Squirrel Trouble (Shift Work Book 2) by Alex Silver

"What a cute and insightful story!" Angel read Squirrel Trouble.

From the blurb:


Shifter medicine is my passion, and I’m excited to share my company’s big break at a conference. But when there’s only one bed, offering to share it with squirrel shifter Felix Ardila is the least I can do.

My inner owl falls fast for him, and even though our animal sides are natural enemies, all I want to do is protect him. But when circumstances beyond my control keep us apart, how can I convince him I’ll do anything for my mate?


I’m the one who other shifters come to for help. So when Thurston Hughes gives me a helping… hand during my heat, then ghosts me back home, it hurts more than it should.

He can’t know that I’m struggling with symptoms of creep, the fertility illness we’re both trying to cure, and I’ve never felt more alone. This might be my last chance to build the family I’ve always wanted, but can I count on him to be there for me?

Squirrel Trouble is an M/M romance with mpreg, transness, small woodland creatures, infertility, pregnancy, ethics and lawsuits around biological experimentation, and adorable baby shifters causing chaos. This is an 85k+ word novel.

Angel's Review:

I read the first book in this shifter series and really enjoyed it. I was so excited when Alex announced that there was another book coming out in this incredible series.

This book is about Felix, who is a Squirrel shifter, and Thurston, who is an owl shifter. These two get introduced as co-workers, but when Felix can't seem to catch a break, and has to deal with a surprise heat, Thurston offers to help him through it. 

While they spent that heat together, they both agreed they wanted to see each other more when they both got back home, but neither men were expecting what they came home to.

 Thurston wasn't expecting the whirlwind that was waiting for him back home, and due to unforeseen circumstances, he wasn't able to properly communicate with Felix. Which left Felix feeling unwanted and not cared for. Will they be able to still have a relationship after that?

I really enjoyed this book. The characters were so personable and quite frankly, cute. I loved how in depth Alex got when it came to explaining the different genders in this series, and how squirrel families work. I found that all really interesting. And I'm really glad that Alex explained all of that, it made the overall reading experience so much better to have that information and knowledge. Now, the buildup of the relationship was slow going, yes they shared a heat, but after that they had a lot of work cut out for them. I thought the slow burn was done really well. There are certain things that occur that keep you guessing and wondering what's going to happen. Alex did those moments very well! 

Overall, this book is well written, thought out and fleshed out really well, and this book has great characters!

I'm excited for the next book in this series!

The descriptions of all the cute baby animals were so adorable!

Rating: 4.25 Stars

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