Reviewed by Dan
TITLE: A Tale of Two Horns
SERIES: Corent City Tales Book 1
AUTHOR: Hannah Walker
LENGTH: 261 Pages
RELEASE DATE: December 10, 2017
Being one of the rarest shifters that exist, Charlie tends to hide his unicorn from the world, choosing to surround himself with what he loves — books. Owning one of the best bookstores in the area, he dedicates his life to his passion, and to spending time with family and friends.
Knox Vaughn is a hero, a larger than life Siberian tiger shifter who has earned the respect of everyone in the paranormal world. Few know the real man, the one who fights for his family and friends and hides who he really is inside.
When a simple mistake thrusts Knox into Charlie’s bookstore, he finds himself smitten with the young unicorn. Two lives couldn’t be more different on the outside, but Knox has a secret, one he’s never shared with anyone other than his family. One that proves he’s not so different from Charlie after all.
Unable to ignore the chemistry between them, Charlie and Knox grow closer, but as they do, trouble descends on the small paranormal community, threatening to keep them apart. The two must come together, trusting in what they feel so they can overcome the threats to their union.
When secrets are revealed and truths admitted, bonds form that won’t ever be broken. Still, when it comes to tigers and unicorns, it might not be enough to save them.
I’m so happy that I see this author’s posts on Facebook. Otherwise I might have never heard of this book. You might remember that I’ve reviewed several books by this author recently, and pretty much loved every one of them.
In A Tale of Two Horns, Ms. Walker brings us into a new series. She has created a tale of paranormal beings that are hidden away in our own world, their cities hidden by magic. One such city is Corent City, in Utah, and one of its inhabitants is named Charlie. I really like Charlie. He is a unicorn shifter who owns a bookstore. He is addicted to the writing of a certain author and will do anything to find out what happens in the next installment. Pretty sure we’ve all been there at one point or another. 😊
I fell in love with the characters in the story right from the first couple pages and the tale swept by much too quickly, as usual when I’m reading this author. Along the way, Charlie meets a big tiger shifter, whose family is the most talked about and admired family in the city. No way this big strapping guy will be interested in Charlie the bookstore owner. Or will he? As the blurb says, that man, Knox, has a secret.
I can’t wait to see where Ms. Walker takes us from here. I picked up several clues along the way of possible future story lines and characters, but we will have to wait patiently for her to write another installment to see if any of my guesses are correct. I also want to know what is causing the issues for Charlie’s best friend Matt. Oh, and do we catch up with the little koala again? I liked him as well.
I recommend this one to anyone who likes a fairly lighthearted, maybe a little over the top in the sweetness department, shifter story. It is a slow build relationship type story, and the only danger is off screen for most of the book with the PAF soldiers, and then there is one scene with Charlie. The two MC’s don’t just jump into bed on the first date. I enjoyed the buildup. My one slight negative for the story was that it was a little too perfect…with nearly every character being overly nice. I was hoping for someone not so nice to show up, but it didn’t happen…except in the one scene I mentioned above with Charlie in danger, and that one was almost instantly over. Overall, I would have to say that it was a fun read and kept me entertained. Bring on the next installment. I’ll be looking forward to it.