The author warns in the book description that this is “not your typical reverse harem.” I would also happily argue that this is not a typical romance or typical urban fantasy. With that combination, I was immediately sucked into the world-building, the plot, and the characters.
Gesa is the “strong female character” taken to the extreme, with height and muscles as her defining physical characteristics. However, I appreciate that this does not prevent her from embracing her sexuality. I look forward to seeing how the drama with her family progresses over this series.
Oisin is another traditional fantasy character taken to almost caricature levels — but it works, especially when Draper reveals tidbits of information that set this fae apart from expectations.
This is a novella rather than a novel, but the non-romance plot is thorough and well-executed. The relationship aspect feels like a natural part of the story. I immediately jumped into the next tale in this series, and I’m excited to see where this atypical adventure of all sorts goes.