Twenty-five year old Claire did not
expect to receive a hunky fairy for her birthday. Nor did
she expect to be served divorce papers from her husband.
Luckily, alcohol is at her side to numb her emotions. The
divorce papers aren’t difficult to believe; she and her
husband have been separated for some time. The fairy, on the
other hand? His presence is a bit more problematic. She
believes the fairy is a alcohol-induced hallucination. That
is, until goblins attack her house and she’s whisked away to
the land of the Fae. She’s definitely not in Kansas anymore,
Trapped between the pages of a book,
the fairy, Dell of the Dale, manages to survive a brutal
encounter with an Amadán, an evil creature from the land of
the Fae. His partner isn’t so lucky. When Claire frees him
from the book, he returns to his land to find out what his
next assignment is. The curtain between the Fae and the
human world is torn, allowing creatures from either side to
pass through to the other world. Until he was trapped, he
and his partner had been responsible for tracking down such
rogue creatures. Now he finds out that one of the rips
cannot be repaired, only monitored.
The problem? The rip runs through
Claire’s house. If she wants to get her house back, she’ll
need to fight the goblins for it. Claire’s agenda is simple:
rid her home of unwelcome critters. Dell and his queen’s
motives aren’t so clear cut. What’s worse, Claire thinks
she’s falling for the boyish Dell. Can she trust him with
her broken heart?
I wish Dayna Hart would have opted to
turn this novella into a full-sized story. I would have
liked to have read more about Dell and Claire’s budding
romance and Claire’s new job as a liaison between the
worlds. However, what she did write won’t disappoint you.
Dell’s Go Between packs a lot of interesting
characters and plenty of plot into an afternoon-sized nugget
of reading. If you’re looking for sex, you won’t find it
here. But if you love fantasy with a dash of romance, Ms.
Hart’s unique twist on elves and fairies is more than
satisfying. I’d take a fairy like Dell in my house any day.