Charmed (aka Love, Lust & Pixie Dust) by Erica Ridley

Charmed - 

Erica Ridley

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Daisy le Fey, a tooth fairy in training, really needs to successfully complete her first assignment and retrieve little Angus' tooth, leaving a boon in its place. Trouble is, little Angus is a fossilised specimen and the one sleeping on top of his tooth is a very tired, very attractive paleo-anthropologist who'd been sorting through the finds from his latest dig.
But rules are rules, if a human is sleeping on a tooth, a tooth fairy is meant to retrieve it. Only this particular human is not so keen to let go of one of his artefacts...

This is a very cheerful, amusing story. Daisy, a neurophysicist, causes no end of embarrassment to her Fairy Godmother mother and Guardian Angel father. Science is just about the most menial task you can perform in Nether-netherland, so she tries so, so hard to earn her wings!
Trevor, the one holding on to the tooth in question, goes against the regular trope and adamantly refuses to believe anything Daisy says. Tooth fairies? Magical toads? Nether-netherland? This is obviously a nefarious plan concocted by his rival to keep him from achieving tenure!

You can't help but root for Daisy, even though she's obviously meant for serious scientific pursuits, and you can't help but sympathise with Trevor because... I mean, really, tooth fairies?

The plot is engaging and funny, the pacing is perfect, the characters are believable (even the mythical ones!) and the dialogue is funny.

If you're looking for a light-hearted read, this will not disappoint!



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