Review: Harey Situation (City Shifters #2) by Bailey Bradford

This time, it’s a real bunny shifter and you know the saying about doing something like bunnies…

Oliver Biggerstaffer comes to Texas from Boston, looking for a job and a new life. He’s hoping the advertising firm he interviews for will hire him, and he can put his past where it belongs—behind him. No one will know who or what he is—a snake shifter.

Except he’s interviewed by Jagger Osterman, a bear shifter, and he meets a cute bunny shifter at the hotel where he’s staying. Oliver can’t hide his shifter status from them. And he doesn’t want to, once he meets them—especially the bunny, Peter Ruiz. It’s lust at first sight, but Oliver wants to take things slow as long as he’s staying at the hotel Peter’s working at.

Peter wants to get laid, and he wants to get laid now. The sexy snake shifter he’s attracted to has morals and ethics and things most of the guys Peter’s screwed around with before lack.

Oliver treats Peter like a person, not a body to have sex with, and if they can survive a series of weird accidents that might not be accidents after all, then Oliver and Peter just might have a happy ending all their own.

Reader Advisory: This book contains scenes of violence and kidnapping.

The City Shifters series is totally my jam in the shifter genre. I’m not a fan of stories that take themselves too seriously with an OTT Alpha and a textbook omega twink. I like stories with snark and a twist to the formula and that’s exactly what Bailey Bradford delivers with the City Shifters.

In Harey Situation we have a snake shifter and a hare shifter and probs my favorite thing that happens in these stories is how the author works in some animal characteristics into the human side of the characters. And yes, they are usually of a sexual nature and yes, I’m a fan. Some things are expected as in the reputation that rabbits have for stamina, but others are not. Like, what was the author going to give Oliver the copperhead to carry over into his human form???? I’m not going to give it away, because the fun is in reading it for the first time, but I will tell you that it was good stuff and made Peter a very happy hare. Appropriately enough Oliver the copperhead is a ginger, so shout out to all the many, many ginger fans out there.

I liked Peter and Oliver together. Peter is working his way through school in the hospitality industry and he’s used to being treated like nothing more than a pretty hole to lust and leave. He’s perpetually happy and horny so how he saw himself made me kind of sad for him even though he had accepted his lot and was just working hard to better himself professionally. Oliver Biggerstaffer, I’ll let the beauty of that name sink in for just a sec . . . . . . OK, so Oliver Biggerstaffer has come to Texas to interview with Jagger Osterman (from Book 1, Bearly There) to work in his advertising agency. There are shenanigans alluded to as to why Oliver had to relocate and as the story progresses, the truth comes out.

In that truth is the bit of mystery that comes with the story. It added some tension, but didn’t overtake the relationship growth between Peter and Oliver and for that I was grateful. It actually worked out well as the guys could get together earlier in the book and I got to get a lot of page time with them together and the mystery was a vehicle that made that possible.

As different as these two guys are, their characters balanced each other out and I loved the care and consideration Oliver gave to Peter. Peter wasn’t used to that kind of treatment, but he’s self-aware enough to know he’s got it good and he appreciates everything about Oliver. The two of them really read like they loved falling in love and it gave me all the squishy feels.

Harey Situation is loosely tied to Bearly There and you don’t need to read book 1 to get the gist of book 2, but I do recommend reading them both for the sheer fun of it. I’m geared up for book 3 when it comes along and I’m anxiously waiting for what the next shifters have in store for me.

For more information on Harey Situation, check it out over on Goodreads.

**a copy of this story was provided for an honest review**

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