Genre: Paranormal, Urban Fantasy, Romance
LGBTQ+ Category: Gay, Pan
Reviewer: Linda, Paranormal Romance Guild
About The Book
Welcome to the Fillery Hotel, home to the Bells and Balls Convention, and last stop for a runaway fairy prince and the grumpy demon hunter who loves him.
Dick Slumber is a growly demon hunter with a three-legged cat he doesn’t want and a secret he must keep at all costs. But Dick has a problem—he’s not who he says he is, and he’s running out of ways to hide it.
Gin Lark is a feisty fairy prince whose job is to help his sister keep demons out of the human realm. But Gin has a problem—he doesn’t possess an ounce of magic, and somebody wants him dead.
When Gin goes into hiding as a hotel housekeeper, and Dick is hired to find him, they discover themselves in the center of a cursed hotel, a resurrected pinball convention with its own secrets, and a tear in the sky called the rift, which is about to let loose a horde of demons.
Falling in love should be the last thing on Dick and Gin’s to-do list—unless love is the only thing that can save them.
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Dick is a demon and a demon hunter. It was his girlfriend Sarah who gifted him with Axel, a cat who only hisses at Dick, but in time Dick begins to accept him. As a demon, Dick is sorely lacking. A rift is going to open allowing demons to get through the veil, causing his ability to hide who he is to disappear. He will be wanted by both humans and demons due to the fact that he works for an organization called K.I.S.S. – Keepers of Incantations, Spells and Sigils. His new assignment is to find Elgin Woodwyn Solius Lark, the fairy prince.
Elgin (Gin) is convinced that he is adopted, as he has absolutely no magic or anything else that a true fairy should. His sister Poppy keeps telling him that his magic will someday appear, but he doesn’t believe it. When he is attacked in a library, he runs for his life, determined to stay away from his home and sister for fear she will be in danger. Homeless, hungry and broke, he steals beef sticks from a grocery store, and is confronted by Dick, who offers him a meal and a place to stay.
It was the first night that Dick and Gin had sex, but by the morning he disappears, stealing money from Dick until he can find a job to repay him. Dick’s first concern is to find the prince, and a picture given to him by Poppy shows him how close he was to Gin. So the search continues.
The Fillery Hotel is holding a convention of pinball players, and this is where I became a little confused – why pinball? And why is he partnered with someone named Zolly to play?
When Dick enters their room, he comes face to face with Gin. now working at the hotel cleaning rooms, and in the midst of changing the sheets. Dick knows that Gin is in danger and it brings the two of them together. Their feelings for each other grow, but someone is after Gin, and he is in constant danger.
Gin loves his job and loves feeling normal – well, as normal as he can feel when the hotel seems haunted and someone is out to get him.
What made the book enjoyable for me was Dick, Gin and Axel, and the ending was a huge surprise that I didn’t see coming.
I went between three stars and four stars, since the book was a bit confusing. I don’t know how to explain everything that went on in this story, and at times the pacing was a bit slow.
So why four stars? At about the midpoint, things became more interesting, and I absolutely loved the two main characters – Dick Slumber and Gin Lark and last but not least Dick’s three-legged cat Axel aka Asshole Cat.
I am an avid reader the mother of 3 sons and grandmother to seven grandchildren. Since retiring I have been doing more reading while volunteering as a CASA worker. CASA is an organization that works with the family court system to ensure that children are in the best living situation. There are way too many children that get overlooked in the foster care system and I visit homes and make visits to the parents. I was born and raised in New York and my husband of 50 years and I live in Upstate New York.
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