As a daughter of the Dragon Court, Wren knows three truths: never show weakness, pay the tithe, and never trust the elves.– GoodReads
UPDATE: My rating has been taken off as this author appears to have plagiarized another author.
I’m going to preface this review. This needed editing, undoubtedly needed editing.
This did not change my *enjoyment* of it.
My rating of 3.5 was rounded up to four instead of down to three despite some glaring writing issues because I just straight up enjoyed it and with smaller authors, I try not to hurt their ratings but I didn’t just ‘give this four stars’ I gave it 3.5 and rounded up which I tend to anyway but I rounded up because I just had that much fun reading it.
Now, let’s talk about this book
This is some serious enemies to lovers shit. Like, ‘I followed Dad’s orders to a T now your parents and basically husband are dead on your wedding day.’
I am a sucker for the ‘hides good deeds under a devious facade’ and there is just something about a hot elven man with a possible heart of gold that makes me forget everything.
Understandably, our daughter of the Dragon court doesn’t feel that way and that is FAIR ENOUGH.
It made me chuckle that she was like ‘damn he’s hot, but I absolutely hate him for what he did’ just cause you probably wouldn’t think about his looks in that situation buuut there’s certainly a draw between the two, without her really knowing who he is (but knowing what he’s done).
There’s so much that could be built up but the slow start maybe hurts Wren and Arrik’s build up. Then the book moves too fast and we lose opportunities to see these two soften toward each other; though we get hints of it.
Wren has a lot of potential, Arrik has a lot of potential, and their tension does too. So overall I’m actually really hopeful for book two though also curious as to how this will develop considering Wren doesn’t know what all Arrik has done that undermines his father.
They could be a seriously strong couple and I look forward to that so much.
So while pacing may go from too slow to a bit fast for the couple the story is always moving once we get to Wren leaving home.
The set up at the ending is super promising for an action packed sequel and I really just need to know how these two are going to end up together because the whole time I read this I was chanting ‘JUST KISS ALREADY’ when they were stuck with each other.
This was super fun to read, I’ll be reading the sequel and I was lucky to read the gorgeous Bookish Box edition of this book.
3.5/5 Cups of coffee from me. NOW JUST KISS ALREADY.