Sheriff West Graelin moved to Blue Creek for a change of pace. Instead in his first week, he meets a naked man over a dead body who tempts him beyond his ability to think straight. Now the bodies are piling up and their killer is taunting them.
It's time to team up in more than one way. Love, lust, laughter, friendship and murder...It’s just another day in this small town.
“Hello?” A strong masculine voice called out, “I was told someone was here waiting.”
“I’m here.” Rook responded as he buttoned his jeans and stepped out of the shadows of the overhanging tree.
“And you are?” The voice asked with authority ringing in every word.
Rook smiled softly. “The guy you’re looking for.”
“Name’s Tucker Jameson, but most everyone calls me Rook. You’re new around here, aren’t you?”
“I’m the new Sheriff. Are you the one who found the body?”
“You smell amazing and yes I did.”
The sheriff cocked one eyebrow and smirked slightly. “Excuse me? Did you just say I smelled good?”
“Amazing, but yeah.”
“I’m standing ten feet away from a dead body and on the opposite side as you. How can you possibly know what I smell like?”
Rook laughed. “Never been round shifters I take it.”
“No, I haven’t.” The sheriff shrugged.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Check Mate is the first book in the Kindle Worlds Novella (Sassy Ever After) that I have read, although it is not my first foray into the writing of Sheri Lyn.
Rook meets the new sheriff, and knows at first sniff, that he has also just met his mate. West knows that shifters are around, but still finds himself at a loss where Rook is concerned at times. The banter back and forth with these two is quite simply superb, especially when you factor in the townfolk's reactions to Rook's behaviour. This is an action packed novella, with murder, demons, a High Priestess, tigers, wolves... I could go on. Instead, I will just say that it would be better if you treated yourself, and read it for yourself.
As with all books by Sheri Lyn, this one is exceptionally written, with no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow. There is lots of sass and wit to keep you smiling, with sexual tension by the bucket load. The only reason that this is a 4-star review is because, like with most novellas, I find them to be a bit rushed. For this reason, I prefer full length novels, but I will happily read anything and everything by Sheri Lyn. Most definitely recommended by me.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and my comments here are my honest opinion. *
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Hi I'm Sheri Lyn. I live in Florida with the love of my life, my dog Koda a Corgi/Dwarf Chow mix. I love living here and couldn't imagine living anywhere else.
I started my journey into the indie book world in January of this year. I write M/M stories and have F/F in the wings.
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