4 Stars, A.J. Marcus, Dreamspinner Press, Genre Romance, Reviewed by Jackie

Get A Bird’s Eye View Of Love In AJ Marcus’s “The Falconer’s Lure”

Title: The Falconer’s Lure (A Ren Faire Romance)

Author: AJ Marcus

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Pages/Word Count: 204 Pages

Rating: 4 Stars

Blurb: Watching birds of prey soar gives Garret Nicholson a sense of peace. It’s exactly what he needs after his recent break-up. His ex never understood Garret’s work with the raptors, but the birds have been part of his life for years. Garret spends his time between The Sky’s the Limit Raptor Rehab Center and his dad’s falconry show at the Hawkwood Fantasy Faire, trying to prove to himself and his father he has what it takes to be a great falconer.

Trevor DePalma is in awe, but he isn’t sure whether the man or the falcons fascinate him more. Watching the birds perform at the Faire gives Trevor the first taste of joy he’s had since his father threw him out two years ago. Bonding with Garret over their mutual love of birds, Trevor eagerly learns all he can, and Garret proves a willing teacher. But as feelings grow, Trevor worries how Garret will react when he learns Trevor is homeless.

Life on the street is growing more dangerous for Trevor and his friends. Garret offers him safe space to find his feet. As the world crashes around them, Garret and Trevor will need each other’s support in ways they’ve never imagined.


Review: The Falconer’s Lure was a much anticipated read for me. I have read the other books in this series, and I was just tickled pink to find out the next book was coming out. The other books in the series have dealt with some pretty serious issues, but this story pulled at my poor little mommy heart strings.

In this fourth book of the Ren Faire Romance series, we get to know Garret and Trevor, two young men who couldn’t be more different if they tried, but end up finding common ground with one another over their love of birds.

Garret has spent his entire life working with prey birds in some capacity. He works with his mother at the clinic where they rehabs injured birds, and he also works with his father, training birds of prey for their Ren Faire performances. After just breaking up with his boyfriend, Garret plans to use the summer to train birds and maybe have some fun at the same time.

Enter Trevor DePalma, homeless for two years, who happens by the birds of prey and finds himself completely enamored by the birds and the smokin’ hot guy that handles them. Over the summer, Trevor and Garret get close, and Trevor volunteers his time to work with the birds. He and Garret begin a tenuous relationship, and they both quickly find themselves WAY more than friends.

Over the course of the story, some great surprises come Trevor’s way, along with some major heartache. This leads him to tell Garret his entire life story and instead of Garret turning away as Trevor feared, Garret finds himself getting in deep himself. These two had to overcome some obstacles, especially Garret’s father, to get to their HEA, but it was a great ride getting there.

I would highly recommend this title. I am a big fan of AJ Marcus, and I love this series. Trevor’s situation was handled beautifully, and I felt he and Garret were very believable. I found myself cheering for them very early on, and I would dare anyone not to fall a little bit in love with this couple.

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