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Wednesday, 9 September 2015

REVIEW TOUR & #GIVEAWAY - Fairest of the Faire by Susabelle Kelmer

Fairest of the Faire

by Susabelle Kelmer



Schoolteacher Connie Meyers is suddenly a young widow, her husband killed in a horrific car accident. Heartbroken to find out he had gambled away everything they had, she moves to her sister-in-law's Midwest home to rebuild her life. A trip to the local Renaissance Faire with her nieces leads to a summer job as a costumed storyteller.

Avowed bad boy and fair performer Gage Youngblood is infatuated with Connie at first sight. Despite his deliberately commitment-free life, and Connie's don't-touch-me attitude, he soon has her in his arms, realizing quickly she is also in his heart.

When she is threatened by her late husband's bookie, he steps into the role of protector, his fate forever sealed with hers.


“Who said anything about a relationship?” he said, standing up so he could tower over her again. “I’m just trying to have a little fun. You know, fun?”

If he’d been an animal, she was sure he’d have had hair raised on the back of his neck, he seemed so angry, and it struck her painfully. She hadn’t wanted to anger him or hurt him. She turned away from him and closed her eyes to tamp down the tears she knew would come if she let them. She crossed her arms over her chest, to hold in the pain. Being tired made her much too vulnerable.

“Yes,” she finally said. “I know about fun. Life isn’t always fun, though.”

“Princess.” His voice was soft, tender. “I won’t hurt you. It’s not in my plan.”

Despite herself, she felt the shivers of desire race down from her shoulders, down her arms and legs, and back up to that secret, soft place at her core. She bowed her head and gritted her teeth, hoping for the feeling to go away.

“And what is your plan, Gage?”

“It’s a simple plan. I want you to feel good. I want to feel good, too.”

4 out of 5 (very good)

I received this book from Goddess Fish Promotions in return for a fair and honest review.

This is a gentle tale about a young widow who finds out that her loving husband was anything but, but only after he had died in a car accident. With no family of her own and with his problems raining down on her, she accepts her sister-in-law's offer of a small residence with them. The fun all starts when she takes her nieces to a Ren-Faire and sees a notice that a storyteller is needed.

The romance between Gage and Connie is both hot and also sweet. He changes upon meeting Connie, he no longers want a different girl every night. Connie insists that because of everything that has gone on, and is still going on, that she isn't ready. 

This is a wonderful, cosy tale and, although it takes place during the summer, would be perfect for a cold and stormy night in beside the fire. I loved the backstage scenes at the Ren-Faire and can highly recommend them to anyone! They are great fun and the scenes at the Ren-Faire were very well done.

Well written, with a smooth pace and tension building in all the right spots. Thoroughly enjoyable and definitely recommended.

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AUTHOR Bio and Links:

Susabelle Kelmer is a wife and mother living at the base of the Rocky Mountains in northern Colorado. She believes in romance, second chances, and the magic of moonlight. When she isn't writing, she works with students with disabilities in the college environment.

Susabelle’s tagline: Love is Everything.


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  1. Do you work to an outline or plot or do you prefer just see where an idea takes you?

    1. Hi, Mai T. I am a "pantser," mostly. I have a general idea of where I am going, and I sit down to write! Sometimes, it goes well, other times, I struggle a bit with the story. Fairest of the Faire moved along quickly and was a ton of fun to write!

  2. I have enjoyed learning about the book. Thanks for sharing it.

  3. This sounds like a wonderful book! Love the review!