He is my muse. My dream man. My entire career as an artist has him at its heart. He’s been my inspiration as long as I can remember... and for years, I’ve painted him from every possible angle and pose, draped and nude. I know every last inch of his gorgeous body. And I have no idea who he is. She is my salvation. My goddess of beauty. I was cursed to live as a wolf five hundred years ago. Every breath taken as a man is agony. When her kindness and warmth draw me to her, I would endure any torment just to be by her side. But she does not believe I am real… and it’s killing me.
4 out of 5 (very good)
Curvy and the Canid is a wolf shifter story set in Sweden involving the Norse gods. From that alone, I wanted to read this story!
Told from multiple points of view and in the present tense, this story explains about Saskia and Einar. She is a BBW in a country where most are 'skinny-minnies' (big generalisation there from me). She is successful in her chosen career but lacks the confidence to go it alone as an artist. Einar is the Missing Duke and we find out his story too. Together, these two have to overcome a curse and prove that true love can heal all wounds.
This is only a novella and yet it packs a punch. I'm not too keen on novellas as I prefer my stories to have a bit more to them. However, I have to say, with this one, the story is all there! There is nothing missing from this tale and each character is fully developed. You get the side characters who obviously aren't as big as the main ones but they are still three-dimensional.
I loved the setting for this story and can only hope we see more of this setting in future books. Einar and Saskia make a great couple, good for each other in so many ways. With sexy times and lots of love, this was a brilliant story and I can't wait to read more.
* A copy of this book was provided to me with no requirements for a review. I voluntarily read this book, and the comments here are my honest opinion. *
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