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The Kingpin of Camelot (A Kinda Fairytale Book 3)

Tekijä: Cassandra Gannon

Sarjat: A Kinda Fairytale (3)

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The Queen: Guinevere must save Camelot. Ever since Arthur died, the evil Scarecrow has been trying to marry her and gain the crown. If she and her daughter are going to survive his mad schemes, Gwen needs to find Merlyn's wand. Fast. Unfortunately, the only man strong enough to help her on her quest is Kingpin Midas, a flashy, uneducated mobster dealing with a curse. Gwen is a logical, rational woman, though, and she can draft one hell of a contract. She's pretty sure she can come up with an offer not even the kingdom's greatest villain can refuse.The Kingpin: Anything Midas touches turns to gold. Literally. The curse has helped him to rule Camelot's underworld with an iron fist. He has more money and more power than anyone else in the kingdom. He's convinced there's nothing he can't buy. One look at Gwen and Midas knows that he's about to make his most brilliant purchase, yet. He's about to own the one woman in the world he would give anything to possess. All he has to do to claim her is somehow win a war against the smartest man in Camelot, hide his growing feelings from Gwen, deal with his overprotective bodyguard's paranoia about the queen's hidden motivations, and adjust to a five year old demanding bedtime stories from a gangster. Simple, right?The Contract: Gwen's deal is simple: If Midas marries her, she'll make him King of Camelot. It's a fair bargain. Midas will keep her enemies away and she'll give him the respectability that money can't buy. She never expects Midas to agree so quickly. Or for their practical business arrangement to feel so... complicated. Midas isn't the tawdry, feral animal that Arthur railed against. He's a kind and gentle man, who clearly needs Gwen's help just as much as she needs his. In fact, the longer she's around Midas the more Gwen realizes that their "fake marriage" might be more real than she ever imagined.… (lisätietoja)
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The Kingpin of Camelot is a super cute romance between Guinevere (from the King Arthur legends) and Midas (the king who turns what he touches to gold).

Guinevere was in a loveless marriage with Arthur, who was a jerk and an idiot. After Arthur dies, the evil Scarecrow is trying to force Gwen to marry him in order to steal the kingdom. Gwen breaks out with her daughter, Avalon, and runs to Midas, the most powerful bad guy in Camelot, to make a deal. Midas will help Gwen win the throne, then he will rule Camelot with her. Tristan, Midas's best friend and bodyguard, doesn't trust her, but Midas agrees anyway. Midas and Gwen make a contract laying out the terms of their relationship, and it slowly changes as their relationship evolves. The romance between them is really sweet.

This book truly has 4 main characters instead of just the 2 love interests. Tristan and Avalon are very prominent in the story. I like Avalon (even though her dialog was very awkward in my opinion) and it was sweet to see Midas and Avalon get to know each other and become family. I love Tristan's character. He is very loyal to those that he loves and he's badass. I'm super excited to read the next book in the series, which has Tristan as a love interest. ( )
  zeronetwo | May 14, 2024 |
This book has the most fabulous mash-up of worlds, with characters from fairy tales, fables, historical legends, classic storybooks, and more, in a pseudo-fairytale world with occasional mention of laptops and other modern tech. It’s like a hot mess that works somehow. It has a lot of violence in it, but it never loses the irreverent and fun tone that keeps it feeling light-hearted.

My one issue has nothing to do with the story but seems important to mention: my copy of the book has the tiniest font I’ve ever seen in a book—it looks like 8-point to me. Maybe the print copy was auto-created from an ebook, or they wanted to keep the page count and cost down; but I found it physically difficult to read. I started to get kind of tired with the story about halfway through and felt glad to reach the end, but this fatigue might have been because of the reading experience.

Re: my cozy fantasy rating… This book actually has a lot of violence and references to cruelty. I decided to include it because it has such a unique set-up and funny tone, but it was kind of a toss-up for me as to whether it could be called cozy. ( )
  JaneBuehler | Aug 25, 2022 |
This book is my first by this author and it is amazing. I laughed so much.
It is a twist on the fairytale world, lots of very clever mentions of others fairytale characters but in a completely different light. It is not a children's story.
The Good. and Bad thing was hilarious, Gwen is so convinced Midas is a good guy and Midas is so funny. She doesn't see him as the man he shows everyone else he is.
The only mistake I made was reading this book first, there were mentions of things that happened in previous books and things relating to characters/couples from book 1 and 2, so it's best to read the series in order. I thought they were separate stories but although each book is dedicated to a couple, the issues do have crossed over points.
Well worth reading. ( )
  izzied | Oct 29, 2020 |
I'd never heard of this author until Ilona Andrews mentioned her book in her newsletter. I picked it up that very same day and started reading. It was a really cute story with a lot of clever mixing of various fairytales and myths. The author seemed to throw in every classic character you can think of into this book. Instead of making the story convoluted, it actually made the world she created more fun. My only quibble is that the author clearly doesn't hire an editor, which is a shame because she's a good writer. Hopefully, in the future, she takes the time to hire a professional. That said, I'd still highly recommend this book. It was entertaining. ( )
  JordanSummers | Mar 31, 2020 |
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The Queen: Guinevere must save Camelot. Ever since Arthur died, the evil Scarecrow has been trying to marry her and gain the crown. If she and her daughter are going to survive his mad schemes, Gwen needs to find Merlyn's wand. Fast. Unfortunately, the only man strong enough to help her on her quest is Kingpin Midas, a flashy, uneducated mobster dealing with a curse. Gwen is a logical, rational woman, though, and she can draft one hell of a contract. She's pretty sure she can come up with an offer not even the kingdom's greatest villain can refuse.The Kingpin: Anything Midas touches turns to gold. Literally. The curse has helped him to rule Camelot's underworld with an iron fist. He has more money and more power than anyone else in the kingdom. He's convinced there's nothing he can't buy. One look at Gwen and Midas knows that he's about to make his most brilliant purchase, yet. He's about to own the one woman in the world he would give anything to possess. All he has to do to claim her is somehow win a war against the smartest man in Camelot, hide his growing feelings from Gwen, deal with his overprotective bodyguard's paranoia about the queen's hidden motivations, and adjust to a five year old demanding bedtime stories from a gangster. Simple, right?The Contract: Gwen's deal is simple: If Midas marries her, she'll make him King of Camelot. It's a fair bargain. Midas will keep her enemies away and she'll give him the respectability that money can't buy. She never expects Midas to agree so quickly. Or for their practical business arrangement to feel so... complicated. Midas isn't the tawdry, feral animal that Arthur railed against. He's a kind and gentle man, who clearly needs Gwen's help just as much as she needs his. In fact, the longer she's around Midas the more Gwen realizes that their "fake marriage" might be more real than she ever imagined.

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