Jenny Waverly was once married to the
wealthy, stuffy, self-centered Leonard Bentley Waverly III.
Now, all she has to show for it, thankfully, is her sweet,
vivacious son, Bentley. While Leo has pretty much been an
absentee father, heís surprised Jenna this year by demanding
to have Bent stay with him for Christmas. This leaves Jenna
alone for the holidays and at a loss for what to do.
Attempting to get into the Christmas
spirit, she delves into decorating her home and wrapping
presents for her sonís return. Thatís when she notices an odd
ornament on her tree of a small, purple faerie, that, when
mixed with her tears, comes to full-sized life. Phinn, the
faerie, tells her heís been exiled from his home and is now
here to fulfill all her wildest fantasies. Is he real, and
whatís more, will he be there in the morning?
Iím open to paranormal stories and have a
curious fascination for faeries. However, I wasnít sure what
to expect when reading Better Not Cry,
especially with the miniature, purple faerie. I donít know if
Iíd call Phinn an Alpha hero, but he sure was delicious.
Curious of the humanís world, able to adapt well to his
surroundings, protective when needed and oh so sensual and
sensitive to all her needs, heís Jennaís dream come true. The
only issue I had with Better Not Cry is that it
was set at Christmas. Granted, the ornament would have looked
odd, say, hanging out on the counter after she got home from
work, but Christmas in April was a distraction for me. Iíd
prefer to read a story that is close to the time of year that
it currently is, especially when it revolves around a
holiday. Saying all that, Better Not Cry is
well written and Iíll read H.A. Fowlerís work again.