I love the character of Bert, who we have met in the other books, being the Beta. I really did feel for him, he seems that he enjoys sweet treats too often, and has a bit of a tummy!! He seems ashamed of this, and to me it meant in his mind he was unlovable, even more so in light of his sisters betrayal. He then volunteers to be the first ambassador at the Fey Court.
When he first meets Will his driver for the day, he is attracted to him, but decides he is better just looking not touching. However, when he is introduced to the Court Interrogator Sir William Mathew Sims, at a function later that day, he turns and sees Will his "driver". Bert is a bit upset, and confused at the situation - and proceeds to drink slightly more champagne than is necessary.
When the Fey King is assassinated, it gets very very unsettled in the Fey community. Bert has grown closer to Will, and with the mess in the Fey community Will seems to appoint himself as Berts Protector.
However, Bert soon finds out that Will wants him to help him with something, which in turn again makes Bert doubt that Will does actually have any feelings for him.
Now the story really does take some amazing twists and turns, and you just have to keep reading to find out what is happening. You also manage to solve the mystery of the murders, but that again is more involved that you first realise, and this will have you biting your nails!!
Will Bert ever accept that he is lovable? Will he accept the people don't hold him responsible for his sisters betrayal. Will Bert ever get his happily ever after? Is Will as taken with Bert as he makes out or does he have an ulterior motive? Read and find out!!