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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Review: Love, Lust & Pixie Dust by Erica Ridley

Format: epub (provided by author)
Release Date: December 15, 2012

Daisy le Fey isn’t staying a wannabe pixie forever. As soon as she’s a licensed Tooth Fairy, she’ll finally be on the Nether-Netherland ladder of success. All she has to do in order to trade in her homemade glitter wings for the real deal is complete her first solo assignment. Only that’s no sweet child asleep on the pillow. It’s a sexy man who refuses to hand over the tooth. Desperate to save her would-be career, she fights for possession. So what if her wand misses and turns the man’s assistant into a pumpkin. It could happen to the best of fairies!

Anthropologist Trevor Masterson needs his latest find to save his job from impending budget cuts. But then a blonde bombshell wearing glitter wings sneaks into his tent at midnight, claims to be some sort of magical being, and tries to fly off with his discovery. When Trevor chases after the tooth–and the girl–no amount of science can explain their attraction or the chaos unraveling his carefully laid plans. But there’s no such thing as magic… right?

I didn't know what to make about a book called Love, Lust and Pixie Dust, much less it's very pink cover (I'm not a pink girl). I knew it was a romantic comedy and I have never read one before. My fear was that it would be a written version of the movies of the same genre that make me gag.

It wasn't. I couldn't get it through my head for awhile. I actually had fun with a romantic comedy. That hasn't happened in years!

When I first began Love, Lust and Pixie Dust I was a bit alarmed by the heroine, Daisy. The first few pages had me dreading that she might be a beautiful, blonde... Bimbo. Thank heavens she wasn't. She's actually a beautiful, blonde genius who is just, magically impaired. In the human realm, Daisy would be considered a goddess and an expert in science but in the magical world of Nether Netherland she's at the bottom of the "Great Achievers" ladder. Yes, she's klutzy and can't cast a spell to save her life but Daisy is a very likable being who just wants to gain the approval of her peers and parents. So she sets off to collect a tooth so that she can begin to earn her wings.

Did I mention her best friend is a talking Pegasus? Yep, Maeve the talking, flying horse with a smart alec attitude. She's fun, I wish she had had more page time.

Then there's Trevor, the unsuspecting human anthropologist Daisy drags into her world. I felt so bad for him even as I was laughing at him when Daisy's schemes (and attempts at magic) backfired. He's a really sexy, intelligent guy but even the sexiest, most intelligent guys can be reduced to victims when a wannabe fairy is on the loose. All he wants is to make the discovery of his career, not fend off a beautiful but delusional woman who claims to be a tooth fairy apprentice.

Love, Lust and Pixie Dust doesn't take things too seriously and neither should readers. There are some jokes and clichés that you just can't help but roll your eyes at and chuckle. It's fun, funny and entertaining. Poor Daisy is just so accident prone when it comes to magic but she has a very good heart and a vulnerable side of her that just wants to be accepted.

While a romantic comedy, Love, Lust and Pixie Dust doesn't skimp on the sexiness. Trevor and Daisy are attracted to each other from the very beginning. Even as they fight their attraction to each other, circumstances force them together to try and fix what Daisy accidentally screwed up. Eventually things get pretty steamy between the two and they can no longer deny what's happening between them.

With a supporting cast that makes an already funny story even better, Love, Lust and Pixie Dust is a fun, sexy journey into the world of fairies, flying horses and magic. I can't wait to read the next book in the series!

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