His show may be smoke and mirrors, but there’s no fooling the heart.
All her life, Princess Talista has hungered for every scrap of knowledge she can find about humanspace. But the Elder Court has decreed humanspace off-limits to subjects of the Fey Realm—except for two weeks of no-magic-allowed survival training.
Now it’s Tali’s turn to train, and she has no intention of wasting her time in a remote forest. Las Vegas is where the action is, and she intends to show the Elders that Sin City is a far better training ground—even if she has to go AWOL to prove it.
Jake Story’s adopted family is the definition of chaos, and choosing to be a magician in Vegas doesn’t exactly court normal. When he brings a luscious redhead onstage to hypnotize her, though, the passionate kiss they share amid a strange circle of lights definitely isn’t part of the act.
Their electric attraction is more than a simple case of boy meets fairy. It’s a link into a past Jake never knew about. A past with the power to create a rift between Fey Realm and humanspace, forcing them to make a terrible choice. A short human lifetime without magic…or an endless Fey lifetime without love.
Tropes: This royal fish out of water romance novel also includes a virgin heroine, forbidden love, and opposites attract.
Notes: SOTF was originally published by Samhain Publishing in 2008 and has been re-released in 2017 with the Oxford comma reinstated where it belongs. This edition has been reedited, reformatted, and updated with a new cover but has not been substantially altered.
About the Author
Jody Wallace grew up in the South in a very rural area. She went to school a long time because there was always more to learn and ended up with a Master's Degree in Creative Writing. In addition to author, her resume includes college English instructor, technical documents editor, market analyst, web designer, and general all around pain in the butt. She currently lives in Tennessee with her family: one husband, two kids, one Grandma, seven cats, including Meankitty. She is a terrible packrat and likes to amass vintage clothing, books, crocheting supplies, antique kitchenware, gnomes, and other items that threaten to force her family out of the house. She also likes cats. A lot.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed Jody Wallace's Survival of the Fairest. I think she created a fascinating world with really unique and interesting characters and her writing was fluid and often hilarious. The novel is set in modern day Las Vegas and its convergence with the Fae Realm. Tali [a fairy princess] is a refreshingly naive and stubborn character - she thinks she knows [but she totally doesn't] everything about the human world and even goes so far as to classify herself as a "humanophile". It's this intense curiosity and obsession with anything human that leads her to break some rules and land herself in the middle of Las Vegas without a clue. Luckily for her, she runs into Jake [a magician] who thinks poor Tali is nuts but manages to fall in love with her anyway. The end result is a fast moving adventure and a lot of romantic sweetness and humor. The story is set up for Jody to do some sequels and I'd be eager to check them out. The only criticism I'd have is that the end is just a little too mashed together with a lot of "back and forth" with the plot - nonetheless, this was a very good read.