The Sumage Solution: San Andreas Shifters #1
#1, San Andreas Shifters
G. L. Carriger & Gail Carriger
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Everything you wanted from a sexy gay werewolf but were afraid to read.
Max fails at magic, relationships, and life. So he works as a sumage, cleaning up other mages’ messes. The job sucks and he’s in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there’s something irresistible about the sexy muscled Beta visiting his office for processing.
Bryan is gay but he’s not out. There’s a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date.
Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.
NYT bestseller Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly.
The San Andreas Shifter books stand alone and do not have to be read in any particular order.
This story contains M/M sexitimes and horrible puns. If you get offended easily, then you probably will. The San Andreas Shifter stories include blue language, dirty deeds, and outright admiration for the San Francisco Bay Area. Not for the faint of heart/mouth/tongue…
An utterly delightful story, or should I say tail? Witty and clever as always and just a lil bit spicy! Just try to stop reading once you've started, I dare you.
Long sex scenes, but at expense of story
Could have used more storytelling vs sex scenes.
Byteellbeeon July 20, 2017
The book has too many sex scenes at the expense of the plot and world building. I think the extensive sex scenes were well enough written, but tended to sound repetitive. It seemed like there just wasn't room left in the book to develop the plot or story more. There were so many plot points I wished were covered more: what is this mysterious Saturation event? What were the consequences? A briefly covered history of the destruction of the aethosphere (sp?) would have been very much more compelling story if developed in more detail. Why are there so many different types of mages and what are their roles; e.g., what does a Plug do? What is a Sluice? Why did Max initially fail as a mage? Do sumages and mages work outside of civic settings? How does the "familiar" phenomenon work? What was the role of Victorian or Parasolverse mages? Kitsune seem to have different magical powers than other shifters - why? What is the significance of 9 tails? Many of the father figures were presented as sadists and child abusers. What about that? Where were their mothers? Hey, Why no Lord Akledama? I agree with the reviewer who said this book is less well balanced than it could have been.
Amazing love story with new discoveries
This story had everything you could ask for. A sassy character who tell it like it is and a reliable character who finds it charming and it hot as hell. The story had a good pace and was never slowish. Very sexy scenes are in the book. But the love is there that grows with the characters.
I would love to read more about the characters in this book. A MUST READ SERIES. I WANT MORE PLEASE!