REVIEW: A Bridge to Love by Lee Colgin
Everyone knows a proper troll must never leave his post. Arlo is thrilled to have his own bridge to guard, though it’s a lonely job. A troll should enjoy being alone, but Arlo has never been very good at being a troll. He longs for companionship, but guards that secret like he guards his bridge.
Toby, a cheerful wolf shifter, serves as a messenger between villages. When his route is suddenly blocked by a fearsome troll, he must charm his way across the bridge. Little does he know, he’s charming his way into Arlo’s heart as well. But Toby has his own secrets he dare not reveal.
As the season’s fly by and the holidays approach, their friendship blooms and begins to flourish into something more. But can Toby risk his heart for a troll bound so tight to duty? Will Arlo leave his bridge for love?
A Bridge to Love is an MM Fantasy Romance featuring an adorable gay troll and the sweet wolf shifter who falls for him. Tropes include friends to lovers, slow burn, and hurt/comfort. Sappily ever after guaranteed!
Dear Ms. Colgin,
I love the cover that this book has and that is what enticed me to ask to review it. Plus I thought a holiday romance between a troll and a wolf shifter could be fun, too.
Toby is happy-go-lucky and on his way to see family when he arrives at the bridge he must cross from his village to reach them. That’s when he meets Arlo – gray skinned, red haired, and with deep blue eyes. Toby is a friendly sort and when he realizes he has no tribute to pay Arlo, he promises to bring something back. The two slowly begin to develop their friendship from there as told over a years time. Toby is happy-go-lucky while Arlo is more the quiet sort. Toby has a large family while Arlo has been on his own for a while. Neither is at first aware of how the other might be ready for a relationship and once they are, a misunderstanding is pretty much all that stands in their way of falling more deeply in love. Ah, but there is one more thing which they finally overcome through their Christmas gifts to each other, which I will admit are heart felt and deeply meaningful. But beyond that, the story is … fairly bland. Readers looking for basically a warm hug of a book with some sappy declarations of love need look no further but it was kind of like pigging out on way too much holiday candy – sweet but not very sustaining. C