The Reclusive Dryad (Mystics of Mistvale Book 3) by Stella Rainbow

A unicorn and a forest dryad, will they find a way to make it work? The Mystics of Mistvale series is back with The Reclusive Dryad.

From the blurb:

A forest spirit protective of his home. A unicorn determined to befriend him. A slowly strengthening bond.


My magic had never failed me, and when it guided me to Silent Creek Park, I followed my instincts.
The forest spirit who called the park home was shy and not very talkative, but my magic told me he was important, maybe the most important person I'd ever meet.

I didn't care how long it took, I was determined to break his walls. I'd bring him as many cupcakes and sweet treats as it took. After all, wasn't the way to a man's heart through his stomach?


I'd been content with my life in the park I'd claimed as mine until I sensed his presence. A being as old as me, and maybe just as lonely in some ways. He was beautiful with his colorful mane and his chipped off horn, a unicorn worthy of being in my park.

I still couldn't bring myself to talk to him, but when he started bringing me the sweetest, most delicious treats, I gave back in kind like the old times. Maybe having a friend wouldn't be that bad, but what what if we could be more?

The Reclusive Dryad is an MM paranormal romance featuring a unicorn who is the last of his kind, and a reclusive forest spirit with a sweet-tooth. It features an ethereal romance between two ace magical beings connected to Mother Earth, tons of sweet moments, and the usual Mistvale mayhem.

Mystics of Mistvale is the third series set in the fictional town of Mistvale, and while each book in this series can be read as a standalone, characters from other books do pop in.

The chronological order for all the Mistvale books is available on the author's website.

Angel's Review:

Stella's writing style is always so cute, that's the only way I can describe it. Her books are always full of fluffy sweetness and this book is no different. I loved the ace representation in this book, with not one, but two, of the MC's identifying as ace. I found that really cool, personally. I thought it was neat to see that kind of representation. 

Elian and Alden's relationship developed slowly over time, with both of them taking care and time to progress their relationship slowly. I liked how there was a bit of a slow burn, and how there were no spicy scenes! If that's what you're looking for in your books, you won't find a spicy scene in this book. I love the town of Mistvale and I adore that past characters were featured in this story. I enjoyed seeing old characters again. 

The relationship Alden has with his best friends is Soo special, and you could feel how close they are to one another. I cannot wait for Micah and Cam's story. I'm so excited for it!! Overall a great story full of sweet romance, fluff, and no spice!

Rating: 4 Stars

The Reclusive Dryad is available to buy as an ebook, paperback, or to read with Kindle Unlimited subscription.