Reviewed by Nikyta
Title: 9 Willow Street
Author: Nell Iris
Heroes: Hannes & Mattis
Genre: M/M Paranormal
Length: 95 pages
Publisher: JMS Books
Release Date: July 6, 2019
Available at: JMS Books & Amazon
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Blurb: Heartbroken after the death of his beloved Nana, Hannes, the family outsider, finally allows himself to grieve. The legal battle over Nana’s quirky old house — the only place he’s ever felt accepted and loved — is over, and he moves in and finds a sense of peace.
… And a rabbit.
An adorable bunny with a huge personality moves in, too, and refuses to leave. Hannes instantly falls in love with the sweet animal who helps heal his heart. But one morning, Hannes’ view of the world changes when the rabbit transforms into a man. A man named Mattis.
After the initial shock, Hannes and Mattis discover a connection between them that runs deeper than it seems. Will their newfound feelings survive unraveling secrets and meddling families, and grow into something real? Something deep and everlasting?
It’s not often you see stories about rabbit shifters so when I saw this one, I had to read it! I really enjoyed this one and seeing Hannes being comforted by a bunny. It was interesting to see how quickly they bonded and how accepting Hannes ultimately was of Mattis. I loved seeing Mattis in rabbit form and how he reacted to the things Hannes said and did. It was sooooo adorable but they were so sweet together.
This was a super cute book but there was something missing from it. Usually, I love this author’s work and the characters always resonate with me but in this one, I didn’t connect with the characters as much as I would have liked. I adored them and I liked their relationship but there was something lacking and I wished we would have seen more of them getting to know each other instead of being told about it. Especially since Mattis learns all this stuff about Hannes but it doesn’t seem like Hannes really knows anything about Mattis. I would have liked to meet his family, understand what being a rabbit shifter is and learn more about the heartbond.
All in all, I did enjoy this one. I liked Hannes and Mattis as characters and I enjoyed their story. I wished I could have connected with the characters better and we could have gotten to know more about them but, as it is, I liked this one and hope it’s not the last we see of them or this world.
Overall Impression: I liked it
*I received a copy of this book from the author in return for a fair and honest review.*