Friday, December 8, 2017

Book Review: 'The Fairest of the Faire' by Susabelle Kelmer


Not your average contemporary romance!
I’m a Ren Faire fan, so was excited to review this book.  It was such fun to see behind the scenes a bit, with a strong cast of secondary characters. They really made the book.
Connie, honestly, is a bit too good to be true.  Her husband cheated on her, sired a baby with the other woman, drove her into the depths of debt (with a bookie, no less) and she’s still just a sweetheart.  Gabe, on the other hand, wasn’t a guy I like at first.  He’s a player, and makes no bones about it.  And the last thing Connie needs is another player…
Susabelle Kelmer does a great job tossing the reader head first into the story and her characters are so well created.  I’m a big fan of character driven stories, and this certainly fits the bill.  It was delightful to watch Gabe change into a man I could admire (and Connie could trust and love).  I also enjoyed seeing Connie take back control of her life and get a bit of a backbone.  And the touch of suspense was both a surprise and a neat twist to help make this a little more than just a romance.
For a well-written book with plenty of emotions, fun and some action, you should give The Fairest of the Faire a try. I’m glad I did.

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