Healing the Fox by Michelle Houston
Publisher: Phaze Books
Genre: Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (19 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Sex, Masturbation
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Tiger Lily
When an injured fox comes into the wildlife rehabilitation center, Scott knows he isn’t an ordinary animal, he’s a shifter. Taking him home, Scott does his best to care for the injured shifter, and finds himself falling in love.
Knowing it would be selfish to ask Christian to stay, Scott has to decide if he will let Christian walk out of his life, hoping that his love will return.
He’s a shifter who heals other animals. He’s also sure the wounded fox is a shifter. What’s a guy to do when a scent of a handsome man invades his life? Get to work Healing the Fox.
Michelle Houston writes intriguing shifter stories. Not only does she twist the boundaries, she makes new ones that are fabulous. In her stories, the shifters can’t heal by shifting. That makes it worse. I loved it because it made her book unique. I also loved that Scott cared for not only the little baby bunnies, but all animals. He’s a genuine, all-around hero.
I loved the amount of strife in this tale. Cris has all kinds of issues after the car accident and needs to heal. Scott can help Cris, but he’s got to get past the bone-deep draw to the other man. What’s a pair of men to do? The emotions swirling around Scott are touching because we’ve all been there—you want to give your heart but if you do, you know it’ll end in pain. But how he deals with it is sweet and worth the read.
My only quibble? I wanted to know more about Cris. He’s intriguing. How’d he get there and what’s his story? I loved having Scott’s side of the relationship, but being a nosy-nelly, I wanted Cris’s side as well. Still, this is a short story and it works. In fact, I found myself not wanting the story to end.
If you want a sexy story with two hot fox shifters, then you need to read Healing the Fox. I give it four cherries.