Book Review – Fight For This by Suki Fleet


For This #1
Publisher: Indie
Pages: 190
Characters: Grey/Si
POV: 3rd
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Series

Blurb:
Can a fairy who can’t control his glamour and the growly Guardian who adores him save the Veil that protects all fairykind?

Grey and Si have been dancing around one another for months.

Grey’s helpless attraction to fairies (and one fairy in particular) is a source of endless frustration—but as his energy can damage a fairy’s glamour, he can’t let himself get close.

Si is different to other fairies and he’s wearing down Grey’s defences. When Si discovers the Veil is thinning around the school where they both work—putting the students and teachers there at risk from detection—he needs Grey’s help to fix it.

Problem is, Si isn’t a true fairy, he’s just a magical mistake. For as long as he can remember all his glamour has done is messed up and broken stuff. Though Grey maybe older and wiser about a lot of things in the human world, he’s pretty clueless about all things magical. He doesn’t even know the Veil exists until Si knocks himself unconscious trying to save Grey’s reputation after a night out.

But it’s funny how mistakes work out. Even funnier how trusting one another can help even the most impossible events turn out all right.

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Review

I got pulled into this story immediately, and spent a couple of late nights as I couldn’t put it down. The world building is fabulous, with its rich history. Each species’ powers were interesting, and different.

I loved the reveal behind who Si and Grey really are, and suspect we haven’t seen everything they are capable of yet. The idea of the spirit guide being a wolf, but yet not going into werewolf/shifter territory is very cool, as is the description of how Grey sees magic. I love stories which incorporate the veil between our world and the fairy realm and I thought the way all that worked in this story was brilliant. I felt for both of them, each thinking they are less than they really are, and loved the moment when they realise their potential. Both guys are very clueless in many ways, and need to figure out more than just who they are.

The supporting cast are great. I liked Tabitha and would love to know more about her story. Jaime is interesting as is his power. Loads of potential there and I want his story too, and Harry’s who is his twin. Ditto for Robyn.

This is the first story I’ve read by this author but it won’t be the last. I’m already hanging out for the next book in the series.

5 out of 5 stars.

About Anne Barwell

Anne Barwell lives in Wellington, New Zealand. She shares her home with a cat with “tortitude” who is convinced that the house is run to suit her; this is an ongoing “discussion,” and to date, it appears as though Kaylee may be winning. In 2008, Anne completed her conjoint BA in English Literature and Music/Bachelor of Teaching. She has worked as a music teacher, a primary school teacher, and now works in a library. She is a member of the Upper Hutt Science Fiction Club and plays violin for Hutt Valley Orchestra. She is an avid reader across a wide range of genres and a watcher of far too many TV series and movies, although it can be argued that there is no such thing as “too many.” These, of course, are best enjoyed with a decent cup of tea and further the continuing argument that the concept of “spare time” is really just a myth. She also hosts and reviews for other authors, and writes monthly blog posts for Love Bytes. She is the co-founder of the New Zealand Rainbow Romance writers, and a member of RWNZ. Anne’s books have received honorable mentions five times, reached the finals four times—one of which was for best gay book—and been a runner up in the Rainbow Awards. She has also been nominated twice in the Goodreads M/M Romance Reader’s Choice Awards—once for Best Fantasy and once for Best Historical. Anne can be found at https://annebarwell.wordpress.com
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