TWO 5, 4 and 3 Stars for Whiskers of a Chance by Tempeste O’Riley #MM #Shapeshifters @TempestO


Title: Whiskers of a Chance
Author Name & Publisher: Tempeste O’Riley (Dreamspinner Press)
Publication Date & Length: September 30, 2015 – 204 pgs


Jason Grant runs his own IT business from home, owns his own home, and has the best friend he could imagine. What he doesn’t have, or believe he will ever have, is love. When Jason catches a glimpse of his new neighbor on moving day, his libido ignites and his fascination in piqued. He even manages to concoct an excuse to go over and meet the man who makes him hope and want for more than he has in years.

Keith Skyler is a shifter in a world where his kind is known to only a few, but they don’t often mix and they never mate. Keith has been hoping for a mate since before he can remember, but gay lynx don’t have true mates. As far as he knows, they don’t have mates at all. However, while moving his little family across Seattle—and away from their tribe—his reality tips and spins more than he thought possible.

When these two men meet over a dish of five-cheese broccoli-noodle casserole, sparks fly. Who knew a welcome to the neighborhood gift could give both of them their chance at love?

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Okay I don’t know how many times I say it but I absolutely love it when one of the shifters knows from the start and gets all mine with his new mate. This book you get that and so much more!
I have honestly never read a book with a Lynx shifter and this book was so good.
You get Keith who is a Lynx shifter plus a veterinarian. He is also in line to be the next Alpha of his fathers tribe.
Then you get Jason who owns his own IT business who works from home. When he spots Keith through the window while he is moving in let me say from that point on it was on!
This book had me on the edge of my seat with all the bad people who were determined to break them up. There were also the very sweet moments.. You could definitely feel how much Keith loves Jason and vice versa. Then you find out something about Keith and you are just stunned because I did not see that coming! You also meet a lot of different characters too. You also meet Sasha Jason’s best friend I have to say at first I was unsure about him but by the end of the book I really liked his character.

All together I really loved this book!

I would definitely recommend this book!



This book was great! I loved the fun take on the vampire/shifter relationship. Plus, the fact that it was a Lynx shifter instead of the normal shifters was nice.
I loved the way Jason treated the shifted side of Keith, although I would’ve liked to see more of the interactions with the lynx/human dynamic.
There was some drama having to do with Keith’s father, not just because he was gay, but because of the fact that he wasn’t going to let his father do as he wished any longer, especially when it came to his mate.
Jason was sweet with his stutter and seeing him grow more confident in himself as the story progressed was a nice touch.
Overall a really great, sweet story.


Vampires and shifter oh my! I enjoyed this book. It was well written and I really enjoyed the character development. I loved Keith and Jason and felt an immediate connection with Jason.  I think I fell in love with Jason when he first began to stutter when he became nervous. It took me a little longer to warm up to Keith but after that I couldn’t wait to see were the author would take us with this story.

However, there did seem to be a lot of things missing from the story. There were times the story would just jump to something that was unrelated to what was going on. Overall an enjoyable read and can’t wait for the next installment.



This book was not what I expected. Not quite sure if it’s a good thing or a bad thing. For some reason, I thought Grant was going to be more Alpha than Keith, but it wasn’t so. Keith is the shifter and Grant is human, btw. Maybe I assumed that because even though Grant was human, Keith was the lynx shifter and for some reason in my mind, Keith would be the gentle one. lol I don’t know, just not what I was expecting.
This was actually a sweet romance, not fabulous, but a good enough read. Grant was a stuttering mess, but he was adorkable. Keith was charming and he really into Grant. Glad he wasn’t the kind of guy who’d abandon his mate just cause his father was all over his case and that Grant was human. There were plot holes here and there, but a good read for a rainy day.
I also like the cover and title. Cute title and cover for a cute story. 🙂


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Tempeste O’Riley is an out and proud omnisexual / bi-woman whose best friend growing up had the courage to do what she couldn’t–defy the hate and come out. He has been her hero ever since.

Though new to writing M/M, she has done many things in her life, though writing has always drawn her back–no matter what else life has thrown her way. She counts her friends, family, and Muse as her greatest blessings in life. She lives in Wisconsin with her children, reading, writing, and enjoying life.

Tempe is also a proud member of Romance Writers of America® and Rainbow Romance Writers.


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