When first reading this book, I was thinking that it was just another dragon shifter book. But the author did a really nice job transporting the reader to Lake Chelan. I live in the Pacific Northwest and she did a decent job describing the surroundings and definitely made the reader “feel” at peace with those surroundings. I just really wish the characters had the same description and depth. The reader is transported to a serene environment and then quickly thrust into a predicament that the main character, Sveld struggles with but ultimately had a hand in creating. We find out quickly about his attraction to and attentiveness to Natalie, but again, not much backstory into who she is other than a person who ended up in a really bad situation. The story is novella-sized and a fun quick read. There are moments of action, then peace, and moments of steamy romance. A good combo for a quick read.
I am curious about what happens next. I think I would be more drawn to “what happens next” if the characters’ stories and relationships were drawn out more and given more attention. I thought the premise of the story was a great idea. I found the book to be missing the depth of character. I do, however, think there is a lot of opportunity for potential growth to develop the characters more.
Thank you Ms Callahan, I enjoyed the quick read.
Reviewed by @HeatherSimmons