Thursday, October 12, 2017

Oscar by Bailey Bradford

One sexy wolf is determined to show a grouchy kitty just how perfect they are for each other.

Oscar Travis has always been different, and not just because he’s a snow leopard shifter. Petite and pretty in a family where even the women are bigger and stronger than he is, Oscar has been protected by them—except for the times when no one could keep him safe. When he had to take another shifter’s life to protect his own family, Oscar’s world became a scarier place, at least in his head, not that he’s going to let his family know that. He will, however, help his dad Henry hunt down the cougar shifter who is trying to destroy one of Oscar’s own, his brother-in-law, Lyndon.

Which is why Oscar finds himself in San Antonio. Curiosity—always Oscar’s potential downfall—is the reason he’s in one of the city’s biggest gay nightclubs. And it’s his bad luck that he is cornered by four obnoxious shifters who are out to ruin his night. Josiah Baker has other plans for Oscar, plans of mates and forever, but once he makes sure his kitten is safe, he’s ditched like a bad memory. Good thing he’s a shifter too, and a determined one who doesn’t shy away from Oscar’s attitude. He sees the hurting man behind the pretty façade, and no one is going to keep him and Oscar from the happy ending they deserve.

Publisher's Note: This book has previously been released by Pride Publishing. It has been revised and re-edited for re-release.

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Reviews by the Wicked Reads Review Team

Avid Reader☆☆☆☆
M/M Shifter Romance
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This is the second book in this series and it is helpful to have read book #1, as there are several characters and themes that carry over.

Oscar has always considered himself the runt of his family. He's the odd man out and has developed a complex about himself because of those feelings. When he sacrifices a part of his soul in book #1, he has to deal with the fallout and he chooses to deal with it alone.

Josiah is someone that we don't really know much about. We meet him while he's trying to help Oscar, but there is really not a lot of history. Josiah is a shifter too and knows immediately that Oscar is his mate. He didn't realize that he would ever have one, but he'll do anything to see Oscar again.

Josiah and Oscar delve into their relationship and, with the help of their family members, figure out that despite what people preconceive about their relationship, Josiah loves when Oscar takes over and Oscar likes when Josiah can take what is given.

The crazy father of Oscar's brother-in-law is still on the loose and more characters are introduced. More brothers are found and they are funny, if not a little immature. I do hope that we get to see more of these new characters.

There are some exciting scenes in this story but it will probably be the last one I read in the series.

Oscar was my favourite character in the first book but I found him obnoxious and bratty at the start of this one. I’m not sure I’ve ever read a worse case of Little Man’s Syndrome and he irritated me to no end. He grew more likeable later in the story as he settles into his relationship with Josiah but only the ‘fated mate’ thing could explain what Josiah saw in him at the start. Unlike the characters in the first book, we actually see some character development and growth with Oscar, which I enjoyed.

Josiah isn’t a terribly well-developed love interest. As a wolf in a pack who is familiar with the shifter world, he helps move the series forward with the information he brings to Oscar’s family. As a man, I’m not sure we ever learn too much about him.

This story might actually have more graphic violence than the first book. This story continues the story from the first book as Oscar’s family attempts to track down Lyndon’s siblings and his evil father. It isn’t the strongest series plot ever and it is full of slightly tired shifter tropes. There is something about the Travis family that doesn’t work for me. The siblings don’t always read as adults and as grown adults, they are all way too comfortable with each other.

Also Available in the Leopard’s Spots Series

Book 1
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A native Texan, Bailey spends her days spinning stories around in her head, which has contributed to more than one incident of tripping over her own feet. Evenings are reserved for pounding away at the keyboard, as are early morning hours. Sleep? Doesn't happen much. Writing is too much fun, and there are too many characters bouncing about, tapping on Bailey's brain demanding to be let out.

Caffeine and chocolate are permanent fixtures in Bailey's office and are never far from hand at any given time. Removing either of those necessities from Bailey's presence can result in what is known as A Very, Very Scary Bailey and is not advised under any circumstances.

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Reviewers on the Wicked Reads Review Team were provided a free copy of Oscar (Leopard's Spots #2) by Bailey Bradford to read and review.

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