Squeak & A Roar by Joyee Flynn
Midnight Matings 1
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (102 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play, Forced Seduction, Toys, Spanking, Voyeurism
Rating: 4 cherries
Reviewed by Peppermint
The paranormal world is in chaos. The elders are tired of their younger people playing the field, causing trouble, and fighting with each other. Everyone who attends the UPAC Conference now has twenty-four hours to claim a mate of a different species. If they don't, they will never have a mate. The spell is cast. There is no escaping the Midnight Matings.
Software developer Gavin Ashby is perfectly happy with his life. He finds other people annoying after being around them for only a short period of time, and having a mate sounds like pure torture to him.
Video game tester Ant Marino is satisfied with his quiet, solitary life. After being accosted and almost forcibly mated, he meets the aloof but handsome Gavin.
Neither Ant nor Gavin are prepared for the feelings that arise. Will the two men continue to dance around each other or will they pounce on love and never let it go?
Felines can sometimes be difficult to live with, especially if they are a Lion. Gavin knows he is difficult, meticulous, and controlling that is why he decided not to mate. Then the UPAC gave him no option. Therefore, he put on his big boy pants and mated with a sexy little thing named Ant. little did he realizing that being forced to mate was only the beginning of his problems.
Gavin can definitely be an idiot when dealing with matters of the heart. It is also a quality that made me want to yell at him one minute and just shake my head another. He tries, but he just cannot manage to get things right, and his temper doesn't help him any. In the end with help from Ant and his friends, he manages to turn into a great mate, and is not that what love stories are really about?
Ant knows what he wants from the beginning and will not let anything deter him from getting his way. This enduring quality really allowed this odd couple to grow into a beautiful one. His toy box also helped like any toy box would. Most of us learned at a young age to share our toys and Ant has every intention on sharing his with his mate. This little hot tamale was definitely my favorite character in this story. I even learned to appreciate his squeaking right along with Gavin.
While most of the lovemaking in this story is sweet and spicy, one scene may not be for the squeamish. Gavin forgets the boundaries between proving a point and forced seduction. This was not a rape because at no point did Ant say no or ask for it to stop, but it is something that some may find unsettling and is worth mentioning just in case.
Thought the story started a little slow, it quickly picked up and by the end I really loved it. So do not be deterred by the initial confusion -- the story is definitely worth reading and I was happy I had a chance to experience a little squeaking and roaring.