*I received an ecopy of this book from the publisher. This has not influenced my review.*
This was a very calm kind of book, no action-filled scenes or nail-biting moments, but it was a book I wanted to keep reading nonetheless.
The book was mostly focused on the romance and character growth, so it was a very sweet, “warm and fuzzy” kind of story. It did have its somewhat more intense moments and sad/touching moments that made me feel for the characters, but ultimately there was nothing too dark. As for the characters themselves, Rowen and Kristoff were a little on the too-perfect side for me, but they were likeable, and I was happy with Rowen’s growth especially.
I also liked the disability representation. Rowen was mute from an incident during one of the heat spells, and there was no magical cure. He learned to write and was able to communicate that way. And Kristoff learned not to treat Rowen as less capable simply because he couldn’t speak.
All the Storm Lord stuff was interesting too. Lots of weather-related supernatural abilities.
Overall, this was a low-action but well-written romance/character-focused book with a nice story that will most likely give you the warm fuzzies from reading it.
Anyone who likes M/M high fantasy and low action, sweet, romance/character-focused books.