Review: Out of Place Mate (Shifters & Bikers #4, a The Edge short) by Rebecca Royce
Tori is a waitress in Gunther’s Bar, and witnesses her friends’ new mates in an argument with another man. After discovering the man is their brother, Sean, and not particularly friendly to shifters, she pulls him away to calm him before he causes a scene and gets himself killed. Her attempts to calm him lead to surprising results. GraveTells recommends Out of Place Mate!
- Title: Out of Place Mate
- Series: The Edge
- Author: Rebecca Royce
- Prominent Characters: Sean and Victoria
- Recommended Reader Age: 18+
- Sexual Content Level: Strong
*** This review is SPOILER-FREE! Read on with confidence! ***
This is such a short book, yet it’s actually pretty well done. You understand the world setting, the mating instinct, and the characters. The character development is the most impressive, because at 11 pages long, you can imagine how hard that’s going to be to convey. You get an emotional connection with Tori, and a sense of what kind of man Sean really is. However, it still leaves you wanting to see more of them and their story.
Rebecca Royce has multiple stories in The Edge series with Decadent Publishing, and this is the 4th among them. While it can stand alone just fine, you can tell there were stories prior to it because of the argument Sean’s having with his brothers at the beginning when Tori sees him. When you read a blurb about wolf-shifters and a biker bar, you expect some hardcore sex and maybe even a bar brawl, but the encounter is surprisingly gentle and everyone involved manages to avoid any brawling. Between those two points, I’m definitely left interested in more!
Ah, siblings. Sometimes I’m glad I’m an only child!
“We’re good, Victoria.” Scott smiled, glancing at his brother sideways. “Well, Stark and I are good. Sean here might need a stiff drink to get the stick out of his ass.”
Sean pounded his fist on the bar.
Rating: Out of Place Mate