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Dancing Around the Cop

(Alpha and Omega #2)

3.95  ·  Rating details ·  588 ratings  ·  43 reviews
Terry Martin has an awesome life – good friends, loving parents and a job he loves designing all of the bright and wonderful costumes for the drag queens at Club Blue. Sure, no one but his parents know he’s an Omega wolf, but he’s okay with that. Unfortunately being a twink often means getting picked on and after a night out with friends, Terry has the misfortune to meet a ...more
Kindle Edition, 374 pages
Published August 12th 2015
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Nov 24, 2016 rated it it was ok
Zander knowingly and deliberately hurt Terry. I didn't buy his quick turn around just by talking with Richard. If his base nature was to be that cruel, then there is no way Zander could redeem himself. Zander purposefully chose his police partner Sully over Terry. In fact, Zander had shaped his lifestyle completely around Sully. Terry deserved so much better. Lisa Oliver created the same alpha character in Undesirable Mate. Nope, the author didn't convince me that Zander got his shit together. A ...more
Aug 17, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: no-way-in-hell
Note to self: don't read this author again until told by others she has changed dramatically in her writing.

I was attracted by the title. I was disappointed.

I liked the fashion designer MC. I liked the drag queens.

I hated the other MC and his attitude. Even after he's "fallen in love" with the other guy, his attitude was really belittling and demeaning and all over distasteful. I would utterly loathe being regarded/treated this way by anyone.

Also: werewolf book (fine) BUT the "omega" would sud
Jan 08, 2019 rated it it was ok
Shelves: 2019-books
Zander was a hideous beast. Ugh. These characters are so evil and then flip a switch and suddenly become the most soft and fuzzy bunnies ever - it’s hard to believe and it takes away from the story. I wish she would bring the heroes and villains in a little, no one has to be that perfect or that rotten.
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
I loved this sequel.
Flamboyant Terry was adorable, compare to book one it's a huge improvement, this sequel doesn't have annoying females to spoil a nice story.
Beth doesn't write  enough reviews

A jumbled mess. Seriously, a mess.

Terry is from Ohio, Zander is from Connecticut and the entire story takes place in Houston Texas yet characters use words and phrases from Australia. There is a lean toward UK English spelling AND the Houston Police Department does not have an Armed Defender Squad. The closest I can tell where that type of law enforcement division exists is in New Zealand.

The author obviously doesn’t know the difference between a Drag Queen and Transvesticist. Google is your
Oct 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2018-on-gr
3.5 rounded to 4 for execution.
I gave an additional star because I love Terry and his friends. They made the book. He was small but he had spunk along with a great sense of design.

Terry just watched carefully. He wouldn’t start anything, he never started anything, but he was damned if he was going to let his friends get beaten up either. He was tiny, only five foot four and slim, almost willowy in build. But he was an Omega wolf and the bigots in front of him were pure human.

Terry was loyal to his friends. He wasn't going to
Feb 05, 2016 rated it liked it
This book comes with all the usual obstacles:

A manwhore deluxe forced into monogamy due to shifter chemistry.
Homophobic best friend.
Drag queens galore.

All in all a truly pleasant read just not dark enough to delight the senses.Maybe it's all those butterfly dresses.
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Sep 28, 2015 rated it really liked it
4 Heart Review by Vicki

Oh Terry and Zander, what a couple you are!

This has one of the things I really like, big alpha male paired with a smaller physically weaker mate. Paranormal or not, I just like that pairing. Especially if the smaller man is mentally a strong match for his alpha mate. That is exactly what we get with this book.

Zander is an alpha werewolf, a loner, a cop, and a jerk. He really is. He’s gay, but his best friend and work partner is a homophobic ass. So Zander fakes it, dates g
Sep 02, 2015 rated it liked it
It felt like both Zander and Terry went through an abrupt personality change at one point. Zander suddenly does an about face without the gradual change of heart that would have been more genuine. Terry becomes a great deal gay-er as the story progresses. Overall the story is VERY sappy and cheesy so, if that is your fav, you will enjoy this sweet/hot story. I did miss the usual cool shifter aspects; there is only one instance of shifting and these are lone wolves in an urban area so there's no ...more
Mark Bortoft
Aug 16, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I really loved this book. I have read all books by Lisa Oliver and as yet I have to find one that I didn't like. At the start I didn't think I would warm up to zander or sully and I was actually rooting for Richard to find his happiness, though as usual I knew I could depend on the HAE that I was expecting. After reading this book I would also like to read about sully and Q I know it will probably not be an alpha and omega book but I would still like to read it. Another character in this book wh ...more
Lorraine Lesar
May 04, 2017 rated it it was amazing
After feeling slightly disappointed with Book 1, this is what I was looking for......Lisa Oliver at her best. I loved how she wrote this storyline.
Her characterisation of Zander and Terry was perfect for them. She wanted you to see what a jerk Zander was at first, how he started to mellow and then ended up as a love-upped puddle of goo-in-ness for his Mate, Terry.
Terry was a little bundle of pure joy from start to finish and perfect for Zander.
Off to read Book 3, The Artist and the Alpha.
Sep 19, 2016 rated it liked it
I loved almost everything about Terry. He is an out and proud Omega. Very caring to his friends and just a really lovable guy. Zander took a while to grow on me. A long while, but that's okay to as this was a long book. So much happening in this book that sometimes it was hard to keep up. Will read the next one in the series. ...more
Cecilia Rodriguez
Aug 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
Shelves: alpha-shifter-mm

3.5 stars
Jun 16, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Dancing Around the Cop by Lisa Oliver is the second book in the Alpha and Omega series. This could be read as a stand alone novel just fine. I love this particular series a lot. I am a sucker for MM and werewolves and this series delivers. There is a great connection between Terry and Zander. I liked the pace over all to this story as well.
Terry is an Omega. He is a clothing designer for drag queens. I loved the personalities he designs for they need stories too if you ask me. But Terry is a sw
Jesslan Rose
Dancing Around The Cop By Lisa Oliver

Zander is a Detective on the Police force who hides his sexuality due to his severely homophobic partner, Sully. When he's called to a brawl at a bar he discovers his mate is an Omega who was attacked for being gay while out with his friends. Because Sully is with him and he's not ready to come out on the force he acts coldly to his mate and ignores their bond leaving Terry heartbroken.

After Terry is attacked a second time and Zander treats him coldly again e
I get the feeling this series is going to be a series of just ok books for me. I really wanted to punch Zander right off the bat for the way he was treating Terry. He was quite the arrogant ass to start off. I'm still not sure he did enough groveling for how quickly Terry forgave him. The books just don't suck me in as deeply as I would like to really love them. Though I did enjoy Terry's little tribe and wishes we got more time with them. ...more
Annie Elm
Apr 28, 2019 rated it really liked it
Enjoyed it

I liked everything from how Terry and his fated mate Zander meet, to the way Xander have to fight for his omega and the way they are together was a couple. Terrys friends are awesome and I'm really curious about Sully and Q now.
May 07, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: b-2017-read
3 stars
Gerald Sessions
Feb 20, 2018 rated it it was amazing

Book 1 was good but this book blew it out of the water. This was a fantastic story with characters you wanted to know more about. This book was a great story loved it.
Jun 15, 2019 rated it it was amazing
So good!

So good! Really enjoyed. Loved Terry and his friends! Glad Zander got his head on straight (ha!) Danger. Angst. Lots of love!
Zander being a pain in the ass. Why so persistent to keep up his facade being straight guy. He prefer his partner rather than his mate. Really hate his character.
Natosha Wilson
Sep 27, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Lisa Oliver continues to blow me away with her books. This book was not a surprise considering I have come to expect this out of Lisa Oliver.

The fact that this book is about a closeted detective named Zander made this book even better. But what made it the most interesting was his mate is a fashion designer for drag queens and an omega, a guy, and a twink to boot.

Zander tried to deny Terry because he is scared of losing his homophobic best friend Sully, his job, and his lady's man play boy statu
Aug 13, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Wow, another great book to feed my love of books by Lisa Oliver. The whole group dynamic was so cool, fun, supportive, funny, and full of love and friendship. Everyone should have friends & family like Danny. I really appreciated the presence of Richard who was a true friend to Danny and even Zander, even if indirect. Even though Danny and Zander got off to a really bad start, the power of forgiveness and redemption, made things better. Zander's best friend Sully really ticked me off on so many ...more
Another sweet and steamy Alpha wolf / omega male romance

Interesting characters, including the main couple as well as a wide array of supporting friends and rivals whip up a short, entertaining novella with some nice wolfy heat. The brief plot in this "insta-mate" novella does a decent if too brief job of exploring the hesitancies, insecurities, conflict and hard-driving desire in an unlikely pair fated to be together. Overall, slightly sweet with a bit of steamy man coupling.

4.5 stars - an extra
Aug 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Loved it!

Another great shifter story from the amazing Lisa Oliver!! Zander, tough Alpha Detective, totally in the closet, meets Terry, Omega wolf and fashion designer in a bar brawl. Both know they are mates, but Zander leaves him alone. It takes the help of another Alpha, his spunky mate, and him finally coming to his wolf sense to try and win Terry back! Great characters and storyline, I can't wait for the next addition to the series!
Brittany Kilpatrick
Aug 24, 2015 rated it it was amazing
Great read as always!

I no longer bother to read the blurb when I see another book by this author. They are always so interesting, funny and enjoyable I know I will love them, and that is exactly the case here. Well written as always, the stories are always different, I don't know how she manages to continually come up with such different story lines. Have to say though, the Cloverleah series is still my favorite.
Aug 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I love everything Lisa Oliver writes. She hasn't put out anything I did not read and then reread and sometimes re reread. I love all her series and if I can I'll pre-order or at least buy as soon as it comes out. She does a great job. I just love her stories. Update 5/2017. Reread this book before starting on the spin off with Sully and Q. So looking forward to that. ...more
Jan 07, 2017 rated it it was amazing
The story is about Terry and Zander. Terry is a clothes designer a job he loves. Zander is a Police Detective. They are Mates with Zander being the Alpha and Terry the Omega. Zander struggles with having a Male mate and having a Homophobe workmate (Sully) causes lots of issues. Terry's friends were great. Was a good storyline. Another Great book by Lisa Oliver. ...more
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Lisa Oliver had been writing non-fiction books for years when visions of half dressed, buff men started invading her dreams. Unable to resist the lure of her stories, Lisa decided to switch to fiction books, and now stories about her men clamor to get out from under her fingertips.
When Lisa is not writing, she is usually reading with a cup of tea always at hand. Her grown children and grandchildr

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