Betrothed: A Faery Tale by Therese Woodson ~ Book Review by PizzyGirl

BetrothedLGTitle: Betrothed: A Faery Tale

Author: Therese Woodson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Cover Artist: Anna Sikorska

Rating: 4 of 5 Stars

Publication Date: 09/23/2015

Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)

Genre: Contemporary, Fantasy, Gay Fiction, M/M Romance, New Adult, Paranormal

Blurb:

Faery royalty have always married for duty rather than love. Prince Chrysanths should be no different—except with a human for a father, the prince known as Puck already is different. When he is betrothed against his will to Prince Sky, Puck flees to his father in the human world, only to have Sky follow.

Prince Sky Song of the Clouds isn’t thrilled with the prospect of marriage either, but is bound by duty to follow through. If he can’t win Puck over, the faery realm might very well dissolve into utter chaos. Too busy arguing, Puck and Sky are unaware there are others with a vested interest in seeing the betrothal fail. In a bid for Puck’s crown, they’ll seek to keep them apart, even as Puck and Sky realize that duty and love don’t always have to be mutually exclusive.

My View:

I want to start out by saying that I really enjoyed this story. It was fun and sweet and full of so many good things. I loved watching Puck be mischievous. I loved that Sky was basically an “Anti-Puck” in mannerisms and behavior, but was so obviously perfect for Puck. Thier interactions were so great to watch and they way they connected was HOT and sweet all at the same time. I liked the Puck had a chance to grow and mature and I got to see it happen on page. I loved the Faery world and the supporting characters were entertaining, especially Sky’s sister.

The reason I did not give this 5 stars was that I felt the Flame storyline was underwhelming. It was so barely there that I didn’t even see it coming and then it was resolved before I could even contemplate why it was happening at all. I also often felt like things were a bit too rushed and not developed fully. Puck transformed in an instant from this spoiled stubborn creature, into the model lover. It happened so fast, I had to do a double take to make sure I didn’t miss something important. Also, once the two men got together, sex was used to show their growing connection and the actual getting to know each other portion was relegated to “fade to black.”

I also wish more of the story was set in the Faery realm. That would was fantastic and full of potential. Yet the majority of the story took place in the human world. While I really loved what was there, I would have enjoyed more time devoted to the Faeries.

Links

Betrothed: A Faery Tale on Goodreads
Dreamspinner Press
Amazon US
Amazon UK
Amazon CA
All Romance eBooks

I would like to thank the publisher for providing me with the eARC of this title in exchange for my honest opinion.

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