Mountain Man’s Muse by Fern Fraser : A Book Review

Rating: 2.5 out of 5.

Blurb:

Wolf Winters

I agreed to exhibit my giant metal sculptures for one show only, a charity fundraiser to help an old friend. I don’t want to go, but duty compels me.

I’ve lived alone in my mountain hideaway, welding over pain with my art for years.

I expect a short trip and a speedy return to my reclusive life. Alone.

I do not expect to meet the Muse I gave up searching for years ago.

Lily Steele

Ex NFL superstar and talented, reclusive artist, mountain man Wolf Winters is an enigma. When my rock star brother scores tickets for Wolf’s coveted one and only charity art exhibition? I’m there! As an art curator, and fan, I can’t wait to see the show!

How was I supposed to know the roadie I kissed backstage, was Wolf Winters? Now he’s obsessed, doing everything he can to woo me, even offering me a job I can’t refuse.

Does he really want me, or does he lust for a fantasy?

If you love an over-the-top obsessive man hell bent on claiming his woman, you will love this steamy standalone short romance. Instalove passion with no cheating and a guaranteed HEA.

My thoughts: I downloaded this book for free whilst it was on offer. It’s a very short read – about an hour and a half but has a good, easy to read storyline.

I would say that both characters lack depth but I find this often in short novella’s. Wolf Winter’s (who doesn’t look like the man on the front cover – no tattoo, or atleast it wasn’t described in the book), is an over-the-top obsessive man who knows what he wants – Lily. He is romantic but not in a way I personally find attractive. He writes poems which are in the novella itself, and after reading them and Lily was close to tears or pent up on love because of the poems, I didn’t feel that. I’m not in to poems and I’m not really in to overly obsessive types either.

Lily is a bit of a wet lettuce at the beginning of the novella. She gets upset easily but then suddenly as she is rushing away from Wolf, she changes and becomes hardened and accepting. She’s a bit indecisive, especially towards the end when she realises the career that she thought she wanted and Wolf helped her get isn’t really what she wanted at all. To be honest, this side of Lily reminds me of myself.

The storyline was good and was an actual storyline with steamy scenes; it was not porn with a plot. It was well written and I applaud the author for that though the male lead wasn’t my type of man and I think that is why I didn’t enjoy it as much as I was hoping to and as much as other reviewers have. I didn’t feel any connection to the characters either which is a shame.

I like that you can find out in other novella’s what happened to Lily’s boss and what happened to Wolf’s friend’s son. This makes me want to read the other books as like I said, I like the author’s writing, I just didn’t like the characters. I may enjoy the characters in the other novella’s from this author.


As always, thank you for reading!

Gee Liz Reads ❤

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