The plot of this story is all over the place, making this book difficult to read. Things go from saccharine sweet to dark and harsh in the blink of an eye. It is the second book in the series and does not give enough background information about the couple to work as a standalone. This makes it feel like there is a lack of connection between the characters. Plus, the mystery is weak and the killer is revealed to readers too early into the story.

Sean Morita and his mate, dolphin shifter Emery Nadel, are enjoying settling down and building a life together. But when the body of the murdered pod member is found after a group swim, everyone is on edge. The men think that Erik, Emery’s ex-lover, is behind the brutal killing. Emery and Sean know if Erik is out to get the pod, it is only a matter of time until he comes after them. To top it all off, Sean has to deal with more personal issues after a hurricane hits and his family takes refuge with Emery's family. It was hard enough for him to tell his parents that he's gay … now he has to explain that he lives with shifters. (SIREN, Dec., dl., $5.50)

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Eve Polak