Title: Blackbird Knitting in a Bunny’s Lair
Author: Amy Lane
Narrator: Philip Alces
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
eBook Release Date: 05/02/2014
Audiobook Release Date: 01/26/2015
Story Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Narration Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Overall Rating: 5 of 5 Stars
Sequel to Knitter in His Natural Habitat
A Granby Knitting Novel
After three years of waiting for “rabbit” Jeremy to commit to a life in Granby—and a life together—Aiden Rhodes was appalled when Jeremy sustained a nearly fatal beating to keep a friend out of harm’s way. How could Aiden’s bunny put himself in danger like that?
Aiden needs to get over himself, because Jeremy has a long road to recovery, and he’s going to need Aiden’s promise of love every step of the way. Jeremy has new scars on his face and body to deal with, and his heart can’t afford any more wounds.
When their friend’s baby needs some special care, the two men find common ground to firm up their shaky union. With Aiden’s support and his boss’s inspiration, Jeremy comes up with a plan to make sure Ariadne’s little blackbird comes into this world with everything she needs. While Jeremy grows into his new role as protector, Aiden needs to ease back on his protectiveness over his once-timid lover. Aiden may be a wolf in student’s clothing and Jeremy may be a rabbit of a man, but that doesn’t mean they can’t walk the wilds of Granby together.
My View – Story:
This story was just so well done. I am in love with these men and think Amy Lane has some serious talent. This book had it all. The characters were lovable and well developed. The story was emotional and flushed out. There was growth and love and promises and heartache and happiness and tenderness and a whole host of other great adjectives that I could spend all day listing here. There were even happy tears.
I loved seeing Jeremy and Aiden again. I loved that there was more to their story and that it showcased one of the fiercest love stories ever. Never once, even in the face of utter loss, did their relationship waver. They completed each other and trusted in their love. Oh, there were moments of sadness and uncertainty, but the reader could see that these men would get through it and come out stronger. I loved the layers and nuances to each man. I loved that as the story progressed, each layer was peeled away to reveal even more richness. These were not one dimensional creatures. They were intricate and elaborate, yet simple and real.
This series snuck up on me. I did not expect to find such characterization and story development. But with each subsequent installment, Amy Lane proved that this was no light and fluffy series. The world and the characters got richer with each new addition and this novel was no exception.
Finally, I really love the way the author used knitting and animals and everything to explain life. I loved the metaphors and how appropriate and creative they were. It added another layer to this series and I learned a great deal. Ms. Lane, will there be more knitting stories?
My View – Narration:
Philip Alces did a great job performing this story. He brought these characters to life and showcased their emotions spectacularly.
I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the audiobook of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.
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