Reviewed by PizzyGirl
TITLE: A Dandelion for Tulip
SERIES: Being(s) in Love #6
AUTHOR: R. Cooper
NARRATOR: Michael Fell
PUBLISHER: Dreamspinner Press
LENGTH: 5 hours, 41 minutes
RELEASE DATE: February 22, 2017
A Being(s) in Love Story
David is in love with Tulip, a kind and unusually quiet fairy in his social circle. But everyone knows Tulip doesn’t date humans. David tells himself he is happy to be Tulip’s friend, because he doesn’t believe a fairy could love him and Tulip has never tried to “keep him” – as fairies refer to relationships with humans.
Fairies are drawn to David, describing his great “shine”, but David knows only too well how quickly fairies can forget humans, and thinks he’s destined to be alone. He can’t see his own brilliance or understand how desperately Tulip wants him, even if Tulip believes David can do better.
But exhausted and more than a little tipsy at a Christmas party, David makes his feelings too obvious for Tulip to deny any longer. Because of a past heartbreak involving a human, Tulip is convinced someone as shiny as David could never want a “silly, stupid fairy” in his life. Now, if he wants to keep David, he’ll have to be as brave as his shiny, careful human.
This was such a cute story! I loved the flirting and the way David was so clueless to his own charm. I wanted to cry most of the book as David was yearning to be loved yet he could not see that EVERYONE loved him. His world was so colored by his expectations that he missed what was right in front of him. And when Tulip was trying so hard to explain the he DID love David but there were things in the way, my heart hurt for the both of them. They needed to be together!!
I have to admit this one felt a bit slow to start, but once David and Tulip started interacting more, I was hooked and I felt like I had to keep listening until these two finally got their heads out of their asses and got together! And when they finally did get together? Oh the cuteness just expanded until I felt a cavity coming on. Their backstories explained their reluctance, but I was sooooo happy they got over their issues!
This story was relative lighthearted and low angst overall. It left me feeling warm and fuzzy and all sorts of happy. This is a total comfort read. David and Tulip were lovable characters and their journey was one of true love. Now that they are settled, I want the stories of the secondary fairies in this one. They were set up nicely and I am already invested in their romances. Ms. Cooper, when will these supporting characters be getting their own stories?
Michael Fell is a new to me narrator. He is a faster paced narrator so I did not need to increase the speed as much as normal. I enjoyed his voice and he made this story very easy to listen to. The emotions were clear in his reading and the characters, while not completely unique in their voices, were easily distinguishable. I thought Michael brought this one to life very well and I would listen to him again for other light hearted/cute stories.