Wednesday, May 31, 2017

S.E.X. Review~ The Running Fields by Sydney Presley

Fate brings them together in the end…
Ansgar wakes to find himself outside—somewhere he’s never been before. He’s scared out of his wits and wonders whether The Scientist is conducting another experiment. Is Ansgar naked, leaning against a large building so The Scientist can monitor his reactions? Ansgar doesn’t know, but what he does know is that the black wolf staring at him from the darkness isn’t something he expected to see.
The black wolf is Ben, and he didn’t expect to see a naked bloke on a cold night, sitting on his bare arse beside the old abandoned bread factory a mile or so away from town. Ben had only come out for a run, yet there he was, facing a man who clearly didn’t belong in these parts.
After taking Ansgar to his home, Ben discovers more about the big man—where he’s been, what he’s endured, and a few other things to boot. Things no one should have to go through. Ben’s determined to help heal Ansgar, to teach him the ways of not only the shifter world but the human one, too. Except there’s a human they need to be wary of, a man who calls himself The Scientist, and protecting Ansgar from him is Ben’s main priority.
The past holds a slew of secrets, ones that come tumbling out of hiding at an alarming rate. Ben and Ansgar need to face each one head on—although at times they’re overwhelming and relentless in their attack. The two men dream of living a life without fear in it one day, but unfortunately, dealing with the horrors from Ansgar’s old life have to come first.

The Running Fields by Sydney Presley took an interesting spin on shifters and shifter life. Main character Ansgar was kidnapped as a child and eventually dumped, now an adult with little memory of his past. Found by Ben, his fated mate, together they attempted to unravel the mystery of Ansgar's life and the experiments performed on him.

I enjoyed Ansgar's eagerness to learn and his wonder in every new experience. Ben too was a patient mate and invested in teaching Ansgar everything he needed to learn to bring him up to speed in a modern world- although, a few times, I found Ben treating Ansgar like a child and not the adult he was.

The Scientist and Mother Love- two integral people in Ansgar's life- yet little background was given and their involvement in experimentation glossed over. As well as Terry, Piers, and The Convocation. 

While I enjoyed the story, "the more" was missing, leaving more questions than answers, and hoping this was the start of a series where things will come full circle.

Ms. Presley always delivers new and interesting ideas in her writing, something I appreciate as a reader.

Frisky but Nothing to Kinky
A Three and a half handcuff review

2017 ©Evelise Archer All rights reserved. This is a work of fiction. All names, characters, locations, and incidents are products of the author’s imagination, or have been used fictionally. Any resemblance to actual persons living or dead, locales, or events is entirely coincidental. No portion of this work may be transmitted or reproduced in any form, or by any means, without permission in writing from the author.

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