I know men are obsessed with "the rack" but I always assumed it was the one women sported. Not so in the shifter universe, especially if you are a moose. And truly, the bigger the better.
We join Bryce as he's getting smacked upside the head with an ultimatum from his grandfather. The old "get married or else." His reaction is as expected by any young shifter in his prime, and that is not if he can help it. But he really can't, because a dark horse (or some unknown shifter type) has entered the arena as a possible competitor for the family maple syrup business. And his day just goes downhill from there.
On the other side of the tracks (metaphorically speaking) is Melanie, a shifter without a clue. She thinks she's the only one of her "kind" and it's really not something you ask someone about. Her dying mother is, unfortunately, her focus and the woman really doesn't deserve the care that Melanie is giving out. If only she could be swept away from it all!
And that's a lot of tropes. And it was a fun read with the twist and turns, snark and smexy and surprises. The chemistry between Bryce and Melanie was a little slow to start, but then it took off after the initial awkwardness was dealt with. The story moved along nicely, was reminiscent of the romances I grew up with (hence tropes) but had the steamy flair of the modern romance. A nice escape.
Get ready to indulge in an over the top romance with a paranormal twist on some favorite tropes. ?
Get married or you're out of the will.? Blackmail pure and simple, but Bryce doesn't have much of a choice if he wants to remain Grandfather's heir. With the old man on his deathbed, the clock is ticking, so he'd better get cracking because a supposed cousin has just shown up looking for a pint of the maple syrup business.
I'll gore him with my rack first!? Lucky for Bryce, he sniffs out the perfect woman and makes her a deal. What he doesn't expect is to lose his heart in the process.