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Fairytale (Fairies of Rush #1)

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A chance to believe...

As a boy, Adam Reid stumbled into an enchanted forest — and met a magical lady who showed him his destiny. Now he is a sober and serious adult. And memories have faded of a childhood event that could not possibly have occurred...could it?

Brigit Malone is on a mission — a dangerous, larcenous quest that leads the mysterious lovely into Adam Reid's home
Paperback, 377 pages
Published May 1st 1996 by Avon Books (first published March 1st 1996)
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2.5 stars

It was free.
So, how much can I really complain about it?
The part of the story that was about a lost fairy princess and her twin was pretty interesting.
You had to slog through way too much of the main characters Deep Otherworldly Love for Each Other to get to the original plot, that it made it kind of hard to take. I felt like I was getting beaten over the head with their passion for each other. Urp. *shudder*

I think Shayne is a good writer. All she needs (my opinion) is an edit

The cover is the ONLY thing good about this book. The story is a COMPLETE FAILURE!!!

Here's the Summary: Oh, do I know you-no couldn't be but wait I feel like I've known you all my life-you're my fate-I know you're lying to me but that's okay cuz I've been betrayed before- I won't let it happen to me again-why don't you move in with me-oh no, I'm falling for you-let's sleep together while you're so drugged you can barely sit up- damn that was awesome-damn t
Charity Costa
Mar 04, 2015 Charity Costa rated it really liked it
I went into reading Fairytale knowing what to expect from the story itself from fellow readers who recommended it to me. What I didn’t expect was the emotions that flooded from me towards the end of this book. When I was warned to have tissues close by I didn’t listen as I should have.

We meet the three main characters as young children each of them on a very different path. Adam Reid an adventurous child who is beaten into believing that his trip to Rush was a foolish dream. Brigit, a lost orpha
Paranormal Romance
As a young boy, the hero ventured into a cave near his house and found himself in Rush, the land of the Fairies. There he meet a woman who told him about his fate to fall in love with a girl and bring her home. But his abusive father beat the nonsense of fairies out of his young mind and the hero know lives in denial of every meeting the woman. But he found this painting called Rush which had the face of a woman whom utterly captivated him to the point of obsession. The heroine was dumped at the ...more
Pleasantly surprised with this book! I enjoyed the characters and storyline immensely!

When Adam was a boy, he stumbled upon the entrance to a magical world called Rush. There, he met a pregnant fairy queen who revealed to him that his fate would be linked to a young, beautiful and seductive woman and that he would lead two women home to Rush. He was told not to fall in love with the woman or she would break his heart. The image of the woman stayed in his mind long after he'd decided that childh
Michelle Leah Olson
Our Review, by LITERAL ADDICTION's Pack Alpha - Michelle L. Olson:

I've had Fairytale on my Kindle for quite some time. I had even started it once upon a time but was pulled away for something else and never ended up finishing it. I'm a huge Maggie Shayne fan and I can't say exactly why I hadn't finished reading it before now. Once I sat down and restarted it again though, I was kicking myself for not having done it sooner. I was thoroughly enchanted.

The YA tags for this book are completely misl
Theresa Scarangella
May 15, 2015 Theresa Scarangella rated it it was amazing
Adam Reid at eight years old wandered into the woods along side his home and explored and followed a path to a cave he explored that when he came out of the cave he was in a different place, he was in Rush and he wasn't suppose to be there. Maire showed him his future and told him he would meet this woman and he was to help her find her sister but not to fall in love with her because she would leave him in the end.
Bridit Malone grew up in a orphanage and had a fairytale book with her about two s
Oct 16, 2011 Classical_geek rated it really liked it
Loved it, but moved rather slowly. Although effective in developing the characters and the relationship between Adam and Brigit, not much else was going on for much of the story, so there was no undercurrent of suspense to carry the story tbrough. That being said, it was a thouroughly enjoyable story.
Feb 12, 2016 Denise rated it really liked it
Shelves: 2016-book-goal
'Fairytale' was an enchanting read. (I know, magic, fairies, castles,,,,enchanting is kind of a cliche adjective. But hey, it works.) The storyline was full of surprises, fear, hidden agendas and romance. The POV kept switching back and forth, but not to the extent of getting me completely confused. The characters were a great cast of personalities. Brigit made a compassionate lead. Adam was a hot, sexy hot lead. His lifelong obsession made him into the passionate guy he thought didn't exist. I' ...more
Feb 24, 2013 Fiona rated it really liked it
Having just completed a mystical read and hating it I was wondering why I picked another and would it go the same way for me. Thankfully the answer was a resounding NO. I loved this novel, the style of writing and the fairytale that it was captured my imagination and enhanced my love for all things fairy.
As a young boy Adam exploring the woods one day by chance enters the fairy kingdom of Rush, here he meets a very pregnant princess who shows him a glimpse of his future and what he needs to do w
A.K. Morgen
When I started Fairytale, I wasn't sure I was going to enjoy the book for several different reasons. The story begins with a niggling that it might not end happily ever after in the form of a warning to a young Adam Reid as he descends into a world beyond description. Poor Brigit is tucked away in an orphanage, trying desperately to believe the fairytale she's always been told, and Bridin is held against her will by the Dark Prince, holding fast to her determination to one day break free. All th ...more
Jun 21, 2013 Crystal rated it it was ok
Shelves: kindle-books
The premise of this book was fantastic; fairy twins who grow up in the mortal world and need to wait for the right moment to return to the fairy realm. Unfortunately the character's fell flat. The so-called strong female fairy characters behaved like they were teens, maybe even preteens, instead of adults. I understand that the twins grew up in less than ideal circumstances but their backgrounds should have meant that they had at least a little common sense.

And it really bothered me how often t

Ahh the perks of being in Shayne's street team. The request of a review or two now and then seems like a small request for getting the book free from the author.

So the story starts with a little boy named Adam. He's special because he manages to stumble into a fairy world. For a boy who's father is quite brutal in making him grow up before his time the boy had a rich imagination.

Then we skipped to meet Brigit. Basically as a fairytale was being read to the little girl you figure out rightly q
Jan 11, 2012 Traci rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
Okay, I really gave this book a shot. I wanted to like this book. I wanted to be all, "hey, fairy princesses!"


I made it to 42% before I honestly couldn't take it anymore. I'm not emotionally invested in this storyline, or anything, and I'm so creeped out by one of the main characters (and the other isn't much better) that I don't think I can go through this anymore.

Adam, as a boy, was led into a forest where he met a pregnant fairy princess. She showed him a vision of a naked girl and told h
Cecilia (rather barefoot than bookless)
First I want to say that this e-book is for free on amazon and that all in it self makes this book worth looking in to! Also there are some erotic parts in this book so it is not for young adults.

I loved this book! It was really good. This book was really cozy actually. I liked that the book is written from several peoples point of view, that makes it really interesting to read. How often does one not wonder what the H*ll he/she was thinking! Well you will in this book!

I also loved the characte
Debbie Talbot
Jun 05, 2012 Debbie Talbot rated it it was amazing
Fairytale by Maggie Shayne review

I have had Fairytale by Maggie Shayne for months, I got it free from Amazon and had been meaning to read it for a while but my TBR list was just so long. Now that I have read it I can’t believe I waited so long. This book was so much better than I ever imagined it to be. I saw it put on some shelves on Goodreads as YA and I am not a huge fan of YA books anymore so that had stopped me from picking it up even though I am a big fan of Maggie Shayne. This is not a YA
Jun 26, 2012 Charity rated it it was amazing
So everyone has heard of NEVER JUDGE A BOOK BY ITS COVER, right? Well I didn't judge Fairytale by its cover. I read the synopsis and didn't think I would like it ( unusual because I am HUGE Maggie Shayne fan) BUT running out of reading material that I had, I bought Fairytale.

Vampires and Werewolves are usually my thing, it took me a WHILE to buy this book and the sequel to it. The ONLY thing I didn't like would be it took me so long to buy it, and I went in reading the book and EXPECTING not to
Jun 04, 2013 Marizabeth rated it liked it
This story was another freebie on the Kindle (do you smell a trend?). I was afraid I would have trouble getting into the story in the beginning (one of my absolutely least favorite writing quirks was included in the first chapter & inwardly I felt my soul die a little). Fortunately, the story picked up from a drudgery of an opening & my least-favorite writing quirk never reared its ugly little head again. Thank God.

This is another quick read; fast enough to last a weekend, detailed enoug
Theresa Jones
Jun 15, 2012 Theresa Jones rated it liked it
When I bought this book, I thought it was a YA novel. I don’t know why I thought that, I suppose because I have been reading so much YA, and it’s a fairy novel… Im really not sure though. That being said, it was NOT a YA novel. There are some curse words, and there is some sexuality, so be warned.
As far as the plot, I loved the plot! The story was unique, having a long lost twin sister that you aren’t even sure exists… That was different and great. The romance was nice… Bridgit had been dreaming
Oct 29, 2012 Kel rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: paranormal, 2012
I really wish Goodreads would add a half star option. This book for me wasn't really a two star book but it wasn't a three star book either. I've heard that this was Maggie Shayne's first book (which explains why it's being offered as a free book through Smashbooks). It's okay. Not great, not awful, just okay. I haven't read any of her other books so I can't compare, but I know people who love her stuff and so I'm guessing that like any good author, her work has grown since writing her first boo ...more
Kayla Carson
Jun 08, 2014 Kayla Carson rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
We're introduced to three different children, whose lives are far from the same. Throughout the course of the book, you learn their fate. I was very happy with the storyline. Most love stories are, if I'm being honest ridiculous. Ever lasting, all consuming, have to do what you say love... not for me. This story did have parts of that, but it also had a plot. While I love a good sexy read this one is for the reader who just wants a love story with a little magic. It was a down to earth love stor ...more
Carla-Book Monster Reviews
Aug 05, 2012 Carla-Book Monster Reviews rated it it was amazing
What would you do, if you were Adam Reid, and found a beautiful hidden fairy land called Rush but never knew for certain if it was real or a dream? And what would you do, if you were Brigit Malone, who dreamed of Adam Reid every night but never knew for certain if this man was real or a dream? One day Adam Reid and Brigit Malone meet and the world of Rush becomes a reality for both of them and Adam realizes his fate lies in bringing Brigit home to Rush and Brigit prays that her future lies in th ...more
A magical story about two Fay princesses separated at birth and their journey to return to their kingdom. This first book in the series focuses on the dark haired, wild Brigit. She is beautiful and confused and mystical and fighting to keep her inner wildness at bay. When the elderly homeless man she cares for, Raze, becomes ill, Brigit gets tangled up in a scheme to forge and steal paintings to pay for Raze's health care. Never does she imagine that one of her victims will change her life, and ...more
May 27, 2013 Heather rated it liked it
Let me start by warning you that there are some explicit parts. If that will make you not want to read it then it doesn't matter if I liked the book or not.

The story was pretty clever. Adam thinks that an experience he had as a kid was just a dream or a story but it actually happened. He grows up sort of haunted by the memory. In comes Brigit who has been dealt a tough hand. She is raised by a homeless man and is forced into crime in order to feed herself. They meet when Brigit must steal a pai
Apr 08, 2013 Mona rated it really liked it
My Rating System
3 stars - A good book that I enjoyed reading
4 stars – Struck a chord with me, made me think or question
5 stars – Something about the book haunted me or stayed with me long after I finished it. Unforgettable.

Maggie Shayne did a wonderful job blending present day mundane life with fantasy. As with most fairy tales, the subject matter was often dark and gritty, and despite the dire warnings, I found myself hoping for a HEA for Adam and Brigit.

Definitely not erotica, bu
Angela Oliver
Readable, but about twice as long as it really needed to be. The characters were a tad bland and the passionate relationship started too suddenly and a little too creepily (I mean, he was watching her bathe, for goodness sake). The whole time I was just like "for goodness sake, 'fess up to what you're doing Brigit, and then Adam and you can work together to trap the bad guy" and then when the "climax" finally came, it was over in a heartbeat (and kinda cheesy, but still).

The whole plot felt rat
Oct 20, 2011 Jamie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
I was pleasantly surprised and thoroughly enjoyed this book. I was expecting more magical type things from it since it is a fairy book, but since the main characters really didn't know what was going on with the fairy aspect, it fit well. It actually has me looking forward to the next book and learning more history on Rush and I'm envisioning more magical things. I enjoyed the up's and down's of the romance development between Brigit and Adam. This really was what made me enjoy the book so much. ...more
Dec 21, 2013 Kathy rated it it was amazing
I love fairytales - for better or worse! The pure of heart and the black of heart! With some unrequited love thrown, this book made for a rollicking good tale!

Twin sisters separated when very young and enough twists and drama to keep most people very interested - PLUS of course there is the magic of our imagination whilst reading this book! The mind pictures always add a finishing touch for me.

The author uses descriptive writing to help the reader "see" what's happening as well. I plan to conti
Chatty P (previously Honour)
Jul 07, 2012 Chatty P (previously Honour) rated it it was ok
Recommends it for: modern day fairy tale
There is an overarching stolyline here about good battling evil. Unfortunately that felt rather flat to me, especially how marked the line between good and evil was. The hints I got for the second story made me feel a bit better about that because they acknowledge that evil is a perspective and not a permanent colour. I don't anticipate enjoying book 2, because I have a feeling that despite the promised premise Shayne is going to bugger it up.
The part that I did like - a lot - was the primary ro
Angel **Book Junkie**
Once again it appears I am in the minority. I think this book was okay but, there was nothing special. No hook, line, sinker and no I would go on to read the next book in the series. I had trouble getting into the book and it never went anywhere for me. It was a free read and it was okay.. I do not think the author did anything wrong I just felt like I could never connect to the story line of this twist of a fairy tale. I didn't think the characters were spectacular and the story line never had ...more
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