Author: Kim Dare
Genre: Erotic Romance: M/M; BDSM
Date Read: October 2010
Plot (from Goodreads)
Raised among humans, Ori Jones only discovered he was an avian shifter six months ago. Unable to complete a full shift until he reaches his avian maturity, he still can’t be sure of his exact species.
But with species comes rank, and rank is everything to the avians. When a partial shift allows the elders to announce that they believe Ori to be a rather ugly little duckling, he drops straight to the bottom rung of their hierarchy.
Life isn’t easy for Ori until he comes to the attention of a high ranking hawk shifter. Then the only question is, is Ori really a duck—and what will his new master think when the truth eventually comes out?
When I was first recommended this book I was a bit skeptical – I had read a couple of Ms. Dare’s books in the past, and while I had enjoyed them, they weren’t mind-blowing. However, everyone who had read this one so far was raving out it, so I took the chance and I can say that I don’t regret it in the slightest! I loved this book! A re-telling of the old Fairy Tale, the Ugly Ducking with some elements of BDSM, all tied up into a M/M romance. What more could a girl ask for?