Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water Book 1) by E.J. Russell 4 Stars!
Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick’s temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he’s been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission.
Alun Kendrick, former Queen’s Champion of Faerie’s Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland’s supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn’t be difficult — in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face.
But cheeky David isn’t intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.
|I was looking for a light paranormal romance and this just hit the spot.
Grumpy vs Sunny Hero is always a joy and a nice retelling of Beauty and the Beast.
The world building is good and the cast of others is a lot of fun,. I love how David is so much himself. He makes this book for me and his Aunts.
The end of the book gets a bit action adventure and I would love to pull back into the more character based stuff and the fun of the Other World which is much for intersting that Fairy to me and there are some plot holes but all in and all a pleasure of a read.