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Posted December 29, 2011
If the cover doesn't draw the reader in, the plot surely will. This book reads like a fantasy romance, Alexos is searching for a specific woman who can help his land and prevent the constant disasters. Cassie is looking for her happily-ever-after. She doesn't expect to be abducted by the handsome, charismatic stranger.
The reader will love the author's descriptive tone. The environment is easy to picture and exciting to read about. The land feels very real, besieged by disasters and in chaos. Alexos, the prince of this land, will do anything to prevent its destruction. He is determined, strong, and brave-exactly what one looks for in a hero. Cassie is divorced and trying to avoid her slacker ex-husband who only comes around when he is in need of money. Cassie is intelligent, brave, and caring. The two make a great pair and the reader will enjoy seeing their relationship grow and develop. The other secondary characters are fun to get to know, but are not the focus. The people of Ennis in particular will interest the reader with their different lifestyles and way of living.
The romance scenes are believable and will entice any romance reader to flip rapidly through the pages. Their relationship is not "instant love," but rather a slowly developed trust. The reader will be rooting for the two and the poor people of Ennis. Pick up this book soon and enjoy the enchanting world of Ennis. This book is recommended to adult readers.
Posted April 10, 2011
Reviewed by: Rachel Firasek
I usually shy away from Fantasy, but this book is so modern and just dang funny that I found myself forgetting it was a fantasy read. The characters are engaging and her story line was exciting, fast paced, and complete. I loved it.
Cassie: She's the toughest third-grade teacher that I know, and I love that she doesn't let anyone push her around. She has a curiosity for life that I think is so true to a true teacher. She get's a full-fleshed character award!
Alexos: Yum! He's a typical leader with a twist. I love how Bell gave him a backstory to justify his rigid control. But, I love it more when we watch Cassie test that control. Super Hottie alert!!!
The sparks fly from these two from the very beginning, and you can feel the love grow between them without the author throwing it in your face. I felt like I right there with them. This is a 5 star read, peeps, and I hope you check it out!