Reviewed: October 6th, 2022
Released: October 4th, 2022
Genre: Romantic Fantasy
After a simple dinner with a god went very, very wrong, fae mage Chalmys was cursed to remain locked in his tiny realm. Until, that is, he could find someone to tell his story. All of his story.
There are only two problems: Revealing the truth of his birth will put his mother at grave risk, and he has to send his story through dreams.
Chalmys thought the second would be the easiest to overcome, but after centuries of tangled tales gone wrong, he has nearly given up hope.
Until the night he connects with Holly. Now he has to convince her to risk everything to set him free. If only a certain god doesn’t interfere …
Helen’s thoughts: 5/5
Until I joined the Ream of Darkness anthology I didn’t know what a cinnamon roll hero was! I do now!! Chalmys is so sweet and adorable you just want to wrap your arms around him and keep him safe, even though he is more powerful than we would ever be!!
No-nonsense Holly arrives to sort him out, whilst also managing her ex who is threatening to take custody of the child he never wanted just to be nasty.
Adams brings the adorable awkwardness of Chalmys to the page with ease, and he is a great foil for Holly and her daughter.
Secrets come to light, things are not what they seem, and you are hooked because you want Chalmys to be freed and for them to have an happy ever after.
Beautifully written. Although not action packed, this story is more character driven, this is a fae tale you won’t want to put down. A bit of heat towards the end but nothing graphic.
I didn’t want this tale to end; I loved the characters so much. There are so many possibilities for a follow on book, so I hope it’s being considered! (hint! hint!).
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About the author:
Ever since finding a copy of The Hero and the Crown in her elementary school library, Bethany has loved fantasy. After subjecting her friends to stories scrawled in notebooks during study breaks all through high school, she decided to pursue an English degree at Middle Tennessee State University. When not writing or wrangling her two small children, Bethany enjoys reading, photography, and video games.
Other books by Bethany Adams:
Soulbound, Return of the Elves, Book One
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