Review of Ann Gimpel's "Melis's Gambit"
A great novella, with plenty packed into it. We have Melis, struggling for her life after being attacked. She's able to save herself just to be discovered by a magical stranger who hunt and kill her kind? He talks her into trusting him enough to help her. She goes to his magnificent home where she meets his daughter, a loving child, who due to very unusual circumstances is without her mother. Melis is strongly attracted to him and as we later learn he is more than attracted to her. Things come to a head when the missing mother returns for her daughter. This is a sweet paranormal story of discovering love, and trust while surrounded by danger.