Monday, July 16, 2018

Stalking of Buffalo Bill by J. Leigh Bailey

Title: Stalking of Buffalo Bill
Series:  Shifter U, 1
Author: J. Leigh Bailey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Paranormal
Pages: 200
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher’s Blurb
A Shifter U Tale

A smitten coyote isn’t the only one stalking Buffalo Bill.

A buffalo walks into a cafe. Sounds like the start of a bad joke, but for coyote shifter Donnie Granger, it’s the beginning of an obsession. Donnie is a little hyperactive and a lot distractible, except when it comes to William. He finally works up the nerve to approach William but is interrupted by a couple of violent humans.

While William—don’t call me Bill—is currently a professor, he once worked undercover against an international weapons-trafficking ring. Before he can settle into obscurity, he must find out who leaked his location and eliminate the thugs. He tries keeping his distance to protect Donnie, but the wily coyote won’t stay away.

It’ll take both Donnie’s skills as a stalker—er, hunter—and William’s super-spy expertise to neutralize the threat so they can discover if an excitable coyote and a placid-until-pissed buffalo have a future together.

Stalking of Buffalo Bill by J. Leigh Bailey  This is the first in the Shifter U series, and I think for a first book this is a great start. You get some ground work done on this world and I have a great idea of what to expect and anticipate for the next book.
Donnie is a Coyote shifter. Stalking the man he loves. Well stalking might be a strong term, he just keeps showing up where he knows his man will be at.
He works at a café that William eats at in the morning. He loves mooning over him, and making sure his order is right.
William is an ex-super spy, professor in hiding from bad guys. He is a shifter as well.
I really think this is a well-done story with a few flaws. The pacing in this book is just odd. Like something slightly off you cannot put your finger on just what it is. I also had a hard time with the chemistry between the main characters.  For me I was not feeling it.

However, I have seen this sometimes in first books in a series, so I would read more in this series. Maybe the author is just finding their footing in this story. I think there is a great storyline to be had and I really would like to see where the next book takes us. 

                     Four Twinkling Stars 

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