Does a bear shift in the woods?
Well, partially. That was what got grizzly shifter Ted Farnsworth into trouble. He wasn’t trying to break the Secrecy Pact. He just wants people to see the real him. So he signs up with the mate-matching service Supernatural Selection—which guarantees marriage to a perfect partner. Not only will Ted never be lonely again, but once his new beaver shifter husband arrives, they’ll build Ted’s dream wilderness retreat together. Win-win.
Quentin Bertrand-Harrington, scion of an incubus dynasty, has abstained from sex since nearly killing his last lover. When his family declares it’s time for him to marry, Quentin decides the only way not to murder his partner is to pick someone who’s already dead. Supernatural Selection finds him the ideal vampire, and Quentin signs the marriage agreement sight unseen.
But a mix-up at Supernatural Selection contracts Quentin with Ted. What’s Ted supposed to do with an art historian who knows more about salad forks than screwdrivers? And how can Quentin resist Ted’s mouthwatering life force? Yet as they work together to untangle their inconvenient union, they begin to wonder if their unexpected match might be perfect after all.
A sweet & funny read although at some points I wanted to knock Ted & Q-bert’s heads together. I loved the characters though, Ted the extroverted bear shifter who prefers to spend his time with humans, and whose perfect match is an introverted abstaining incubus. According to Supernatural Selection at least as somehow they end up signing contracts to marry each other rather than the mates they were expecting.
Great world building, but a little confusing at times for me, but that may be because it is a spin-off from a series I haven’t read so some of the characters I wasn’t familiar with. I loved the whole idea of an escape clause to the marriage contract and the tasks they had to perform together which just shows them how well they can work together. If you’re looking for a low angst, sweet friends to lovers then I’d highly recommend this book.