Kate Carmichael's life has never been what you would call easy. Her mother died after a two-year bout with cancer, her father disappeared twelve years ago to find fairy gold, and her guardian, her beloved Nana, has passed away. Nana promised Kate that she would be taken care of, but without a will, Kate cannot prove that Nana was going to leave her Victorian house to Kate so she is being evicted.
Kate immediately starts searching the house and discovers that there is a name scrawled on the back of the portrait in the library. And this is not just any portrait - this is the portrait of the most handsome, sexy man Kate has ever seen and whom she confided all of her troubles in when she was growing up. Imagine her surprise when the portrait comes to life after she speaks the name "Robin Goodfellow". Robin has been released from his imprisonment in the portrait, but discovers that he is now bound to Kate and cannot be further than 50 feet away from her. As they cannot be separated, Kate is forced to help Robin find the gate of the Fae so that he can try and appease the anger of Titiania, the Faery queen who imprisoned him in the portrait. And she better get rid of him fast or Kate will never be able to let Robin go...
I have to admit that I was disappointed in this book. I love fantasy, love faeries and was excited to see them mixed up in a romantic setting, but this book fell far below my expectations. The first third of the book deals with Kate and Robin both resisting their attraction to each other and insisting that they are "just friends". They finally get together in the middle third and then Robin decides that he has to go back to being just friends during the last third so that their parting will be easier. Robin and Kate kept falling into the same conversations and saying no then yes then no, etc. The romance between the two main characters could have been better, the plot could have been better developed, in short, just borrow it from someone who was unfortunate enough to have purchased the dang thing and that way if you don't finish it you haven't lost anything but a little time.
This report prepared by Debbie