by Danielle Monsch
“But he lied to me and I heard all these things and I don’t know what to do.”
“You ask Henry and you hear what your heart tells you.”
Title: Loving a Fairy Godmother
Author: Danielle Monsch
Publisher: Romantic Geek Publishing
Book: #1 Fairy Tales & Ever Afters
Genre: Fairytale retelling/adult
Rating: 4 Voodoos
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 Godmothers don’t have a problem with this change in the status quo… all except the one Fairy Godmother he’d go and win a kingdom for.
Organized, efficient, logical – and happy with the status quo, thank you very much – Reina never liked that Tiernan was allowed in the program. After all, the FGs do not need a stubborn, infuriating, feckless male messing with tradition, and she wants him gone…like yesterday. Circumstances arise that might let her get her wish, but in a way even she never wished for.
Tiernan’s employment status is called into question and he is given the task of getting a woman named Cinderella a Happily Ever After. If he doesn’t, he loses his position as a Fairy Godfather and becomes human again. Unfortunately, becoming human means becoming 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. After all, who said only mortals should get a Happily Ever After?
This was a nice story! I liked it a lot more than I thought I would.
I liked how it was the “Fairy Godfather” who helped Cinderella with her crisis of heart, because it’s usually the women who are supposed to be the lovey romantic advice givers in stereotypical roles but in this story it fit Tiernan far better than Reina. He had very wise words for her that I think everyone should follow.
I also enjoyed the slight differences to the Cinderella story too, it made the whole thing stand out and not be blah blah blah same same same, it made it it’s own story and that was pretty clever in my opinion.
Tiernan was an interesting character! I’d have liked a little more of his past history to round him out a little more as we get a lot of information about Reina and her interesting background in comparison.
And though 30 years seems a long time (perhaps not to fairy god parents) her giving in still seemed to happen pretty fast! If I were able to change anything, I’d have bulked out the start a little more and had a slower give-in period, but getting that to flow with the storyline would probably be pretty hard.
Though only a shortie, it still managed to cover all the main details needed to make a story work and even managed to fit in some pretty steamy stuff! Semi relevant too so it was lucky they were both there!
The sort-of prologue I saw coming, but their new job – that was hilarious!