Wednesday, January 17, 2018

Review: Loving a Fairy Godmother by Danielle Monsch

Title: Loving a Fairy Godmother
Series: Fairy Tales & Ever Afters
Author: Danielle Monsch
Read copy: eBook (Kindle)
Published: June 13, 2014
Publisher: Romantic Geek Publishing

Once upon a Time, in a Kingdom that was just a little twisted (oh yeah, and kinda far away), Fairy Godmothers Rule! Elf Kings drool, and a Knight was having a bad time with a Dragon.

Too bad he didn't realize the Dragon would be the least strange part of his day...

Fairy GodMOTHER. As in female—it's right there in the name. With those divine dimples, killer blue eyes, and hard muscled body, no one's going to be mistaking Tiernan for a female anytime soon, but due to a wish gone wrong, Tiernan is now the only Fairy Godfather in existence. Strangely, most Fairy Godmother's don't have a problem with this change in the status quo...all except the one Fairy Godmother who he'd go and win a kingdom for.

Reina has never been like the others. Organized, efficient, logical—and liking the status quo, thank you very much. After all, the FGs do not need a stubborn, infuriating, feckless male messing up tradition, and she wants him gone—like yesterday. Circumstances arise that just might let her get her wish, but in a way even she never wished for.

After a run-in with the not-exactly-nice Elf King, Tiernan's employment status is called into question, and he is given the task of getting a woman named Cinderella a Happily Ever After or lose his position as a Fairy Godfather and go back to being mortal. Problem with that, becoming a human again means he'll become Dragon chow. So Cinderella will get to the ball and get her Prince if he has to dress her down to her shoes himself, and he's bringing Reina along to help. If he's going to get a HEA for a mortal, darn sure he's going to get one for himself as well.

My rating:

Tiernan is in trouble. His Fairy Godmother led him to the dragon all right, but said dragon caused him a mortal injury and the Fairy Godmother cannot stop feeling sorry for herself instead of helping him...So he makes a wish to be just like her, and he ends up being the only Fairy Godfather in the Faerie Realm, and in love with a fellow Fairy Godmother who'd rather see him gone.

Thirty years later, Reina just might get her wish, since Tiernan is the only FG without a HEA on file. He also got an ultimatum—get a HEA or go back to where he was before his wish was granted. Which means dying. They cannot have that, so Reina is tasked with assisting him in getting Cinderella her HEA...And the girl might not be the only one.

I absolutely loved this story. It had it all, wonderful characters, dimples, humor, magic, a little bit of drama, some conflict, and romance.

Cinderella's was a given (with a little twist), but Tiernan and Reina's held all my attention.
They had the smolder, the attraction, the UST, and the angst and drama, yet the conflict, though not easily and quickly resolved, worked both in creating tension and offering character development and growth, while also serving as additional background for the two characters.

Despite the diminutive length of the story, the plot had depth, the characters were developed nicely, the conflict was resolved at a reasonable speed, there was no rush to/for anything, and yes, the romance was adorable. I was rooting for the two idiots from the get-go, and I'm glad my hunch about FG Sara proved to be right.

A truly lovely little story.


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