Cutie and the Beast
A Mythmatched story
Fae Out of Water, Book One
One cursed fae warrior turned psychologist.
One determined office temp.
Hello, immovable object? Meet irresistible force.
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.
We have an exciting plot, character growth, great dialogue, beautifully described settings, and it was also freakin’ hilarious. What more can you ask from a book?
I was enthralled from the get go and my interest never wavered. This story so much fun yet had so much more underneath its surface. The fantasy, the depth, the romance, it was all so well done and so cohesive and comprehensive that I give this one 5 very enthusiastic stars and recommend this to all fantasy genre fans.
Overall, I could probably gush all day. From the world building, attention to detail, characterisation, chemistry, variety to allowing us to see equal parts of the Faerie world and the Outer World, it couldn’t have been better.