When Joel Wilson’s boss clears out the coffers of his failing art gallery and disappears, leaving him to confront an angry loan shark and his brutal henchmen alone, the last thing he needs to find, behind the bins at the back of his house, is a fugitive elven prince.
Kjartan has quite enough to do, defending himself against his murderous brothers in the competition for succession to his kingdom’s throne, without having to get involved with Dave’s financial problems too.
But they’re both going to have to make the best of it, because fairy tales run rough-shod over reluctant heroes. Especially if they start off with too many princes and not enough happy endings to go around.
An overbearing fairy prince tumbles to Earth and into a shy artist's life in this effervescently charming fantasy romance from Beecroft (Bomber's Moon). A misfit in his world, Prince Kjartan escapes his murderous brother and ends up in London, where Joel Wilson, an artist struggling to keep his gallery open after a series of mishaps, has blundered into a particularly miserable string of bad luck. In spite of the differences between their worlds, each might just have the solution to the other's problems. Joel is almost too sweet to believe, and Kjartan's haughtiness makes him difficult to root for at first, but as their affection for one another blossoms, they balance one another out perfectly. Beecroft's strengths lie more in the contemporary setting than in the fantasy her fairy world feels a bit like a rehash of others but the action in both worlds is entertaining nonetheless, and this light treat is sure to warm readers' hearts.