Book 4 of The Fairy Tales of New York series
Once upon a time, Faith Sullivan dreamed of being a famous painter who lived in an apartment overlooking Central Park. Unfortunately, life had other ideas and at 26, she’s still running, working and living at Sully’s, her family’s traditional Irish pub in Brooklyn with her stubborn, ailing father. And she was perfectly fine with her lot until suddenly her three best friends each found their prince, and her own happily ever after seemed like another dream lost. Until one day a long, tall Australian walks into her bar and her loved-up besties decided to play Fairy Godmothers.
Ex pro-surfer turned beer baron, Rafael Quartermaine is in New York for a month on business. He’s looking for a pub to launch Baron lager on the American market and Sully’s is perfect. All he has to do is convince Faith, the traditionalist, to say yes. And once he’s done that, maybe he can convince her that all work and no play makes Faith a dull girl.
Faith’s connection to her family and Sully’s is absolute, and Raf’s business drive and itchy feet aren’t conducive to long term, so it should be an easy break when duty calls Faith back into the fold on the evening of the ball. But running out on the baron is harder than she ever imagined… Will their fling sizzle out, or become something more?
I adore this series, and am a bit sad to see it end (dear authors, maybe the twins could get HEA as well?!). It has been such a pleasure and a joy to get to know the ladies, the Sullivan family, and see them all fall in love.
Faith, the loving, caring, loyal, sacrificing friend, sister, and daughter. She has always put everything else in front of herself, and is so deserving an amazing man in her life.
And that Raf is. Seamlessly carefree, fun, considerate and kind, not to mention hot as can be, Raf is just for Faith deserves. You can practically feel the two falling for each other, and falling hard.
And they are sizzling together, the heat is high, the connection between them is harmonious. They get each other, and understand each other in such adorable way.
There's so much humor, charm, and delight in the story, companionship of the lifelong friends, family togetherness, as well as tragedy. Faith has to grow and let go of the control, to be able to move on with her own life, and the victory of that is jubilation.
I am going to miss the gang from the Sullivan's, but I am so glad I got to meet them in the first place!
~ Four Spoons and a teaspoon on the side
MY GRADING SCALE:
5 Spoons - Amazing, memorable story that I loved and want to read again. The best of the best and not given lightly
4 Spoons - Fantastic, entertaining story that I enjoyed and connected with and will gladly recommend to readers
3 Spoons - A good story, not much that stood out but I was engaged enough to spend the time to read it through
2 Spoons - A story with some issues, that were a problem to me
1 Spoon - Not for me