Paws, Claws, and their Triple-F
Author: Ellen Cross
Length or wordcount: 81 pages
Genres: M/M romance, paranormal, romance, M-preg
TBR Reviewer: Amanda
Rating: 3 Stars - A Good Read
Heat: 4 - Smoking Hot
Farron, a dingo shifter, is spending a significant amount of his life fixing Fate's screw-ups. He is one of the Fairy Fathers, like fairy godmothers, but in his case Fate requires him to introduce himself to his clients as their "Fairy F*** Father". His job is to get couples together that have somehow missed the connection they should have made, but when he meets a young caracal named Ben, Farron is sure that Fate is just kicking him while he is down for Ben could easily be Farron's own mate. Once they meet Mason, a submissive Tasmanian Devil shifter, the story just keeps getting more interesting as Mason is on the very edge of death and only Fate can fix them all.
The story started out a little slowly for its length. Although the world building helped with understanding what happened to Farron, once the story really got going it seemed to jump to the conclusion too soon. The unusual shifters and Fate's way of interacting with them were very amusing, as was the ending twist. I wish there had been a little more insight into Ben and Mason's characters and more proof of Farron's change of ways, but again it was just a little too short to satisfy in that regard. I still enjoyed it, though.
In this paranormal world, Alphas are the law, Betas are the muscle, and Omegas are the brains, which leaves Deltas as the meat. Oppressed and uncared for, Ryan is one of many Deltas kidnapped, drugged, and forced to work as strippers and/or prostitutes in a club called The Howling. However, a group of Dire Wolves visit the club one night and immediately know that wrongs must be righted.
This story moved very quickly, and I loved how clueless Gray was to his instincts when he first met Ryan. The scene where Marcus explained to him that the stripper he had just watched was his one and only mate made me laugh out loud. I also liked how the Dire Wolves were willing to do whatever it took to rescue the shifters trapped by the club's owners as well as getting the drugs off the street. I also appreciated the way the epilogue showed how they all looked several months down the road from the
I recommend Delta Blues for anyone wanting a quick paranormal read where the bad guys get their comeuppance and the underdog gets out.