Claire: the Lost Fae by Aithne Jarretta
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
Very steeped in magic and romance, “Claire: The Lost Fae” begins a series. Claire is living homeless, using only enough magic to get by, but her usage is still sufficient to be tracked by jowly, hound-like Grismere (who in fact is a hound of Hades). Claire had been raised in a convent and then in a succession of abusive temporary foster homes, her only friends Sister Teresa and a stray mutt Claire found and protected.
Suddenly and unexpectedly, Claire finds she is not alone; she has a protector, and one well-versed and skilled in magic at that, Leeson. At first she thrusts him away but neither he nor she can deny their complementary magic, and as danger blooms, so does romance blossom too.
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