I finished this last week, but it’s only now I have gotten around to writing the review. Disclaimer: I got an ARC for this. Also, spoilers ahead.
I am pretty familiar with Robin D. Owen’s work. I have read almost all of her Heart series. So I was expecting a romance like those. That’s not what I got. Oh, there is romance aplenty. But the romance isn’t the whole like in the Heart series. There is more and I think I like it better. It is pretty good and well up to her usual standards.
I liked the beginning, how the dwarf promised to make her a princess and she threw him out. I thought, who doesn’t want to be a princess?
Then there is a trapped brother, shadleeches, someone trying to kill her and an ex lover she isn’t really lover. Not to mention a set of people she has to work for, but can’t really trust.
Also, there are all sorts of fascinating creatures. Dijnn and treemen and dryads and naids. I will admit to a bit of confusion – I am still not completely sure what are the difference between treemen and tree dryads.
At times, this book felt rushed. After pages and pages of angst and blame, Jenni forgives and it feels like that happened too fast. No question that Jenni needed to forgive and move on with her life, especially if she was going to be with her ex again. But it felt like that happened in a matter of paragraphs and should have happened over the course of a few chapters.
All in all, this was an excellent book. I give it 4 out of 5 stars.
- Your Opinion Please: Romance Heroines of Awesomesauce (smartbitchestrashybooks.com)