Title: Changeling by Lee Colgin (Outcast Mates #2)
Author: Lee Colgin
Heat: 3 Flames
Rating: DNF @ 82%
Synopsis via Goodreads:
Dominus, an incubus who runs a brothel called The Twig and Berries, has become bored with his life and his customers.
Sebastian, a changeling fairy swapped at birth for a human infant, has just learned his true heritage. Reeling with the knowledge, and unsafe among humans, he lets a vampire guide him north through Hungary to a place where he can meet others of his kind.
Along the way, Sebastian must stay with Dominus for safe keeping for a few weeks, which is fine with Dominus. Sebastian is the first person who’s truly piqued his interest in a long time. Until he learns Sebastian is a faerie, and Dominus has reason to despise faeries.
Forced together, they’ll have to make the best of it. Meanwhile, trespassers infiltrate the territory and must be dealt with. Why are they here? What to they want?
Regardless of Dominus’s feeling toward Sebastian, it’s his responsibility to protect the faerie while under his roof. But it’s impossible to protect a charge he can’t trust.
Review: Sigh. I started this book about a month ago. It takes me day, maybe a week at most if I’m busy, to finish a book. I have been trying to go back to it and finish it since there is so little left, but I just … lost interest.
Sebastian finds out that he is a changeling, learns that he is a faerie and all of the abilities that come with it. He begins to learn magic and his heritage.
During his journey, he stops at a brothel and meets Dominus, a bored purple Incubus who hates faeries because he has been cursed by one and can never leave his home. This subplot kinda gets lost in the book somewhere and isn’t picked back up until nearly the end when I stopped reading. Sebastian had been researching and thought that he might be able to break the curse with the magic that he has learned in his absence from the brothel.
Now, one can infer that he actually does break the curse and they live happily ever after, but I don’t really know because that’s beyond the point that I cared to read. However, that’s how I’m going to finish it in my head just so I can be done with this one. I had every intention of going back to it, but I just couldn’t seem to make myself finish it. And there are far too many books out there to be read for me to keep attempting to read one that no longer does it for me. I like this author. I recently began her They Bite series not too long ago and have every intention of going back to it because I enjoyed it. I’ve just been on a KU kick and that series is not part of the KU library. And given that the next book (#3) in the Outcast Mates series is about a vampire, I am absolutely checking out that one.
So, that said, if you enjoyed this one let me know. I’d actually like to know if it ends the way I envisioned. For some reason though, I just couldn’t connect with these two and decided to cut my losses and run…
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This title is part of the KU library and therefore free with membership.