Title: Stag and the Ash (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #5)
Author: Sam Burns
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: June 28th 2018
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal
Page Count: 158 pages
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 2 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
Jesse Hunter is finally trying to be an adult, but still feels like an act. His place on the town council is a sham. He’s rarely called on to do anything. His boyfriend is grieving the loss of his mother, and while everyone seems to think he’s doing a great job caring for Sean, Jesse feels like he’s more of a distraction than a real help.
March is shaping up to be a bad month. First, random chance leads him to the realization that the town’s recent trouble is his fault. Then new werewolves come into town, and it turns out they’re also Jesse’s responsibility. He feels like he may be at his breaking point, and he doesn’t want to drag his friends and loved ones down with him. But how will he handle it alone?
We’re back with Jesse and Sean as the main couple of this installment in the Rowan Harbor Cycle series. Told in Jesse’s single POV, he’s got a lot on his plate with new werewolves in town, the mysterious bad guy getting closer to their end game, and worry about Sean. The series is continuing to provide a bigger picture and I’m 100% down for it all. On to book 6!
Note: The Rowan Harbor Cycle is a series of 9 books – a trilogy of trilogies. The main characters (Devon and Wade, Jesse and Sean, Fletcher and Conner) will have their own book in each trilogy with happy for now endings until the final trilogy where they will finally (hopefully) get their happily ever afters.