Daily Archives: November 13, 2013
Title: Too Many Fairy Princes
Author: Alex Beecroft
Publisher: Samhain Publishing
Rating: A List
Blurb: Happily ever after doesn’t always come quietly. Sometimes it puts up a fight.
Kjartan’s family is royally dysfunctional. He’d prefer to ignore the lot of them, but can’t since his father has set him and his brothers on a quest to win a throne Kjartan doesn’t even want. Worse, his younger brother resorts to murder and forces Kjartan to teleport—without looking where he’s going.
Art gallery worker Joel Wilson’s day has gone from hopeless, to hopeful, then straight to hell. One minute he’s sure his boss has found a way to save the floundering business, the next he’s scrambling to sell everything to pay off a loan shark. If anyone needs a fairy godmother right now, it’s Joel. What he gets is a fugitive elven prince in a trash bin.
They’ll both have to make the best of it, because fairy tales run roughshod over reluctant heroes. Particularly when there aren’t enough happy endings to go around.
Review: There was so much that I loved about this story. Elves, magic, art and artist, mystery, battles, heroes, beautiful, sexy men falling in love, family drama and so much more.
Kjartan, you can call me Kai, was so much fun. He was so entitled and struggled to suppress his softer side. He was from such a harsh world that mocked and punished kindness and consideration and he was full of so much love, honor, affection and the need for all of that to be reciprocated. I loved that he couldn’t resist Joel.
Joel who was so compassionate that he couldn’t leave this strange creature lying hurt and alone. That same sense leads so much of their relationship. Who’s honor and need to help and care instigates and maintains an amazing journey through dimensions and adventures, the greatest of all, falling in love.
I adored the British tongue-in-cheek humor and the immensely entertaining banter between the two men. They were sexy and sweet together and there were wonderful moments of vulnerability and gentleness. A complete culture clash that could have gone horribly wrong except both men kept making the choice to learn more about the other. Both men kept giving the other man room to explain and as a result they found something that was so much more than either could have ever dreamed of hoping for.
“Even so.” Joel felt he should be apologizing but couldn’t quite bring himself to. He was not backing down on the yes-of-course-you-can-have-a-weapon-of-mass-destruction front, no matter what.
I loved how these men were together. I adored watching Kai want to become so much more than he ever thought he could be. Seeing Joel come into a sense of confidence in who he is and what he can do. He plays the hero very well. It was wonderful watching them fall in love and save the world. I enjoyed all of their adventures so much. I would love to spend more time in this world.
Reviewed by Nina