Series: The Faery Rehistory Series #1
by Sharon Lynn Fisher
Published by Blackstone Publishing
on October 15, 2019
Genres: Fiction, Fantasy, General, Historical, Romance
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The Absinthe Earl by Sharon Lynn Fisher is the first book in The Faery Rehistory Series. It is an adventurous paranormal romance fae story.
The Absinthe Earl Summary
Ada Quicksilver is spending her Christmas pursuing her anthropological study of fairies. Visiting absinthe bars to investigate if, in fact, you do see fairies when drinking absinthe. When the Earl of Meath buys her a drink of absinthe she immediately thinks he is trying to pick her up. She gets all uptight about it and kind of makes a fool out of herself. When he was trying to be nice because he wanted to use the chair at her table to sit and stretch out his legs. But the Earl did find Ada fascinating with her studies of fairies. He was already going to a known fairy portal, as a favor for the queen, so he offered her to come with him.
Their attraction was almost instant although they both tried to shrug it off. Ada kept trying only to focus on her research and not the Earl. He was technically out of her social rank. The Earl had problems of his own. He had a strange sleepwalking problem so he felt a woman would never be in the cards for him.
But the Earls’s errand for the Queen and Ada’s research turns out to be more like an adventure. Ada’s in-depth knowledge of fairies and the Earls’s military experience comes in handy with the twist and turns that get thrown at them.
The Absinthe Earl Review
I liked the beginning of this book. I was getting into the characters. How both Ada and Earl trying to convince themselves why they shouldn’t be attracted to each other. I thought Ada was funny at times, super independent, and putting her foot in her mouth because she assumed what people’s motives were.
But there was a turning point where it got way too complicated and moved a little to fast for me to care. I got lost with the many characters, and what or why things were happening. I was listening to it on audio so maybe if I was reading it I would absorb more. But normally I do pretty well with audiobooks.
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