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(The Willowdale Village Collection)
by M. Sinclair
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Stand Alone, PNR RH
Available on Kindle and in Paperback
Down & Dirty
An unwanted, lost soul who can’t speak… though she hears and sees much.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
I’d spent my entire life voiceless.
Ignored. Put to the side. All because I couldn’t communicate with the humans that I was surrounded by. All because I wasn’t surrounded by my own kind, my parents subjected me to the worst type of loneliness because of their own bias and history. That all changed when I turned eighteen though.
The day that I decided to pick up and move to Willowdale Village.
A place that signified the exact opposite of my upbringing. A place where I found my best friend. A place where I opened up my own business, a small ballet studio where I didn’t have to worry about whether I could talk to others or not. A place where people understood why I couldn’t talk. A place where everyone was different. A place where I met the Graves brothers, a family of wolf shifters, that planned on changing my life forever.
A place I now called home.
But what happens when my parents come to visit with an unexpected guest? One that not only wants to bring me back to where I grew up but place a very unwanted ring on my finger? I have a feeling that no one is going to be happy about this, least of all me, and the reaction of the Graves brothers is nothing to be happy about either.
The Willowdale Village collection consists of several standalone stories about the women that live in this supernatural town and their stories of finding themselves and love. You won’t find any dark romance here, only possessive alpha males and true happily ever afters. Each woman is absolutely unique and strong for their own reason. PNR UF Reverse Haremwith +18 sexual content, swearing, and adult themes.
This collection of short stories has been created by the author in an effort to give back. A certain percentage of the first month’s proceeds (for each new novel release within the collection) will be donated towards a select unique cause.
Thoughts on Voiceless
This is a decent Stand Alone Reverse Harem, though it does seem to lack major substance or pivotal plot points – at least the kinds that would make you really stand up and pay attention.
It’s a subtle weaving, gentle almost, and rather sweet. Colette is 18 and finally has enough of being unwanted, or at least ignored, by her loveless family. Like many a young adult does, she sets out on her own, taking with her just the clothes on her back, a small bag and a meager amount of cash she was able to acquire. So sets the stage for a new type of adventure, one that is part coming of age, part fated mates.
A chance delay sets off a cascade of events that direct Colette to a new place, new friends and a new life – one she can’t wait to embrace. It’s all rather charming, if somewhat fast, per the nature of a stand alone.
First Person, Multiple POV
HEA (There are multiple Epilogues that expand on the story)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on Voiceless
While this narrative didn’t blow me out of the water, and the emotional connections felt rushed, it was still a good book that I might read again – and the author is writing this series for a good cause, so there is that to consider as well. Over all 4 Stars.
Published June 18th, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Voiceless, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
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