Raven has been brought up as a shifter in the city, along with his siblings, hiding what he is from humans. His father became abusive as soon as Raven’s mother died, and after a traumatic childhood, plus being caught wearing his sister’s clothes, Raven knows it’s time to run away.
He takes off in search of a wolf haven, knowing they’ll take him in but worrying over how his siblings will fare now he’s not there. He meets Boss, the owner of the compound, and realizes that not everyone shuns a cross-dresser. What follows is a new journey of discovery—not only can Raven wear what he wants, but he can be exactly who he is too.
The problem is, his past won’t let him go, and someone is on a mission to drag Raven back home to his father. And that someone doesn’t seem to want to take no for an answer…
Reader advisory: This book contains references of homophobic language.
One Bit at a Time by Sydney Presley was a sensual story of acceptance and understanding. Boss ran a safe haven for shifters and Raven needed saving. The story was fast-paced and told in third person POV with first person POV flashbacks. This did not deter from the story but enhanced the tale by allowing the reader to grasp the seriousness of the Ms. Presley’s words.
Gay and a cross-dresser, Raven escaped the clutches of his abusive human father now that his siblings were old enough to fend for themselves. His only real ally was his brother Glen, who promised to join Raven when the opportunity permitted.
Sydney Presley presented a tale of emotional upheaval as Raven came to terms with what he considered internal failings while also delivering acceptance and thoughtfulness from Boss’s point of view.
The author delivered a different spin on the shifter population although as much as what was told was equally not done so. Many questions were left unanswered and I am in the mindset that Ms. Presley will peel away the layers as subsequent books are written, thus opening up this world before our eyes.
One Bit at a Time was not a tale of sex but of explorations and the burning need to find oneself and be true to your inner beauty. Ms. Presley conveyed the message thoughtfully and with care.
One Bit at a Time may have not contained sex but it was definitely sexy and sizzling.
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A four handcuff review
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