by Tara Lain
A story from the Dreamspinner Press 2019 Advent Calendar collection Homemade for the Holidays.
The Blurb: When Nate Hawthorne meets Asher Dane, the huge, tattooed hunk is the personification of Nate’s dreams. But Nate knows there’s no future, because Asher is also the personification of his beloved five-year-old daughter Delly’s nightmares. She’s frightened of big men. Things turn around for both of them, however, when Delly goes Christmas shopping at the Fairy Shop and begins her quest for a wand that will make her brave. Neither of them guesses that the Fairy Shop will be the source of far more than Delly’s courage. On Christmas Eve, under the influence of a very unusual fairy, Nate’s life will change forever
MMy Thoughts and Review:
- Name of Book: The Fairy Shop
- Series: 2019 Advent Anthology: Homemade for the Holidays
- Author: Tara Lain
- Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
- Release date: December 1, 2019
- Page Count: 64
- Genre: MM Contemporary Romance
- Rated: 5.00🌟, Mature (sex content)
Nate & Asher
This heartwarming story had all the feels! More than a romance it showed the heart and soul of everyday people. A single dad helping his five year old daughter work through post traumatic stress, while he tries to have a semblance of a social life. A little girl who wants desperately to be brave and wise, who also steals the heart of anyone around her. A giant of a man with a spirit as gentle as a stream, and a heart as big as Texas.
Together these men and the little princess find everything they need to be whole again inside a magical place called the Fairy Shop.
Oh man as I read this, I could see it being played out as a movie on the Hallmark Channel. It has that something extra that people are drawn to this time of year. That something that makes you want to be a better neighbor, and friend. It was good…so so good! It had me smiling both inside and out and I may have gotten misty eyed in a couple of places, but it could have also just been a speck of dust in my eye…TWICE or THREE TIMES!
I recommend this to anyone who loves magical holiday stories, and to anyone who needs help finding their holiday spirit. It will honestly make your soul shine with happiness.