Elizabeth Tanner is no Tinkerbell, and her life is no fairy tale. Broke and drowning in student loans, the one thing she wants more than anything is a scholarship from the Trinity Foundation. But after the ancient Irish text she's studying turns out to be more than just a book, she becomes their prisoner instead. And when Trinity reveals Elizabeth is half-Fae, she finds herself at the center of a plot to save the magical races of Ireland from a brutal civil war.
As Commander of Trinity's elite warriors, Finn O'Connell isn't used to having his authority challenged. He doesn't know whether to punish or protect the infuriating young woman in his custody. When he discovers the Dark Fae want to use Elizabeth's abilities to control the source of all power in the universe, he'll risk everything to help her.
At the mercy of Trinity and enslaved to the Dark Fae, Elizabeth finds herself alone on the wrong side of an Irish myth thousands of years in the making. Refusing to be a pawn in their game, Elizabeth has to fight her way back to the man she loves, but to do so, she must wage her own war against the magic that binds her.
4 ½ ★
This was one book that really surprised me… in a very good way. Being (I think) Colleen’s first book I wasn’t sure what to expect but the blurb sounded interesting so I went for it.
Boy am I glad I did not miss out on this book. It was a page turner from page one and I had a hard time putting it down.
It has very good world and character building and easy to read even with the complex world and characters.
I really liked Elizabeth, she is a strong kick#ss female character and will not stay down for long. No matter what happens to her. And let me tell you, she goes to hell and back in this book. Despite all she goes through, she still sees good in people and stands by them. She has some weak moments but all things considers, she earned them and it made her much more realistic.
I also liked Finn a lot. He is the perfect alpha male with a soft side that is nicely balanced. He has some secrets that are not discovered until the very end, but that made him so much more interesting and loveable.
The side characters are well balanced with the book, they all have their own backstory and part of the overall story arc but don’t take away for Elizabeth and her journey.
The romance part was another great part and was nicely written, it just seemed to fit right. It didn’t seem to pushed in the story or anything like some paranormal romance novels. It fit right and was not to much and not too little.
The entire book is a roller-coaster, packed full with action, twists and turns on every page as well as some smexy time. Some parts of the book are rather dark, but that made it so much more fun to read.
I can’t bot wait to read the second book and see how things continue for Elizabeth and Finn as well.
I rate this book a 4 ½ ★
*I received a free copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review. Thank you!