Eagle in the Hawthorn (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #7)

Title: Eagle in the Hawthorn (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #7)
Author: Sam Burns
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: February 14th 2019
Genre(s): M/M Contemporary Fantasy, Paranormal
Page Count: 45,000 words approx.
Reviewed by: Belen
Heat Level: 3 flames out of 5
Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5


Rowan Harbor has had a tough winter, and Devon Murphy wants nothing more than to make it better. When he proposes a solution to the town’s low morale, it creates a rift in his relationship with his boyfriend, Wade. They’ve hardly ever argued, and when things get tense, Devon has no idea how to handle it.

But an evil presence in his town targets the people Devon loves, he has to put his personal worries aside and face danger down again. Will he be able to protect his town, and if he can, will Wade be waiting for him when it’s done?

Warning: The Rowan Harbor Cycle series is absolutely addictive!

There aren’t many higher compliments I could give then: I read your book in a single sitting.

Told in Devon’s single POV, we pick up in the aftermath of the attack where the town is still mourning, but beginning to pick up the pieces, when Gran returns, and another crime takes place. Devon needs to rely on the council and Wade more than ever.

I was riveted by the new twists. I honestly didn’t see how the rest of the series is being set up to play out coming.

I was pleasantly surprised by Devon’s mom, and immensely grateful for the way that played out. I love watching the character growth in this series. And we finally get Devon and Wade’s HEA!

I need the next book soon PLEASE!!

Note: This is not a standalone, the series should be read in order. 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 (yes!!) get their happily ever afters.

The Rowan Harbor Cycle

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Galley copy of Eagle in the Hawthorn (The Rowan Harbor Cycle #7) provided by the author in exchange of an honest review.


I am an unapologetic book addict/lover. I’m happiest when reading and I spend most of my time with my Kindle, which is never far from my hand.
I love to be told a good story! I mostly read fiction: Romance, Erotica, Young Adult, New Adult, Paranormal (shifters? Yes, please!), a little BDSM when I’m in the mood, and I love a good ménage story. I DEFINITELY PREFER A HFN/HEA!

My biggest no-no’s are cheating, miscommunication / misunderstanding plots, unnecessary angst, and cliffhangers.

A sampling of my “Favorite M/M” stories:

Carry the Ocean The Half of Us Red Dirt Heart Adulting 101 Tied Up In Knots
Shelter the Sea Manties in a Twist David, Renewed Ethan who Loved Carter Perfect Imperfections
Wolfsong Fight the Tide How to Walk Like A Man The Lightning-Struck Heart Forging the Future


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