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For those of you how prefer the short and simple version of reviews here you go: I enjoyed this book. It has a good blend of realistic motherhood and Fae magic. They both play an equal and important part in the story. The characters have depth. The story is paced just right so that the story is well developed. It's a love story but it's not overdone. The story has a good mixture of humor, magic, love, sex, and action. It's mild enough that your mature teenager (16 -18) would enjoy it and but luckily for adults it doesn't have the adolescent speech or banter. It's a grown up book with grown up themes but nothing they won't see on CBS. Her writing style reminds me of Dannika Dark.
Now for my ranting and raving.... I'd like to thank Dani Harper for proving Adult Fantasy doesn't mean porn. This author wrote an adult fantasy novel about Fae that doesnt have sex on every page. Though I too enjoy occasional love scenes they need to have a purpose other than just filling the pages.
For some reason, the last 20 books I've read about Fae/Fairies were sex, sex, sex... and I'm not even gonna mention the LKH series.
But this other has brought us a LOVE story. About L.O.V.E. Can you believe it?
And on top of that... it's actually a GOOD story. The Fae prince falls for a human woman with a child. The prince comes with his own baggage including an evil fae queen mother.
I didn't like that fact that, Lissy, is such a whiner when it comes to Trahern. There is a part where she freaks out because the horses aren't touching the ground. REALLY? If your boo is Fae who does magic, do you really need an explanation about a flying horse? C'mon man!
I didn't like that the climax was so short. When Tahren finally faces the evil queen there was an opportunity to expand there. More mind games and scheming before the big battle.
Overall, I enjoyed how Dani presents the story of mothering an autistic child. It's done really well. Many mother's struggle and fumble and showing these parents even if there is a bad day, it doesn't mean you have failed. It's just a bad day. Also some of the children struggle with expressing their feelings, it doesn't mean they are incapable of feeling them. Well done to an author that researched for her book. Now there will be those how say that some of it was over the top, so to those people I say IT'S A DAMN BOOK NOT A BIO. IT'S SUPPOSED TO BE DRAMATIC.
The narrator for this one is Justine Eyre. She voiced each character well. I especially enjoyed her narration of Taharyn (whether it was an authentic accent or not). People often complain on the Irish or Scottish accents, but to a southern girl like me, I thought she sounded good.
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
Oh my the heroine of this storyline was just dumb... made stupid comment and behaved ignorantly.
One would think if you were surrounded by magical friends you would be slightly smarter about your decisions and comments.
This women was just too emotional without thought. A protective mother should be a lot quicker on the up take when it comes to keeping your child safe.
Think about the horror movie where the teen age girl decides she is scared when she hears sounds but instead of calling the police or leaving the house she run towards the noise to investigate ... yep this book in a nutshell
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
I do love little Ranyon (sp?)
Great listen loving this series and would recommend to anyone wanting a listen to magical worlds and all that entails x
I really enjoyed this book! I love that the lead love interest was a Fae letting us learn more about them. The story had me gripped from start to finish, I only wish we'd seen a resolution for Braith as Lord Lurien had hinted to Trahern that he may find how to help Braith while teaching Fox. Can't wait for the next book!