Tread Lightly is a cute, lesbian, urban fantasy, set world in which the fairy godmother council is struggling to stay relevant. The ‘level one plus’ fairy godmother, who built her reputation looking after the likes of Cinderella and “the Middleton girl” finds herself wondering if the true love ending is always the one that she should be going for. In the midst of doubts, and the first case she has ever failed to close on time, she finds herself working with her less-than-brilliant boss on a special case that brings her into contact with a guardian angel.
I really enjoyed this. I liked the characters, I enjoyed the fairy godmother council and guardian angel backstory, I loved that the fairy godmothers are (and always have been) equal opportunity in their approach to happy ever after endings.
It seemed quite short, though. It felt like it was just about to get interesting, and it finished. The conflict seemed a bit anticlimactic. The story hinted at challenges to come for the angel that didn’t, so maybe this will be a series, but this could have been better fleshed out for an opening installment.
Overall, it was enjoyable, cute, fantasy fluff, and I’ll definitely read more if there is a series.
I received an ARC from the publisher for an honest review.