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

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
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.
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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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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series, #1) by Samantha MacLeod- Review by Anna Hirsch

The Monster's LoverThe Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
4 Stars

This is a short book steeped in Norse Mythology. I love when books spin tales of gods within their pages. Sol Erikson comes from a poor family and to pay the tax to the king, her family gives her over to him. She must join the King’s harem at the Reaping so time is running out for her. While wandering the Ironwood Forest, she meets a stranger who claims to be a legendary monster. All she sees is a man too handsome to be human therefore he must be a demon. Beyond logic and common sense, Sol takes him as her lover hoping to enjoy her last moments of freedom.

The book is pretty much all sex but the author manages to incorporate enough of a storyline to keep it interesting. The Fenris Wolf is based on Fenrir from Norse mythology who is the evil son of Loki. Though feared in this book as well, it is up to you to decide if he is evil or not. Read the book and find out. I’m waiting to read part two to see what happens next.

Review by @annahirsch
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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha Macleod – Review Lisa Helmick

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover
By Samantha MacLeod
Rated 4 stars

This is a nice story. A little heavy on the sexy times. I felt the story was strong enough that a few of those could have been tapered down. I liked the theme going through the book. Family struggle, fairy tales and “what are we going to do now” scenes. I wish we could have seen a few chapters from Fenris’ point of view. He is kind of an enigma and remained that way. I thought he was interesting and wondered how he came to be and what happened to his family. I see there is a free story about him and his friend Tyr.
I felt sorry for the girl-Sol. When she ran Into problems on her trip to town. I was shocked and dismayed. I would have loved a bit more insight into Sol’s growing up and how she actually acted with the townspeople. The ending was…good. Closure with her family would have been good but maybe more of that will come in Book two of the series.

I liked the idea of this short story. There are many possibilities on where it can go from here. This is a first time author for me.

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monsters Lover by Samantha MacLeod is a fantastical and gripping story that will keep you hooked all the way through. I knew from the moment I read the blurb that I would enjoy the book.
It was an interesting story that had me intrigued from the start. I couldn’t wait to find out what would happen – would Sol find a way out for herself, who was the stranger she can across?
This was a new author to me and I was blown away but her writing style. The pace was great and the characters were so interesting and diverse. I loved how easily it was to become a part of their journey. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and cannot wait to read more by this author.

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The Monster’s Lover ( The Fenris Series Book #1) by Samantha MacLeod – Review by Angela Hayes

The Monster's Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1)The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

 

The Monster’s Lover is the first book in the Fenris series by Samantha MacLeod. This is a great fantasy, with paranormal elements, and based on the Norse Myth of Fenrir- the monstrous wolf. This story has plenty of drama, action, adventure, and romance. There is so much to like about this complex, well developed storyline. It is a captivating read right from the very first page- and I loved the author’s spin on mythology.
As with all her other books, Ms. MacLeod spins a wonderfully complex, tight, descriptive and detailed story- which held my attention from beginning to end. It may be on the shorter side, but the contents are anything but lacking. It is a quick and easy read- with a lot happening in a small space. But as usual Ms. MacLeod choreographs the whole thing superbly. And, what’s not to love about this gorgeous cover!
A great start to what looks set to be a fantastic new series.

Thank you, Ms. MacLeod!

Reviewed by @angelahayes

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

The Monster's Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1)The Monster’s Lover by Samantha MacLeod
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod is an intriguing story built upon mythological tales. The author laid out the sequences and anticipation in the story with finesse and talent. This story was an easy read that couldn’t be put down. Sol’s tale and choices are difficult, but she follows herself without regret. However, the question lies where do those choices take her. She’s been promised to King Nøkkyn and it’s far from what she desires from her life. She must decide between protecting others or protecting herself. I found the story that Samantha MacLeod shared was quite original and finely done. I am already anxiously awaiting to see what’s further to come within the Fenris series.

Reviewed by @hbahm

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The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series) By Samantha MacLeod – Review by Laura Furuta

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1)
By: Samantha MacLeod
5 out of 5 stars

The story The Monster’s Lover (The Fenris Series Book 1) by Samantha MacLeod is a fantasy/romance book. It is a story that I loved reading and I couldn’t get enough of the romance and mystery. I loved reading about the character of Sol Eriksen. She is a girl who has been promised to a cruel king. She is a character that I found myself caring about and wishing for her happiness. Sol meets a stranger who calls himself Fenris. She can’t help but notice how handsome he is. There is an instant attraction. Who really is this stranger that Sol has met? Can she trust him? Can he help Sol become free for the king? Read this book to find out. This story has steamy scenes that make the temperature in the room rise. The way that it is written had me feeling the romance and suspense. It is a story that has you reading about mythological characters and I enjoyed every chapter. The stranger that Sol meets is handsome and mysterious. This is a book that had me wondering what was going to happen next and how it all would end. The story flows smoothly and I loved reading about the interactions between Sol and Fenris. It is the first book in a series and I look forward to reading the next one. This is a story I would highly recommend.

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

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My rating: 4 of 5 stars

It is fast reading, easy flowing and I read it in one sitting. It is about Sol who meets a mystery man in the woods one day who legend claims him to be a demon of sorts. Her problem is whether or not to trust him and her days are getting numbered with the King. Is it possible that this man can save her? I loved both characters Sol and Fenris. They are strong and their attraction for each other, wow! I can’t wait to read the next book! I highly recommend this book.

Review by @bjwagner
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