Author: Jackie Nacht
Publisher: MLR Press
Pages/Word Count: 59 Pages
At a Glance: Sometimes, we need a short book, maybe for an afternoon at the beach or a bath with lots of bubble. Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey is a perfect fit.
Reviewed By: Kathie
Blurb: Even this grumpy bear can’t resist this chipmunks charm.
Dallas likes the life he has. He’s the proud owner of the donut shop, Honey Cakes, and now owns the home he grew up in White Pine. He thought his life was perfect until Nikko the chipmunk sashayed into his life. Now, Dallas doesn’t know if he wants to push the spunky chipmunk away or make love to him.
Nikko has known since the moment he saw Dallas that he wanted the bear. Nothing, even the grouchiness of the gorgeous bear will keep him from making Dallas his own. But how can Nikko get Dallas to see they belong together?
Review: I requested this book because a friend suggested I read Jackie Nacht’s books. She went on to tell me this author’s stories were witty and had great character development, just my kind of story.
The first time I read Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey, I thought, what the heck, a chipmunk and a bear shifter? You gotta be kidding. It seemed way too far-fetched, even for a reader like me, who enjoys shifter stories. My understanding of a series is the author will start building the storyline in book one, and continue building throughout the series. A reader/reviewer should maybe not start on book three, and then review the book expressing surprise over the storyline the author has created. And I would feel really guilty about that if I didn’t enjoy the book so much.
Imagine, if you will, a chipmunk in your yard, always looking around with quick jerky movements, talking a mile a minute and swishing their tails around, because you know they do have beautiful tails. Replace that especially busy chipmunk with the character of Nikko, and to my surprise, you have a believable character. The same goes for Dallas and the rest of the characters in the town of White Pines. It works!
Sometimes, we need a short book, maybe for an afternoon at the beach or a bath with lots of bubbles. Chipmunk Drizzled in Honey is a perfect fit. The story reads like I imagine a chipmunk would write, if a chipmunk could write. I like books that make me smile and shake my head; without a doubt, this book does all that and more. If you want a more in-depth story, though, I suggest you read the first two books in the series, enjoy life, and chew on a honey stick. Sounds good to me.
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