Kelpie Blue by Mell Eight
Series: Out of Underhill #1
Publisher: Less Than Three Press
Publication Date: March 21st 2018
Point-of-View: Third Person
Genres: M/M, New Adult, Fantasy
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Mama always said, don't go near the lake. Rin already knew the forest was filled with dark things, but aside from Mama no one had warned him about the lake. One day, Rin wanders off to the lake, where a beautiful blue horse asks him to go for a swim, and Rin learns too late it may not be a swim he survives.
Kelpie Blue is an enchanting little story about Rin and his kelpie boyfriend Blue. It follows along with their lives, but it also gives us an insight into how they met, etc., by having Blue read Rin’s diary (and add his own commentary which is pretty damned funny). We get a taste of Underhill in this story as we find out the truth about Rin’s father and those who would hurt Rin, Blue and Mama to get what they want.
I loved this story. I really liked just about everything I’ve read by Mell Eight and this was just a fun, lovely story. Rin and Blue were so damned cute together and I loved that Rin didn’t even have a thought about not falling in love with Blue just because he was a kelpie. Blue cracked me up with his comments in the diary as well as his thoughts and words throughout the book.
I wish we’d gotten to spend a little more time in Underhill in the book, but I understood why it was necessary not to do so. I’m incredibly curious to see what the next book will bring us.
Rating: 4 out of 5