Into the paranormal world: A man’s idea of good and bad can be put to the test at the most unexpected moments.
Maelgwn, leader of a clutch of gargoyles in Durango, Colorado, only planned to be in Stone Ridge a few days to help a fellow gargoyle’s mate through laying their first egg. His plan to leave changes when he scents his mate in the hospital. He discovers his mate is Bobby Truman, a human who has no idea the paranormal world exists, even though a number of his friends are shifters. Maelgwn begins the arduous process of watching and waiting, searching for that perfect opportunity to make contact with his mate.
Bobby Truman is tired of his boyfriend, Seth’s, abusive friends, especially when Seth doesn’t do anything about their antics. The broken nose, compliments of Seth’s buddy Grant, is the final straw. When he’s attacked by muggers and rescued by a mysterious stranger in the dark, Bobby hopes it’s the opportunity he needs to make a clean break from Seth. Even if it doesn’t work out with Maelgwn, maybe Bobby can keep his new love interest’s attention long enough to prove to Seth they are really done.
Bobby thinks it’s odd that Maelgwn won’t come into the light, always meeting him after dark, but he’s nowhere near prepared for the truth when it finally comes out.
Can Maelgwn convince Bobby that the things that go bump in the night aren’t always bad and to take his place at Maelgwn’s side in a paranormal world? Even when that means uprooting his life and moving?
Yay! Trilling ! This is a spin-off from the Wolves of Stone Ridge series and it features gargoyles. We met Gus and Tible and through their story we met Maelgwn who is the leader of his own “clutch” of gargoyles. Bobby, we also met, once dated Lyle.
What I love so much about this series is all the cool things that gargoyles can do and all the neat stuff associated with being a gargoyle – including male pregnancy! Trilling is like a cats purr and it soothes one’s mate. Awwww! How sweet is that? We also find out that cinnamon can prevent pregnancy and we learn (again) about molting. (So each gargoyle story is a little bit like Beauty and The Beast!)
Since this is the beginning of the series we meet several of the new – future- mates – as well as the beginning of another spin-off through Aldaric, a vampire.
This story, besides introducing all these wonderful things, is also really sweet because Maelgwn is so freakin’ cute with Bobby and Bobby is so funny with his “size queen” ness. It’s also a lovely hurt/comfort story – Bobby was abused before he found his mate.
I loved this story and have read it several times. Highly recommended! 4.5 of 5 stars
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