Heart Of A Warrior
Karen Michelle Nutt
Available from Tease Publishing
Trey Brennan is in a fight for his life… and losing. His nephew sends up a hopeful prayer to the Warrior Goddess, Scáthach. When she responds, she is taken aback to see Trey in a hospital bed fighting against an illness that is ravaging his body. Trey awakens to find himself in another world with a beautiful goddess urging him to learn to fight. Can Scáthach teach Trey to fight well enough to win?
Praise to Ms. Nutt. This is one of the few short stories that feels complete. There is a clear and complete story line that leaves the reader satisfied. Scáthach is a take charge warrior that has no problem addressing a fight and Trey makes a worthy student. The love scene is sweet, well placed and adds to the romance of the whole story. The writing is fluid and fast paced. As a female reader, I loved that Trey was portrayed not as a barbarian but as a simple guy who must take up a weapon to save himself. For a short story I am still surprised and thrilled at how neatly the author presents a whole package. I will definitely be looking for more from Ms. Nutt.
Sensuality rating: Mildly sensual
Reviewer: Helen Ruby
May 4, 2010