Hurt Me Not by Davidson King

An irresistible fae that finds love and a family worth fighting for. Finch is not supposed to fall for a human, but Easton Kooper and his children capture his heart. Hurt Me Not is a standalone MM Urban Fantasy romance.

From the blurb:

As a lieutenant at the Fool’s Pass Fire Department and a single father, Easton Kooper’s life revolves around his children. When he receives an urgent call from his son’s doctor, it upends Easton’s world. Suddenly, barreling into a burning building sounds like a piece of cake.   

With no idea of what to do or where to turn, he’s never felt more lost. And then in walks the answer he didn’t know he needed: a gorgeous fae with an angelic smile, bearing grand promises to turn the Kooper family’s life right side up again.

Finch knows the rules: don’t fall in love with a human. That’s always been simple enough to follow—at least until the Kooper family. Despite his best efforts, Finch grows attached to Easton and his children…attached enough that he’s tempted to turn his back on the fae and their laws completely.

Before long, the pair must brace themselves as both their worlds seek to destroy them. When the darkness crashes down, it’ll take every ounce of defiance and magic Finch has to keep the Koopers safe. Faced with immovable magic and unspeakable danger, is there really any way Finch and Easton’s love can prevail?
Fighting it is hopeless, but embracing it could mean ruin for them all.

Hurt Me Not is a standalone MM urban fantasy. Guaranteed HEA. No cliffhanger.

SNiK's Review:

Standalone. Paranormal urban fantasy. Single dad. Hurt/comfort. Instalove. Found family. Dual POV. Heed content warnings.

Firefighter Easton is a widower with two children that are his whole world, so when his son is diagnosed with a health disorder Easton fears the worst. Finch is a fae that lives hidden in the human world working as a nurse, and he feels a special connection to Easton and his children, being with them brings comfort and solace to them all. Their attraction is mutual, immediate and strong, and Easton and Finch quickly decide they are willing to risk anything in order to be together.

The world building gives enough background for Finch and the fae world to sustain the story but what I really enjoyed was the connection and relationship that grows between Finch and the Kooper family, that felt especially romantically magical. Easton embraces his feelings for Finch with no hesitation and Finch falls deeply for Easton, unable to forgo the chance at love. A story with a real found family with supportive characters and likable main characters that was a fun read.

Autumn's review:

This is the first time I've read urban fantasy. While I'm trying to read more out of my comfort zone this year, this book wasn't horrible. But still not my jam.

The story telling was good, although I think this author could add more back ground into how faes came to be.

Overall, not bad and I may try this genre again.

Angel's review:

Davidson King always has a way with words, she knows how to draw you in from the very first page. She knows how to captivate you with her characters, and how to whisk you away into a world that isn't ours, but one that we wish was. I don't think I've ever related to a character as much as I did with Milo. I can relate to his character in a very personal way. Once I started this story I could not put it down, I read the whole book within two hours and now I'm left reeling from this beautiful masterpiece.

Finch's character is a fae who has both light and dark magic, but he only uses and chooses to use his light magic. He works at a hospital helping patients and making their days just a bit better in whichever way he can. That's where he meets Milo, and that's when he realizes that he might just end up not loving one human, but three. I adored Finch's character, while yes he is a fae there is so much more to his character than just what being he is. His character is multifaceted and has so much depth to him, along with a very unique backstory. Davidson King took a mythical being, Fae's, and made it her own. There were so many unique attributes to these characters she created that it made it feel as though she created the concept of Fae's. I found that to be really intriguing and it made me eager to read more so I could learn more about Finch's world.

Easton's character was a sweetheart as well. After his wife passed away, he became a single father with two young children, and working a gruelling job. When Milo's doctor called him cause she was worried about his son's tests, he immediately took action to get his son the care he needed. He cares for his kids with his whole heart and his character was just so amazing.

The scenes that had the kids and Finch along with Easton making memories together, those scenes were my favorite. Finch promising Milo cookies and following through on that promise is one of the scenes I'm referring to. It was just so sweet and touching. I adored how Finch was respectful of the kids and how he bonded with them. I found the way his and Easton's relationship progressed was done in such a beautiful way! They took things slow, while also acknowledging that they wanted to be with one another.

The buildup that occurs throughout the story that leads to the big scene was done really well. I couldn't predict what was going to happen, or if something did, who was going to be the culprit. It was really awesome to be kept in suspense. I thought the action scenes that were in here was handled nicely and with great details.

The ending of this book blew me away, it was so sweet, and beautiful, and just tied everything in a very pretty bow. This is going to be a re-read for sure!

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