Series: Return to Avalore #1
Author: Elianne Adams
Published: November 7/14
Genre: fantasy/paranormal romance
Back Cover Blurb:
Rhia Atkinson is a woman on the run. The same vicious creatures that killed her mother four years ago are still on the hunt, and she’s the prey. She thought she’d come to terms with her solitary existence until Drake comes along, reigniting her dreams of family and belonging. His tall tales of a missing queen and the looming extinction of a race of people she never knew existed has her agreeing to go to Avalore. Traditions as old as time stand in her way as she tries to convince Drake that he’s her choice for a mate. With the enemy breathing down her neck, all she has to do is figure out a way to make it work before she ends up joined to some stranger.
I fell in love with the male lead in this novel right from the very beginning. Not only is he well developed and swoon-worthy, but his struggles (both internal and external) make him very personable. I also enjoyed the female lead. Her reliance on her instincts combined with her strength and strong sense of self-worth really allow her to stand up alongside her counterpart. The past and present collide for these characters, providing them with a whole new future. I also enjoyed getting to know a bit about the rest of the characters in the novel. The way that they come together as a family and as a community was heartwarming.
This exciting and action packed story is one that will stand out. I can’t wait to read more from this series & this author.