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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha Macleod – Review by Madison Degraffenreid

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover, Book One in The Fenris Series by Samantha MacLeod

5-Stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha Macleod features the Fenris wolf from Norse mythology. He is one of the main characters as well as his lover Sol. We meet Sol at the start of the novel when she is basically sold to King Nokkyn to make up for her family’s failure to meet their quota. She is given until the reading before she will be added to the Kings harem. I hated that she would have to face this and how her mother began to coach her on things to do to keep the King happy. She meets Fenris in human form after she is attacked by a group of men from town and embraces the short amount of freedom she has left. The passion between Fenris and Sol was heartwarming and exciting. Sol seemed to come out of her shell with him and I fell in love with the two characters. I can’t wait to continue to follow their story. This was such a quick and easy read! I loved it.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series, #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Sarah Oakes

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

A great read about obligations. Sol is a young woman from a poor family who is forced to be sold off to King Nokkyn at harvest so they don’t starve. But when she meets a ethereal beauty of a man in the forest, she can’t help but loose herself. But as time begins to run out, will she choose love over duty?
A great read. Well developed plot with twists and turns that I just couldn’t put down. Well developed characters like Sol trying to keep going deposited it all or Fenris as strong and sure but with a kind nature underneath. A great villian in the cold Nokkyn that will send shivers up your spine.
I loved the visual detail throughout the novel like in the sense of nature with the ironwood with its oaks and the rivers and birds and moss and mushrooms to give it the homely feel with its sounds and smells so vivid as if you were actually there. Or the extreme sense of wealth in the big black horse and carriage of Nokkyn against the colourful fields of apples and corn and purple oaks beautifully written.
I aso loved the use of mythology throughout the novel true to its origins with Fenris and Tyr and demons of Muspell which were well written and given the live and respect they deserve as a lovely touch. Overall, a great read and I would give it five stars

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Tracy Wilkin

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover is book one in the The Fenris series by Samantha MacLeod. A first read for me, I could not wait to sink into it. It is a thrill to find new and exciting authors.

Monsters, mayhem and madness pursue Sol in her quest for happiness. Promised to an awful king, she is desperate for a way to get out of being with him. Enter the mystery of Fenris. She is unsure of him, and of how he makes her feel.

An energetic, action packed adventure full of danger, drama and intrigue. A highly intense story that leaves you desperate for more. 4 stars.

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Tracy Manderson

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
4 out of 5 stars
The Monster’s Lover in the first book in the The Fenris Series written by Ms. MacLeod and is the first book that I have read by this author. This story is about hardship, sacrifices, and love. The story started out slow but once you got into it, it was great. The characters are well written and there is a depth to Sol that wanted me to keep reading. The description of the background was vibrant and colorful.
Sol Eriksen’s family has fallen on hard times since her father’s death. Her mother cannot provide her annual quota of purple oak so she trades Sol in payment to the cruel King Nøkkyn for one year in his harem.
After running from some of the locals, she is at the river when she meets a handsome man, Fenris, who claims to be the dangerous beast that roams the Ironwood. She thinks he is playing games with her because this is the name of the mythical beast she heard about as a child. So is he a madman or a demon? She knows she shouldn’t listen to him but she is running out of options and time.
Can Sol trust Fenris? Will Fenris let Sol down? Will he be able to save her from the cruel king? Read the story to find out…
This book ends in a cliffhanger and I recommend this book….

Reviewed by @tracym

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Susan Mowdy

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I’ll be honest, This book took me by absolute surprise. I LOVED IT! Its the first book in the Fenris series and I’m ready to dive into more!

This book is based of the Norse myth of Fenrir which is a massive wolf. I love how Miss MacLeod spun mythology into her own story to make it her own. She has a way of hooking you from the very beginning and not let you up until the very end. Yes, the book is shorter than most BUT it’s jam packed with so much but I promise it won’t overwhelm you.

This book alone has intrigued me to read her other works and I went right ahead and one-clicked them. If your looking for something different then this book and beginning of a series is A MUST!

Review by @listersda
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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series, #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Erin Wolf

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I give The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod, 4 stars.

Sol’s family cannot afford to pay the king this season. So they do what they can to survive — the king is willing to take Sol into his harem and their debts will be erased. Sol does not have a choice in the matter, it’s the only way her family can survive. Her mother keeps saying that at least she will be well fed and warm all winter, but Sol knows better. The king is a cruel, evil man. With what little time she has left, she escapes to the woods she loves so dear. There she meets a man who says his name is the same as the infamous monster who haunts these woods. She doesn’t believe him, but it doesn’t matter. He makes her feel wonderful, in every way. She knows this is short lived, soon she will have to give up this wonderful dream. But she wants it to never end.

This was a wonderful paranormal romance book. It is hot and heavy at times, but there is so much more. There is the impending doom Sol is facing. Plus there is her family, struggling to survive after tragedy. Yes, para romance has been done many times, and mythology has been often used for creating characters. But this author uses Norse mythology, which is one of the lesser used ones. I find this very refreshing. Plus it shows so much about Sol. I would love to learn more about Fenris in future books.

If you like your paranormal romance with hot and heavy scenes, but with a creature you are not too familiar with, this book is for you.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series, #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Gail Guerrero

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

THE MONSTER’S LOVER by Samantha MacLeod

Four Stars

This a really short story about a girl being sold for food. When you don’t do your part for the king you have to give something up. That something has to be Sol. A young girl who just wants to live. This kind of felt like a prequel to the beginning of a story. You don’t find out much about Fenris. If I was Sol’s mom I wouldn’t let her in the woods. The story was getting interesting and bam it’s done. Hopefully the author gives us another book for this story. I would like to know what happened with Fenris and Sol.
Reviewed by @gguerrero89

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The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Kaitlynn Taylor

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover – Samantha MacLeod

5-stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod is the first book in The Fenris series and what a great start it is! This fantasy read is beautifully detailed, whimsical, emotional and steamy! It was a great read from start to finish and I loved everything about it!

Even though it’s a shorter read, the story flowed seamlessly and it didn’t feel like anything was rushed or missing. I look forward to continuing this series and I would absolutely recommend this book to anyone looking for their next fantasy read!

Reviewed by @kaitreview21

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Erica Fish

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod is an excellent addition to the books I have read by Ms. MacLeod. This story has a mythological component that makes me even more interested in the story. This tale is based on the Norse Myth of Fenir, which is about a monstrous wolf. Not only are there mythological components, but also fantasy, action adventure and a little romance thrown in. Ms. MacLeod has complex story pattern that reminds me of a spider’s web. Everything is so interconnected that not even one pebble is out of place. Since I knew of her writing pattern, I was prepared to read the story in one sitting. I was right to think so. I felt like I was there in the story and riding along just out of sight of the characters. This story is about Sol who has been promised to the harem of King Kokkyn. Sol’s mother could not meet her payments and Sol was the price for her family to eat over the winter. Sol goes to clean up in the river and she meets Fenris. That was the beginning and the end for Sol. She cannot get Fenris out of her mind. You will have to read more to get the full story. I cannot wait to see what is next for Sol and Fenris.

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Emily Walsh

The Monster's Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1)The Monster’s Lover
BySamantha MacLeod
My Rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod was a hot, steamy, fast read, that had me hooked!

Not my first read dorm this author, so I expect good things.. if you know what I mean..”wink, wink“..

Right away I was pulled into this new world and I didn’t want to leave. Sure, is there insta-lust, an unrealistic hot male MC, and a overly gorgeous female MC that everyone wants… yes, but hell, none of that matters. Why? Because the writing was phenomenal. For a short read at 110 pages, no detail was spared. The flow was smooth and the transitions near perfection. In a short amount of time raw emotions were conveyed, connections made and dread pooled in my gut, as things took a dark turn towards the end. I almost put the boor down cause I fear the worst! It’s been awhile since I emotionally connected with a book like that, and wow, just wow.

As this book is so short I’m not going to give you anything that might spoil this hot wonder. Just know that this book will sweep you off your feet like Fenris did with Sol. (BTW I want me a Fenris) So please take my ultimate high recommendation and my golden stamp of approval, that you will fall deep into this otherworldly book and not want to come up for air.

Happy Reading

-Review by @eawalsh

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