4.5 stars Action/Adventure adult - 18+ Angst Level Book coming of age Contemporary Enemies to Lovers Exploration Fated Mates Gay Heat Index Hurt/comfort Insta Love m/m Mid level angst Morgan Novel 140 pgs + (80K + words) Paranormal Part of a Series Purchased Scorching/high heat Shifter

Gunpoint (Sky Hunters #1) by Erin M Leaf


Soul-bruised and bitter, Charlie left the military for peaceful solitude. When he’s mugged at gunpoint, his isolation is shattered, because the guy with the weapon is his mate, and Charlie’s falcon insists on truth: the other half of his soul is a desperate man who doesn’t know he’s a shifter.

Warren has no money for rent, his sister’s ex beat her bloody, and he’s working double shifts to survive. He thought his life couldn’t get any worse, but then he mugs an ex-soldier who somehow turns the tables and offers him something impossible: hope.

Of course, nothing is that simple, and Charlie’s resistance to their bond sabotages their relationship before it really begins. Warren can handle hardship, but now his enemies are bigger than the bully next door, and he’s broken the darkest taboo of the Sky Hunter falcons. Only Charlie can save him, but can a damaged ex-soldier save himself, too?


If you’re looking for a unique shifter story with dark heroes this is it!

Charlie is one of a dying breed of shifters – a falcon. He has some extraordinary skills that make him a valuable asset in the military – but also darkens his soul. This is the main conflict – now that he’s done what he’s done, he feels unworthy of his mate – even though leaving him may be impossible.

On the other hand, Warren is simply trying to do the best he can with what he’s got. He’s big hearted and sweet and overwhelmed when he meets Charlie.

The chemistry is intense and hot between these two and they move quickly through the “I can’t be with you stage” to the “how can we make this work” stage – which is good because I hate it when our MCs are separated!

There is a little drama outside of the relationship and that helps to move their story forward without stealing the show.

I love Erin’s writing style and find her stories easy to fall into. She always delivers on the smexy times and the feels and the heas. I look forward to following this series and seeing where it goes. It’s a little bit “darker” than the Bad Oak Boys series (reviewed here :   ) but not more angsty.

Highly recommended for fans of the author, unique shifter series, darker MCs and satisfying heas.

4.5 of 5 stars


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