Her Orc Warrior by Zoe Ashwood - BookReview
by Anca Antoci
Author: Zoe Ashwood
Amazon: 4.60 (buy)
Our review: 5.00 (read)
I escaped a life of crime to save my daughter…
But my plan for making it to a safer town has gone awry. The driver of the wagon we snuck on isn’t human at all, and now we’re stuck in a traveling caravan of massive orc merchants.
And the driver who first noticed me? He claims I’m his fated mate. The one person destined to be everything to him.
He says we’re safe. That he’ll protect me and my little girl from the men following us. But I know better than to trust pretty lies. Life has taught me that I can’t rely on anyone but myself, and I intend to keep it that way.
But orcs are a warrior race, and if I can learn from them, I will. And my orc mate is the perfect male to teach me everything he knows about combat…and perhaps about love.
Her Orc Warrior is an orc fantasy romance with a large, scarred hero and a fiery, cautious heroine who needs to learn to trust again. You’ll love this story if you enjoy reading about size difference issues, wounded heroes, and single mothers who would do anything to protect their kiddos. This is the third book in a series of standalones - each book can be read separately and features a happily-ever-after for the main couple.
This is the third book in this paranormal monster romance series, but each book can be read as a standalone. The story is set in a fantasy world of Orcs and humans.
Tropes: fated mates, knotting, reluctant hero
Hazel will go to any length to protect her young daughter Wren. She is concerned when she finds Orcs own the wagon she departed on, given the legends about their reputation. Vark knew she was his mate the moment he met her. He will defend them from whatever they are fleeing, even if they end up leaving him behind.
Astonished to find two stowaways in his wagon, Vark is even more shocked to discover that one of them is his mate, which he had given up hope of. He wants to protect her at all costs, but she is skittish and has trust issues, so he'll have to be resourceful to persuade her to stay. They have great chemistry, and tension builds up slowly and steadily. This is no spoiler when I say you can expect lots of steam.
Although I loved all the books in this series, Her Orc Warrior might be my favorite so far. Vark was my favorite orc hero, especially after what happened to him in a previous book. There's something about a broken warrior who heals through love that makes it one of my favorite books. Hazel and Wren also have a wonderful family dynamic and I love how, by the end of the book, they all complete each other.
I can't wait for the next book!