My goodness its been so long since I read a legit Fantasy Romance. The genre is so small, and its hard to find gems like this one. When I say Fantasy Romance I mean non Paranormal. Since the Twilight craze there are just too many Vampire/Werewolf type romances happening. This book is in a completely different world than our own with its own politics, religions, and lands.Top it all off add in some magic and romance and you've got me hooked.
Dafne Mailloux has apparently been crucial to the newly appointed Queen of the kingdoms. So much so the Queen calls her an adopted sister. She is quite the bookworm, but she longs for her own adventure. The queen sends her and two other women on a mission to a foreign country to gather information. Unfortunately on the way there they stop on an island and Dafne is kind of taken hostage by the king of the island.
There is a language barrier between everyone, but that doesn't stop Dafne. She has great skills with language and sets herself to figure out why she isn't allowed to leave. The King, Nakoa, and Dafne have an intense physical attraction that seems tied into everything. The two struggle to communicate and learn about each other.
I disliked that the book is entirely in first person, and I think Dafne is the only point of view. I wanted to get into Nakoa's head. I'm also not the biggest fan of destiny pushed attraction between two people that is instantaneous. I'm just never really convinced by it. I did like all of the characters and the mysteries. Dafne was easy to relate to.
After finishing this book, I'm excited to delve into the rest of the series. There are going to be two following this little trilogy and there is a trilogy set before this one. The positives definitely outweigh the negatives so I'm excited to have a new Fantasy Romance series to obsess over...
**ARC provided by Author*