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(The Forty Proof Series – Book 1)
by Shannon Mayer
My rating: 4.5 of 5 stars
Available on Kindle and Kindle Unlimited
Down & Dirty
If you are tired of the teeny bopper heroines (nothing wrong with them!) and are craving a FMC with a bit more grit and years, this is the Urban Fantasy to turn to. Fast, intense and mysterious, it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
What is it about?
(Blurb from GoodReads)
Over the hill, all outta ducks to give, and suddenly life is looking up . . .even if you’re living with a ghost and fighting off werewolves.
Moving back to Savannah changed my life in all the best ways. New job. New friends. As far from my ex-husband as possible.
I didn’t count on the Shadow World intensifying its hold on my life.
Color me surprised, when a new job lands in my lap watching over a fairy ring. Worth ten times what I’d make anywhere else, it seems too good to be true. I take it anyway.
And that’s when things get weird.
Spells are cast on my friends that seems to make them lose their marbles.
I’ve got a Bigfoot baking in my kitchen.
And a skeleton is quickly becoming my go-to guy. Which is silly because the eye candy strutting around in front of me is drool worthy. (I’m looking at you, Crash. Really looking 0_0)
Nothing in Savannah is what it seems, and the magic and undercurrents of this city are pulling me onto a dangerous path.
But with a Fae Queen begging my help, and the darkness closing in, I can only do one thing.
Pop a couple Advil, and kick some serious ducking butt.
Thoughts on Midlife Fairy Hunter
There are so many things to love about this book and series so far; a kick butt heroine who is FINALLY coming into her own, the shadow world that is seeping through Savannah, the adult situations (talking bills and danger here), not to mention the aches and pains that go along with aging…. it’s a fine wine of a book I want to savor.
The maturity shown by Breena deftly sidesteps the plot holes and devices so many books in this genre employ. Seriously, this woman knows who she is, what she can bring to the table and how to look beyond the obvious. What she doesn’t know? Her worth. Her true talents. Or why anyone would want her. In other words, she is a normal, modern woman, riddled with strength and insecurities – and it’s wonderful to see. I really like her, I am enjoying her journey and I can’t wait to see where she goes from here, and how Savannah has to change to accommodate the newest Guardian.
What I did NOT like however? The constant and incessant naysaying against aging. Yes, she’s 41. We get it. She hurts. Her back is sore. She has fine lines and maybe a few gray hairs. But, and here’s the thing – she is ONLY 41! That is not dead, and it’s not unattractive. I kept getting annoyed at the sheer number of people that mentioned her age or how many times she thought about it or put herself down for it. Maybe it’s because of the situation that she finds herself in, fighting with those much younger that she, but I’m 40, and I don’t spend my days lamenting my aging. Mind you, this book has a bit less of it than Book 1 – and more people around Breena are starting to see her worth. I expect that Book 3 will continue this trend.
All in all, this is a fantastic book and worth reading.
“Old enough to have life experience in dealing with people, young enough to still make things happen. Perfect.” (36%)
Big girl panties were a bitch to put on some days. But I yanked those proverbial panties up and got to work. (75%)
- Very well written.
- Flows easily – you can see the skill of the writer in the way the plot weaves.
- Breena. I adore her.
- Crash. Ah, that man. We learn more about him and there’s THAT line he says…. it’ll come back in play, I am sure of it.
- Her ragtag team is forming!
- Stop talking about her age!
First Person, Single POV
Adult (Women’s adult Paranormal Fiction)
Character Age Range
My Final Verdict on MidLife Fairy Hunter
A woman of maturity and wit, tossed into a world she is desperate to rediscover – despite the dangers inherit in it. Well woven and enticing, this is a fantastic Urban Fantasy worthy of praise, and it’s free on Kindle Unlimited.
Published April 23rd, 2020
If you enjoyed this review of Midlife Fairy Hunter, please consider checking out a few of my other articles.
- The Terrible Gift by Colette Rhodes – A Book Review
- Grave Magic Bounty by Shannon Mayer – A Book Review
- For the Love of Cupidity by Raven Kennedy – A Book Review
What are you reading today? Have you read this book yet? What about other books by Shannon Mayer? She has an extensive backlist! Leave a comment, I would love to talk!