Review: The Love Commission by Vicki Ballante

The Love Commission by Vicki Ballante
Series:  Savannah Sprites (# 1)
Release Date: December 9, 2014
Publisher: Decadent Publishing
Pages: 171
Source: Book provided by the publisher for review



Gelsey is a savannah sprite—a fairy in Africa who works to preserve the earth. She’s a pro at eco-balance, but when the fairy queen gives her a commission to become a human to learn the meaning of love, she’s miserable. She has to give it her best as it’s the only way to get her dream job—to save the African Wild Cat.

After a short time in her new life, Gelsey is swept into the world of Evan’s love. Now, she must make an impossible choice—give up her life with the man who owns her heart or lose her fairyhood forever.


Review:  In The Love Commission we are introduced to Gelsey who is an eco fairy based in Africa.  She is called upon by here queen to join the human race and find out why humans fall in love.  After accepting the commission she is brought to Newcastle Africa.  Here she meets Evan a human who she falls in love with.  The story is told mostly from the point of view of Gelsey but does give us some insight into Even and how he thinks and things that have happened in his past that make him who he is today.

Gelsey has been given one year to find out all that she can about humans and the emotion of love and then report back to her queen all of her findings.  Can one fairy truly be able to find all of the answers in order to save the human race?

Does she have a big enough heart to accept what she doesn’t know and can’t change or will it all come to an end a lot sooner than she thinks?  Does Gelsey have what it takes to make the ultimate sacrifice? Is she truly a selfless fairy like she was brought up to be?

I found this a very intriguing read.  It’s not a genre that I have read before, but I was able to jump right in and it held my interest. The book was well written and kept a steady plot throughout the entire book.

Favorite Quote: “Do you believe sometimes life, or maybe even God, orchestrates things for us that are beyond our control, just to help us along the way?”