Review: The Muse and the Fairy Tale

Title:  The Muse and The Fairy Tale
Author: Mary Smith
Published:  February 2, 1016
Genre: Sports Romance

Meadow Hylton has held onto the dream of Prince Charming sweeping into her life and falling madly in love with her. Until it happens, she fulfills her fantasy by writing sports romance books. However, that love has been hit with a bout of writer's block. A new muse on social media helps diminish that block quickly. 

Kyson Wick is a newly traded player to the New Hampshire Bears, and he’s thankful for the change. His goal is to be the best hockey player and forget the ex-girlfriend who broke his heart. He’s also hoping a new venture with an author looking for a new cover model is the distraction he needs. 

Soon, the chemistry between Kyson and Meadow begins to grow. But when their dreams collide, will the muse be able to fulfill the fairytale? 

3.5 stars!

Sports romance is one of my one-click genre's so I was excited to read this new to me author. Mary Smith starts out her new series by introducing us to Kyson Wick a player for the New Hampshire Bears Hockey franchise. He has recently moved to this team and is looking for a change in his professional and personal life. 

We also meet Meadow Hylton, a sports romance writer and big fan of the Bears. Meadow has been stuck in a relationship rut for a long time. She is a reclusive writer for all intents and purposes. But when she lays eyes on her new cover model, Kyson, she starts to reconsider her plan. 

I liked this story. It was nothing new or exciting in the genre but it was a romance with a HEA. Neither lead character really grabbed my attention. Kyson got kind of mopey, and angsty for awhile. Meadow was all over the place on what she did or did not want to persue with Kyson. There are some pretty steamy s3x scenes that brought some flavor to the story. The other bright spot being that Meadow is an author and it is always fun to take a peek at how authors write the quirks of their peers (or themselves?) into the story. 

There also was not much interaction from the team. This is the first book in the series and I would have liked to have gotten excited about who might be coming next. 

Overall, an ok read. I will give the author another shot just to see if she can mix things up a bit. 

*ARC received for an honest review

Best Selling Author, Mary Smith, has been coming up with stories her whole life. She has written A HOCKEY TUTOR, THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BEARS SERIES, as well as co-authored THE PENALTY KILL TRILOGY, OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN SERIES and THE NINTH INNING SERIES. When not busy writing or rooting for the Chicago Blackhawks you can find her with her nose stuck in her Kindle.

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