San Andreas Shifters: Sumage Solution – G.L. Carriger
Can a gentle werewolf heal the heart of a smart-mouthed mage?
NYT bestseller Gail Carriger, writing as G. L. Carriger, presents an offbeat gay romance in which a sexy werewolf with a white knight complex meets a bad boy mage with an attitude problem. Sparks (and other things) fly.
Max fails everything – magic, relationships, life. So he works for DURPS (the DMV for supernatural creatures) as a sumage, cleaning up other mages’ messes. The job sucks and he’s in no mood to cope with redneck biker werewolves. Unfortunately, there’s something oddly appealing about the huge, muscled Beta visiting his office for processing.
Bryan AKA Biff (yeah, he knows) is gay but he’s not out. There’s a good chance Max might be reason enough to leave the closet, if he can only get the man to go on a date. Everyone knows werewolves hate mages, but Bryan is determined to prove everyone wrong, even the mage in question.
I tuned out most of the time. Always a bad sign.This could have been really good. This could have been epic. This needs better world building, less sex talk and insta-lust, and more focus on shifter issues. There is the supposedly humorous banter but it was mostly just sexual innuendos. I was hoping for shifter vs mage/shifter vs shifter battles, human/mage/shifter politics, more magic stuff but it was mostly smut. There was nothing going on. It really didn’t help that the voices in the audiobook sounds similar. It’s a waste of the shifter and sumage concept. If Max was was an ordinary DMV employee and Biff was a typical biker, it wouldn’t have made any difference to the story. This book is a DNF.
1 Star – I feel really sorry for the trees they killed for this book