Series: The Haffling 02
Author: Caleb James
Length: Novel (236 pages)
Publisher: DsP Publications (January 24, 2017)
Heat Level: Low
Heart Rating: ♥♥♥♥ 4 Hearts
Blurb: Liam Summer, with the face of an angel and the body of an underwear model, has done bad things. Raised as the whore and cat’s paw of a murderous fairy queen, his beauty has ruined many. When Queen May’s plot to unite and rule the fairy and human realms fails, Liam wakes naked and alone in a Manhattan building on fire. Unaware the blaze is arson, and he’s its intended victim, he prepares to die.
Enter ax-wielding FDNY firefighter Charlie Fitzgerald, who Liam mistakes for an ogre assassin. As Charlie rescues Liam, he realizes the handsome blond has nowhere to go. So he does what he, and his family, have always done—he helps.
As for Queen May, trapped in the body of a flame-throwing salamander, she may be down, but she’s not out. Yes, she failed the last time, but Liam, and others, will pay. She knows what must be done: possess a haffling, cross into the human world engorged with magic, and become queen and Goddess over all.
As Liam realizes the danger they all face, he discovers unexpected truths. That even the most wicked are not beyond redemption, and that love—true love—is a gift even he can receive.
Review: Liam has a lot to atone for. He is not the same as he was before meeting Charlie. He has a fight on his hands regarding Queen May and must stop her at all costs.
Intriguing story that takes place both in the human realm and the fey realm. I loved the adventurous nature of the story. Danger, action, mystery and love surround this wonderfully written book.
Liam thinks very little of himself given what he was to May. But people change when confronted with what could happen to those you love. I loved Liam determination despite his fear.
May seemed truly insane and disgusting. I hated the way she gained her power. It was truly horrifying. I felt so bad for all those creatures she took from just to achieve her mad scheme.
Charlie was interesting. I loved his Gran and they way things unfolded into different families bloodlines in the present. It was fascinating to read who was related to whom and how all resembled others or had some kind of small power as a result of their bloodlines.
Since this story ended on a cliffhanger of sorts I assume there will be another book in the future for the end result. Great read.