Betrothed: A Faery Tale by Therese Woodson


Title: Betrothed: A Faery Tale

Author: Therese Woodson

Publisher: Dreamspinner Press

Release Date: Sept. 23, 2015

Stars: 5 out of 5

Flames: 4 out of 5


This book reminded me so much of the fairy tales I used to read as a child. I remember getting a little older, maybe 11 or 12, and wondering why there were no fairy tales about gay men or women who got an HEA, and now my question has been answered: because they’re all too hot for 11 and 12 year olds to read!

“It’s a delicate situation, but it involves me and a law and a marriage. And I might have started a faery war.” Puck’s dad paled and let out a low whistle.

“This sounds like a breakfast and coffee kind of conversation.”

I enjoyed this book a whole lot more than I thought I was going to! When I started reading it I half expected it to be a mirror of a Disney classic but with a little M/M twist, but I was so very wrong.

Puck was a very interesting character for me to read about because as he made decisions and drew conclusions I found myself simultaneously thinking wow, so immature and yep, that’s me. There was a constant push and pull attraction for me and it made Puck as a character appear to be much more complex.

You are strong, and you are beautiful, and you have the sky in your veins and in your name.

I had a lot of conflicting feelings about this book, mainly because I so very badly wanted to read it from Sky’s perspective. He’s definitely my favorite out of the two MC’s and it’s no question why. He’s determined and has a strong sense of loyalty, not only to his kingdom and the faeries, but eventually to Puck as well.

Despite their rough beginning…

Jim laughed, loud and sudden, doubling over in his chair. He slapped his knee, shoulders shaking. “Sorry,” he said, still chuckling and giving Puck an indecipherable look. “Sorry, but when you said they were forcing you to marry, I thought you meant to a troll or something.”

…Sky and Puck eventually formed a close bond (after Puck finally dropped the attitude). This book was a little bit of a slow burn, but eventually these two became each other’s rock and primary support.

Betrothed: A Faery Tale was a fun, lighthearted, and easy read. I’ll be keeping my eyes out for Therese Woodson’s future works for sure!

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Reviewed by Jordan at Alpha Book Club.

Disclaimer: This book was provided by the author in exchange for an honest review. All thoughts and opinions expressed herein are my own and not influenced by the author or the publisher in any way.

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