Title: Putting Down Roots
Author: Tam MacNeil
Genre: Gay Erotic Romance, Fantasy, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (29 Pages)
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press (June 1, 2016)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥ 3 Hearts
Blurb: At twenty-nine, Mark is lonely and unhappy. With his teaching degree, he never expected to be scraping by at a dead-end job in a bookstore. So when he’s given the opportunity to do the work he’s always dreamed of, he jumps on it.
But there’s a catch. Mark has just agreed to spend the summer teaching a recalcitrant student at a lonely manor outside the most haunted village in the UK. It doesn’t take Mark long to figure out there’s something strange, really strange, about Thomas, his host and the father of his pupil. They say the village changes people, and it turns out Thomas is living proof. Now Mark has to decide if he should run like hell or stay and become part of the family.
Review: Mark has a teaching degree, but is stuck working in a bookstore. It is not the job that he wants to do, so when he is offered a job he jumps at it. Staying in the village however changes you. His new employer is a shock to him, but a rather nice one. He is to teach his daughter. Then he finds out Thomas’s secret.
This was a very unique little story that I would have never thought possible. When I saw the title I was not thinking of what it truly meant, but I am not saying it was bad just different.
The characters were quite frankly enjoyable but the story was just a tad bit weird. This is a shifter story that you would have never heard of before. You have a young student who is not all that friendly but if you look down deep you can tell her heartache. An employer whose heart is on his sleeve but fear is there also. And a teacher who just wants to love. And a location that should never be seen after dark.
I would recommend it.