September 2011
ISBN
1610348222
Series
Book 12 of Midnight Matings
Genre
Fantasy Romance, LGBTQ

SUMMARY
The chaos of the Midnight Matings continues. Everyone attending the UPAC Conference has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species or risk going feral. Here Lys finds himself bitten by a werewolf who has mistaken him for a woman. Something that, regrettably can't be undone.

Lys Wolf is a penguin shifter whose mechanical genius brought him wealth but not respect from his family. All he wants is to meet a mate that will cherish him for who he is.

Rip Corbin is an Alpha werewolf whose dominant ways make it difficult for him to empathize with others. Also, he has always believed himself to be straight. All of this makes it difficult for him to accept Lys as his new mate.

Will Rip be able to move past his problems and be a true mate, or will Lys find a way to end their bond forever?

Book Review by Tyra Berger
Nov 09, 2011   [ OFFICIAL REVIEW ]
74 people found the following review helpful
What do you do when you are a heterosexual male and you accidently mate with another man but don't realize it until it's too late? What do you do when you are a predator and realize you just mated prey? FUR AND FLIGHTLESS, the 12th installment in the Midnight Matings series, is the story that answers those questions.

Rip is a capital "A" Alpha wolf and completely heterosexual. Imagine his surprise when the pretty little thing with the ghetto booty he just mated turns out to be a man. Not just any man, but a twink who is also a penguin shifter. Needless to say he is not happy and wants nothing to do with the man he just claimed. He is an ALPHA; he can't be mated to something he would rather eat than talk to.

Lys is still trying to absorb what the Elders said when he is grabbed from behind and bit. While still in shock, his new mate starts spouting filthy homophobic remarks that hurt him more than he thought possible. Even though he is a mechanical genius who brings in a lot of money for his colony, his parents think he is a freak and are glad to be rid of him. Is finding someone to love and protect him too much to ask?

Ok, let me just start by saying that I HATED Rip for the first half of this book. He is mean and hurtful and an all-around asshole. I felt a lot of sympathy for Lys and it broke my heart every time Rip said something to him. He didn't ask Rip to mate him and the way he is treated isn't fair. I really didn't know if Ms. Flynn could change my mind about Rip. It wasn't easy and it took a lot of work which added depth to the story and gave it more character.

This story also lets us know that not all of the Elders care about everyone in their species or have open minds sexually, which gave it a very real feel. There was a lot more to this book then just a funny story about opposites attracting. I enjoyed it and hope that Ms. Flynn will revisit this couple.
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