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Ryan and Caleb became the best of friends while Caleb taught Ryan as best he could about being human. Born a bull shifter named Whirlwind, Ryan was taken in by Caleb’s mother, who wanted to protect him—just as Caleb did. Their time together leads to deeper feelings... and now they’ve decided to give a relationship a chance. Unfortunately, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb has t Ryan and Caleb became the best of friends while Caleb taught Ryan as best he could about being human. Born a bull shifter named Whirlwind, Ryan was taken in by Caleb’s mother, who wanted to protect him—just as Caleb did. Their time together leads to deeper feelings... and now they’ve decided to give a relationship a chance. Unfortunately, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb has to call in the Agency—an organization that protects shifters—or their new life together will end before it ever starts.


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Ryan and Caleb became the best of friends while Caleb taught Ryan as best he could about being human. Born a bull shifter named Whirlwind, Ryan was taken in by Caleb’s mother, who wanted to protect him—just as Caleb did. Their time together leads to deeper feelings... and now they’ve decided to give a relationship a chance. Unfortunately, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb has t Ryan and Caleb became the best of friends while Caleb taught Ryan as best he could about being human. Born a bull shifter named Whirlwind, Ryan was taken in by Caleb’s mother, who wanted to protect him—just as Caleb did. Their time together leads to deeper feelings... and now they’ve decided to give a relationship a chance. Unfortunately, Ryan is kidnapped, and Caleb has to call in the Agency—an organization that protects shifters—or their new life together will end before it ever starts.

30 review for Love is a Whirlwind

  1. 5 out of 5

    Ami

    3.5 stars Although at the beginning, this sentence makes me scratch my head and goes HUH? "considering that Ryan’s mother had been an actual cow and his father had been in bull form during his conception I find this story quite cute (though, still, his mother is an actual cow?!?!). There aren't many shifters outside lupine and feline family in stories, so having a bull-shifter as one main characters is interesting. I think the relationship between Caleb (the human) and Ryan is sweet, without being 3.5 stars Although at the beginning, this sentence makes me scratch my head and goes HUH? "considering that Ryan’s mother had been an actual cow and his father had been in bull form during his conception I find this story quite cute (though, still, his mother is an actual cow?!?!). There aren't many shifters outside lupine and feline family in stories, so having a bull-shifter as one main characters is interesting. I think the relationship between Caleb (the human) and Ryan is sweet, without being too much. I enjoy the transformation from friendship to lovers. Add thrills approaching the end, with the threat from a shifter-hater that plans to kill shifters. For those who don't like flashbacks, this story starts at present time, then chapter 3 and 4 are flashbacks, then back to present time. At first, I'm a bit thrown with the flow, but then the events written in those flashback chapters give nuance and insight on Caleb and Ryan's friendship. I have a question in my mind though, how can Ryan is human form ages differently from Ryan when he's in bull form?!? I assume Ryan is in 20s in human age, but when he shifts into bull, he's supposed to be only 8 years old???

  2. 5 out of 5

    Bookwatcher

    Due libri della serie, due volte 5 stelle! Nel primo libro della serie c'era un veterinario e un lupo mannaro. Questo libro no... c'è... UN TORO DA RODEO!!!! Un toro che VERAMENTE ama quello che fa! Sì, vedi come è soddisfatto, sorride pure per suo bel lavoro? Ecco... questo è Ryan. Caleb e Ryan è una storia molto toccante. Caleb non è solo il miglio amico di Ryan, ma suo PRIMO amico umano. Dopo una lunga vita come animale, Ryan non sa cosa sia essere un uomo... ma per Caleb lui vuole provare, e fare Due libri della serie, due volte 5 stelle! Nel primo libro della serie c'era un veterinario e un lupo mannaro. Questo libro no... c'è... UN TORO DA RODEO!!!! Un toro che VERAMENTE ama quello che fa! Sì, vedi come è soddisfatto, sorride pure per suo bel lavoro? Ecco... questo è Ryan. Caleb e Ryan è una storia molto toccante. Caleb non è solo il miglio amico di Ryan, ma suo PRIMO amico umano. Dopo una lunga vita come animale, Ryan non sa cosa sia essere un uomo... ma per Caleb lui vuole provare, e fare il meglio che può per essere Ryan, no Turbine il toro da rodeo. Non è una storia che secondo me è perfetta. Non ho ben capito come Ryan invecchia (ovviamente i tori, mucche etc invecchiano più velocemente degli uomini). Passando la vita come un toro lui ha 5 anni cioè 20 anni umani? (se penso che una mucca arriva a più o meno 20 anni, 5 anni sarebbe come 20 anni umani?) Ammetto che la nascita di Ryan è strana (view spoiler)[ (padre mutaforme toro, madre animale, mucca) ma la capisco (hide spoiler)] . Lui è unico, e suo padre quasi mai era umano, preferiva essere sempre in forma animale. Non mi ha sconvolta (view spoiler)[ la sua origine, perché secondo me spiega BENISSIMO come mai lui sia molto più animale che umano. Quello che non è chiaro è il suo rapporto con la sua madre. Lui la considera un animale, o qualcosa di più? Una mucca è molto legata al vitello, allora lui avrebbe avuto una "madre premurosa", ma è anche vero che in fattorie non sempre il vitello è lasciato con la mucca... sono domande che mi sono fatta, perché sono una rompipalle sono curiosa. (hide spoiler)] 5 stelle. Sono MOLTO interessata a questa serie! Troppo interessante mutaformi "strani" come Ryan. Mai letto un mutaforme toro!

  3. 4 out of 5

    Kelly H. (Maybedog)

    Notes: If they're born animals and don't shift until puberty then they're animals throughout childhood but if mother gives birth while human it's the opposite? Why didn't Caleb ask his mother how she knew Ryan was a shifter? How did Ryan know how to talk and have a name if his dad only made sure he'd survive and they shift at puberty? I don't get the age thing. Why does Caleb still say Ryan is 8 years old? Even if animals mature faster, his human half would still need that aging time. Animals don't Notes: If they're born animals and don't shift until puberty then they're animals throughout childhood but if mother gives birth while human it's the opposite? Why didn't Caleb ask his mother how she knew Ryan was a shifter? How did Ryan know how to talk and have a name if his dad only made sure he'd survive and they shift at puberty? I don't get the age thing. Why does Caleb still say Ryan is 8 years old? Even if animals mature faster, his human half would still need that aging time. Animals don't because their brains aren't as complex. Portrayal of Richard too over the top and simplistic. Chloroform is way too dangerous to use unless you don't care about the person you're using it on. You can't just squeeze the pus out if the wound is that big. People who have abscesses have to stay in the hospital to have it drained over time. It wouldn't take weeks to heal once it's been sewn up. It's not like they took an organ out. Stitches come out in a week or two. Peril is pretty good but I wanted to know what was going through Ryan's head more. I wanted to hear more anger and possession from Caleb. (view spoiler)[Him living in the house or not is so b&w. They could gradually ease into it and Ryan into his life as a business partner who never went to shows. (hide spoiler)] The ultra animalness of the story, the enormous dichotomy between shifting bull and shifting human was just too weird. I never connected with the story. I didn't feel it was really poorly written like last time so I will read further in the series. But I didn't really enjoy this one.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Christy

    I enjoyed the first book in 'The Shifter Chronicles' series by M.D. Grimm so much that I had to jump right into book two. I was intrigued by the concept of a bull shifter as I don't recall having read about one before. Not to mention, Ryan is a bull shifter who competes in the Professional Bull Riding tournaments. Caleb is his best friend and these two have a lot of misconceptions to work out. Ryan is unique, even for a shifter. His father was a bull shifter who had sex with a cow, and Ryan was b I enjoyed the first book in 'The Shifter Chronicles' series by M.D. Grimm so much that I had to jump right into book two. I was intrigued by the concept of a bull shifter as I don't recall having read about one before. Not to mention, Ryan is a bull shifter who competes in the Professional Bull Riding tournaments. Caleb is his best friend and these two have a lot of misconceptions to work out. Ryan is unique, even for a shifter. His father was a bull shifter who had sex with a cow, and Ryan was born. Apparently it's very unusual for a shifter to be able to breed with an animal. Ryan's dad stayed around long enough to teach him how to shift, and how to stay off the humans’ radar, and then he left him. Ryan was determined he was going to remain a bull his whole life until he met Caleb and felt a need for a human connection. Of course, Caleb has no idea what Ryan is until Ryan had been at their farm for two years. Caleb teaches Ryan how to be human while falling in love with him. Ryan has always loved Caleb but was afraid of losing him if Caleb knew. Please find my full review at Rainbow Book Reviews

  5. 5 out of 5

    Kaila

    so cute and sweet

  6. 4 out of 5

    Gabbi

    http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/ 4.5 Stars The moment the young, bull Whirlwind arrived at Caleb’s mother’s ranch, Caleb immediately has a surprising connection with him. Not understanding why he would bond with an animal, Caleb finds himself becoming more and more drawn to the prize bull. Since Whirlwind is being trained to become a star in the bull-riding rodeo circuit, they spend a lot of time together, and Caleb finds himself telling Whirlwind things he’s never told another soul. One da http://top2bottomreviews.wordpress.com/ 4.5 Stars The moment the young, bull Whirlwind arrived at Caleb’s mother’s ranch, Caleb immediately has a surprising connection with him. Not understanding why he would bond with an animal, Caleb finds himself becoming more and more drawn to the prize bull. Since Whirlwind is being trained to become a star in the bull-riding rodeo circuit, they spend a lot of time together, and Caleb finds himself telling Whirlwind things he’s never told another soul. One day, when Whirlwind shifts into a young man named, Ryan, in front of Caleb’s eyes, he’s confused but intrigued by the bull shape-shifter. Soon, with Caleb’s guidance Ryan starts becoming more comfortable with his human counterpart, and Whirlwind becomes the champion bull he was destined to become. As time goes by, both Ryan and Caleb become more attached and attracted to each other. When they finally admit to these feelings, both are unprepared for the intense emotions they have for one another. But, there are people who believe that all shape-shifters should be eliminated, so when Ryan is kidnapped, Caleb must enlist help from ‘The Agency’ who are people who do whatever it takes to save and protect the shape-shifters. Will Caleb and an agent from the Agency be able to save Ryan from his kidnapper? I really liked this book a lot. To my knowledge, I’ve never read a book with a bull shape-shifter before, and I thought the storyline and both heroes were unique, and this made Love is a Whirlwind a fresh and interesting read. I liked Caleb’s determination to save Ryan and to make him become part of his human life. I thought both Caleb and Ryan had really good chemistry together and the love scenes they had together was very gratifying and sizzling hot! Ryan (Whirlwind) is also a very interesting character. In many ways he’s innocent and naïve about living as a human, which doesn’t always go along with what he’s lived and learned as living as a bull. I liked the camaraderie between Ryan and Caleb, and it was very apparent throughout the book that these two men not only loved each other, but they liked and respected each other as well. There isn’t a lot of angst in this book, but it still had some interesting twists and turns throughout the storyline. Love is a Whirlwind is a very fast-pace, creatively sexy read that I highly enjoyed and I look forward to reading more from this author in the future.

  7. 5 out of 5

    Valérie

    Un peu plus consistant que le premier tome J’avais trouvé le premier tome « Pscychisme lunaire » complètement raté pour deux raisons essentiellement, une traduction lamentable avec des fautes et un vocabulaire vulgaire et familier, et l’autre raison par la platitude de l’intrigue et le manque d’émotion du couple de héros. Dans ce second épisode, même si l’intrigue est légère, le couple formé par Ryan et Caleb est mignon, alors ce n’est pas une lecture qui me laissera un souvenir impérissable, ce Un peu plus consistant que le premier tome J’avais trouvé le premier tome « Pscychisme lunaire » complètement raté pour deux raisons essentiellement, une traduction lamentable avec des fautes et un vocabulaire vulgaire et familier, et l’autre raison par la platitude de l’intrigue et le manque d’émotion du couple de héros. Dans ce second épisode, même si l’intrigue est légère, le couple formé par Ryan et Caleb est mignon, alors ce n’est pas une lecture qui me laissera un souvenir impérissable, cependant elle reste sympathique. Pas de vrais rebondissements, l’intrigue étant cousue de fil blanc, en fait la seule originalité de cet opus tient au choix de l’auteur d’avoir utilisé comme animal le taureau ! Je dois dire que l’image d’un shifter pour moi était très loin de cet animal, car bizarrement le taureau n’est pas ce que j’imagine de plus sexy, musclé oui, mais séduisant hum ! Pas trop. Je vous laisse découvrir le tour de passe-passe de M.D Grimm pour la conception de Ryan, j’ai craint le pire, mais non rien de scabreux. L’histoire est très simple, Caleb est un jeune homme qui vit avec sa mère dans une ferme isolée, son meilleur ami est un taureau « Typhon » une magnifique bête avec qui il participe aux rodéos. Très vite, Caleb va découvrir la vérité sur la véritable nature de son meilleur ami et leur relation va prendre une voie. C’est aussi un des points qui m’a gêné, l’auteur aurait pu faire patienter la lectrice ou créé une action pour cette découverte, non il a choisi la facilité. Bon je passe sur l’histoire abracadabrante du kidnapping et de sa conclusion, car c’était tellement couru d’avance que franchement elle n’a aucun intérêt, à part nous offrir le « happy-end » classique de toute bonne romance. Le style est très simple comme d’habitude avec cet auteur, par contre j’ai apprécié une chose, la logique du « vocabulaire », qui colle au contexte. En effet, au vu de la personnalité des deux héros, je voyais mal dans la bouche de Caleb un langage raffiné (eh oui ! un fermier de l’Amérique profonde) et des phrases complètes dans celle de RYAN/Typhon (alors qu’il n’a pas parlé durant de longues années !). C’est un style familier et relativement cru durant les scènes de sexe, celles-ci étant peu nombreuses et pas vraiment délicates, mais bon c’est un taureau à la base, restons logiques et ne lui demandons pas des préliminaires raffinés.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Sabrina (Soter) Sally

    4 e 1/2 "Doveva solo convincerlo che erano fatti l’uno per l’altro. Avrebbe fatto qualunque cosa per dimostrarsi degno di lui. Una vita senza Caleb non valeva la pena di essere vissuta." Nella mia vita di lettrice ho incontrato parecchi mutaforma: leoni, lupi, pantere, aquile, addirittura serpenti...ma mai mi era capitato di incontrare un toro e da rodeo per giunta! XD Ryan infatti è un mutaforma taurino più unico che raro: nato dall'unione tra una mucca e un mutaforma, è stato istruito dal padre 4 e 1/2 "Doveva solo convincerlo che erano fatti l’uno per l’altro. Avrebbe fatto qualunque cosa per dimostrarsi degno di lui. Una vita senza Caleb non valeva la pena di essere vissuta." Nella mia vita di lettrice ho incontrato parecchi mutaforma: leoni, lupi, pantere, aquile, addirittura serpenti...ma mai mi era capitato di incontrare un toro e da rodeo per giunta! XD Ryan infatti è un mutaforma taurino più unico che raro: nato dall'unione tra una mucca e un mutaforma, è stato istruito dal padre sulla sua vita da mutaforma e poi abbandonato e ha deciso fin da ragazzino di preferire la vita come toro che come essere umano...finché non viene comprato dalla madre di Caleb. I due sviluppano da subito un rapporto davvero speciale tanto che Ryan decide, per la prima volta, di rivelare la sua identità da essere umano. Caleb non solo insegna a Ryan a comportarsi da essere umano ma ad essere un essere umano, e non è strano che il ragazzo che gli ha insegnato cos'è la compassione e l'amore finisca per diventare l'unico uomo che possa mai amare, anche se sa di non meritarlo. Ma Caleb prova nei suoi confronti una passione altrettanto forte ed accetta tanto l'uomo quanto il toro, anche se per vivere come una vera coppia Ryan dovrà abbracciare completamente quella natura umana che ha sempre snobbato e rinunciare alla sua "carriera" da toro di rodei XD Anche qui abbiamo di nuovo l'intervento dell'agente Poe (di cui sono curiosa di leggere la storia nel sesto volume *__*) che aiuterà la nostra neo-coppia in difficoltà. Questo secondo volume mi è piaciuto ancora più del primo e sono curiosa di leggere il terzo...chissà che mutaforma spunterà stavolta! XD

  9. 4 out of 5

    Amarilli Settantatre

    da www.sognipensieriparole.com Il secondo romanzo della serie è decisamente più avvincente. Merito del protagonista, un mutaforma taurino, uno che, sia come uomo che come bestia, ha “il fuoco dentro”: Ryan è bellissimo, muscoloso, con gli occhi colore delle castagne. Ed è un vero toro da rodeo, uno di quelli che si diverte a disarcionare i vari cowboy che tentano di cavalcarlo, finché non comprende che il suo padroncino, Caleb, nonché unico amico umano, potrebbe essere per lui qualcosa di più. Fin da www.sognipensieriparole.com Il secondo romanzo della serie è decisamente più avvincente. Merito del protagonista, un mutaforma taurino, uno che, sia come uomo che come bestia, ha “il fuoco dentro”: Ryan è bellissimo, muscoloso, con gli occhi colore delle castagne. Ed è un vero toro da rodeo, uno di quelli che si diverte a disarcionare i vari cowboy che tentano di cavalcarlo, finché non comprende che il suo padroncino, Caleb, nonché unico amico umano, potrebbe essere per lui qualcosa di più. Finora Ryan si è sempre sentito una creatura da romanzo fantasy, uno strano scherzo genetico abbandonato dal suo stesso padre, ed è divertente vedere come sia proprio il suo amico umano a confidarsi con lui mentre cresce e a dargli le “dritte” per le sue prime esperienze sessuali. Con Caleb Ryan può finalmente sentirsi per la prima volta tutto il contrario dell’essere maledetto ed indesiderato. “Sì, ti ho baciato.” Si voltò con tutto il corpo verso il suo amico e gli prese il volto fra le mani. Gli avrebbe dimostrato che non era soltanto un toro. “E adesso lo farò ancora.” Scene d’amore molto molto passionali, e una seconda parte avventurosa, con l’intervento operativo dell’Agenzia (stavolta scopriamo l’esistenza anche dei Cavalieri, veri e propri cacciatori di mutaforma) e il gran ritorno in scena dell’Agente Poe. Comincio a sospettare che questo strano e misterioso soggetto potrà riservare ghiotte sorprese….

  10. 5 out of 5

    Phaney

    For some reason I enjoyed this volume more. Possibly because I was able to let go of my criticism and mostly just fly with it. It also made for a nice change to have such a very young couple. And in truth, they both do come across as adorably youthful. Although I have to say, it’s best not to look at Ryan’s history and his education too closely. Just don’t tell me Ryan is only eight years old. Please. And wow. Okay. It’s rare enough that shifter books go into bestiality territory by having the char For some reason I enjoyed this volume more. Possibly because I was able to let go of my criticism and mostly just fly with it. It also made for a nice change to have such a very young couple. And in truth, they both do come across as adorably youthful. Although I have to say, it’s best not to look at Ryan’s history and his education too closely. Just don’t tell me Ryan is only eight years old. Please. And wow. Okay. It’s rare enough that shifter books go into bestiality territory by having the characters have sex in shifted form. But to have one actually impregnate a real animal? … Wow. I’ve only come across this once before outside of myths or fairy tales, and that was in a YA novel, of all things. Aside from content, the writing suffered from much the same as the previous two books. Here’s an excerpt from the start: He looked back down at Whirlwind and saw that the bull was antsy. He was ready to get out there and show the crowd what he had. Don’t tell us that! Show us how he paces and snorts and stuff and bumps against the gate. But, as I said, I seem to have gotten used to it. So in the end it was an okay enough story. Really don’t know what to do about the rating. Maybe 2.5 would be most appropriate.

  11. 5 out of 5

    Lia

    Anche con questo racconto racconto Grimm non mi ha delusa. È coinvolgente e i protagonisti sono combattivi anche se uno è solo un umano. Ora l'Agenzia mi incuriosisce devo sapere cosa di preciso fa, e perché tanto interesse per i mutaforma? Ma soprattutto Poe...Lui mi incuriosisce e moltp anche. Ha un animo forte e non solo quello ma ha anche odio quindi vorrei sapere cosa gli sia successo Anche con questo racconto racconto Grimm non mi ha delusa. È coinvolgente e i protagonisti sono combattivi anche se uno è solo un umano. Ora l'Agenzia mi incuriosisce devo sapere cosa di preciso fa, e perché tanto interesse per i mutaforma? Ma soprattutto Poe...Lui mi incuriosisce e moltp anche. Ha un animo forte e non solo quello ma ha anche odio quindi vorrei sapere cosa gli sia successo

  12. 5 out of 5

    Didi

    2.75 stars A cute story of a human with an unusual shifter - a bull shifter. I couldn't stop snickering reading this, especially that the bull shifter had quite a high libido and ready to charge anytime. I'm looking forward to another appearance of The Agency's agents on the next installment of this series! 2.75 stars A cute story of a human with an unusual shifter - a bull shifter. I couldn't stop snickering reading this, especially that the bull shifter had quite a high libido and ready to charge anytime. I'm looking forward to another appearance of The Agency's agents on the next installment of this series!

  13. 4 out of 5

    Jacq ~

    Once again M.D Grimm, manages a Nice description on the MC 's. And then there was Mr. Poe, his gift is reviled. The I love you endearment, was a a dry as the first one. I still did not care for the mating process... The mother was a sweet touch. Once again M.D Grimm, manages a Nice description on the MC 's. And then there was Mr. Poe, his gift is reviled. The I love you endearment, was a a dry as the first one. I still did not care for the mating process... The mother was a sweet touch.

  14. 4 out of 5

    Marika

    Come anche il libro precedente è troppo corto, questo forse anche sviluppato peggio. I due protagonisti si amano da sempre, sai che novità, ma non hanno mai avuto il coraggio di dirselo, potrebbe anche starci eh, ma se poi Ryan è conscio dell'odore e dell'eccitazione di Caleb quando gli sta accanto, sin da quando ha 17 anni, magari due domani poteva farselo e dichiarati prima, ma va beh. La storia è surreale, sesso fine a se stesso e un rapimento a dir poco incredibile, nel senso negativo del term Come anche il libro precedente è troppo corto, questo forse anche sviluppato peggio. I due protagonisti si amano da sempre, sai che novità, ma non hanno mai avuto il coraggio di dirselo, potrebbe anche starci eh, ma se poi Ryan è conscio dell'odore e dell'eccitazione di Caleb quando gli sta accanto, sin da quando ha 17 anni, magari due domani poteva farselo e dichiarati prima, ma va beh. La storia è surreale, sesso fine a se stesso e un rapimento a dir poco incredibile, nel senso negativo del termine. Tutto finisce come inizia, a caso, senza un motivo, molte delle informazioni vengono buttate qua e là senza mai venire approfondite, capisco che è una serie ma un minimo in più da parte dell'autrice non avrebbe fatto male. Più che un libro è un racconto, molto superficiale

  15. 5 out of 5

    Faye K

    3.5 stars for a good story. A great start as Whirlwind tosses another rider to the ground. Includes secret crush, freinds to lover's, a bull with a temper, a 6 years flash back. A good story to read and a few dramas happen for them with life threatening dangers. An HEA ending to finish the book. I loved the first book and was intrigued by a bull shifter book. I was a little saddened that it didnt start at the beginning but it was included in the jump. Caleb had his bulls in the PBR Event but Whir 3.5 stars for a good story. A great start as Whirlwind tosses another rider to the ground. Includes secret crush, freinds to lover's, a bull with a temper, a 6 years flash back. A good story to read and a few dramas happen for them with life threatening dangers. An HEA ending to finish the book. I loved the first book and was intrigued by a bull shifter book. I was a little saddened that it didnt start at the beginning but it was included in the jump. Caleb had his bulls in the PBR Event but Whirlwind was his best champion and his best freind, Ryan.

  16. 5 out of 5

    Jarrod Scarbrough

    This second Shifters book was fun. Another mini-mystery wrapped up in a gay erotic romance. It's fun getting to know different types of shifters and having The Agency tied into each book, can't wait to read more! This second Shifters book was fun. Another mini-mystery wrapped up in a gay erotic romance. It's fun getting to know different types of shifters and having The Agency tied into each book, can't wait to read more!

  17. 5 out of 5

    Miriam

    3.5 stars This was certainly an interesting take on shifters. That Ryan's mother was an actual cow made for a certainly unusual twist, though I'm not sure how I actually feel about it. The story is very fast paced, but I think it still did okay in the story telling given the length. 3.5 stars This was certainly an interesting take on shifters. That Ryan's mother was an actual cow made for a certainly unusual twist, though I'm not sure how I actually feel about it. The story is very fast paced, but I think it still did okay in the story telling given the length.

  18. 4 out of 5

    Elyxyz

    “Un turbine d’amore” è il secondo libro della saga fantasy creata da M.D. Grimm e, benché ci sia un filo conduttore in tutta la serie, può considerarsi un autoconclusivo, perché abbiano nuovi personaggi e una trama completamente diversa dal suo predecessore “Stregati”. Anche se ho letto decine di storie sovrannaturali, con protagonisti dei mutaforma, è la prima volta che mi capita di trovarne uno che riesca a trasformarsi in toro. Ryan-Turbine, invece, ha questa particolarità. E non è neppure l’u “Un turbine d’amore” è il secondo libro della saga fantasy creata da M.D. Grimm e, benché ci sia un filo conduttore in tutta la serie, può considerarsi un autoconclusivo, perché abbiano nuovi personaggi e una trama completamente diversa dal suo predecessore “Stregati”. Anche se ho letto decine di storie sovrannaturali, con protagonisti dei mutaforma, è la prima volta che mi capita di trovarne uno che riesca a trasformarsi in toro. Ryan-Turbine, invece, ha questa particolarità. E non è neppure l’unica novità del libro rispetto a questo filone. L’altra cosa interessante è che, di solito, i mutaforma passano la maggior parte della loro vita in forma umana, cedendo periodicamente – più o meno volontariamente, oppure per necessità – al loro lato animale. Ryan, al contrario, fin dalla nascita ha trascorso la sua esistenza come vitellino e poi come toro, nei prati a brucare l’erba e poi dei rodei, gareggiando contro i bull riders. La sua curiosità verso il mondo umano è successiva e l’ho trovato un elemento singolare e innovativo. Fin dal suo primo incontro con Caleb, il figlio della donna che lo ha comprato, Ryan instaura con lui un forte legame, di complicità e amicizia, che cresce giorno dopo giorno. Ma ci vogliono anni prima che egli ceda e gli riveli il suo segreto, trasformandosi da toro in umano davanti ai suoi occhi esterrefatti. Caleb lo accetta per quello che è, anzi, è affascinato dal suo essere speciale. Così il ragazzo lo aiuta a capire il mondo umano, gli insegna a leggere e a scrivere, e molto altro. Quando il loro affetto diventa amore, i due giovani cedono alla passione con entusiasmo e ci offrono un sacco di scene dolci e hot. Purtroppo, il loro idillio è di breve durata, perché Turbine viene rapito da un pazzo esaltato e rischia persino la morte. A questo punto della storia, conosciamo meglio l’Agenzia, i suoi scopi e i mezzi, e ritroviamo un personaggio conosciuto nel precedente libro: ritorna l’agente Poe, in sella alla sua moto, per organizzare il disperato salvataggio di Ryan. Abbiamo anche un breve accenno ai Grandi Cattivi, che ho il sospetto conosceremo meglio nei prossimi libri della serie. Di questo, intanto, posso dire che è stata una lettura piacevole e coinvolgente, più hot della precedente. Per mio gusto personale, devo dire che il primo libro mi è piaciuto un filino di più, ma anche questo merita una possibilità. Forse non avrete mai pensato di trovare tenera una scena con un grosso toro bisognoso di rassicurazioni e coccole… quindi lasciatevi stupire. L’ultimo appunto è meramente tecnico: ci sono delle piccole imperfezioni di battitura che una buona revisione potrebbe correggere, ma resta una buona storia.

  19. 4 out of 5

    Secretly Reading

    Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen In a Nutshell: Decent MM shifter romance though nothing outside the ordinary with either plot, characters or romance. The Set Up: Ryan was born a bull shifter and lived his early years as a bull. Caleb’s mother sees the intelligence in Ryan’s eyes and buys the shifter to keep him safe. Caleb is shocked when the bull he’s been talking to suddenly shifts into a human. Now Ryan and Caleb are ready to begin a new chapter in their relationship but Ryan is kidnappe Originally reviewed for The Book Vixen In a Nutshell: Decent MM shifter romance though nothing outside the ordinary with either plot, characters or romance. The Set Up: Ryan was born a bull shifter and lived his early years as a bull. Caleb’s mother sees the intelligence in Ryan’s eyes and buys the shifter to keep him safe. Caleb is shocked when the bull he’s been talking to suddenly shifts into a human. Now Ryan and Caleb are ready to begin a new chapter in their relationship but Ryan is kidnapped by shifter enemies. Why I Read this Book: I read book three in this series and really liked it so went back to read the others. What I Liked: I like the world set up here. The shifters are dual spirits with animals and some live their entire lives as their animal. The shifter enemies are the Knights who are part-fae, part-human. Then there are the mostly clueless humans. And lastly there is a mysterious Agency who are part-fae, part-human and protect the shifters. I liked the Agency and how they play big roles in each of the novellas, especially the yummy Agent Pope who has a vendetta against the Knights. What I Also Liked: If I’m going to read erotic romance with people in their early twenties, then I want them both to be the same age and this is the case for Ryan and Caleb. They discover sex and their romance naturally together and I liked this earnest, heartfelt romance. I like that the erotic interludes aren’t the point of the story but add a little heat to the story. The romance is a tad simplistic but given that these are young guys without much life experience it seemed appropriate. What I Didn’t Like: This isn’t an earthshattering romance but it’s good enough. The characters didn’t wow me with their development or uniqueness but they were likable enough. IMO: This isn’t a stellar romance but it’s good enough

  20. 5 out of 5

    Sarina

    Review written for Love Bytes Reviews. I’m really enjoying this series so far and this second story just hit a lot of great notes for me. I’ve really been into stories featuring the rodeo lately and while I wasn’t expecting that in this book, and it wasn’t a big part of the story, it was a nice surprise. While the story first introduces you to the main characters, Ryan and Caleb, in the present, it then backtracks a little bit to show you how they first met, when Caleb learned Ryan was a shifter Review written for Love Bytes Reviews. I’m really enjoying this series so far and this second story just hit a lot of great notes for me. I’ve really been into stories featuring the rodeo lately and while I wasn’t expecting that in this book, and it wasn’t a big part of the story, it was a nice surprise. While the story first introduces you to the main characters, Ryan and Caleb, in the present, it then backtracks a little bit to show you how they first met, when Caleb learned Ryan was a shifter and a couple of other early interactions. It was nice actually getting to see some of the events mentioned when the main characters were talking. :) The pacing for the story was good and I liked the friends to lovers aspect (which was a little abrupt but not totally unexpected) but what I enjoyed the most was getting to see the Agency in action again. The little glimpse you got in the first book just made me insanely curious so it was great being able to see more of how they operated and, even better, Poe was back so that was a total win as far as I’m concerned. :D Besides a good story, there were some nice sex scenes but nothing so over the top as to overwhelm everything else and I appreciated that. I liked this one, maybe a little more that the first book, but I am officially hooked on the series regardless; I look forward to checking out the next book. While I usually recommend reading a series in order, if you just wanted to skip right into this one you could do so without any issues; I found the story to be fairly self contained. If you enjoy paranormal stories featuring a shifter that isn’t the norm, you might want to check this one out. http://lovebytesreviews.com/2017/01/0...

  21. 5 out of 5

    Candice

    3.5 Stars I am kind of confused about Ryan's past. I mean, he's how old in human years? Yet, 8 years old as a bull. When Caleb got him he was 2 as a bull and Caleb was 15 years old. Then there's the bestiality portion of this story. Ryan's mother was a cow and his father was a bull shifter. With that said, did his father stay with him on the ranch until puberty? I don't understand. That's a lot of years. Does puberty happen sooner for shifters? Was his father a man or a bull during this time? I did 3.5 Stars I am kind of confused about Ryan's past. I mean, he's how old in human years? Yet, 8 years old as a bull. When Caleb got him he was 2 as a bull and Caleb was 15 years old. Then there's the bestiality portion of this story. Ryan's mother was a cow and his father was a bull shifter. With that said, did his father stay with him on the ranch until puberty? I don't understand. That's a lot of years. Does puberty happen sooner for shifters? Was his father a man or a bull during this time? I did like how Caleb created a relationship with Ryan in his shifted form before even knowing he was a shifter. He actually loved the bull. Talked to him for years, knowing he couldn't answer. It was charming. I REALLY liked Caleb, a lot. I think I would have liked Ryan more if I got to know him more. I mean, how can he LIKE being treated like an animal. I mean, yeah, he is, but to have actual strangers riding him? Wouldn't he feel used? I think that's the part that got me the most. Yes, I get that he's a shifter, but to spend so much time as the animal can't be healthy, right?? I WANT MORE OF THE AGENCY!!!! (view spoiler)[The Knights are magical??? How does the Agency have their special abilities? EEK! Color me intrigued. (hide spoiler)] Overall, I didn't enjoy this one as much as Brian and Derek's story, but I did like it :)

  22. 5 out of 5

    Tornado

    Et voilà, encore un livre chez dreamspinner press qui ne déçoit pas ! Donc voici le tome 2 de la saga des métamorphes. Il est indépendant du 1 pour ce qui est de l'histoire. Ce qui fait que l'on retrouve avec plaisir ce monde fantastique, tout en étant curieux des nouvelles facettes de ces personnages. L'auteur nous offre ici un petit livre d'un centaine de pages tout en douceur. Et parallèlement à l'histoire des personnages principaux, nous découvrons plus d'informations sur l'agence. Comme par Et voilà, encore un livre chez dreamspinner press qui ne déçoit pas ! Donc voici le tome 2 de la saga des métamorphes. Il est indépendant du 1 pour ce qui est de l'histoire. Ce qui fait que l'on retrouve avec plaisir ce monde fantastique, tout en étant curieux des nouvelles facettes de ces personnages. L'auteur nous offre ici un petit livre d'un centaine de pages tout en douceur. Et parallèlement à l'histoire des personnages principaux, nous découvrons plus d'informations sur l'agence. Comme par exemple son pire ennemi, mais aussi ses agents qui font tout ce qu'ils peuvent pour protéger les métamorphes de la haine de certains. Le ton du livre reste léger, avec sa part de rebondissements. Ce tome est fait pour mener au troisième tome, nous demandant ce qu'il pourrait se passer pour l'agence !! En tout cas personnellement je l'ai bien aimé. J'aime particulièrement l'univers qui est très intéressant et qui se dévoile de plus en plus au fil des tomes. Il y a un empressement qui nous prend pour savoir la suite. Mais l'auteur sait bien le gérer en nous offrant quand même une vrai fin d'histoire pour le couple. Pour finir, je recommande ce livre pour celles et ceux qui ont une soudaine envie de se détendre en un rien de temps !

  23. 5 out of 5

    Toshokan Toshokan

    Nous retournons dans le monde déjà décrit dans le premier tome mais avec des nouveaux personnages et un type de métamorphes qu’on ne voit pas souvent : un taureau. Cette histoire d’amour entre un humain et un métamorphe est sympathique, ils ont d’abord développé une amitié teintée d’attirance sans oser s’avouer l’un à l’autre leurs sentiments jusqu’au jour où… La psychologie des personnages reste en surface car on ne plonge pas vraiment dans des héros complexes. L’auteur compose une romance qui es Nous retournons dans le monde déjà décrit dans le premier tome mais avec des nouveaux personnages et un type de métamorphes qu’on ne voit pas souvent : un taureau. Cette histoire d’amour entre un humain et un métamorphe est sympathique, ils ont d’abord développé une amitié teintée d’attirance sans oser s’avouer l’un à l’autre leurs sentiments jusqu’au jour où… La psychologie des personnages reste en surface car on ne plonge pas vraiment dans des héros complexes. L’auteur compose une romance qui est certes agréable à lire mais qui manque de corps. On a envie d’éprouver plus d’émotions, je n’ai pas détesté ma lecture mais elle ne m’a pas transporté. Par contre j’ai trouvé ce tome un tout petit peu meilleur que le premier opus. Heureusement qu’il y a une mini intrigue en sus de la romance car sinon on aurait pu s’ennuyer. Personnellement l’évocation de l’agence et son intervention m’ont beaucoup plus intéressé que l’histoire en elle-même car il y a matière à développer considérablement le monde évoqué et surtout à le rendre intéressant. L’intrigue centrale en serait décuplée. En résumé, il s’agit d’une lecture qui est parfaite pour un moment sur la plage mais ne lui en demandez pas plus car vous seriez déçus. L’auteur écrit bien mais reste trop à la surface des choses.

  24. 4 out of 5

    CB

    There are 5 parts to the overall story and only 2 ( The Beginning and Scrolls) are out so far, which include 12 books - about 20 books will be in the total (see author's website for complete listing). I have read them 2x now as more books have come out. Each book has it's own story but there is a back story that threads throughout them - I will wait until all the parts come out now to be able to complete the overall story before reading again. Also, the next time I read the series, I will read it There are 5 parts to the overall story and only 2 ( The Beginning and Scrolls) are out so far, which include 12 books - about 20 books will be in the total (see author's website for complete listing). I have read them 2x now as more books have come out. Each book has it's own story but there is a back story that threads throughout them - I will wait until all the parts come out now to be able to complete the overall story before reading again. Also, the next time I read the series, I will read it in chronological order of the stories, not in the order they were written. You can do either, but the books from earlier times tell the deeper underlining story of the scrolls, which is what keeps the series going since each book has it's own HEA.

  25. 5 out of 5

    Brandilyn

    Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance It always takes me a little while to come to terms with a human/shifter mating. Maybe because I don't often read "other" shifters, but a human/shifter mating that was born of an animal to begin with, is just a little too much for my little pea brain to wrap itself around. As such, I was not predisposed to like Caleb and Ryan as a pairing. For Full review please see: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?pos... Reviewed for Prism Book Alliance It always takes me a little while to come to terms with a human/shifter mating. Maybe because I don't often read "other" shifters, but a human/shifter mating that was born of an animal to begin with, is just a little too much for my little pea brain to wrap itself around. As such, I was not predisposed to like Caleb and Ryan as a pairing. For Full review please see: http://www.prismbookalliance.com/?pos...

  26. 4 out of 5

    Meggie

    This story was rather plain. In general all the emotions between Ryan and Caleb were really felt. I liked them as a couple, but for my liking it was to plain plotted. I wouldn't mind reading more about this created world and this Agency. This story was rather plain. In general all the emotions between Ryan and Caleb were really felt. I liked them as a couple, but for my liking it was to plain plotted. I wouldn't mind reading more about this created world and this Agency.

  27. 4 out of 5

    Nik

    I feel compelled to read this. Not too many, read: never, books have a character who's mother was an ACTUAL cow. I feel compelled to read this. Not too many, read: never, books have a character who's mother was an ACTUAL cow.

  28. 4 out of 5

    Morgana

    3.5 stars

  29. 5 out of 5

    Kim Alan

    Barely 3. Not nearly as good as the first.

  30. 5 out of 5

    **Sognatrice di libri**

    Anche questo come il precedente capitolo della serie mi è piaciuto molto. La trama è carina e questo ebook si legge molto velocemente per via del modo molto scorrevole in cui è scritto.

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