In a world of turmoil and war Alaric
and Valarien find love and wish to be mated. Before their
mating ceremony can take place Valarien, a Captain in the
Queen's Guard, is called away. But a short distance later,
Valarien knows something has happened to Alaric and turns
back. Alaric has been burned and barely holding on to life
when Valarien finds him. With scars marring his face Alaric
turns Valarien away while under the influence of pain meds.
Six months later neither has made a
move to recover the love they once shared. With a fairy ball
coming up and a nosy friend who likes to play matchmaker,
Alaric is dragged to the ball in the hopes that meeting with
Valarien again will be the first step in reuniting the
Sarah Leslie weaves a beautiful tale
with bittersweet moments, some despair and ultimately a
truly rewarding conclusion to Alaric and Valarien's story.
You can't help but fall in love with Valarien for loving
Alaric so much. And you feel sorry for Alaric who yearns for
Valarien feeling like he does not deserve aman so noble in
the Queen's Court. If Wishes Were Horses is a
must read for those M/M readers who have a soft heart for
the underdog and for beautiful people who have the ability
to see beyond the surface. I loved If Wishes Were
Horses and think you will too.