Author: Nessa Vincent
Publisher: Loose Id
Cover Artist: Nathasha Snow
Rating: 4 of 5 Stars
Publication Date: 03/21/2016
Length: Novella (~ 15K-50K)
Genre: Fantasy, Gay Romance
Life as a wandering musician used to be easy for Tisik. Then his plan of wining, dining, and bedding his way across the fairy world is ruined when he’s wrongfully accused of seducing a prince by magic—which happens to be illegal.
Nido is assigned to Tisik as a guardian. His task is to bring Tisik to trial in the king’s city. Nido too was convicted of a crime he didn’t commit, so he’s sympathetic to Tisik’s situation. Not to mention that he finds Tisik irresistibly sexy. But Nido has to stay focused; if he fails to bring Tisik to trial, he’ll be locked away in the catacombs again.
As they travel, Tisik becomes convinced of a plot to frame him. Since he can’t look forward to a fair trial, he decides to actually use his magic to seduce Nido and then run for it. And though it turns out Nido is all too willing to be seduced, the affection that follows catches each man by surprise. With the trial looming, Nido faces an impossible decision–send the man he loves to wrongful imprisonment, or sacrifice his own freedom.
Sidhe Guardian is a fantasy romance set in the land of the fae. It is an unlikely romance and an oh so predictable one. Yes, I know that is a bit contradictory. It is an adventure and a road trip. Those always lead to love in the world of fiction. On the surface, they are incompatible, but as they get to know each other, they are revealed to be more alike than different.
Nido is a criminal. Tisik has been accused of a crime. Nido is tasked with bringing Tisik to justice. They are both magical, but that magic is the source of their troubles. They are both without family or support.
They both want to clear their name. They both suspect foul play. They will each have to sacrifice themselves for the freedom of the other.
Sidhe Guardian isn’t the best fae story I have read. It isn’t my favorite. However, it was enjoyable enough. I could pick apart the bits that bugged me about it, but I am going to choose instead to focus on the story Vincent was trying to tell. The story of two men who have lost everything trying to find a way back from the brink. Two men who find they need each other more than they need their own magic.
If you are a fan of the fae, Sidhe Guardian is certainly a worthy addition to your collection.
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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