Title: A Guitarist in Fae Queen’s Court
Author: Amber Kell
Publisher: Silver Publishing
Characters: JB, Raine
Sub-Genre: Fantasy, Romance
When Jimmy Bo Jackson auditions for a gig little does he know it will plunge him into faery court intrigue or that his lover has been keeping secrets from him.
Prince Rain has avoided the stifling environment of the fae court for years, but when his beloved guitarist goes missing he’ll give up anything to save the man he loves.
JB is a guitarist who goes from place to place looking for the next paycheck. His wealthy, possessive boyfriend Raine wants him to quit hustling gigs and let him take care of him but he refuses. He responds to an ad for a job and finds a long line of other hopefuls waiting for the same job. He’s killing time by playing his guitar and working on a new song dedicated to his boyfriend.
The stage manager comes up to him and tells him that the people doing the hiring want to hear him play the song that he was just working on. He gets on stage, plays his song but gets no reaction. He figures that they don’t like his performance so he packs his guitar and turns to leave. He steps through the stage door and finds himself in a long marble hall with gold fixtures and a lot of locked doors. He finally enters a room of immense size filled with impossibly beautiful people. The most beautiful woman in the room tells him that she is the Fae queen and that he’s to be the court musician and will never be allowed to leave. He’s worried that he’ll never see his boyfriend Raine again and faints. It turns out that Raine is the crown prince of the Fae and that their lifeforces are joined because they are mates.
Raine is kidnapped by a rival Fae faction that doesn’t want him to take the throne. JB is upset that Raine didn’t tell him the truth about who he really was but doesn’t let that stop him from searching for his lover with the help of his lover’s brother Wrin. Wrin turns out to be the leader of the rival faction and it’s his betrayal that causes their goddess to tell Raine that its time for him to take the throne. He is forced to choose between keeping his lover with him or letting him return to the world above. He lets JB go thinking that he’ll be better off but finds he can’t live without him.
I really liked the deep connection and love between JB and Raine. No matter what obstacles were thrown in their way and any jealousies they had, they remained devoted to each otherI found this story to be an enjoyable book that had elements of suspense, humor and unexpected twists and turns. Makes for an interesting, fairly quick read that keeps you entertained until the very last page.
Reviewed By: Pat