by Erin Lark
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?
Oliver leaves his guards behind as he heads to the winter migration meeting place for Swan shifters. He is shot and shifts back to his human form. He doesn't have a voice, he is naked, injured and cold. He finds shelter in a barn. Bastion is use to taking care of animals but the naked man in his barn surprises him. He takes him in and they begin to know each other. Oliver writes what he wants to say and Bastion teaches him about the horses he is taking care of. While they are attracted to each other each has his own fear. Bastion doesn't want to get hurt and Oliver knows he has to leave soon. Oliver has to reveal his secret something that he is not supposed to do. They seem worlds apart but they have something special between them.
Oliver doesn't want the role he has to play. He is the prince of the swan shifters and expected to mate and produce the next heir. He is attracted to men and hates that he has to be careful. He has never been with anyone and is lonely. Bastion is a hard worker and has learned from the past to guard his heart. He has a quiet charm to him and is a wonderful man.
Swan shifters is something I have not read about before. I like the idea of them. The author does a great job with them and through Oliver you see how they are ran. The flock needs him on more ways than one and he can't just walk away even when his heart wants to. It is a quick read but has lots of heat to it. They have difference they have to overcome from Oliver not being able to talk to Bastion having to face the fact Oliver is a shifter. Thy have great chemistry and are a good match. Perfect story for those wanting a M/M paranormal story that is a little different.
4 out of 5 Stars