Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Excuse My Fairy by Kinley Baker

Title: Excuse My Fairy 
Author: Kinley Baker

My Rating: B-

Book Description:

Her magic breaks all the rules. He breaks all of hers.

Draybeth is broken. Her fairy powers don’t work, her magic is completely dysfunctional, and not even her bad attitude and soft heart can win her back into Fairy favor. Exiled from their land, she struggles to make a life for herself in the human world. But when her bar burns to the ground and she meets one of the Impassables--the devastating Lawman Barrett--things become even more of a struggle. An arrest, murder, and abduction challenge everything she’s worked for, and worse, the Impassable Lawman appears to be her destined mate. But darkness stirs deep within Dray’s heart, and she’s not about to drag the gorgeous lawman down with her.

Barrett never expected to find himself mated to a fairy, let alone one with such a wicked temper and a short fuse. Being an Impassable, he should be immune to fairy magic, but Dray’s magic burns through him like lightning, just as everything else about her ignites him, body and soul. The fairy’s power over Impassables threatens everything this new realm was built upon, and as a Lawman, Barrett’s job is to make sure those threats are eliminated. But his feelings for Dray make him question just where his duty lies.

Warning for adults 18+ contains a high heat level of sexiness and swearing

My Review:
This was an interesting book set in a completely different world. Draybeth is a fairy who is broken. She's fighting the darkness within and just found out that her mate, Barrett, is an Impassible... a human who is unaffected by magic. There's a lot left unanswered by this book, but it was still incredibly interesting and entertaining.

This book takes place in the future and I wasn't exactly clear on how the world exactly works. But there are two major groups: beings of Magic and the Impassibles...those who are unaffected by magic. Barrett is a Lawman, a group made up entirely by Impassibles. 

Dray is an outcast fairy. Her magic doesn't work so she's been cast out of the Fairy world by her father. She continues to hide the fact that her magic doesn't work though because it's such an anomaly.  

Overall I really enjoyed reading the book. It definitely kept my attention trying to figure out exactly how things were going to work out between Barrett and Dray. I really liked both of them as characters and how they fit into this world...or actually, don't fit in this world...which is really how they work with this world. BUT they work together even though they have no idea who the other is. I love how their connection works and how they were IMMEDIATELY protective of each other. They can't help it...they are mates. LOVE! 

My one complaint is that there were tons of loose ends left in the book. I have no idea if these are ongoing storylines and that maybe this book is the start of a series featuring these two characters. I could definitely get behind it if it is. Regardless, it made for a fun afternoon's read and escape.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in return for an honest review.

About the Author:
Kinley Baker has a terminally tender heart and an inconvenient sense of humor. She loves puppies and cries at celebrity weddings. Kinley believes that romance novels are the keys to world peace, because if you're holding a book, you can't be holding a gun. Kinley supports all supernatural lifestyles and believes "happy ever after" isn't only for the normal. Her books Ruined, Denied and Freed are available now from Crescent Moon Press. Excuse My Fairy is available now from Etopia Press. Look for more in the Misbehaving Magics series and the final book in the Shadowed Love trilogy in 2013.

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