It’s not easy learning how to be a swan, but Ori Jones has worked hard to embrace a role that still doesn’t come entirely naturally to him. Now, almost a year after his first full shift, he finally feels as if he is making a difference at the Anderson nest.
Ori’s happier than he’d ever been, until a few words from his master, Raynard, suddenly bring all of Ori’s old fears rushing back to the surface.
The nest’s elders want to have a party for Ori’s birthday, but Ori can’t see any reason to celebrate in it being a year since he reached his avian maturity. After all, what’s the use in learning to be a good swan when Raynard never wanted a swan in the first place?
Please Note: This story is best read in order as part of the Avian Shifters series. The previous book is Duck! and the next book is Magpie.
Author: Kim Dare
Other books by this author that we've reviewed: Virgin Territory, Axel's Pup, Duck!, Magpie
Series: Avian Shifters #1.5
Other books in this series that we've reviewed: Duck!, Magpie
Published by Self Source: Author
Published: October 31, 2015
Genres: Erotic Paranormal Romance, M/M Erotica, Male Male Romance
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It wasn’t that long ago I had the pleasure of reading Duck! and fell in love with Ori and Raynard’s story. It was such a sweet yet sad story and once they got their HEA I moved on to my next read but thoughts of how their love story would continue, would Ori manage to change the nest, lingered on. Lucky me Ms. Dare wrote another story, really a simple novella, that answered my questions.
It’s been almost a year since Ori first full shift into a swan. He’s happy in his submissive role to Raynard, adjusted to his life as a swan and the changes he brought to in the nest. When the nest elders want to have a party to celebrate Ori’s birthday, suddenly he’s not so sure of himself. Just a few words from his master, brings all his doubts back. Ori tries to be a good swan and submissive but what’s the point when Raynard didn’t want a swan in the first place.
Celebrate was a quick read but it brought back found memories of Ori. His insecurities are still there but Raynard is there to help him along. We get a quick revisit with Hamilton (which I’m still on the fence about him) as well as a trip into the nest. It was nice to see how Ori has made a difference in the nest and how he went from a unwanted ugly duckling to a beloved swan. Raynard is still the perfect master for Ori. How he manages to instill in Ori he is still all he could ever want in a sub was just as satisfying in Celebration as was in the previous book. A must read for all fans of Kim Dare’s Avian Shifters series!