Great use of Scottish folklore in this selkie shifter romance

The Selkie's Coat Final CoverThe Selkie’s Coat by Drea Roman

My rating: 3.5 of 5 stars

I really liked a lot of this book, Scottish/Irish folklore is a real favourite of mine and something you don’t see often in paranormal books, so I adored that this was about a selkie.

Both Daniel and Gregory were clearly drawn characters, they had unique voices and I liked the narrative choices Drea made with both men having internal struggles to accept their full identities.

Where it dropped a bit for me personally was on the flip flopping of Daniel’s feelings and instead of it neatly fitting into the plot element of him coming to terms with not only being a human omega but also being a fated mate for a shifter, instead it just irritated me (sorry!)

That was a very minor point though in what was, overall, a really good read, with a good level of world-building for this new series and lots of knowledge about the setting being passed out without it ever feeling like I was just getting an info dump.

The secondary characters were also an interesting bunch and I’m looking forward to seeing Henri finally get his happy with a selkie who will treasure him not use him.

I’m also interested to see if Drea is building up for a redemption arc for Gregory’s manipulative cousin Cody, that would be a good tale to weave.

I’d not read this author before and I will definitely look out for their other works, I liked the narrative style and the pacing.

#ARC kindly received from the author in return for an honest and unbiased review

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