The Wolf Who Hatched An Egg by Scarlet Hyacinth
Publisher: Siren Publishing
Genre: Action/Adventure, Contemporary, Paranormal
Length: Short Story (131 pgs)
Other: M/M, Anal Play
Rating: 4.5 stars
Reviewed by Peppermint
Snack or sweetheart? Definitely sweetheart. Or so werewolf Liam thinks when he meets swan shifter Shiloh. Shiloh is everything Liam’s soul yearns for, a gorgeous, feisty spitfire who turns his blood into flame and makes his entire being sing. But Shiloh is reluctant to believe in Liam’s good intentions.
Shiloh has been searching for The One for as long as he can remember. In his quest, he made several mistakes, and now he is reluctant to believe again, especially in a wolf. After all, wolves prey on his kind. How could he possibly entrust his heart to one?
As they struggle through misunderstandings and try to build a relationships, a third member joins their little family—a mysterious swan egg abandoned in front of their door. Will it strengthen Shiloh’s bond with Liam or will it separate them forever?
I can't think of a more interesting story than one about a wolf hatching an egg. Not just any egg but an abandoned swan egg, which would normally mean dinnertime for a wolf. Yet, with his partner by his side, Liam swears to protect the innocent baby from himself and the other predators who may be looking to sneak it away.
Shiloh and Liam make one dynamic duo. Liam may be the wolf and predator in the relationship, but Shiloh is as fierce as they come. He has the heart of a lion trapped in a swan's body. His spunk made him an instant favorite for me. Liam, on the other hand, seems to be the awkward, self-conscious partner in the relationship. This role reversal made these characters entertaining.
The plot line of this story was anything but dull. Not only does the pair need to figure out how to make their unique relationship work they have to also deal with the shifter world accepting them. Additionally, they are faced with ex lovers popping up and an egg to care for. Though the odds may seemed stacked against them, they still manage to make their relationship work and sneak a little playtime in as well. I could sympathize with their relationship and how it their lives were so crazy, continuously twisting, and turning. I could not wait to see them get past everything and have the happy conclusion they deserved.
While I did not have the pleasure of reading the first Mate or Meal story, I still enjoyed meeting the main characters from it. It made me want to read the previous story in this series as well as read any others to follow. Especially, if I get to experience Shiloh and Liam occasionally popping up. They are two men I adored by the end of The Wolf Who Hatched An Egg.