Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SHERIFF FOUND by Joyee Flynn

Hiding Hounds Series Book 1
Publisher: Siren-Publishing
Date published: February 2011
ISBN: 1-61034-261-5 (E-book)
ISBN: 978-1610343749 (Print)
M/M Shape Shifter/Paranormal
Reviewed by Dawn
Obtained by Self-Purchase

Toby Walker is sent out to the nearest town to find a cure for the illness plaguing his pack. As a beagle pup, he never anticipates finding his mate or that the legends he was told about when he was a kid are actually true. What can he do to convince his newfound mate that he is more than a cute beagle puppy?

Sheriff Randall Markins day just went to the dogs…or one cute beagle puppy in fact. The one that just peed on his leg and he had to take home due to some illness he had. What he doesn’t anticipate is that this puppy is also one hot man…one that just told Randall he was marked and claimed by Toby as his mate. Randall doesn’t know whether to be angry he got mated without his permission or fall in love with the exasperating man. Can Randall and Toby find a way to work through their differences and find a way to make this relationship work or is it too late for them both?

SHERIFF FOUND is a fun, sweet, hot and at times, funny tale of a beagle puppy shifter named Toby who is sent out to find help for his pack who are very ill. I never read a shifter story that had beagle puppies as the shifter and found it very refreshing, different and a new spin on the shifter genre. Ms. Flynn delivers a story that will leave you laughing one minute, sighing the next and rooting for Randall and Toby to find their happily ever after. Ms. Flynn vividly captures the playfulness of a puppy and the cuteness they have. I loved the connection between Randall and Toby; it was quite hot at times and also tender when love began to grow between them. The writing was tight, the story flowed at a nice and even pace and the sex scenes complimented the growing attraction between the two main characters nicely.

Meet Toby Walker. He is a beagle puppy shifter who is sent out to find help and maybe a cure to his pack’s mysterious illness. Rambunctious, sexy as sin and playful, Toby is a surprise to Sheriff Randall Markins when he brings home an ailing puppy. Finding out Toby is a shifter and that they are mates has Randall reeling. I loved Toby and Randall together. Randall was a pure alpha male-strong, tough but with that vulnerable center and absolutely gorgeous. I was half in love with the man half-way through the story. Toby was the epitome of his shifter-playful, loved affection and was loyal. These two made serious heat whenever they were together and I swore the computer screen was smoking by the time I was done reading SHERIFF FOUND. There were several secondary characters that had me intrigued and I would love to know more about them in future books.

SHERIFF FOUND is a fun, playful story of two people finding one another and learning that love will happen regardless of how they may feel. I fell in love with the shifter pack in SHERIFF FOUND and cannot wait to read future books about them. I do have to say the ending leaves me hoping that the second book cannot be far in the future. Ms. Flynn is a talented writer who delivers a story that will leave you left wanting more. I cannot wait to check out more of this author’s backlist titles to see what hits my fancy. I look forward to seeing what else this author creates in the future.

This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.

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