Book Reviews

True Knight (Prosper Woods Chronicles 0.5) by Patricia Logan at Westburg Publishing

Genre Gay / Urban Fantasy / Shifters / Vampires / Wizards & Witches / Romance
Reviewed by Kristin F. on 15-July-2021

Book Blurb

My name is Romeo Harmon and I’m the new sheriff of Prosper Woods, a small California town smack dab in the middle of the sequoia forest. People around here tell me the town hasn’t changed a whole hell of a lot since power lines and telephones were installed. It’s a quaint place with a movie theater that shows the old classics, a saloon with a decent choice of beer, a general store with a grumpy old coot behind the till, a gas station with a pimply young mechanic, and a bed and breakfast that attracts tourists and vacation money.

I think I’m gonna like it here.

My name is Vincent Lasco. I’ve searched a long time to find a new place to settle down. Because of what I am, I need to pull up stakes and start over every twenty years or so—before people realize that I don’t age anymore. Prosper Woods has everything a man like me could ever want. Though there aren’t many humans, it doesn’t really matter. I’m so old, I don’t need to eat very often and there’s no reason to expose myself to the locals whom I hope to call friends some day.

I think I’m gonna like it here.

There’s newcomers in town. Prosper Woods is a nice place as long as you’re passing through. I wonder how long these folks will stay once they find out what’s really going on here. Somehow…

I don’t think they’re gonna like it here.

 

Book Review

This novella is a prequel to ‘True Mate’ and ‘True Blue’ in the ‘Prosper Woods Chronicles’ series.  I will note, the book blurb doesn’t do this installment justice and references items that I *think* come in the next books. 

 

This is a fun, light, brain-candy read with a plethora of paranormals – werewolves, vampires, witches, and more. The reader is introduced to the origin story of Romeo Harmon and Vincent Lasco and some of the supporting characters for Prosper Woods. The attraction between Romeo and Vincent is instant, which usually I grumble about, but the author made it work.  There is a tiny mystery (unless you’ve read reviews, then it’s been spoilt), some appropriate antagonism between Vincent and the werewolves, and an engaging plot with steamy sex.

 

Because I look at reviews as a both sides of the coin, there were a handful of quirks I found that made the story feel like a first book/first work when the overall writing, character development, and plot line felt more accomplished. Authors – unless your character has x-ray vision, they are not going to be able to see ropy leg muscles underneath loose-fitting jeans. Maybe comment on muscular forearms or bulging biceps that can be seen wearing a polo shirt. For example.

 

Circling back around, this is an enjoyable paranormal read. I found all the characters interesting, the romance light, the town and location appealing, and just the right amount of antagonism to keep the sweetness in check. This is a perfect vacation or travel read, or great for after a yucky day at work when some mental downtime is needed. I’m looking forward to reading the next two books in the series.

 

 

 

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Additional Information

Format ebook
Length Novella, 134 pages
Heat Level
Publication Date 23-March-2021
Price $2.99 ebook
Buy Link https://www.amazon.com/True-Knight-Prosper-Woods-Chronicles-ebook/dp/B08X7BKY7H