Go Between By Dayna Hart

The Curtain Torn Series, Book 1

Samhain Publishing

Fantasy Romance

ISBN: 1-59998-565-9

Reviewed by Chris

   

 

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, Toto.

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.

     

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