This is part of a series written by different authors about different brides stolen by various fae. I’m not sure I would have read this if it wasn’t by an author I knew I already liked – they look superficially like they could be pretty fluffy. (And I guess this one is, but not in a way that annoys me.)
The story is based around A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Basil is a librarian in the Fae’s Court of Knowledge. His fellow assistant librarians are Lysander, Hermia, Demetrius and Helena (of the play), who are all nobles. Their constant shuffling of who’s in love with who has Basil just annoyed enough that on a whim, he decides to steal a human bride.
Meg is the oldest of orphaned siblings, and things are looking pretty grim for her family. Absolutely desperate, she decides that getting stolen by a Fae lord will be the way she can save her family. She loses herself in the woods the same night that Basil decides to look for a wife.
This could absolutely be silly as all hell, but it turns out rather sweet. The two of them naturally have a few hilarious misunderstandings, but band together to save the library from the monsters that come through when the Midsummer Night revels in the neighboring court (led by none of than Titania and Oberon) get a little out of hand. I enjoyed it immensely.