Just Ridley
(Chosen #1)

Author

J.D. Light

Publisher

Self-Published

Release Date

May 1st 2018

ISBN/ASIN

B07CK6FRX4

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Ridley Scott

I'm a genuinely happy person, regardless of the fact that both of my parents are dead, I'm a college dropout, I work at a diner as a cook in Purdy, Nebraska and I'm a tall, lanky virgin gay man with more freckles than not, bright red hair, and a creepy obsession with a gorgeous god of a man who always catches me stealing glances of him and doing awkward things. Such as, nearly killing myself with a mop bucket or frying pan. When my car breaks down not far from said gorgeous, god's house, I learn that Flynn is my best friend's alpha and there is more to my obsession than my ridiculous habit of accidental suicide attempts. We're connected.

Flynn Becker

I've been watching my mate for months and waiting for the perfect time to finally claim him. When he comes sputtering to a stop not far from the leap house where I'm the alpha of a large leap of leopards, I'm both excited to finally have him close and worried about how to explain our world. When I find out he already knows about shifters and his best friend is a member of my leap, I feel like this mating just got easier. But fighting both, members of my own kind, and my precious mate's insecurities, might be too much for even a chosen bond. I have to find a way to protect my mate from a crazed she-leopard and prove to him that he could never be, JUST Ridley.

2.5

Mediocre

Book Cover

  • Terrible^

Engagement

  • Too brief to put down

Likes

  • Ridley's clumsiness when Flynn is around, and how after Ridley noticed Flynn's interest in him Ridley started taking control*
  • That Flynn caught Ridley watching him creepily through the window
  • That Ridley's birthmark has special meaning to Flynn
  • The alpha shows emotion in this story rather than being stoic
  • When they invite the bear shifter to their gathering, and Benny gets scared and plays dead

Character Depth

  • Hip deep

Mood Upon Completion

  • Apathetic
  • Slightly happy

Grammar

  • Could use an editor^^

Sex Scenes

  • Decently hot
  • Decently sweet

Dislikes

  • The second the woman found out Ridley was Flynn's mate, she shifted and was about to attack him
  • The 'whiskey eyes' descriptor; I'm tired of hearing it
  • His name could have been better than 'Ridley Scott'...yes, really
  • It was not cute when Ridley started crying after sex due to self-pity regarding his lack of impulse control**
  • The squeaking is SUPER annoying
  • I'm on the cusp of abandoning these books***

Emotional Depth

  • Apathetic

Content Warnings

  • Character Death (minor, three, past and present)

^Too many fonts in one place, the blending is atrocious, the lighting leaves a lot to be desired, the leopard is big as life compared to the two dudes on the cover – the blurb states this is a shifter book, no need to paste animals on every cover, guys
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^^There are comma splices galore in the blurb. Also, the chapter headings with the characters’ names do not show up well and the readability is almost non-existent. The syntax leaves a lot to be desired; it’s not unreadable, but the sentences are worded oddly sometimes.
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*Ridley also seems to get more than a little assertive during sex
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**It’s clear that Ridley has some psychological issues, like not believing that he’s good enough for Flynn
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***I’m waffling between this book being interesting enough to continue reviewing the rest of this series, and it being terrible enough that it’s on the way to the WTF Friday bin

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