Rating: 4 stars out of 5
For sheltered Robbie, one week of freedom leads to sexual awakening and adventure… but when his world intersects with Theo’s, they’ll need all their wits and Theo’s magic to fight for their future.
Rare male weresnake Robbie has had his whole life decided for him down to his meals. But when the time comes for him to perform an unspeakable duty to his clan, he runs.
San Francisco Pride is in full swing when technomage Theo spots a scared-looking young man with brilliant emerald eyes. He’s only looking for a hookup, but before he knows why, he’s taking Robbie home and introducing him to champagne and enchiladas. He doesn’t have any intention of falling in love.
Robbie doesn’t want to return to his clan, at least not without trying to fit a lifetime of experiences into a week, but every day he stays puts Theo in more danger.
This was a very good story. It started out with Robbie running but we don’t quite know what he is running from until later. I liked how Theo took Robbie under his wing even when he kept telling himself he wouldn’t get attached they both build a lot of trust in each other quickly.
I hated seeing Robbie forced to do things because he was commanded to and it isn’t something he would fight. I could feel his hurt and confusion at having to work through the abuse he suffered at the hands of his mother and aunt. He was lucky that his cousin and other aunt are great people and were able to help him work through everything that he felt he could move forward and live his life.
I didn’t connect with Theo quite as much because he was a bit tight lipped about his life but he grew on me as he continued to support Robbie and even admitting that he does have feelings for him and invited him home. His grandmother seems like a great person too and wish there would have been a bit more time to get to know her. I looks forward to reading other books in this series as they come to see how it continues, I don’t know if it will be more Robbie and Theo or if there are other male Nüwa out there.
The cover art by Jay Aheer is nice and I like the multiple visuals that it give but feel that it is very dark and due to that a bit hard to see all the details.
ebook, 192 pages
Published: July 9, 2019 by DSP Publications
Edition Language: English
Series: Crossing Nüwa #1