Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Book Review: Dragged Through Hedgerows by Forthright

Dragged Through Hedgerows
Author: Forthright
Series: Songs of the Amaranthine (Book 3)
Publication: Twinkle Press (October 4, 2019)

Description: He had one job. Becoming a family pet wasn’t it.

For the sake of his people, Daroo-fen has lived among humans, working as a lawyer in a little mountain town. He’s vowed to protect the surrounding woodlands, no matter the cost. But in the course of duty, he meets a man who needs help … and a friend. Too long a loner, Daroo cannot keep away, but there’s a fine line between getting close and getting too close. If the Cooper family finds out his secret, two worlds might brand the wolf a traitor.

My Thoughts: Charles Cooper has come back to his hometown with his two children after his marriage fell apart. He is feeling lost and lonely and determined to make a good life for his children Coop and baby Rose. He married young and has spent the past eight years or so as a homemaker. Now, his wife Ally decided that she wanted something different in life and threw him out. At least, she let him take his children. Charles is adrift in a sea of grief for the loss of a life he loved.

Daroo-Fen, who is also known as lawyer Drew Waters, has come to Charles because he is concerned about the land he has inherited from his father. He doesn't expect to find a man who needs him and who carries the distant scent of Reavers. He gradually insinuates himself into the lives of Charles and his children both as Drew and as his alternate wolf form which Coop names Beast.

Daroo-Fen worries that his is breaking some vows of his own as he becomes part of the Cooper family's lives but Charles needs him and need is something Daroo-Fen can not ignore. The Cooper family helps him with his own need and loneliness.

This was an excellent story set in an interesting world.

Favorite Quote: 
He knew what it was like to want to stay and be told to go. And he knew he could never do that to a friend like Drew, to a wolf like Beast, or even to this uncanny version of them. 
I bought this one. You can buy your copy here.

1 comment:

  1. I've not read a book like this one. Thanks for the review.


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