One touch, one spark, two lives forever changed.
Pine and Azure. The war between the two kingdoms lasted far too long. Peace was finally established, but the survivors would never forget who fought on the front lines. Oliver Sage had a reputation for being a ruthless knight. He’d seen enough death to last a lifetime and worked on putting the past behind him, although not all would let him forget.
Addison was the only daughter of King and Queen Azure. With three brothers, she knew she’d always be protected, but she also wanted to learn how to take care of herself. She was strong, had a good heart, and wanted to be treated as an equal. Magical abilities ran in her family, and she had one no one knew of.
Oliver had given his heart to one princess, until the night he dreamed of another. Addison was the last woman he should desire, especially given who she was. However, what if she wanted him as well? They’d hated each other their entire lives, but suddenly couldn’t resist the desire which built between them. There were also those who didn’t think they should be together. Forbidden romance could only stay hidden for so long in the dark depths of the Pine Forest.
About the Author
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The Pine Forest is the second book in The Iridescent Realm series, and this time we focus of the Pine realm, instead of the Azures. Oliver Sage we met in book one, as he was Alison's betrothed, years before she even knew he existed. However, she ended up with Lucas, and Oliver nursed his wounded heart. To rub salt into the wound, he has to attend her wedding. Whilst he is there, he stops Addison, Alison's new sister in law, from falling over. The minute their skin touches, electricity flows through both of them. However, although the Kings of the Pine and Azure realms have decreed peace, emotions still run high. Not surprising considering the years of war between them. Will Oliver and Addison be able to overcome the prejudice and get their HEA? This is an extremely well written book, with a return to what already feels like a familiar and loved world. Seeing old characters return, plus new ones arrive, gave the story depth, making it well rounded. The prejudices they face on both sides are completely believable, which just makes you yearn for them to be okay even more. With a few hidden surprises along the way, this is an enjoyable story that continues to make your time in the Iridescent Realms absolutely wonderful. With no editing or grammatical errors to disrupt the reading flow, this is a smoothly paced book that is a wonderful addition to the series. Definitely recommended by me. Merissa Archaeolibrarian - I Dig Good Books!
This is the second book in this series and they must be read in order. This book picks up at Lukas and Alison’s wedding. Oliver is still in love with Alison and hurts him terribly that she is marring someone other than him. He needs to find a way to move on and let her go. It may be easier than he first thought. While at the reception he catches Princess Addison when she trips. The moment their skin touches he feels a current run through him. Then later that night she appears in his dream and it’s a very real dream. Addison has the same dream however she is unsure if it just a regular dream or if it’s something more. Their kingdoms are no longer at war and have a treaty in place. That doesn’t mean everyone is happy about it or trusting of the Pine kingdom. Could Addi and Oliver have a future together or will the pasts between their kingdoms keep them apart? Could Addi feel something for Oliver as well? I love this series and can’t wait for more. The characters are so real. I was sucked into the book right away and read it all in one sitting. Michelle is a fantastic author and I always look forward to her books. This book has romance, danger, dragons, and so much more. Who doesn’t love dragons?? If Addi and Oliver want to have anything serious they are going to have to overcome a lot to get it. I can’t say enough about this book/series and Michelle. Fantastic job Michelle. I was given this book in return for an honest review.
Addison Azzure is living an unfulfilled life. After watching her brother marry the love of his life, Addi feels like there should be more to her life even though she has strong feelings for her boyfriend, she knows it's not enough. Until she meets him. Oliver Sage is depressed watching the one he always believed to be his marry another. He is strangely compelled by the presence of the beautiful princess from the former rival kingdom. This is the 2nd book in the series and though it can be read on it's own, the first book, The Azzure Kingdom, provides some of the background information for the storyline and characters. I loved this book. The characters are so compelling and the story is captivating. I was happy to see Oliver was featured in this one as his story was left unfinished in the first book. I look forward to reading the next in this series.