Review: Lex Chase – Bye Bye Birdie

byeAuthor: Lex Chase
Reviewer: Lucy
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM Paranormal

Rating: ★★☆☆☆ 

Summary: Christopher Robin and Dashiell Hammond couldn’t be more different. Dash is an iguana shifter who provides aid for natural disasters far and wide, but Chris is a flighty parakeet shifter who can’t find his way across town without Google Maps. To Chris, Dash is a superhero, but he spent more time saving the world than saving their relationship.

To conquer his heartache, Chris books a cruise, determined to meet Mr. Right Now instead of Mr. Right. But he doesn’t expect the cabin steward responsible for his adorable towel animals to be none other than his ex-boyfriend. When the pair fall overboard and take refuge on a deserted island, old feelings resurface. With Dash’s hardnosed survival skills and Chris’s fickle insecurities, they’ll have to learn to compromise if they want to get back to slamming daiquiris at the tiki bar.
Review: I seem to be in the minority on this one, but I just didn’t love it. It’s a very short story, 66 pages on my iPad, and while that could play a part in it, mostly it was that I just didn’t like Dashiell. Yes, he is out saving the world but he has no idea how to treat the person who loves him. I felt that Christopher wasn’t flighty (so to speak) but he knew what he was and wasn’t good at. Turns out, wasn’t that great at choosing someone who would put him first.
When he’s taking a cruise on the same ship he was supposed to have his honey moon on, things go from bad to worse, luck wise.
I didn’t get that Dash changed at all. He didn’t put Chris first in anything and everything else was more important and I sort of kept that idea throughout. The random acts and coincidences were too much for me, as well. I wanted to love it – I mean come on, a parakeet and an iguana?? But it just wasn’t for me.

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