Fletcher Lane has a problem. His boyfriend’s parents are coming for a visit, and they want to meet up. He’s ready to commit, so what happens if his prospective in-laws don’t like him? And how is he supposed to keep Rowan Harbor’s unique nature a secret when he might be the worst liar ever born?
To make matters worse, when he finds and helps two strangers stuck on the road, it leads him to a new threat: the man who’s been terrorizing the town has set events into motion that endanger more than just Rowan Harbor. Can Fletcher and his friends stop him before there’s nothing but a smoking crater where the Oregon coastline used to be?
Elizabeth on Joyfully Jay wrote:
Honestly, “Adder and Willow” is easily my favourite book of the entire series so far. It felt like a whole new level of worldbuilding happened and we get a pretty detailed look into how magic works in this universe. I like how this series doesn’t just focus on the couples but also keeps showing us glimpses into the lives of the other residents.
Fletcher and Connor are a cute couple, and I enjoy watching the characters grow both together and individually. We see less of the others on the Council, in this book, as much of the story takes place between the attack on Rowan Harbor and the efforts to defend it, and the careful dance between Fletcher, Connor, and Connor’s parents. I think this was a good ending to the second trilogy, giving us a bit of a breather and a happily for now until the next three books and the next villain. I’m curious as to what’s going to happen with Oak, now that Fletcher is able to bond with and perhaps speak for the forest around Rowan Harbor. I can’t wait for the next book in this series!