Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Candy Hearts Romance review: GOT LOVE? by Angela Hayes

 About the Book:

With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, gorse fairy, Flora Hawthorne is up to her neck in flowers, chocolate, and all things romance. She has no time for love, until she comes face to face with her own personal Cupid and the sparks fly!

Looking to settle down, Cupid Tharin Terize wants fairy Flora Hawthorne to be his valentine, not just for one night, but for the rest of time. Now, all he has to do is convince her.


Tucking a few extra napkins in her coat pocket, Flora picked up her coffee, only to spin around and smash right into a cashmere-clad brick wall.

Aw, snapdragons!” She exclaimed over a chorus of stunned gasps and excited squeals, the contents of her cup now soaking the shirt in front of her. Thinking quickly she dropped the near empty cup, pulled her scarf from around her neck, and used it to blot at the spreading coffee stain. “Sorry. I’m so sorry.”

“It’s my fault, I was too close.”

Flora looked up. All rational thought fled her mind. This was no elf, fairy, or nymph in front of her. Oh, no, this was a cupid! Gorgeous beyond description with tempting chocolate eyes a fae-kin could get lost in for days, he had a neatly-trimmed beard that framed a perfect white smile and dark shoulder-length hair that accented a face obviously carved by The Mother, Cailleach Bheur herself.

“Wow, you are ripped under there, aren’t you?” She admired without thinking, only to blush when she realized what she’d said. The man was in possession of a clearly well-muscled chest and the requisite washboard abs that went with it. “Not that I’m trying to cop a feel or anything,” she confessed. “But that’s nice. Kudos on the hard work by the way.” Shaking her head, Flora mentally chided herself. This was not going well.

My Take:

In this cute paranormal novella, the town of Peabody, Massachusetts is almost entirely inhabited by supernatural creatures, from all manner of fairies and elves to a newly arrived Cupid named Tharin. Flora is a gorse fairy who owns the local florist. After more than two centuries of pushing other people's relationships, Tharin never thought he'd find his mate, but the minute he spies Flora he knows she's the one.

I love paranormal romance, but found it hard to settle into this one at first. So much information is packed into the first few pages that it overwhelmed me. On my third try I passed that point and whipped through the rest of the story easily and without a single break, totally absorbed in the whirlwind romance and wonderfully inventive fairy world the author creates. 4 candy hearts for this charming romance! 

About the Author:

A married mother of two, Angela Hayes splits her time between bringing characters to life by computer, and yarn to life with needle and hook. Find her at www.authorangelahayes.blogspot.com where she helps connect readers and the authors they love.

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