Welcome to Monday! Another week with another fantastic book. Today I have wonderful tale with fairies, leprechauns and love. Kathy Bryson’s Fighting Mad brings us back to the world in her previous book, Restless Spirits. With another tale featuring faeries, the King Oberon and the Queen on the verge of war, it weaves a fantasy with reality with expert ease. For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.
Laid off from her job at the bank, Carla turns to her friends for support only to find they’re more concerned about their jobs. The one person she can count on is local bartender Murphy, but what kind of example is that to set for her daughters? Having learned the hard way, Carla’s not depending on any man, even if he is cute, charming, very kind, and some kind of leprechaun?
Murphy is used to sneers. Clurichauns are the redheaded stepchildren of the leprechaun world and then there are the late-night throw-downs at his bar. What he wants, however, is to protect the dainty little mom who ogles him when she thinks no one’s looking. He knows she’s fighting overwhelming odds, but she’ll need more than bravery when the conflict between the King and Queen of the Fairies becomes outright civil war!
Carla has had a tough week. After being fired from her job, she is forced to make decisions about her life that are scary. But, not as scary as choosing to finally act on her feelings toward the very sexy barkeep. Carla has a lot of beginnings and must find her way to push through, but when the world of the Faeries comes to almost destroy he upcoming wedding planning business she takes it upon herself to fight for everyone she loves by coming up with a way to prevent civil war between the King and Queen of the Fairies. Will this strong mom be able to pull it off or will her world and everyone elses crumble around her?
This was a wonderful journey. This is one novel that you won’t want to put down until your turning the final page. Carla is an extremely relatable character. A single mom that is worried about making poor choices that will impact her children is a character that many women can relate to. Murphy is the sexy barkeep that any woman would love to have some couch time with. His description truly allows the reader to know exactly why Carla stared at him for so long. Though this is set in the same town with the same characters as Restless Spirits you do not need to read it to enjoy this book. Kathy Bryson weaves a fantastic story. Her ability to bring the faery creatures into the real world and not make it too unbelievable is a talent that she definitely has. I can’t wait to read what she has coming up next.