Katria swore she’d never fall in love. She’s seen what “love” means through the cruelty of her family. So when she’s married off to the mysterious Lord Fenwood for a handsome price, all Katria wants is a better life than the one she’s leaving. Feelings are off the table.
But her new husband makes not falling in love difficult.
As their attraction begins to grow, so too do the oddities within her new life: strange rules, screams in the night, and attacks by fae that Katria never thought were real. When she witnesses a ritual not meant for human eyes, Katria finds herself spirited away to the land of Midscape.
Surviving the fae wilds as a human is hard enough. Katria must survive as a human who accidently pilfered the magic of ancient kings – magic a bloodthirsty king is ready to kill her for in order to keep his stolen throne – and her new husband is the rightful heir in hiding.
The power to save the fae is in her hands. But who will save her from a love she vowed never to feel?
Enjoyed this even as I was yelling at the heroine to stop being a dimwit and put two and two together. Her vehemence against love seemed misplaced though it came together in the end. She is written very well as someone who has been emotionally abused and made herself smaller, and she eventually learns to see her own value although it can make her choices and thoughts frustrating for belittling herself. Written in present tense, feels maybe new adult more than YA? There is an on page sex scene though it’s very vaguely described.