For This #1
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Paranormal Romance, Series
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.
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.