Publisher: Eternal Press
Genre: Fantasy Romance
Heat Rating: 3
A fairytale, but not the kind your mother used to read you!
Rhiannon Kinsley's life goes from boring to downright crazy when a freak lightning bolt strikes her laptop. To make matters even more bizarre, strange words and symbols flash across the computer screen and she hears a mysterious voice. Time to call the men in white coats! Then Cerne Silverwing, an intriguingly sexy man, appears. He insists she's a faerie princess whose fate will determine his own. What a crock! Now she knows who really needs those white coats.
With the Dark Faerie forces threatening their kingdom, Cerne kidnaps Rhiannon and brings her to Fey, a land where magic knows no bounds. He's performing a duty to save his kingdom and nothing more than a duty that will bring him his wings and the strengthened magic that comes with them. If he doesn't unite with the princess as her consort, those wings will never grow. But this princess grew up in the land of laptops and instant messages, and she's convinced they're both crazy. Despite their differences, the two are thrust together to defeat the whip-wielding Dark Faerie Queen before she takes over their kingdom. Passion and peril aside, will Rhiannon and Cerne discover their true destiny?
Rhiannon Kinsley is just your average workaholic, computer nerd with a presentation due soon when her life is forever changed after an online chat with who she thinks is a sex-crazed cyber stalker. Cerne Silverwing has been chatting with Rhiannon for quite sometime while trying to determine if she is indeed the long lost faerie princess the White Faeries have been searching for. When Rhiannon starts recognizing the strange symbols and language he shows her, he knows for sure she’s the one. Now how to convince her?
I will admit to expecting this to be the same as some of the stories of the fae that I have read, but I was pleasantly surprised by the fact that it was not. There is a very modern start to this tale which dramatically changes once we enter the realm of Fey. The historical elements were well placed in this fantasy romance.
The characters were colorful and blended nicely with each other. The classic role of the female lead being the one to pull away and not put her feelings out there was reversed with the male lead. Cerne brought Rhiannon back to the land of Fey and was prepared to die for her, but refused to admit he loved her. It seemed most times like Rhiannon was pursuing Cerne. The emotional back and forth those two characters played reeked havoc on my frustration level, but I imagine it was quite the same for them.
I would have liked to see a more thorough ending since I felt that there were still a few unanswered questions that didn’t give me the full happily-ever-after affect. Possible sequel? I definitely wouldn’t be opposed to one. This is the first novel for this author and already she shows much promise. I would be happy to read any of the rest of her future work.
4 1/2 Tea Cups!