Author: Ofelia Grand
Publisher: JMS Books LLC
Publication date: October 5, 2019
Length: 28,907 words
Reviewed by Truus
Detective Quinn Manning wants nothing more than to see Diamond Dace, one of Fagerdal's most notorious drug lords, behind bars. After years of the man eluding the authorities, when Manning accidentally stumbles onto an opportunity to catch the powerful dealer red-handed, he doesn't hesitate. But what should be a simple tail instead drops Manning into a real-life world of myth and legend.
Hush is a hulder, a forest spirit also known as a pine tree Mary. Since the beginning of time, his people have lived in the forest, feeding off the energy they derive from the lust and desires of passing hunters. But Hush is an abomination, the only male of his kind.
After a lifetime of starvation, Hush has struck a deal with a human. A simple trade that will give the human what he desires and keep Hush from wasting away completely.
When Manning saves a young man from Diamond and one of his men, his view of reality is altered forever. And Hush, who has never met anyone like Manning, finds the man's attraction to him enough to finally stave off his constant hunger.
Together they set out to rescue Manning's partner, and their connection to one another grows. But can a human detective have a future with a creature of the forest, a creature who isn't supposed to exist?
I like the way this author tells her stories. It has a bit of suspense, a bit of magic, a bit of romance, shuffle this all together and tada.... a sparkling fairytale revealing a shining light in your eyes.
Hush, intertwined with the forest, is a spirit who gets his strength from the sexual energy of people. Without it, he will starve to death.
Detective Quinn Manning is looking for drug criminals: Diamond and North. Following one into the forest, the man escapes but instead, Quinn finds Hush.
An innocent, beautiful delicate man with endlessly long hair who lives in the forest.
Hush has a connection with North and Diamond, they are his energy source, he can feed on them. In return, he gives them what they desire.
But Manning is different, Hush gets energy from him without anything in return.
When the criminals get their hands on Manning’s colleague, Jacobs, he asks Hush for help. Little did he know about all the magic.
Lovely story, the scenery was beautifully pictured. I kept looking around and saw the beauty. Hush was breathtaking, sweet, kind and unknown of people’s nasty behavior.
An awesomely captivating magical fairy tale.
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