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Slow Shift

4.04  ·  Rating details ·  193 ratings  ·  46 reviews
One angry, grieving boy.
Chase DeWitt is fourteen when his mother dies and he stumbles into the woods beyond his home, angry and heartbroken. He didn’t know that it would change the course of his life.

Two broken, lonely men.
Tyler Reid is twenty three, grumpy and angry, trying to take care of a injured brother, and rebuilding a life blind hatred destroyed in one night.
Kindle Edition, 1st edition, 321 pages
Published December 6th 2018
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Tee loves Kyle Jacobson
I have to say that Nazarea has done it again! She has created a world where I am so drawn into I can feel it and see it while I am reading. I love that about authors because that means I get to have a vacation without leaving my home.

Chase my poor poor Chase loses his mother at a young age and runs away into the forest. It is there that he meets two brothers Tyler and Lucas. They soon become friends and Chase and Tyler share in their grief and rage that they have towards their families. As Tyler
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it
This book is very much in the vein of Wolfsong or In This Iron Ground as far at the paranatural events and scope. All of these start with young kids and follow them for many years on their magical journeys. Of course they have different voices and writing styles and frankly, I appreciate all of the differences even as I recognize the parallels.

This was a good book. I loved the scope. I enjoy following a somewhat epic tale from childhood to adulthood. Seeing what makes a boy into a man and what
Cassie May
Dec 03, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Reviewed on behalf of 3 Degrees of Fiction Blog
Wow. Just wow. This book… This book was exceptional. I hope I can find the words to describe everything I felt while reading, because this book is a total recommendation for everyone. Seriously, everyone should read this book!
It started slow, almost a bit as if the author just put her thoughts to paper without really caring if it would become a story and then – BOOM – development. After the first few pages, I was hooked. I was hooked in this book. I
m ✦ foesandlovers
Dec 03, 2018 rated it really liked it

Slow Shift was an emotional coming-of-age journey through love, friendship, family and self-discovery. If you've read Wolfsong by TJ Klune, this book reminded me of that a lot, in a good way. It gave me the same kind of feelings, especially in the beginning.

I really enjoyed watching Chase grow from a lost, grieving teenager to a confident, beautiful man. His friendship with Tyler and Lucas was sweet and heart-warming and so sincere. I could feel that bond between them, that love and need
Erica Chilson
I received a free copy of this title to read and review for Wicked Reads

DNF @21% may attempt again at a later date.

Automatic 3 stars for a DNF since I didn’t finish the novel.
4 stars on the plot I read thus far, as well as the characterization.
2 stars on the writing, not just the style but the execution.

I need to be honest, I’ve never read third-person present tense previously, so that took a lot to get used to, but it wasn’t something I couldn’t overcome. But added with the fact that I neve
Angela Goodrich
I received a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

I’m going to be straight up honest with you, this was a difficult book to read in the beginning. Why? It's written in third person, present tense and it’s not a format I’m accustomed to reading. As this is the first book by Nazarea Andrews I’ve read, I don’t know if this is her usual writing style or not. I’m not opposed to it, it just felt awkward when I began reading. Added to that is the author’s use of head hopping to te
Dec 25, 2018 rated it really liked it
Wow, I did not expecting this story...this beautiful story. It has everything I love in a book, a paranormal one. First , is some time that I haven't read about werewolf, magi, magic and supernatural and I like like the author writes , as all is natural and real, and Nazarena Andrews makes it as a compendium on paranormal stuff, in an only book all the paranormal world is present: nothing demons but there is a dragon! Then , there is the love story between Chase and Tyler and that of friendship ...more
Jan 26, 2019 rated it liked it
As another reviewer mentioned, this must have started out as a Teen Wolf fan fiction. Overall, the novel is absorbing and in the first half, especially, we get to know and empathize with all the characters. However, it feels as if in the middle of the story, the editors/writer got tired finding ways to work around all the Teen Wolf universe details and decided it's fine to dump all the extra info on the reader. If you are familiar with the fandom, it's not a big deal, but I can imagine that some ...more
Dec 06, 2018 rated it liked it
3.5 stars - I was given a free copy of this book to read and review for Wicked Reads.

This is the story of a grieving boy who meets two men in the woods. What happens next is both Chase’s coming of age story and the story of the relationship he builds with Tyler and Lucas.

This is a difficult story to review without revealing key plot points. The first half of the story is about Chase growing into himself. It’s about the way he works through his grief and relates to his friends and to his father
Feb 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: mm
I absolutely loved this. Oh wow! The world building, the story, the characters (and character DEVELOPMENT)— it was all so amazing. I loved everyone so much. Chase, Tyler, my sweet Lucas, even secondary characters like Aurora and Chase’s father John. They were all so precious, I honestly felt like I was part of their pack while reading this. I usually don’t like having multiple POVs but it WORKED for this. Just being able to delve into the minds of these wonderful characters—whether it be Chase’s ...more
Dec 20, 2018 rated it really liked it
Some books spark an ember in your mind that lingers with warmth long after the last word vanishes.This is one of those books.For fans of the TV series Teen Wolf this offering is going to be instalove and for the rest it's going to be a feast of the senses.
2.5 stars

Pro: engaging as fuck. Doesn’t have alphaholes. Interesting idea. Different from typical alpha/omega books

Cons: Lacks structure, purpose, and the writing is distracting and sometimes dislodging. Every single antagonist is horribly written, and a lot of thing don’t make any sense. Things are not smoothly developed and also too many elements. Author allergic to details.

So basically like the story but I don’t like how it’s written.

Either way I made it till the end so I count it as a win
Happy Being A Nerd
Dec 30, 2018 rated it did not like it
DNF at 80%

I got so annoyed with this book, that I just couldn't keep reading. This book is straight up plagiarism. If you were to change the names, and a minuscule of the setting - you have the tv show Teen Wolf. And as if that isn't bad enough, it's very poorly written. This reads as a bad Stiles/Derek fan fiction.
Rebecca Austin
Dec 13, 2018 rated it liked it
Shelves: review-companies
Chase DeWitt is 14 years old and an angry boy after the death of his mother and he meets Tyler and Lucas Reid while out walking in the forest one day and a friendship develops between them. Chase's dad, John, is the Chief of Police and doesn't want Chase anywhere near the Reid men but soon realizes that they truly care.

Tyler Reid is 23 and takes care of his brother Lucas after an accident claimed the life of his parents. He struggles with finding his place but there is something about Chase that
Wickedly  Romance
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
I received this book for free from in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.

The reason I gave it 4.5 stars is because of all the switching characters. Not to much characters since the story is told in the 3rd person but as the narrator switched characters it took me a moment or two to catch up. Once I did the story was great. I have never read anything by Nazarea Andrews before. When you start to read if you feel a bit overwhelmed
Dec 05, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I've read books by this author before, but this is the first PNR I've read by her (possibly her first published?!?) When I read the blurb, I couldn't help but be totally intrigued. There was so much that grabbed my attention! And then I got started..... I read this book within a matter of hours, unable to put it down. It was absolutely amazing!

This book centers around a teenage boy, who is working his way through a pretty traumatic series of events. His loneliness leads him to a couple of brothe
I couldn't finish it and may go back to it at the different date but as of right now I going to say DNF.
I liked the story starting out. In fact at chapter 7 I was reading this at 4am and didn't want to stop but did. At chapter 16 (46.3%) I don't want to read it anymore. The one scene with the threat/abuse/possessive protectiveness thing between Chase and Tyler seemed very out of character and violent to me but then again Chase is now a hormonal teenager and not a 13yr old anymore. That being sai
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Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Note: This review contains NO spoilers

I have to admit that I enjoyed this book. Although this is my first time reading an M/M romance, this one was beautifully written. The story wove a complex tale of growing up and friendship with a subtle hint of magic and/or mysticism. With its third person point of view, Slow Shift gave the feel of "seeing" the story from the outside, as if witnessing everything that these characters are going through and what they are feeling. However, it has been a while
Dec 10, 2018 rated it really liked it
Slow Shift was an impressive story. I was captivated from the beginning and was so excited and riveted by the entire time.

Chase’s mom passed away when he was fourteen and his father; John wasn’t there for him after. One day Chase is walking through the woods when his life changes. Chase meets Tyler when Tyler is starting to work on a house in the middle of the forest with his catatonic brother; Lucas. Despite Tyler’s surly attitude, Chase becomes back day after day helping take care of Lucas an
Dec 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Slow Shift defies genre. It's urban fantasy, it's a coming of age story, and it's a LGBT romance. And it's done well.

Chase and Tyler are our protagonists. The story starts right after a teenage Chase loses his mother. We witness how the loss has affected his family and the ways he copes. When he meets Tyler, who clearly has his own tradgedy to manage, they heal together. Chase grows up, over the years building his own family from the ruins of his loss.

Chase proves time and time again that he'll
Tanya Rae ~ TaSTy WordGasms
Slow Shift is Chase DeWitt & Tyler Reid’s story. This book caught my attention from the beginning. This book was so good that I had to read it while at work at every free moment that I had.

Slow shift is a shapeshifter story. With Werewolves, witches and druids, oh my! I thought that this story was told in an original way.

Chase’s mother dies when he is 14 years old. He is grieving his mother when he finds an old home in the woods. Chase worms his way into Tyler’s life when he was only 14 years
Aug 18, 2019 rated it really liked it

Are we supposed to be pretend like this isn’t a Teen Wolf fanfic? I didn’t know that when I purchased the book and started reading it. I’m a TW fan, so it’s not a big deal to me....just seems like hardly anyone is mentioning it. I kept changing the names in my head, except I let Tyler be Tyler for my own amusement.

I was very entertained. I can see how the short paragraphs, head hopping or sporadic wording would confuse or irritate readers that are not familiar with the TW characters (m
Dec 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
Slow, smooth start (which I liked). 3 people who had all been rejected and needed each other and made themselves a family. Gentle times in the woods, one character trying to reconnect with his father, the two others trying with their sister, living life and trying to heal. Two thirds in the youngest MC realizes that his feelings have changed... Things are revealed, their family becomes closer, action happens. I actually went into this having no idea what kind of book it would turn into (I won't ...more
Kelsie ♡
Jan 28, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites
5 Stars

Wow. I just loved this. Very similar structurally to one my all time faves, Wolfsong, and it worked just as well here.

I loved watching our MCs grow up over the years, and feeling the bonds build with the passing time. The slow burn here was so sweet as well.

The only thing I would warn against is that there are multiple POVs and the switches are rather random and sudden at times. It didn’t affect my enjoyment at all, but I do know that it’s a pet peeve for some.

Truly a magical and w
Dec 18, 2018 rated it really liked it
I love this author's style. I read a good few of her books and I always find it easy to immerse myself in the story. This one is certainly no different. Chase, Tyler and Lucas form and unconventional friendship and family. They help and understand each other, even whrn they come from different worlds.
I love that the story goes from childhood to adulthood, with all the lessons that one need to learn.
It's like a journey to happiness, trust, friendship and love.
cupcakes and bookshelves
I loveeeeeeee books like this, slow burn then.... #BAM! Shifters and witches and magic and all sorts. A book full of feels amongst an intricate plot. I wish there was more, and more from other characters mentioned too. I love this genre so much and this book was so, so good... with a gorgeous cover. Love, loved it.

*ARC kindly given in exchange for an honest review, thank you so much*
Dec 10, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Omg. You know the rollercoaster of feelings you go through when you marathon the Harry Potter series?!! Imagine feeling all of that while reading this book. It was beyond epic.

If you loved WOLFSONG by TJ Klune, you are going to love this. Regardless though, I highly HIGHLY suggest this for anyone who loves a fantastic wolf shifter story.
Messy Bun Book Blog
Jan 17, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Wow! I fell in love with Nazarea Andrews with her Reiver Street Bar series and I was so excited to be able to read this one! Slow Shift is nothing like I expected, it was SO MUCH MORE!! This was such a beautiful coming-of-age with a paranormal twist. To see the love bloom between Chase and Tyler was so beautiful! FIVE HUGE STARS!!
Basically really good sterek fanfic. I hear Stiles and the others in these characters sometimes and it makes my heart ache but then I also hear Chase and everyone he loves and its beautiful and whole. Maybe there's a connection maybe there not and I'm just seeing things and its all just a coincidence but even so I'm glad I got to experience this otherworldly book even when I couldn't help but roll my eyes at the similarities that my mind couldn't help but see.
Ashley Martinez (ilovebooksandstuffblog)
Wow amazing! When I first started the book I was a little unsure about it but the more I read the more I couldn’t put down and the more I fell in love. I really loved this story and the characters! It was pure magic! Highly recommended this PNR m/m!
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Nazarea Andrews is an avid reader and tends to write the stories she wants to read. She loves chocolate and coffee almost as much as she loves books, but not quite as much as she loves her kids. She lives in south Georgia with her husband, daughters, and overgrown dog.

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“It's a lonely place to be, even surrounded by people, and when he’s overwhelmed by the noise and the loneliness, he thinks of it—of the quiet house that needed a little bit of love, a family to fill it up. He misses his Dad, and Ben, and his mother, so much it aches in his gut. Missing a house he slept next to for a few hours is a bit of a surprise.” 0 likes
“Tyler always listens to him, a quiet attentiveness that reminds Chase of Lucas. Sometimes, he thinks that’s why he likes going to the house in the woods. Everyone else in his life is too busy, too impatient for his constant stream of thoughts—but Tyler isn’t. Tyler listens when he talks about nothing and seems to always hear the tiny bit of something Chase doesn’t mean to sprinkle into the babble.” 0 likes
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