His Fairy Prince (Larissa’s Review)


Title: His Fairy Prince
Author: J.S. Harker
Publisher: Dreamspinnerpress
Release Date: October 1 2019
Genre(s): Magic, Fairies, other world, romance, quest
Page Count: 240
Reviewed by: Larissa
Heat Level: 2 flame out of 5
Rating: 3 stars out of 5

Blurb:

A trick of fairy magic becomes a romantic treat.

Halloween is fantasy-loving college senior Greg’s favorite holiday, and he’s thrilled to explore a spooky puzzle—even if his friends prefer slashers over witchcraft. Luckily the gorgeous and otherworldly Alaric wants to sneak time alone with him. Unluckily Greg’s sworn off hookups. Still reeling from an intoxicating kiss, Greg opens a secret door…
 

…and steps through a portal to the enchanted realm Alaric is destined to rule.

Stranded with the alluring Greg, Alaric sets off across his kingdom with the man who might be the consort he’s always wanted. It won’t be easy—Alaric’s ex, the Lord of Spiders, wants to reunite with Alaric—but if Greg and Alaric succeed, they’ll find what they’ve always wanted: a place to belong.

His Fairy Prince is a sweet and likable story about an outsider who is trying to find his place in the world only to find he needs to go to another world to find it, with his very own fairy prince no less.

At the start of this story I could really relate to Greg, trying to find friends to go with you to do something you love, but they consider to be too weird. In this case, Greg has motivated his so called friends to go with him to a Halloween type escaperoom. Only things to go as planned when they arrive, or do they?

The story is relatively fast-paced and focusses on Greg and Alaric and the different angles of their story. Greg who felt he’s never fit in and is now trying to not be an outsider in the new world he’s landed in. And Alaric, who is now on a quest for the kingdom along with Greg and is trying to find his own place – of sorts.

His Fairy Prince is not your usual slick romance, it felt very real despite being set in a different world. Both Greg and Alaric have issues you can relate too and have to overcome obstacles to grow and be with each other. Despite that they are not easy characters to like. There were times when I wanted to shake both of them very hard.

The writing was well done. It’s strong and solid. I liked that the author didn’t try too hard to have Alaric stand out as prince by way of speech. Other than that I did think the author relied too heavily on stereotypical conventions to create the fairy world, making the worldbuilding a little cliched.

The romance was sweet and fit with both the characters, though don’t go expecting a big lavish ball!

His Fairy Prince is a sweet story that is perfect to read this October month.


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Galley copy of His Fairy Prince provided by the publisher in exchange of an honest review.