Feral Dust Bunnies (Offbeat Crimes, #4) by Angel Martinez #mm #review @AngelMartinezrr @PridePublishing

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An orphaned kitten may be the only witness to romance and the impossible.

Officer Alex Wolf responds to a lot of ‘paranormal’ calls that aren’t. Exotic pet birds aren’t monsters and unusual dog breeds aren’t aliens. It’s a good thing he likes the animal control officers, but he both yearns for and dreads those calls where he runs into ACO Jason Shen. Jason’s scent is so delicious that Wolf has a difficult time humaning around him.

Animal control calls take a disturbing turn, though, when Wolf and his lizard-man partner, Krisk, discover the impossibly mummified bodies of rats and an unfortunate mother cat. The rescue of the cat’s sole surviving kitten not only gives Wolf more time with Jason, which is both perplexing and wonderful, but also leads to dangerous discoveries. Something inconceivable stalks the city and its officers of the law. Wolf has to figure out what it is before it can attack and drain the life from the people and the kitten he loves.addtogoodreads_zps55cd15da14Double TimeTAGA-nony-mouseTAG

Book 4 in the series – Feral Dust Bunnies – was a bit of a hard read for me. Wolf was confused, which since the author is so good at flavoring a book from the personality of the narrator, made everything confusing.

It was nice to see Wolf. I was never sure whether he was a werewolf or what. Now I know – and no. I’m not going to tell you because you would prefer to find out yourself. *smirk*

In a continued buildup that began with book 1 and really revved up in book 3, something is after their city. While other towns get vamps and ghosts, they spend their time going after strange creatures – think huge pill bugs and monster snapping turtles, not to mention the feral dust bunnies in this book.

That’s right. In this book, the city is plagued with feral dust bunnies that surround their victims and somehow suck the life right out of them. Creepy.

I love the little hints the author gives us about the other characters – in this case about their lieutenant. In the past, we learned that her job was to make sure some god didn’t return. When she talked to Audacity, I burst out laughing.

Seriously crazy – which is one of the things I love most about this series. However, as much kudos as I can give Martinez at having the book so completely reflect the eyes through which it’s seen, Wolf’s confusion proved too much for me at times.

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The name is intriguing, but the truth is more confusing than just the name.  A man who thinks and feels more like a wolf, and a man who loves animals.  Alex is like a kid in grown-up clothes, but that is miss-leading.  A man with wolf senses means very little escapes his notice.

Jason is a man who loves animals and is really attracted to officer Wolf.  Yet the two of them seem to be so worried about the other that they appear stuck on how to start a personal relationship. I love that Jason is willing to take a chance with Alex, even though he is a little strange.   As these two try to find what strange thing is happening in their city, they learn just how hard it can be to love each other.

This was an entertaining story that had me laughing and trying to deal with all the strange things they end up in.  It well worth the time it takes to read it and let yourself be entertained.

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