Author: Erin Lark
Publication: August 4th 2014 by Entangled: Edge
Genre: Adult ~ Paranormal ~ M/M Romance
Purchase: Amazon | Barnes & Noble
Cover Rating: 4/5
Overall Rating: 4/5
Review copy provided in exchange for an honest review.
Trapped between his royal heritage and swan shifter status, Oliver doesn't pay close attention during his flock's winter migration, and gets caught in the crosshairs of a trigger-happy hunter.
Careening toward the ground with no place to go, Oliver submits to his human form. As his swan's feathers recede, he seeks shelter in an old barn.
Bastion's spent the better part of his adult life caring for a bunch of bullheaded stallions, but this is the first time he's ever found a naked and gorgeous man in one of his stalls. When he asks the man his name, he doesn't get a reply. Without a wallet or a voice to tell him who this stranger is, Bastion takes Oliver in, clothes him and tends to a mysterious wound.
Oliver has nowhere else to go. Bastian is in a bind after firing a farmhand who would much rather call in sick than do his job. When passion flares, can Bastion and Oliver overcome their differences, or will this swan prince fly south?
After a chain of two and one star books I've read recently, I finally found a good one that I was hooked on - and that book was Swan Prince. I really, really liked this book right from the start. Honestly, I never would've thought I'd be reading a shifter book about swans until I saw this on enticing me on NetGalley. I knew I just had to read it. And yeah, although just not enoug for a full five stars, it was a really good read.
I was pretty much right into the book from the start. The writing really spoke to me, as did the characters. There's two points of view: Bastion and Oliver. I loved reading about both, but I think I liked reading about Oliver the most because, well, he's a swan (for some time at least). It was really interesting and orginal to read about his swan life with his flock. But don't get me wrong, I liked Bastion also. He was great.
This might not been the most amazing book ever but I enjoyed it thoroughly. It was also a quick book. I read it in less than a day since it's about 132 pages (according to Amazon). I actually kind of wished it was a bit longer because I enjoyed this story and world a lot.
Oh and the romance. I loved it. I haven't read many M/M romance stories, though I do enjoy them, but this one was a really good one. The romance was nicely done with some pretty steamy scenes. I adored the attraction between Oliver and Bastion. It was also pretty interesting with Oliver being temporarily mute to see how they communicated. It wasn't easy at first but they managed pretty well.
So, if you're looking for a quick yet sexy paranormal romance book... Swan Prince by Erin Lark is the one you should read. I really enjoyed it as a quick book in between and I'm so happy this turned out so great. Highly recommended!
About the Author:
Erin loves writing out her deepest fantasies, from sexy wereshifters, to strong characters and all things BDSM. But she wasn’t always this way. In fact, up until 2011, writing erotica was the furthest thing from her mind. Happily living in a world of fantasy and science fiction, the dirtiest scenes she ever wrote were a kiss between a druid and a dryad along with a skydance between two gryphons.
As uncomfortable as it was, Erin accepted a challenge from her husband to write something new. It started with one word. Two words. Three thousand words later and she was hooked.
She currently lives in Pennsylvania with her husband and their small collection of pets.