Free Agent by J.C. Nelson

Grimm Agency, Book 1

Synopsis: When it comes to crafting happily-ever-afters, the Agency is the best in the land of Kingdom. The Fairy Godfather Grimm can solve any problem—from eliminating imps to finding prince charming—as long as you can pay the price…

Working for Grimm isn’t Marissa Locks’s dream job. But when your parents trade you to a Fairy Godfather for a miracle, you don’t have many career options. To pay off her parents’ debt and earn her freedom, Marissa must do whatever Grimm asks, no matter what fairy-tale fiasco she’s called on to deal with.

Setting up a second-rate princess with a first-class prince is just another day at the office. But when the matchmaking goes wrong, Marissa and Grimm find themselves in a bigger magical muddle than ever before. Not only has the prince gone missing, but the Fae are gearing up to attack Kingdom, and a new Fairy Godmother is sniffing around Grimm’s turf, threatening Marissa with the one thing she can’t resist: her heart’s wishes.

Now Marissa will have to take on Fairies, Fae, dragons, and princesses to save the realm—or give up any hope of ever getting her happy ending…

Review: I love all the stories related to tales, or even faes and fairies, so when I saw the summary I knew it was perfect for me. Also, have you seen this cover? I think that right now many novels come out with beautiful illustrations and it’s true that I succumb every time! So once again, I fell for this new one.

Marissa has not had an easy life so far. Young, her parents gave up on her so that her sister could live normally, being sick at birth. In return, she must now work for Grimm and do whatever he asks for. And so she has worked for years after darkened her memories about her parents. But what exactly is this agency? Grimm is able to make your wishes come true against a specific payment. The latest? Marissa must help a princess to make succumb a prince. To do that she charms him, let him fall in love with her and leaves him thereafter for the princess, so she can come to comfort him. But then, nothing goes as planned and our young heroine could well be taken at her own game by falling herself in love with the young man. In addition, a war is brewing, the sealed for the world of fae is gone and they will do anything to get it back, no matter how many people they have to kill for it. Anything else? Oh yes, because a new fairy godmother appears, taking a dislike in Marissa and she determined to make her pay for every insult she did.

I enjoyed discovering this heroine with a fiery temperament but nevertheless remains very fragile in all circumstances. It hurts my heart to see the young woman succumbing to Liam, knowing that she can not keep him to herself but all this is just the beginning of something much bigger. She does not hesitate to take action, trying to do her best and after following the orders so far, she wants to manage her own decisions. She will discover throughout the story that having friends can change her monotonous life and that she is actually very good at getting into catastrophic situations.

During the story, we learn more about the young woman and her past. Furthermore we discover that sometimes wishes that we want are not necessarily what will make us happy. Through it, we also meet Ari, a Princess that Marissa will have to protect and despite her naivety, she starts to have a place in our heart. She thirsts for freedom, wants to find out what she can do in this new world and help Marissa and following her seems to please her a lot. There is of course the false prince, Liam, whose relationship with the young woman touches us and we always hope that a good relationship can be formed between the two.

It was a very good first novel that poses a lot of things and I’m looking forward to read more now to learn more at the same time about the world that the author has created. On top of that, many stories are developing, finally binding perfectly over the chapters. Did I forget to mention the blessings and curses that the young woman has received and that exist in the form of little people with a strong nature? Because we can only love them.

In any case I had a great time I am curious to read more!



29 thoughts on “Free Agent by J.C. Nelson

  1. I smell badass here and me loves badass! I have seen this book around and it seemed interesting to me, but actually haven’t got a chance to read it. Now after reading your review I cannot wait to dive in. Great review 🙂

  2. I LOVE THE FAE AND FARIES IN FICTION TOO! I’m so intrigued by this book now that you’ve pointed it out to me. I can’t imagine someone trading a kid for anything, but we all know stuff like this happens in real life too 🙁 And now she’s forced to do whatever Grimm commands.. wow!

  3. Oh, this sounds so good! I’m really intrigued by how Grimm is portrayed in this … And it sounds like the heroine is pretty awesome too. Thanks for sharing! I’m definitely adding this one to my TBR 🙂

  4. This sounds really, really good!! I love stories related to tales, too, and I also agree about the cover. I’m very happy this was such a great read for you, Melliane, and I definitely feel like I will have to give it a go!

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