Lance has been through a lot in his, relatively speaking, short life and he would like to find a place where he could find a semblance of peace. He thought he found one, until he got caught borrowing some tools and, during a chase, found out something new about himself. Andrew is intrigued by Lance and, slowly, the two of them grow closer.
As Andrew and Lance grow closer, will their feelings be enough to keep Lance by Andrew's side? An even bigger question, will their growing closeness be enough to help Lance come to terms enough with his past to look towards a brighter future?
I really liked the characters - not only Lance and Andrew, but Andrew's family and Tim Carlson - all of them were "enough". Not over the top, not one dimensional, but "enough".
While I wouldn't have minded if the story was longer, it was the right length for what, I think, will be a continuing story of Lance and Andrew and the ending was also perfect for where the story ended.
I look forward to reading more stories involving the characters presented within The Pauper Prince.
Lance Fitz is an orphan, lost in the foster care system. He's a survivor and tough as nails. Attacked and beaten, his attacker is murdered. Lance, with blood on his hands and a broken spirit, flees to the solitude of the peaceful pine forest of the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Andrew Reed, a handsome shape shifter discovers a man in his barn loading a duffel bag with supplies. Before he can ask questions, the young man spots him and runs. Andrew chases after him. What he discovers at the end of a fast paced run through the woods astounds them both.
Can Andrew help Lance heal enough to trust him? Can he convince Lance to stay before he runs out of Andrew's life, forever beyond his reach and the slavery that has him bound to the land and vampires?