Guest Reviewed by Morgan
Author: Raven de Hart
Heroes: Anthony Gates/Leon Phillips
Genre: MM Paranormal
Length: 148 Pages
Publisher: Loose Id
Release Date: October 26, 2015
Available at: Amazon and Barnes & Noble
Add it to your shelf: Goodreads
Blurb: Anthony Gates has been alone since he broke up with his boyfriend two years ago, and his best friend convinces him to go out on a blind date. But that turns sour, leaving Anthony to walk the streets rather than head home and face his friend. That’s when he sees the unthinkable: a unicorn killing a man. Fantasy collides with Anthony’s reality, and he can’t seem to escape the currents pulling him deeper.
Leon Phillips is the strongest of those currents. When he and Anthony meet at the club, they have immediate chemistry and can hardly keep their hands off each other. But Leon’s hiding a secret. He’s the unicorn Anthony saw that night, charged with guarding the local population from hunters. As their romance blooms, the secrets leak out until, finally, the unicorn hunters capture Anthony as bait. To keep Anthony safe, as well as the rest of the unicorns, Leon allows himself to be captured instead.
Now, perfectly-normal Anthony will have to save Leon from his hideous paranormal fate–because that unicorn is his soulmate.
Review: Anthony is out one night and sees what looks like a man being stabbed to death in an alley by a unicorn! He thinks he’s going crazy, especially when he sees the unicorn over and over again around town. When he meets Leon at a bar, he feels compelled to admit that he’s been seeing this unicorn but luckily Leon is a believer, too.
Eventually it becomes clear that the reason Leon is so easy going in regards to unicorn sitings is because he IS the unicorn Tony’s been seeing. Leon is a guardian for the local paranormals. He and Tony get caught up in the danger that Leon is sworn to protect against and it ends up being Tony who has to save his unicorn.
This book was difficult for me to get into. I kept stumbling over the whole “unicorn” aspect and how strange it was that Tony wasn’t more freaked about it.
I never got a good handle on Tony’s relationship with his bestie, Terry, and I never understood how a unicorn could be seen around town all the time by Tony and not everyone else. I didn’t feel a lot of great chemistry between Tony and Leon so I wasn’t invested in their relationship.
The smexy times were good, but the whole “whose gonna bottom since Leon’s hung like a horse” aspect was a bit unnerving.
All in all, I just didn’t gel with this title very well. I’d definitely look for this author again, but this one didn’t flip any switches.
Overall Impression: It was good
*I received a copy of this book from the publisher in return for a fair and honest review.*