3.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Author Provided Book Contemporary Established Couple Fated Mates Gay Heat Index m/m Mild level angst Mild/low level heat Morgan Novella 20-160 pgs (20k-40k words) Paranormal Part of a Series Reviewer Romance Shifter

Rise of the Alpha Squirrel ( Nutty Romances Book 2) by Kate Lowell


Nathan’s met Vince’s family, but Vince hasn’t met Nathan’s, and Nathan would like to keep it that way. Holy smoked almonds, what else do you do when you know how completely nuts your relatives are?

Why, you ease your man into it, by introducing him to normal shifters. Assuming you can find any.

But with a gossipy werehummingbird spreading the news, and a pair of young red pandas wreaking havoc with their fainting goat friends, Nathan’s about ready to climb into a pine cone and pull it in after him.

Then the local playboy weremoose hears about Vince, and Nathan has to find his inner alpha or the consequences will be worse than moldy hazelnuts.


We met Nathan and Vince in book one, where they established that Nathan could trust Vince with his shifting secret and they began to grow closer as lovers.

Now Nathan is letting Vince into his life by introducing him to some of his shifter friends… and WOW are they hysterical!

Most of this short story is one failed attempt at romance after another as each of Nathan’s friends comes to investigate the newbie and ends up causing some sort of trouble.

It’s a sweet, funny addition to the first book with a few sweet moments where the relationship deepens.

Very lighthearted and fun.

3.5 of 5 stars


Reviewed by Morgan

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