All My Broken Pieces
#15, Shifters and Partners
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Tim is a small wolf shifter, partially disabled, not good at confrontation, and very alone. Life isn't easy at a precinct where he's never been fully accepted. He spends far too much of his time trying not to overhear coworkers mocking him. His best friend (okay, pretty much his only friend) is a drug-addicted fox shifter.
And Tim certainly knows better than to fall in love; that didn't work out so hot before. These days, he sticks to anonymous encounters. He doesn't believe in mates or true love, not for someone like him.
But he's worked for the cops almost a decade now, and really, there's no reason at all why he should have to go through a stupid certification course. They didn't even have those when he started!
Life takes an unexpected twist when one of his anonymous encounters turns out to be attending the same certification course. Levi is a big, sweet guy he'd never expected to see again.
Tim doesn't want to let Levi see the flaws and cracks that anything more than a quick hookup would reveal. He certainly doesn't plan to spend any more time with the guy, much less get feelings for him...
Length: 65,000 words
Heat: somewhat low
A "shifters and partners" novel
This is a very sweet romance between Tim, a small, disabled wolf shifter, and Levi, who is a nonshifter cop. They meet for a casual hookup and then discover they’ll be working together. Awkward! Well, Levi actually is glad; he’s clearly no good at all at the casual scene, and he falls hard for Tim almost immediately. One of my few complaints about the book is that Levi is never explained – here is this nearly-perfect man, why is he trolling for hookups in a random bar? He definitely could have been more complex; did he really never get upset with Tim’s self defeatism and negativism? Tim has been the brunt of a lot of neglect, bullying, and abuse all his life, and really the story is about his journey to trust. It’s hard and long and painful, but it’s populated with a couple of good friends and the acquisition of some new ones; there’s hope and growth and love in its many forms. I received an ARC to review this book honestly.