Twelve Days of Faery by W.R. Gingell
My rating: 5 of 5 stars
Twelve Days of Faery is an adorable take on what I guess I should call a fantasy cozy? (Don’t know because I’m not very familiar with mystery’s subgenres.) The mystery of the prince’s supposed curse is the focus of the story, but the romance was very prominent and heartwarming. Having a hero like Markon was a nice change of pace. Though he’s older and king of the land, he’s not in the least slow in mind or body. His practicality, bravery, and warmth were absolutely wonderful. And Althea was amazing (and somehow adorable) in her intelligence, her focus, and her bravery. The best part was watching them work together to figure out what’s happening to the poor girls who even get a glance from the prince.
It doesn’t help that someone is willing to do an awful lot to keep them from finding out.
Good mystery, sweet story, beautiful romance.
For those who care, this could be classified as a clean/sweet romance. I don’t remember seeing any swearing, either. There is some violence (there’s murder, come on) but nothing particularly graphic.
There are references to pie. Fair warning to those with a sweet tooth.