The narration – This is a review of another book narrated by Joel Leslie. If you haven’t given any of the audios he’s narrated a try yet, I strongly recommend you do. He is a master of voices, always creating a different sound for the main characters as well as the secondary ones. He can also emote so well, only making my connection with the characters even stronger.
The story – It’s often hard to create a completely satisfying story in the amount of pages allowed to a novella. I think Kim Fielding did a pretty good job especially having to create an alternative world. The story seems like it is set a couple hundred years ago, but it is a fantasy story so it might be a different world altogether, someplace out of our time. There are dragons that pull carriages, and imps that beg to be fed, reminding me of pigeons or squirrels. I thought the setting was very interesting and I wish it could have been explored even more.
Kit is a pirate who washes up on shore in front of Julian’s cottage. I like Kit, he has a seductive personality and gives Julian an experience he never thought he would have. He also does seem to care about Julian a lot and is there for him when it really matters. Julian, though is the star of this book for me. He comes to Urchin Cove from the city where he has been withering away with sickness. He changes there and slowly finds his strength, physical and mental. He is brave, kind, and loyal. I like them together, but I didn’t really get to feel their chemistry as much as I would have liked.
All in all, it’s an enjoyable book. It’s sweet and sexy with bouts of adventure and magic. If you are looking for a quick listen, I’d highly recommend it.
A copy was provided in exchange for an honest review.