Author: Eden Winters
Length: Novella (119pgs)
Publisher: Torquere Press (10th September 2011)
Heat Level: Explicit
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥4Hearts
Blurb: By the time Galen Olaf-kin woke up and smelled the spiced ale, it was too late, and he never finished the wicked deed for which he stood trial. Banished from his home, he flees to the forest, taking nothing but the unwanted infant he’s rescued. Perhaps the legends are true and the forest lord will take them both in. The lord is said to give sanctuary to outcasts, but none of the stories mention the naughty, tempting things he whispers, or that he shares Galen’s forbidden passions.
Lord Erik rolls his eyes at the prophecy that says when human hands deliver a babe to the forest, he’ll meet the mate destined to reunite forest folk with humankind. What interest has he in a child? The handsome human who brings the babe is another matter entirely, and a little thing like destiny won’t stand in Erik’s way of claiming the golden-haired Galen as his own. Or will it?
Sometimes prophecies are overrated, legends incomplete, and heroes not always the sharpest swords in the scabbard.
Review: Galen is banished from his village and chased into the forest for a crime he didn’t commit; he’s also been given the task by the village’s wise woman to deliver a baby to the Lord of the forest. Lord Erik is impatiently biding his time for his mate to show up and in the meantime he is trying to civilize his pack.
I loved these characters as they are cheeky, funny and adorable, they are also both quite clueless but are helped along by Erik’s aunt Eydis and the Seer Jarl. In fact, all the characters in the forest are brilliant. The villagers are sneaky, mean and nasty and they certainly get what they deserve at the end.
Eden Winters has written a charming, engaging, witty, funny and loveable story which is well plotted out, has enjoyable characters and will make you giggle. One of my favorite parts has got to be the inner monologue between Lord Erik and his wolf, they are just so funny.
I highly recommend this to anyone who loves romance, wolf shifters, comedy, hot sex and well m/m in general because this is a truly incredible light read.