Title: Forever Moore: A Gay Fairy Tale (Forbidden Love #2)
Author: Riley Hart, Christina Lee
Publisher: Self Published
Release Date: April 23th, 2019
Page Count: 288
Reviewed by: Kirstin
Heat Level: 2.5 flames out of 5
Rating: 4 stars out of 5
With his raven hair and snow-white skin, Lord Ansil Eirwin draws unwanted attention wherever he goes. After his father’s untimely death, Ansil is set to become Duke of Ravenswood on his next birthday. The gallant and timid lord would never dream of shirking responsibility, so he subverts his desires in order to please his mother and new stepfather, Reginald.
Orien Moore, known as the Huntsman, lives on the fringes and has forsaken close bonds with anyone, even the misfits he has taken in. When Orien is called upon by his brother, Reginald, to kill the pampered future duke, it is the perfect opportunity to seek revenge against his power-hungry brother. Orien formulates a plan to use Reginald’s vicious request to his advantage by kidnapping Ansil and holding him hostage until he can fulfill his birthright.
Soon Orien realizes that Ansil is nothing like he’d expected. Kind and joyful, Ansil enchants Orien and his ragtag group. And Ansil, in turn, cannot help but be curious about the gruff huntsman as Orien’s vulnerabilities are exposed. Their mutual interest transforms into affection, followed by overwhelming desire. But they are living on borrowed time.
With Reginald seeking power in Ravenswood, they have no way of knowing what will transpire once Orien returns Ansil to his proper place in society. The only certainty is that the odds are stacked against them. Will the young lord and his huntsman ever have the chance to experience the happily ever after they’ve found in each other’s arms?
What a delightful spin on Snow White and the Huntsman!
Ansil Eirwin is within months of turning 21, and thus earning his seat as the duke of Ravenswood. But his evil stepfather has nefarious plans. He’s asked his brother, the Huntsman, to have him killed so that he can take his place.
Orien Moore has done some bad things in his life, but he’s also taken in quite a few needy souls. It’s here, in a cabin in the woods that the 7 members of his ‘family’ dwell and take care of Ansil during his ‘kidnapping’.
I loved this fresh take on a classic story. I loved how the apple made an appearance, as well as a mirror. It was a retelling that spoke from the heart. The relationship that blossomed between captive and captor was slow and sweet and the dialogue between the two made my heart ache.
I had so much fun reading Orien and Ansil’s story. It was cleverly paced and delightful.
Forbidden Love series