Review: Fighting Mad by Kathy Bryson

Welcome to Monday!  Another week with another fantastic book.  Today I have wonderful tale with fairies, leprechauns and love.  Kathy Bryson’s Fighting Mad brings us back to the world in her previous book, Restless Spirits.  With another tale featuring faeries, the King Oberon and the Queen on the verge of war, it weaves a fantasy with reality with expert ease.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Laid off from her job at the bank, Carla turns to her friends for support only to find they’re more concerned about their jobs. The one person she can count on is local bartender Murphy, but what kind of example is that to set for her daughters? Having learned the hard way, Carla’s not depending on any man, even if he is cute, charming, very kind, and some kind of leprechaun?

Murphy is used to sneers. Clurichauns are the redheaded stepchildren of the leprechaun world and then there are the late-night throw-downs at his bar. What he wants, however, is to protect the dainty little mom who ogles him when she thinks no one’s looking. He knows she’s fighting overwhelming odds, but she’ll need more than bravery when the conflict between the King and Queen of the Fairies becomes outright civil war!


Carla has had a tough week.  After being fired from her job, she is forced to make decisions about her life that are scary.  But, not as scary as choosing to finally act on her feelings toward the very sexy barkeep.  Carla has a lot of beginnings and must find her way to push through, but when the world of the Faeries comes to almost destroy he upcoming wedding planning business she takes it upon herself to fight for everyone she loves by coming up with a way to prevent civil war between the King and Queen of the Fairies.  Will this strong mom be able to pull it off or will her world and everyone elses crumble around her?

This was a wonderful journey.  This is one novel that you won’t want to put down until your turning the final page.  Carla is an extremely relatable character.  A single mom that is worried about making poor choices that will impact her children is a character that many women can relate to.  Murphy is the sexy barkeep that any woman would love to have some couch time with.  His description truly allows the reader to know exactly why Carla stared at him for so long.  Though this is set in the same town with the same characters as Restless Spirits you do not need to read it to enjoy this book.  Kathy Bryson weaves a fantastic story. Her ability to bring the faery creatures into the real world and not make it too unbelievable is a talent that she definitely has.  I can’t wait to read what she has coming up next.

Review: Restless Spirits by Kathy Bryson

Happy Monday!  I hope all of you who had a long holiday weekend enjoyed it and for those not celebrating Thanksgiving, I hope you too had a great weekend.  Today I am bringing to you a great romance with the added bonus of some paranormal activity.  This is an addicting story with fun characters and wonderful writing.  Restless Spirits is definitely a book to pick up.  For my full review keep reading after the book blurb.

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Marilee Harper is desperate to find another job after she accidentally set fire to the home of the richest woman in town. Converting an old hospital into a bed and breakfast seems like a golden opportunity. But faucets and lights turn themselves off and on, and old baseballs fly without help. Stressed and aggravated, Marilee wants nothing more than to redeem herself, even if it means hands off her sympathetic boss!

John Smith has every confidence in the bossy, strong woman he hired to launch his bed & breakfast. She handled difficult customers at the bank and now she’s handling electricity and plumbing and whatever unseen force keeps throwing baseballs. Who can blame him if he starts to admire the woman in more than strictly professional terms? But when the angry, treacherous King of the Fairies shows up, can Marilee become his champion?


Marilee just made a mistake that is likely to have her losing her job.  With this looming over her head and chauffeuring her mother around she doesn’t realize she is going to a possible job interview until she is there and makes a horrible impression.  Lucky for her both her prospective and good-looking employer makes an equally bad impression which ends with one of them running the other over with a car.  In spite of this hiccup Marilee comes to run a Bed and Breakfast for John Smith.  As she helps to renovate and start-up this Bed and Breakfast strange things begin to happen.  Rumors of the place being haunted are starting to look like they are true but when Marilee finds out what is really going on she has to use all her inner strength and gumption to make sure every she cares about and those she now loves are safe.

This was a very good and fun read.  I got sucked into the story along with Marilee and John’s love story.  Every aspect and layer of this story flowed together in an easy page turner.  The characters were some of the best parts of this story. From Marilee to John, to Thumbs to Elvis, they all contributed beautifully and really helped to make the reader a part of the story.  This is one book that will suck you in and give you some curve balls that you don’t see coming.  Overall, this is a great novel that has me excited for Kathy Bryson’s next book.

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