“He wanted somebody to take care of, somebody who wanted more than a night or two being pushed around. He wanted something real.”
In a word: Read the thing. This is the end of The Sheriff and the Shifter and, while I liked this part and the series as a whole (though maybe not so much Part 1), I can say that this wasn’t really my thing. It wasn’t so much about the daddy kink (I’m not usually a fan of that anyway, though the comforting/caring aspects of some of the scenes were definitely something I could get behind), it was more that this was mostly a series of much porn, little plot. Part 3 opens not long after Part 2 ends (maybe a few days later?) with Sheriff Ray Prescott heading over to his werewolf lover (they aren’t exactly boyfriends) Tom London’s home for the first time. They seem to be growing serious about their relationship and Tom has agreed to show Ray his shifted wolf form. The first bit of this book is about Ray seeing Tom in his wolf form and them interacting together. After they have A Moment, though, the rest of the book is just one very long sex scene. I was expecting the sex scene, but I also expected a bit more plot and relationship development. It’s clear that Ray and Tom are close now, and they both seem interested in having a serious relationship with each other, but there wasn’t much focus on that. There was more time devoted to the sex than I’d like; it really started to run long after a while. And then when the scene was over I was expecting another epilogue sort of scene to tie everything together, but it just ends abruptly. So while this part (and every other part, really) dropped background info and possible plot hints throughout, the main focus was obviously on the sex/kink. So anyone who enjoys reading basically porn with very minimal plot will enjoy this series. I was more interested in the hints of plot we got and how Ray and Tom’s relationship would play out outside of bed. Also I’m still much disappointed by the ending.
The Summary: (from Goodreads) Sheriff Ray Prescott has a date for his day off–he and twenty-year-old Tom London are turning their chance encounters into a real relationship, and since Tom is a shifter, that means Ray finally gets to meet his other side: the wolf. Ray’s determined to make this relationship something real, but that doesn’t mean he’s going to stop treating Tom the same; he still needs the dominant sheriff to take good care of him, and Ray is up to the challenge.
“You’re a little bit of a mess, baby,” Ray observed, brushing at a wet smear of dirt streaking Tom’s hip.
Tom looked over his shoulder and said, with obvious daring, “Whose fault is that, Daddy?”
Ray laughed and tugged Tom into a kiss right there in the middle of the driveway. “Mine, baby, a hundred percent. Guess that means it’s my job to wash you up, doesn’t it?”
Tom’s eyes widened slightly and he was straight back to his usual shyness as he said, “If you want to, Daddy.”
“Oh, sweetheart,” Ray said, and kissed him again, just a light press of lips on his soft pink mouth. “It would be my very great pleasure. Come on.”
[available for purchase from Amazon.ca as part of The Sheriff & the Shifter: Complete Story Collection]