Title: Kept Tears
Author: Jana Denardo
Publisher: Dreamspinner Press
Genre: Urban Fantasy, Romance
Though Aaron is reluctant to date, Rhys is everything he could want in a man. But Rhys isn’t human, he’s fae, and he has a lot of enemies.
Having left most of his arm and his self-confidence behind in the Afghanistan desert, young veteran Aaron Santori has enough on his plate learning to use his prosthetic arm. Attending graduate school at the University of Pittsburgh makes life both interesting and challenging. Mentally, he’s ill prepared for meeting Rhys Edwards, a young-adult novelist from Wales and everything Aaron could want in a man. Between the scars from the explosion and his PTSD, he’s reluctant to date. Ready or not, though, Aaron finds himself jumping into the deep end of the relationship waters.
What Aaron couldn’t possibly know is that Rhys isn’t human at all. As a prince of the Tylwyth Teg, Rhys is fae, with a list of enemies he’s accumulated over the past few centuries—among them a former lover, Morcant, who is back to make Rhys’s life miserable. An unwitting pawn in their Machiavellian fae politics, Aaron only knows
he’s falling in love, never suspecting love might be his death sentence.
I have not read this author before, but after I read this book and since I enjoyed it so much, I look forward to looking for more of her books.
Aaron does not believe that he is anything but a monster with his scars and his artificial arm. When he meets Rhys there is a instant connection to this beautiful man.
When Rhys meets Aaron he is fascinated by him and sees the beauty in this wounded warrior.
Aaron is slow to trust but Rhys is patient and so tender with Aaron. Rhys has enemies out there who would love to hurt him and keeping a big secret from Aaron is not helping with protecting him.
Despite being a little long winded at times, this story was very entertaining. When the big secret comes out, it is in the most entertaining of ways and the story really kicks in! Even better, we get to meet the most wonderful Fae people, and Rhys children are hilarious and loving.
I loved this couple and glimpses of the Fae world we get kept me highly entertained! I hope there will be a second story to this book because I feel Aaron has more of a story to tell. Also, with Rhys’s enemies still out there, I really want to see more adventures involving Rhys’s children and the fascinating Seelie and Unseelie world.
I recommend this story and this author.
Reviewed by: Cheryl