Expected Release Date: May 2, 2012
Publisher: Romantic Geek Publishing
Author’s Website: http://www.daniellemonsch.com
My Source for This Book: Gift from the author
Part of a Series: No
Series Best Read In Order: N/A
Steam Level: Steamy
Pet Peeves: Exhibitionism (Minor)
Favorite Tropes: Unexpected Hero, Enemies To Lovers, Classics Retold
Tiernan is one of a kind. Beyond the divine dimples, killer blue eyes, and hard muscled body, Tiernan is also the only Fairy Godfather. Most of the Fairy Godmothers have no problem with keeping Tiernan around, but Reina isn’t like most Fairy Godmothers.
Amongst Fairy Godmothers, Reina is the best. Organized, efficient, logical. So why is it when Tiernan is around, all those qualities fly out the window? Reina doesn’t like that one infuriating male makes her lose control, and just wants him gone. Circumstances arise that just might let her get her wish, though not in a way she ever wanted.
Tiernan is given an assignment and told either get a Happily Ever After or he will no longer be a Fairy Godfather. Reina is going with him to supervise, but if Tiernan gets his way, he’ll not only be supervising that luscious stubborn fairy in bed, but also get her to admit Happily Ever Afters also apply to Fairy Godmothers.
What Worked For Me:
- I love new twists on old fairy tales. In this instance, the story tied into Cinderella more than being just a retelling of the older story, which I appreciated, and I loved the idea of a man being a Fairy Godmother (or Godfather, depending on who you asked).
- Tiernan was delicious. Sexy, chivalrous, and of course, charming, but also just flawed enough to keep me from wanting to smack him. I really liked how he was actually against the “HEA” (or Happily Ever After, as many romance fans already know), because he felt that just finding love was enough — no reason to risk messing things up going for the over-the-top HEA. I’m sexist enough to say — what a GUY thing to say, huh?
- The chemistry between Tiernan and Reina was scrumptious, and even though there were only two major love scenes, there was plenty of tension to keep the feeling of steam high.
- More than the steam, though, was the whole romance of the entire story, from getting over past hurt, to finding a Prince Charming, to suffering through unrequited love. Very nicely done.
- I also really enjoyed the banter between Tiernan and Reina. It was obvious from the start that even though Reina didn’t particularly like Tiernan, for whatever reason, that she couldn’t stop herself from being charmed by him, and the barbs and teasing they traded were a lot of fun.
What Didn’t Work For Me:
- As always, I’m not a fan of exhibitionism.. at all.. *wrinkles nose* Big case of Your Kink Is Not My Kink (But Your Kink Is Okay). It was a minor issue since it was actually pretty much glossed over, and was done for a “reason”, but it was still there, so… no.
Overall, this was a fun, flirty take on an old classic, and I really enjoyed it. There was a hot, hunky, chivalrous knight who has far more to him than meets the eye, a stubborn Fairy Godmother wary of being hurt again, and an imperative quest for the elusive Happily Ever After, not to mention some sneaky plotting on the author’s part.
The only thing that I really didn’t particularly care for was the minor bits of exhibitionism, but anyone familiar with my reviews knows that this isn’t something that I’m a fan of in general, so that should come as little surprise.
Recommended for fans of chivalrous knights, stubborn fairies, and old adversaries finally getting that elusive Happily Ever After.