Do not be fooled by the cover!
After reading several romances where the relationship was either questionable or toxic, this was a breath of fresh air. I do not know why I have not come across many portrayals of healthy relationships in books, but this one was so pleasant to read. I loved the MCs and I loved their slow journey to love. Farrendel was one of the best love male interests I have ever come across and I loved his arc throughout the story. Although the story is not filled with drama and twists and turns, I was happy to read their slow burn. Some might even say it is slow but I enjoyed the pacing and I looked forward to every moment that Essie had with Farrendel.
The writing is not saturated with fluffy detail and is very straightforward. I did have some issues with some phrases being brought up over and over but it did not detract from the story overall.
I am happy that I came across this book. I cannot wait for the sequel to come out! Would recommend!
Note: Clean read
Rating: 4/5 stars
She knew what she needed to tell him. She wasn’t sure what difference it would make in this moment, but it was what he needed to hear. “I missed you while you were gone.”
With a puff of a released breath against her hair, Farrendel relaxed. Just a fraction, but enough for her to feel the hint of a tremble in him.
Essie would do anything for her kingdom…even marry an elf prince she just met that morning.
When a diplomatic meeting goes horribly wrong, Essie, a human princess, finds herself married to the elf prince and warrior Laesornysh. Fitting in to the serene, quiet elf culture might be a little difficult for this talkative princess, but she’s determined to make it work.
With impending war and tenuous alliances, it will be up to Essie to unite her two peoples. And maybe get her hands on elven conditioner while she’s at it.