I am a sucker for stories about shifters and the fae, and had not encountered one about a pooka until now.
Author: Angel Martinez
My Rating: 3.5 of 5 stars
From the Publisher:
Lost and starving, Finn wakes to a poisoned world, but a man comes to him, a white light in the darkness—can a centuries old pooka find what he needs with a heartbroken, modern man?
When Diego rescues a naked man from the rail of the Brooklyn Bridge, he just wants to get the poor man out of traffic and to social services. He gets more than he bargained for when he discovers Finn is an ailing pooka, poisoned by the city’s pollution. To help him recover, Diego takes him to New Brunswick where Finn inadvertently wakes an ancient, evil spirit: the wendigo.
While they struggle to find a way to destroy the wendigo before it can possess Diego or kill nearby innocents, Diego wrestles with his growing feelings for Finn. Kill the monster and navigate a relationship between a modern man and a centuries old pooka. Piece of cake.
Fionnachd is a pooka, a wind and water spirit of the fae, who had been sleeping for the last 700 years. Diego finds him on the Brooklyn Bridge, poisoned by the pollution of the city, and rescues him.
Finn was endearing with his childlike wonder and confusion over devices of the 21st century however I found it odd how some concepts that seemed foreign to him, like art and gift giving, have been around for thousands of years and yet this is not the first time he has had contact with humans. Diego is a good and generous man, almost to a fault. However I enjoyed these two as a couple.
I felt that there were some pacing issues – it dragged in a few spots – but on the whole was a good book with a few well done, if gory, action scenes interspersed with romantic interludes and interesting uses of butter.
Looking at GoodReads.com for the sequels, I noticed that what was previously published as a 1.5, Finn’s Christmas, is now added to the end of this book as Chapter 21. It did seem tacked on rather than a natural extension as the story was resolved and then this added. I feel it would have been better to have remained as a .5 or noted as a “bonus” rather than having it a part of the main story. It was a well written addition, however, and nice to see the couple months down the road.
I would like to thank MLR for providing me with the eRC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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