Monday, June 27, 2016

Hoof Beats by A.J. Marcus and Nicole Godfrey

Title: Hoof Beats
Author: A.J. Marcus and Nicole Godfrey
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: MM, Paranormal
Pages: 200
Reviewer: Redz

Publisher's Blurb
After a run of bad luck, gifted horse trainer Cole Frasier thinks he’s lost his touch. When he’s offered three times his normal rate to gentle a stallion, he needs the money badly enough he jumps at the opportunity, even if his boss is of questionable morality.

Once he meets Midnight Blood, he knows there’s something special about the horse, but he doesn’t know how special until he begins sharing dreams with the magnificent steed.

Derek Dancing Hawk is a horse shifter trapped in his horse form due to guilt over losing the wild herd he was guarding. When he meets Cole, as Midnight Blood, he wants to find a way to be human again. During a fight between Cole and the ranch foreman, he manages to shift and save Cole, but his transformation from horse to human is captured on camera. This not only gives Cole’s boss blackmail material, but also creates the need to warn the horse shifter council of the threat to their anonymity. The existence of shifters is a closely guarded secret, one they will go to great lengths to keep.


Hoof Beats by authors A.J. Marcus and Nicole Godfrey is a new take on the shifter romance tale. I liked how we get to really get inside the heads of the characters before there is any sex involved. I also liked Derek a lot. He has many layers we explore in this book. Plus he is a horse shifter, and I love horses!
Cole he has come to the Ranch to tame a wild horse. A rare horse with exceptional bloodline. Cole has always had a way with horses but though he lost it as of late. Then he meets Derek. The connection he has to him in his horse form is amazing. Cole is not sure what is up, but he knows Derek is more than just a horse when he meets him. I liked that Cole was able to reach Derek the man too even in horse form.
Derek has been in horse form for a long time now. He has forgotten almost how to change back. He has a lot of guilt and pain and in order to turn human again he has to let that go. I liked how he loves his horse form. I like the freedom it gives him. Derek is a very deep character and it shows in this book.
Over all this is great book! I want more. I would love to see this pair do more together in the future after reading this one I would be in line to read anything by them. 

                               Five Shooting Stars


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