Reviewed: May 29th, 2022
Released: April 5th, 2022
Genre: Fantasy Romance
A life on the verge of death isn’t living.
When the doctors mention hospice, I know it’s time to take my life—or death—into my own hands. Stumbling through a portal into the fae realm wasn’t part of the plan.
But then I see him–the man who claimed my dreams with glimpses of his piercing golden gaze and sculpted body slick with sweat as he fought bloody battles. Seeing him once gave me strength; now, he gives me hope.
The creatures here claim he’s a rebel. A murderer. A traitor to their crown–a crown they say I’m tied to in irrevocable ways. I say he might be my only path to salvation.
I refuse to waste another life waiting for answers to secrets no one dares speak. It’s time for me to break free of my prison and claim the life that was always meant to be mine. My warrior has been broken by circumstance, though, and if I can’t give him a reason to fight, it could mean the end for both of us.
Helen’s thoughts: 3/5
Ember is dying. The doctors can’t tell her why, just that her time is running out and she should consider hospice care. Deciding to take one last trip to see something of the world before it’s too late, she goes to Ireland and manages to fall though a portal to the land of the Fae.
A predictable human meets fae and is destined to save the world story. Ember is the heroine resigned to dying, but still with a final spark of rebellion within her. Raffety, the fallen hero she has to save and fall in love with, is the perfect hero with all his weaknesses. They do go well together, a nice perfect fit, but it all falls a little flat.
Don’t get me wrong, it was well written, with great characters, but there wasn’t that spark, it felt a little meh! to me. And then to end on a cliffhanger of all cliffhangers well, that was disappointing. No closure of anything really so you have to read the next book just to get a complete story, and as this is a trilogy, I expect we won’t get any answers until book three.
I received a Hidden Gems ARC and this is my honest review.
About the author:
USA Today bestselling author Jessica Wayne writes paranormal and fantasy romance. She lives in Texas with her husband, three kids, three dogs, and twenty chickens.
She is skittle obsessed, enjoys the occasional whiskey, and is an ambassador for the mix-matched socks movement.
A believer in true love, Jessica also believes that good things are worth fighting for, and sometimes you have to risk it all to find your place in the world. You can find more information about her books by going to http://www.jessicawayne.com.
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