This was a very enjoyable story. I haven't seen any swan shifters (at least not that I remember) so this one really caught my eye. The lore is pretty basic, but it is also unique. Oliver is royalty in his flock and finds it stifling. When he takes off on his own and gets shot down, he is rescued and patched up - in mute human form - by Bastion (love that name).
Bastion has an old soul. He is more comfortable with his horses than he is with people - perfectly content to live out in the middle of nowhere and take care of his equine charges. Until he discovers a naked man in the barn. Since Oliver can't talk they get to know each other through gestures and written notes at first. Somehow, even with this very basic form of "talking" they get to know each other quite well.
Oliver is torn though. He knows he has responsibilities to his flock, but he can't seem to walk away from the handsome man that has become a part of his life. I have found that M/M romances can be some of the more emotional ones, and this one delivered on that part. I loved both men, and wanted so much for them to find a way to be with each other.