Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: Finder’s Keeper
SERIES: Heart’s Gate #1, Dreamspun Desires #4
AUTHOR: Shira Anthony
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 236 pages
RELEASE DATE: September 15, 2017
A Heart’s Gate Story
The truth might ruin his dreams—or make them come true.
When Zane moves into an old gothic brownstone, he discovers the house comes equipped with a caretaker—Kit, who lives in the basement. Zane is immediately drawn to the charming and attractive Kit. But Kit is much more than he seems. He is a two-hundred-year-old half-human, half–red-fox spirit who guards a Gate between the mortal and spirit worlds—a fact Zane should recognize, but doesn’t.
Orphaned at a young age, Zane never learned he comes from a long line of mystical Keepers. Kit needs Zane’s help to protect the Gate, but how can he tell Zane of his legacy when that will crush Zane’s dreams of traveling the world? If he takes up the mantle, Zane will be bound to the Gate, unable to leave it. But when Zane realizes Kit’s true nature, and his own, he’ll have to make a choice—fight to protect Kit and the Gate, or deny his destiny and any chance of a future with Kit.
I thought this was a really well done story. It was cute and romantic and left me very happy all over.
The world was creative and was my favorite part of this tale. The concept of the Gate and its keepers and guardians was interesting to me. And the imagery was FANTASTIC. I LOVED imagining the spirit world as Zane experienced it for the first time. It was so easy for me to envision what the author wanted me to see. She painted things so well that I also felt Zane’s emotions as he experienced the Spirit world for the first time. I felt it was very well done.
The tense moments in the plot were great especially when I wasn’t sure how Kit would handle Zane or when Kit was in distress. I don’t want to poil things so all I will say is…Man it was nail biting for a while.
And the romance was utterly happy, sappy, and cute. I struggled a bit at first with feeling the initial connection turn into love but once I gave up trying to understand the rushed beginning, I was utterly in love with their love. It was so great and really tugged at my heartstrings.
Finally, I loved that Kit was such a great mix of surety and naivete. He was so confident in the Gate but so apprehensive about his own abilities and worth. I have to give the author props for not taking Kit into annoying, eye rolling, self deprecating behavior. I honestly felt nothing but love for him and wanted to wrap him up in all the hugs. I never once felt like the author took his low self esteem into whining territory.
I am eagerly looking forward to more from this series.