Jonah and the Narwhal Land and Sea: A Shifter Series, Book 1 by Vinni George; Narrated by Declan Winters

Declan Winters brings Vinni George's Land & Sea series to life with the first book, Jonah and the Narwhal.

From the blurb:

What happens when fate intertwines shifters from land and sea?

When Jonah Steele hung a flyer in the local coffee shop advertising his services as a housekeeper, he didn’t expect the town’s hot doctor to hire him on the spot. He definitely didn’t think he’d still be working for the mysterious older alpha two years later. But something about Dr. Pictou keeps Jonah returning to the big house on the cliff, a bone-deep longing he can’t explain—and recently, it’s been making Jonah crave the good doctor in ways he shouldn’t.

Dr. Edwin Pictou couldn’t say why he hired the young omega lynx to clean his house, but Jonah had ensnared him at first sight, and now, even though he really doesn’t need a housekeeper, the thought of letting Jonah go is unsettling. When Edwin comes home to find the omega—who he’s started to think of as his own—in heat, he realizes there is more at play than he first thought. Fate has intervened, and Edwin has no intention of ever letting Jonah go again.

Jonah and the Narwhal is the first story in the Land and Sea shifter MPREG series featuring fated mates, pleasurable partial shifts, and the beginnings of a found family. This story has been expanded from its original version into a full-length novel.

Jacquie's Review:

A very sweet, but steamy, mpreg, fated mates romance.

I've not read a lot of Vinni George's books, but they've been on my radar for a while, so when this came up in audio format, I jumped at the chance to listen to it. A great choice.

The narrator is new to me and had a lovely tone, fairly distinct voices for the characters, and a quality to the narration that kept me focused on the story. Sometimes the steamy moments can be offputting in audio, but this wasn't the case here.

As for the story, it's low angst with an accidental heat triggered by a few things. I really liked how things were explained. The author has clearly thought through the world-building and how everything works, so I never felt lost.

Both MC's were easy to relate to and even with their significant age gap, they worked well together. Their communication was top-notch, making the story just flow well.

The next book is nicely lined up and I hope it is available in audio format too.

Perfect if you just want an uncomplicated, steamy listen.

Lesetiger's review:

This is my first book by Vinni George and I really enjoyed the author's writing style.

Jonah is a lovable lynx shifter who doesn't want to give up his job in the household of the doctor, Dr. Edwin. There is something about the older man that attracts him. And these feelings intensify more and more.

When Dr. Edwin, a narwhal shifter, comes home one day, he finds the Omega in heat. And as a doctor, it is probably his duty to help.

The story doesn't hold any big surprises, but it's light and there are both sweet and hot moments. As it's not too long, I listened to it in one go.

The characters are likeable but not very deep, which doesn't detract from the enjoyment of this MPreg fantasy story.

I did wonder how a relationship between two such different species would work, but Vinni George managed it well.

The story was entertaining and without angst and I can recommend it for in-between times as the romance was sweet.

Declan Winters did a good job as narrator. He reads very pleasantly and gives each character different and appropriate voices. I am already looking forward to the next volume, which I would like to listen to as an audiobook.

Jonah and the Narwhal is currently available as an audiobook, e-book and paperback, and can be read as part of your Kindle Unlimited Subscription