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Fox Hunt, by J. Leigh Bailey: Release Day Review

Fox Hunt, by J. Leigh Bailey: Release Day Review

 
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Fox Hunt, by J. Leigh Bailey: Release Day Review

Book Info

Book Series
Shifter U, Book 4
About the Author
j. leigh bailey is an office drone by day and the author of Young Adult and New Adult LGBT Romance by night. She can usually be found with her nose in a book or pressed up against her computer monitor. A book-a-day reading habit sometimes gets in the way of... well, everything...but some habits aren't worth breaking. She's been reading romance novels since she was ten years old. The last twenty years or so have not changed her voracious appetite for stories of romance, relationships and achieving that vitally important Happy Ever After. She's a firm believer that everyone, no matter their gender, age, sexual orientation or paranormal affiliation deserves a happy ending.

She wrote her first story at seven, which was, unbeknownst to her at the time, a charming piece of fan-fiction in which Superman battled (and defeated, of course) the nefarious X Luther. She was quite put out to be told, years later, that the character's name was actually Lex. Her second masterpiece should have been a best-seller, but the action-packed tale of rescuing her little brother from an alligator attack in the marshes of Florida collected dust for years under the bed instead of gaining critical acclaim.

Now she writes Young Adult LGBT Romance novels about boys traversing the crazy world of love, relationships and acceptance.

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Publication Date
July 02, 2019
Available Formats
epub, mobi, pdf
Pages
268
Content Warning
 mentions of human/shifter trafficking and experimentation (off page)
ISBN
978-1-64405-203-7
ASIN
B07QXQVK7F
Outfoxing their enemies will be a bear of a task. 

Aspiring journalist and fox shifter David ends up with a target on his back after hacking the Moreau Initiative, the shifter world’s greatest enemy. But he won’t let that stop him from the campus tour road trip that’ll help him become the next Anderson Cooper… even if his family insists he travel with a grumpy grizzly bear bodyguard. 

Buddy Brady is older, sexy, and too damn distracting for David, and as the sexual tension builds, so does the suspicion around the repeated attacks--first in Chicago, then in New York. Someone is tracking them, and all clues point to a traitor in the shifter ranks. Worst of all, they could be after David’s family...

Editor review

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Brilliant!
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5.0
 ** I WAS GIVEN THIS BOOK FOR MY READING PLEASURE **
 POV: 1st person, one character

 Fox Hunt is another great action/adventure/romance book in the incredible Shifter U series. It is so rare that I pick up a series and give every book 5 stars. That each book is unique from the others, that it is just as engaging, entertaining, and wonderful as the others. I can count how many series fits that bill on one hand. This series just joined the list. It could go on forever and I'd read every book, without fail.

 For me, the series is a case of two-halves. Books 1-2 are directly linked by an overarching plot, characters, events and timeline, flowing and linking with each other. Books 3-4 are the same. Though Fox Hunt *could* be read as a standalone from the rest in the series (as it does recap the events of the previous book well enough) I would definitely suggest reading *at least* Book 3: The Night Owl and the Insomniac, before you delve in. It will make things much clearer, as the events here began with Joey/Yusef and Owen's story.

 Now, I'll freely admit, I've wanted a Buddy book since Book 1, when he first made his appearance. I thought he'd end up with the skittish human, Jesse. Then, in Book 2, David made his appearance only briefly; it wasn't until his part in Book 3 that I really wanted him to get his own story. By then, I was hoping he'd end up with someone tough, dominant and brash, like the Shifter Council guy, Benedict Snow. So, colour me surprised when the two most interesting characters ended up in a book TOGETHER! I didn't see it coming. But I loved every second of it.

 Buddy – or, Theo – was everything that I wanted for David, and everything that I hoped he'd be, when I kept getting glimpses of him throughout the series. David was just as awkward, twitchy and nosy as a journalist should be, and Buddy was the tough on the outside, teddy-bear on the inside kind of guy I hoped he'd be. Together, the chemistry was off the charts.

 I could go on all day about what a great story it was, but there's only so much I can say without mentioning the plot, which gets all spoiler-y. So...brilliant action/adventure plot, well paced timeline, engaging and charming characters, slow burn romance with some sexy times, and intense chemistry. It was everything I wanted it to be and more.

 I can't wait for the next installment of the Shifter U series. I've got my fingers crossed for a Benedict Snow appearance.

 ~

 Favourite Quotes

 “And if that didn’t just swell me up with pride. He wanted me badly enough that he had to resort to yoga to keep control?”

 “We stood facing each other, not touching, with bare inches separating us. It felt important. It felt real. I knew it would only take one move from Buddy—one caress, one kiss, one brush of skin—and I’d be gone.”
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