Squirrel Circus by Holly Day

Squirrel Circus is a rejected mate novella from Holly Day

From the blurb:

Can you forgive being rejected by your mate?

For as long as Jyran Pechman can remember, he's dreamed about finding his soulmate. As a child, he lost his family, and he's been moving around ever since. He hates it, and he wants nothing more than to have a home. A mate. A place to belong.

Gideon Everett might have dreamed about the day he'd find his mate, but his mate was never an unorganized, nut-hoarding squirrel shifter in those dreams. Wolves eat squirrels, so when Jyran walks into Gideon's bar, he throws him out and tells him he wants nothing to do with him. He has a reputation to think about, and he will not be known as the wolf who mated a squirrel.

Being rejected hurts more than Jyran ever imagined, and he swears never to set foot in Gideon's bar again. After the initial shock, Gideon is almost sure he made the right decision. Almost. What if he made the wrong decision? Now when he knows his mate is out there, can he live on as if they've never met, or does he have to ... ugh ... apologize? 

Jacquie's Review:

I'm really impressed by how much was in Squirrel Circus. It's a shorter read, and I basically read it nonstop, too, which is pretty great going because my attention span is not great.

Super slow burn because Gideon needs to get his head out of his butt. Plenty of shifters and some fantastic world-building.

I was team Jyran all the way. Gideon's rejection is brutal and he just doubles down on it, a lot, so I disliked his character for a good chunk of the novella.

However, when Gideon stepped up, he really stepped up. He was there for Jyran and modeled what a perfect mate could be.

I adored Jryan's best friend, the vampire singer that introduced the pair.

Loved everything about it and am hoping for more in this world.

Rating: 5 Stars

Squirrel Circus is available to buy as an ebook.


  1. I loved this too. I enjoyed the slow burn. Hoping for more in this world.


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