Review - Entwined by M.M. Wilde

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Entwined

Entwined
by M.M. Wilde

Tagged: Fantasy Novella

Fae Bram awakens one morning to realize he's reached maturity; a time for him to seek out his fated alpha mate and start producing offspring. Unfortunately, for the first time in anyone's memory, his alpha turns out to be a human, on the other side of the veil separating our world from the fae. Can Bram get his fated mate to accept him? It turns out to be a life or death question for the young fairy. Darby is a very average young man teaching high school and living in a cheap studio apartment. And he's just been dumped by his boyfriend. When Bram first appears to him, he thinks he's having a very vivid dream, possibly alcohol-induced. But as Bram becomes more real to him, he still can't quite convince himself that there is someone fated to love him as much as he desires them.

“Entwined” is a super sweet short fantasy romance. The short length serves it well, as it sets a fast pace for what could otherwise be a angst-filled book if it were longer. The depiction of Bram's world beyond the veil is a little over-the-top in all its sweetness, but it does make for a start comparison to Darby's gray existence in the human realm.

The story is told from both protagonist's point of view, so we get to know them quite well. Once he realizes he's reached maturity, Bram's one purpose in life seems to be finding his alpha and producing offspring. It's a trait that serves the plot well, but it seems a tad bit unenlighted in this age.

Darby seems to be your very average Joe, trying to eek out a life on a high school teacher's salary. He's clearly not particularly outgoing or exciting, although apparently he has a rich imagination. It's easy to see why the idea of Bram seems just too good to be true, and why Darby wants to do the right thing, but isn't sure how to go about it.

“Entwined” is available from Amazon.

Posted in Book Reviews on September 10, 2019