Title: Gryffon Hall
Author: Alexis Duran
Genre: Fantasy, Paranormal, Mystery, Historical
Publisher: Loose ID (August 30, 2016)
Length: Novella (150 Pages)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Born the useless fourth son of the Lord of Glimmerveen, Wryler dreams of getting married and escaping the rustic confines of his father’s castle. A wealthy merchant’s son seems to hold the key to Wryler’s safe if somewhat dreary future. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger on the eve of Wryler’s betrothal sends his plans into disarray and Wryler finds himself traded off in marriage to one of the most notorious rogues in the land.
Is Lord Aeric Rouchet the scoundrel he appears to be, or is he something much worse? Separated from his family and thrust into a strange and dangerous new life at the foreboding Gryffon Hall, Wryler must unravel the secret of his husband’s shadowed life and defeat the curse which threatens not only his growing affection for the barbarian in his bed, but the lives of everyone the Lord of Gryffon Hall is sworn to protect.
Product Link: http://www.loose-id.com/gryffon-hall.html
Review: At first I was not too sure if I wanted to read this story. I am not a fan of anything historical and the cover is a bit off. However I do love a good paranormal especially when the characters are two sexy men. This is the first book by this author I have read and I must say she does have a talent.
Wryler is a young lad who loves a good book. He has no real standing in his family but that all changes when he is traded off to marry Lord Aeric. This story is a bit like a prince and princess book with a monster vibe to it; a fairy tale of beauty and the beast, with Aeric being the beast. Aeric is in fact human and gryffon. And Wryler’s family has just basically sold him to this man. Talk about a rush. Wryler is in fact part fae, so he does have some magic of his own. But that fear he had at first soon turns to love.
Aeric does look a lot like a pirate rather than a barbarian but he is in fact gentle and very caring. He just didn’t let Wryler know that it wasn’t a curse but a blessing to be able to turn into the gryffon. Might have come back to bite him in the ass at some point, but hey read the story.
I will also admit that the beginning of the book was a bit dull for me, so I skidded through it as fast as I could. I actually liked the rest of the story a bit more than the beginning. Although I still don’t like the historical part of it, which might have been the reason I didn’t like the story as much as I should have.
The heat between the two men was off the charts. I actually found that I did like Wryler quite a bit more than the others. That might come from the fact that he was a geek when it came to books. It is a fun little story that you might like though I can’t see myself reading it more than once. It does have a humor to it that makes it pretty good and if your into historical, paranormal and fantasy type stories with humor and a bit of danger, then this will be for you.