by Eden Ashe
Genre: Paranormal Romance, Urban Fantasy
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Reviewed by: Libbie | Source: NetGalley
Can a kidnapped fairy and a human find love despite all odds?
Nathan Alexander’s batty aunt has done it again. This time she’s sent him a rare plant he doesn’t want. Imagine his surprise when he finds a kidnapped fairy hidden within its leaves. As a man who heads a non-profit organization for abused women and children, Nathan makes it his mission to help her find her way home.
All her life Katenia was warned about the evilness of humans. Never was that proved more true than when she was kidnapped from her quiet valley home. Thrust into the human world, Katenia must fight her very instincts to trust Nathan if she ever hopes to return to her rightful place…and to her normal thumb-sized fairy form.
But with their lives in danger, finding home…and love…will be a journey worthy of a fairy tale.
There’s something to be said for a good novella. With so many series out there, or Long Epic Reads that, no matter how engaging, seem to go on forever without any set resolution, it’s nice to have a book you can sit down with and polish off on a rainy afternoon. It’s like the literary equivalent of a bag of chips, if you will.
EVER MINE, however, didn’t feel so much like a novella, though. It felt more like a story that could have been, maybe should have been, longer. The last novella I read – Anchored by AJ Larrieu, had that bag of chips feel. It was just enough – the world building was solid and the story unfolded well within that universe and time frame. EVER MINE felt way too rushed. I don’t want to say it was a bad story at all, because it wasn’t, but I was left wishing there was more to it. I wanted to know more about Nathan’s family – even his crazy aunt. I wanted to know more about Katenia’s world, and more about magic in ours and how Nathan got twisted up with a witch. And I really wanted more time with Nathan and Katen together because…wow. They had some serious steam that lead to lovely hot sex.
Yes, that steam was very much insta-lust, but when I’m in novella land, I tend to not mind so much because without it, we’d be at the end of the story before anyone got past first base. I had a few issues with Katenia not understanding human idioms but then describing something as “way cool” but that’s the Picky English Major in me.
If you’re looking for a quick, trip into a world of pointy-eared fairies and seriously hot sex? EVER MINE might be just the way to spend an afternoon. It certainly was for me, even if it did leave me wishing the author had spent a little more time and slowed the rushed pace just a little to flesh out the story.
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