I have to say that this books adult-content rating is appropriate, it reads: This book contains content considered unsuitable for young readers 17 and under, and which may be offensive to some readers of all ages.
I had not paid much attention to that warning when I started reading it, a shape shifter, LGBT romance genre sounded like a good read.
This actually is a good read.
I liked many parts of the storyline: the guardian leopard shape-shifter protecting the jungle, the rescuing of the 'innocent' young man, them falling for each other and well I can't say more without giving the ending away.
However there are two things that take away from this book for me, they might not be bothersome to others though.
The first was that the author says 'the boy' is a year into his manhood. I would hope that the author is implying that manhood is 18 and hence 'the boy' is 19 years old, if not than this is disturbing.
Throughout the whole story references are made to the 'youthfulness' of the boy, but I decided to take them in comparison to Kannans age, whom is stated have been old enough to have produced cubs more then once.
This story follows a tread that I have noticed a lot lately in the gay romance genre, of having a large age differences between the lovers, like twenty plus years and having one of the partners being just barely out of their teens.
I do not care if we are talking m-m or f-m relationships, that does not sit right with me. It smacks too much like ... well, let's just say that it creeps me out (again, just my thoughts on that).
The next issue that I had with the book, was the fact this is listed as erotic when it should be listed as X-rated. I can not stress this enough, there are way too many graphic details to be anything less then an X-rating.
Again I will say not everyone will agree with my review, but excluding the two issues that I have with the story it is a good read.
If you over look the age thing, skip over (or exclude) the overly detailed sex, then you would have a perfect five star gay shape-shifter short story.
(review of free book)