Publisher: St. Martin’s Paperbacks
Date published: June 2010
Mass Market Paperback
Reviewed by Valerie
Obtained by publisher
Four stories by four talented writers make up this anthology of fairy romance.
First we have, Tall, Dark and Not So Faery by MaryJanice Davidson. Scarlett is a six foot, four inch faery who has come to Cannon Falls in Minnesota to count its paranormal residents. She never thought that she could ever find true love, but she may have found the one man who could be big enough to handle her.
This first story is a good one to start this anthology. Ms. Davidson opens up this charming anthology with a story about two unlikely candidates who find each other in unusual circumstances. We also read about other interesting characters who give the story life and depth. I really enjoyed this one; it kept a smile on my face.
This is followed by, Pixie Lust by Lois Greiman. Avalina comes to town to protect the environment. William Timber is only interested in his next million and is ready to sacrifice some trees for it. But when he meets Avalina, he is faced with a choice.
This is another story that will capture the heart. I enjoyed the characters, the writing is tight and the plot interesting. I had already enjoyed Lois Greiman’s historicals, and was pleasantly surprised by this story. Another goodie.
Up next is, Dust Me, Baby. One More Time by the talented Michele Hauf. Sidney is a librarian by day and a tooth fairy by night, until the locals decide not to believe in her anymore and there are no teeth under the pillows for her. Then she literally bumps into Dart Sand. But he could be her downfall.
Ah, this one was a delight to read. Another author I have enjoyed a lot over the years and this story is no exception. The characters are cute, the story entertaining and it’s another one that you don’t want it to end. The plot is good and I liked the way Ms. Hauf solved all the problems at the end. Great read!
Lastly, A Little Bit Faery by Leandra Logan gives this anthology a well rounded finish. Tia is rather upset by the fact that she can’t land a faery male, although she is pretty and curvy. So, she’s off to Manhattan where she rents an apartment in the same building as a handsome firefighter to gets her warm in all the right places. Her secret past comes to light and it seems he is connected to it.
I have never read this author before, but after reading this short story, it looks like I will need to remedy that, and soon. I enjoyed this story a lot. The characters are multi-dimensional, the plot very interesting and this was another story that I wanted to go on and on.
This is a very entertaining anthology that gave me lots of smiles. I enjoyed each story and it was also sensual and steamy too. A little icing on the cake. You can almost see the faery dust shimmering within its pages.
This is an objective review and not an endorsement of this book.