Going into "Gryffon Hall" know that the storyline is a tad slow. I liked both Wryler and Aeric but there wasn't enough interaction between the two men for my liking. There could have been more scenes between Wryler and Aeric and that would have made for a very good book. But as it is there is a lot of writing with nowhere to go.
I did enjoy the storyline because It was a lot like Beauty and the Beast and wizardry added into the mix. The resentment of Aerics relatives toward Wryler could have made for a little side plot and it would have helped the storyline to move forward.
I do recommend "Griffon Hall" for the Beauty and the Beast angle. Alexis Duran is a new author for me and I hope to read more of her work.
Fated to be born the useless fourth son of the Lord of Glimmerveen, Wryler dreams of getting married and escaping the rustic confines of his father's castle. A wealthy merchant's son seems to hold the key to Wryler's safe if somewhat dreary future. However, the arrival of a mysterious stranger on the eve of Wryler's betrothal sends his plans into disarray and Wryler finds himself traded off in marriage to one of the most notorious rogues in the land.
Is Lord Aeric Rouchet the scoundrel he appears to be, or is he something much worse? Separated from his family and thrust into a strange and dangerous new life at the foreboding Gryffon Hall, Wryler must unravel the secret of his husband's shadowed life and defeat the curse which threatens not only his growing affection for the barbarian in his bed, but the lives of everyone the Lord of Gryffon Hall is sworn to protect.