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Flight: A Gay Fairy Tale (Tempting Tales #3)

3.89  ·  Rating Details ·  74 Ratings  ·  20 Reviews
Previously released as Love's Nest in 2013.

There’s no greater mystery in the kingdom than where Prince Mateo’s sisters disappear to each night. The king is determined to discover where they go and issues a challenge to all the nobles to help him learn their secret. Hoping to protect them, Mateo hides beneath a magic cloak and follows his sisters to an enchanted world of f
Kindle Edition, 162 pages
Published October 13th 2015 by Leta Blake Books (first published July 17th 2013)
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~✡~Dαni(ela) ♥ ♂♂ love & semi-colons~✡~

This is a sexy read about faeries and magic, destiny and love.

Faeries are not really my thing, but I enjoyed the descriptions of the fairyland, the colors and lights and wild dancing. And BIRDS. Birds everywhere.

I loved Opalo, bright and beautiful with his pink feathers, who was always meant for Mateo. It killed me that Mateo withheld his heart, taking advantage of Opalo's patience and kindness.

Mateo seemed almost cruel at times, so stubborn in his refusal to give up his illusion of choi
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2.5 Stars

Definitely embodying the fairy tale structure and the obligatory happy ending, this is all about Mateo who has sworn off love, seeing as how it's brought nothing but pain to those who succumb. He's determined to not give his heart away, and struggles with this decision when he meets the charismatic fae Opalo, who claims their very existence is to be solely for the other.

There's no argument that this had an original set up and was full of smexy smex, but overall I felt mostly ambivalent.
Jan 15, 2016 Jennifer☠Pher☠ rated it liked it
Shelves: m-m, kindle-unlimited
I didn't enjoy this one as much as the others. I don't think I ever actually liked Mateo. I also didn't like the deception. Alas, I kept having to remind myself this was a Fairy Tale and of course, as we all know, they are kind of scary or creepy or disturbing or something. It read well as a Fairy Tale, it truly did, it just didn't read like one I enjoyed a lot.

It happens.

I did love Fairy land though. That was awesome.
3 Stars

I'm a little bit torn by this one. On one hand, I absolutely loved the use of the dual-worlds, with the characters crossing back and forth between the human realm and fairyland throughout the story. Fairyland, in particular, was authentically present in my mind's eye, through some spectacularly vivid descriptive and creative writing. It was all quite fantastical and fun. I enjoyed this aspect of the story immensely.

However, I had difficulty falling for the story as a whole simply because
Renée Yes-I-know-I-read-too-damn-much
Fairies and magic!

Mateo is the youngest of 12 and the only boy. And they are all the children of a king and queen. His father is a tad controlling since his queen passed away and doesn't allow his children to leave the castle, even locks them in at night. However, the 11 girls' new shoes are all worn through each morning. And he wants answers!

Mateo wants to know what's going on too. And thus begins the magic. Because each night, his sisters go to the land of fairies. And in the land of fairies
Mateo is determined to find the answer of the mystery on why her sisters wear out their shoes although they are locked in their room at night. He finds out that each night his sisters cross the portal to the fairy world and they have became lovers of the faes. Ópalo, the youngest fae brother knows that Mateo is the human lover meant for him. However, despite the pleasure he feels when he is with Ópalo, Mateo refuses to give his heart and his love because he doesn't want to be in love and suffers ...more
Nov 30, 2014 Anne-Marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: m-m-romance
Another lovely rendition of a fairytale.
The language and storytelling is true to fairytale magic. I got very easily and willingly swept up in the world that is conjured up.

Prince Mateo is the youngest and only male in twelve children. His sisters are harbouring a secret, which he is determined to bring to light.

He discovers a fairy land where all his sisters have found a mate and one is waiting for him as well. Mateo is enamoured of Opalo but won't surrender to love as easily as Opalo does.

Jul 26, 2013 Maxine rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Another imaginative (and sexy!) twist on an old fairy tale. I'm generally not a huge fan of fairies and that kind of stuff, but the fantasy world created here was so compelling and interesting. I really rooted for Mateo and Opalo to find their happily ever after. Also enjoyed the characters of the sisters, especially Mateo's twin. Always nice to see rounded female characters who aren't stereotypical bitches or villains. The writing style is lovely and as always the sex is hot. Great book and ...more
Jul 15, 2015 Charley rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I swear. OMG. I understand Mateo's POV on his situation but how could he be so insensitive about Opalo's feelings?! sigh.
I hope he quickly regain his senses and listen to his heart. He's getting on my nerves.

EDIT : Finished! I must say, the coming to terms with his love for Opalo was implicit so I missed it, but it was sweet! I almost feared for Opalo's state in the end but it was a HEA.
Dec 08, 2015 Jewel marked it as to-read
Thank you Secret GR Elf!!
Jan 26, 2014 Cynthia rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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This is the best rendition of the 12 dancing princesses fairy tale I've read. It's very suspenseful and the storytelling is beautiful. In this case, there's 11 princesses and 1 prince. They are promised to 12 fairies in fairy land and fall love in with them. Mateo thinks it's not true love, just a mind manipulation by the fairies and some powerful magic in fairy food that forces humans to return to fairy land. Ópalo wa
Nov 28, 2013 Laura rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Loved a lot about the book. The fairy tale world was deftly drawn and the sex scenes were scorching. I loved the way they peeled back the usual trope of love at first sight and made that a struggle to overcome in and of itself. The ending was sweet. A wonderful read.
Mar 01, 2015 Bkrdr rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
The bird qualities, colors and world building in the story were well-done and fascinating to me. Rated 4.50 stars.
Fi Brit
Apr 02, 2015 Fi Brit rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This was always my favourite fairytale and the authors have done it justice.
May 10, 2016 Ferran rated it did not like it
Three things make a great tale:
- A main character on a journey plagued with difficulties which will force him to come of age or face his own fears, sometimes with magic involved
- A great villain - sometimes with dark magic involved-, and sidekicks
- A prize in the form of true love

Unfortunately, this story had none of them. It is dull and totally pointless.

First of all: there is no main character, since the weight is divided into Mateo an Ópalo. Neither a villain. Also, why so many sisters and p
Merissa (Archaeolibrarian)
This is a retelling of the old Brothers Grimm German classic, The Twelve Dancing Princesses, with a M/M twist put on it by the authors.

Although I enjoyed this one, it didn't have the same impact as Levity did. There just seemed to be something missing. Perhaps it was Mateo's cake? He came across quite well in some parts, spoilt in others, and even cruel as he refused to even think about him loving anybody. Instead, he was happy to use Ópalo as a booty call! I don't think I'm giving away any spoi
Jan 05, 2016 Nicole rated it liked it
Shelves: fantasy, smut, gay-themes
3.5 stars rounded down.

Not a bad read, but the strangest, and probably my least favorite in the Tempting Tales series.

I liked that there was some diversity here, but I think I just wasn't crazy about the fantastical faerie's and their bizarre appearances. Just didn't do much for me. I was also very annoyed with how Mateo was treated by pretty much everybody (except Opalo) which made me feel frustrated at times. I thought his approach was super reasonable, tbh.

Again, I did enjoy this one overal
Lindsay Stone
Mar 23, 2016 Lindsay Stone rated it it was amazing
Fairy story amazing

This is the 2nd short I've read now and again I loved it. The storyline is charming and heartwarming.
Who doesn't love Faerie's if you don't you don't understand the magic of it.
I'm onto the next short now!!
Shannon Flynn
Nov 08, 2015 Shannon Flynn rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Third book in this fantastic series! Again, once I started reading I could not put it down. These two authors weave beautiful stories together. The story is engaging and the sex is unbelievably hot. Unfortunately this is the last in the series but I highly recommend all three books.
Jan 13, 2016 Diane rated it really liked it
Fairyland .... So fanciful...

Since I seldom read fairy tales, this was an unexpected delight. So much imagination had to have gone into this story.

Lesson learned; nothing worthwhile comes easily.
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Author of the bestselling book Smoky Mountain Dreams and the fan favorite Training Season, Leta Blake's educational and professional background is in psychology and finance, respectively. However, her passion has always been for writing. She enjoys crafting romance stories and exploring the psyches of made up people. At home in the Southern U.S., Leta works hard at achieving balance between her ...more
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