Cutie and the Beast (Fae Out of Water #1) by E.J. Russell #mm #review @EJ_Russell @RiptideBooks


Temp worker David Evans has been dreaming of Dr. Alun Kendrick ever since that one transcription job for him, because holy cats, that voice. Swoon. So when his agency offers him a position as Dr. Kendrick’s temporary office manager, David neglects to mention that he’s been permanently banished from offices. Because, forgiveness? Way easier than permission.

Alun Kendrick, former Queen’s Champion of Faerie’s Seelie Court, takes his job as a psychologist for Portland’s supernatural population extremely seriously. Secrecy is paramount: no non-supe can know of their existence. So when a gods-bedamned human shows up to replace his office manager, he intends to send the man packing. It shouldn’t be difficult—in the two hundred years since he was cursed, no human has ever failed to run screaming from his hideous face.

But cheeky David isn’t intimidated, and despite himself, Alun is drawn to David in a way that can only spell disaster: when fae consort with humans, it never ends well. And if the human has secrets of his own? The disaster might be greater than either of them could ever imagine.

I picked up this book on a total whim.  While I love paranormal type books, there was something about this blurb that drew me in and made me want to read it.

And now that I’ve read it, I can honestly say that I’m so glad that I did!  This book was something that I’ve been looking for that I haven’t really read a lot of in the past. While I do love paranormal, I do love fae type books, and there isn’t a lot of them out there.

One thing that I did love about this is it wasn’t like your normal book – there were twists that happened in the book that caught me so off guard I actually went back and re-read parts of the story to see if I had missed the hints that were dropped.

This book had so many different aspects to the story, but it all worked out in the long run.  I didn’t feel overloaded, or lost. I was so drawn into the story that I just couldn’t put it down.

Overall – I can’t wait for the next book in the series.

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