Backstroking with a Tiger Shark (Susan’s Review)

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Title: Backstroking with a Tiger Shark (Beneath Aquatica’s Waves #1)
Author: Charlie Richards
Publisher: eXtasy Books
Release Date: July 14, 20167
Genre(s): Shifter M/M
Page Count: 63
Reviewed by: Susan
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Tortelion, Tort to his friends, is a tiger shark shifter. He spends his workdays awing human audiences with a few aquatic parlor tricks. To him, it’s a pretty good gig. Plus, the people who come to World of Aquatica learn about his kind…well, tiger sharks of the non-shifter variety, anyway. A day that starts the same as any other suddenly takes a turn for the better when a mishap sends two humans tumbling into his tank. Blood in the water tells Tort that one of them is his mate. Joining those taken to the doc’s office as a witness, Tort learns his mate is Kane Cornshun, a busy human graphic designer only visiting the area to see his sister and her kids for a few days. Tort has very little time to woo his unsuspecting mate. Can he convince Kane to give up his life and join him at Aquatica?

A nice story about a tiger shark shifter (!) and his human mate. But it was a little too short to feel like a complete story.

Tort is a tiger shark shifter who works at World of Aquatica together with other see creature shifters. They all show the people who come to watch the shows some cool tricks. Then something goes wrong when a man gets pushed by a rough crowd, slips, hit his head and falls into the shark tank. As soon as the man hits the water Tort smells this man is his mate.

Kane is visiting his sister and her two children when the accident at the aquarium happens. When he is rescued from near death with a shark he is grateful he is alive. He’s also soaking wet. So when a man comes running to him and offers him a change of clothes at his place, Kane is glad to be able to spend a little time with the gorgeous man. A man who makes his interest in Kane known immediately..

I think this could have been a great book, if it hadn’t been so short. There was no time for any kind of relationship development, so this was insta-love to the max. I normally don’t mind insta-love, but there has to be come kind of relationship development after that. And that didn’t happen here.

So while this was a cute short story, it wasn’t too deep and it could have used a few more pages to make me feel connected to the characters. But hey, it had a shark shifter, how cool is that!

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