Author: R Cooper
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Cover Artist: Paul Richmond
Rating: 3 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 06/24/2016
Length: Novel (~ 50K-100K)
Genre: Alternate Universe/Alternate World, Contemporary, Gay Romance, Urban Fantasy
David is in love with Tulip, a kind and unusually quiet fairy in his social circle. But everyone knows Tulip doesn’t date humans. David tells himself he is happy to be Tulip’s friend, because he doesn’t believe a fairy could love him and Tulip has never tried to “keep him”—as fairies refer to relationships with humans.
Fairies are drawn to David, describing his great “shine,” but David knows only too well how quickly fairies can forget humans, and thinks he’s destined to be alone. He can’t see his own brilliance or understand how desperately Tulip wants him, even if Tulip believes David can do better.
But exhausted and more than a little tipsy at a Christmas party, David makes his feelings too obvious for Tulip to deny any longer. Because of a past heartbreak involving a human, Tulip is convinced someone as shiny as David could never want a “silly, stupid fairy” in his life. Now, if he wants to keep David, he’ll have to be as brave as his shiny, careful human.
So, I have mixed emotions about A Dandelion for Tulip. I liked it for the most part, but the first half was just so filled with unnecessary angst. I wanted to shake these two and make them talk to each other. I got the reasons for their feelings (eventually) but it didn’t make it any less difficult to read.
However, I love this world; the idea that fairies, elves, werewolves are real and have been around forever. In this book, David explores how old stories were really based on actual beings rather than completely made up. It was interesting to hear about his work.
I think some people will really like this book, especially if they have read the others in the series. For me it was good, just not exceptional.
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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