Review: Full Moon Dating: Book 4: Gage & Hamish by Julia Talbot

Cat shifter Gage is an impossible bottom. No one has ever been able to tame him, even if he wants them to. He’s willing to keep trying, though, and when he finds out about the paranormal dating site Full Moon Dating, he puts himself in their hands. He longs for someone who will take him in hand and make him like it.

Hamish is a bear shifter who plays too rough for most subs. Gage sounds like just what he needs, so when Full Moon matches them up, he’s happy to see how they get along. Can he convince Gage that he’s the one to make the man toe the line?

I liked the kink factor even though Gage is a bit of a brat and that's ordinarily a drawback. I also like Hamish being a bear shifter and a bit of a lumbersexual.

I think it's probably a disadvantage for me to have read this entire series back to back because they are very formulaic. 

Boy meets boy. They eat. They go back to the bigger shifter's house and boink. Then fall in instalove. The end. Insert Gage (jaguar shifter) and Hamish (grizzly bear shifter) who are paired this time by Ades and her gut instinct again. This couple is apparently a bad idea. I'm not sure why. They seem like a natural fit to me. Stir in some spanking and bondage and voilà! Welcome to instalove, boys. 

Only this one didn't have as much of the cute stuff as the previous two nor did I think it did as good a job showcasing their animalistic tendencies. 

The conflict had more meat on its bones than the rest of the series, but there wasn't enough page time for me to invest in the instalove.

It's not porny enough for me to categorize it as PWP. Then again I may not be the best judge. *side eyes*

It's mostly fluffy brain candy. Enjoyable and quick.

The Full Moon staff offer the glue and Ades offered the best line in the series so far:

“The bear and the kitty. They’re blissfully happy in pain slut land, living the spanky life.”

Spank on, shifters! 

Spank on.

An ARC was provided in exchange for an honest review.

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  1. I'm going me spanking on, just added the series to my list, even though you only awarded this one 3*

    1. 3 does mean I liked it. They are all very fluffy & cute. I think 2 is still my fave. Enjoy!