Review: Otter Chaos by P.D Singer

Otter Chaos by P.D Singer
Release Date: October 9, 2015
Publisher: Rocky Ridge Books
Pages: 235
Source: book provided by the author for review

 

 

Lon Ewing snowboarded in and turned economist Corey Levigne’s life upside down, introducing him to a world he didn’t know existed. Corey’s still adjusting to a boyfriend who shifts into an otter and raids the koi pond—and now Lon says Corey’s department chair is a werewolf?

Wolves at the university, wolves in the bank—across Lon’s desk sits Professor Melvin Vadas and his hench-wolves, demanding a construction loan for the pack’s new lodge in the mountains. There’s just one little problem: the proposed building site is home to a breeding population of rare fish.

What do wolves care for stupid human rules, an otter who’d barely make a good snack, or one pesky human determined to protect the environment? Once they’re snout to snout with Corey and Lon, there’s more than silverscale dace on the Endangered Species List.

Includes Tail Slide, the short story that launched Otter Chaos.

Fresh powder snow and running water in the Colorado back country call Lon like the moon calls the wolves. Belly-sliding to a good time on the weekends makes up for a workweek at a desk, and meeting Corey adds a whole new level of fun to snowboarding.

It’s easy to slip away for time alone in the woods without raising suspicion, but how’s Lon to entertain himself when bad snow and a worse spill force them off the mountain too early?

Never give an otter a box of Cheerios.

 

Review: Out of all of the shifter stories I’ve read either for this blog, or in my personal life, I can honestly say I have never read one about an otter before. That’s right, I said otter. Not wolves, not cats, not bears, but an otter. That is definitely something that hasn’t been done before, or at least I’ve never seen it done before. This is also a M/M otter shifter book.

I found this book appealing because it had a fast pace. It was entertaining and I laughed at Lon’s outrageous escapades. I’m not ruining anything for the reader, just please trust me, and I hope you read this book.

I really liked both Lon and Corey for different reasons. I liked Lon because he has a happy personable personality as both a human and an otter. He knows himself very well, he knows his limitations within the human world, and he works hard at trying to fit in and not bring undue attention to himself. He’s not ashamed of who he is, he just doesn’t want anyone to find out his secret. He’s funny, and entertaining to read about and he just seems so cute. He wouldn’t want to be called cute, but I can’t help myself, he is.

I liked Corey because he takes all of the surprises of living and being with an otter with a lot of grace, tact, and decorum. He’s human, so he sees situations from a human point of view. Lon encourages Corey to look at situations from the point of view of an otter, or at least try to do this. Corey isn’t arrogant and narrow mined enough to not at least attempt to look at things from an otter point of view. He tries very hard to see things from Lon’s point of view. His attempts at understanding Lon are endearing, funny, and he’s just as cute as Lon. I know the two of them would be upset with me, but there you have it.

They both change for the better for themselves as well as for each other. Lon and Corey work hard to make a life with each other. They have to think about how to compromise in order to make each other happy and to be true to themselves.

I know otters aren’t as popular as wolf shifters, but if shifter books, if M/M shifter books appeal to the reader, then this book should be read and I hope enjoyed. I hope the reader gives this book a shot.