Oh man, this was a great one! It's the start of a series and I'm super pumped that I got to read an ARC! I absolutely loved it! Basics are Prince Zayne is a dragon shifter and his kingly father is making him marry the not so nice princess of the kingdom over, to prevent more war. Now that sounds kinda cliched but it's complicated- I'll get to that. Addie is a pretty normal girl who happens to fall through a little portal and lands at the feet of Prince Zayne. He saves her, and boy does it start a whole mess. Ha!
Let's start with Zayne. He's gorgeous and a play boy prince, but he's also kind and loyal and full of duty. You'd think he'd be full of himself, and sometimes he is, but he worries about his troops and his country and he loves his mother. His dad is a douche! And when you get to meet the wizard that helped conspire with things, a few moments come into play. And on the other side, the other King is sad and bitter, he has a sweet son and a bitch of a daughter. So, now we have all this mess and Addie is dropped right into this chaos!
Now at first, it's hilarious! Zayne thinks Addie is nuts and Addie thinks she's hallucinating and keeps passing out when Zayne shifts. Until he saves her multiple times. Then, gets hurt in doing so. They not only get over their irritation they act on those attractions. But them together can cause a very nasty war. Addie doesn't want death on her hands and Zayne doesn't want his people in harms way. So regardless of how great they could be together, Zayne promises to get her home and Addie swears she'll get over it and leave. But things are never simple! I absolutely loved both characters. I also like Bor and Tristan and Emiline and Helena. Oh oh and the wizard! Yeah he's pretty cool. But I think Will stole my heart along with Addie's :)
The writing is fantastic! I never put this one down and I loved every single minute of it! There's so much going for it. Mystery surrounding a lot of things, suspense, action, romance, and the word building! It's Arthurian in feel where the kingdoms are and I loved the little magic thrown in with the shifters adding to it! I absolutely loved this first book of the series and I seriously absolutely cannot wait to get my hands on the next book!! I know it'll be as great as the first or even better! So with that said, I want more and so should you! 5 MAGICAL DRAGON PAWS!!
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