I nearly didn’t get this book due to the boring, mass produced cover, but I am so glad I did. Once I started it, I was hooked and stayed up late until I was exhausted and then finished it the next morning. There are no wildly new or exciting ideas in this book, I have read a dozen similiarly themed, but this one was writen really well. The characters and world building were interesting, but not too complex, and the simmering romance is delicious - no insta-love, or fated mates rubbish. I thouroughly enjoyed this book and will definately look for the sequel, which I assume will provide more depth to the backstory and relationships (eg. Why did he take a vow of silence? I want to know more about Ciara)
This book grabbed me from the start and didn’t let go. The story was engaging and I loved the characters. Arianna is strong, yet has a vulnerability that makes her more relatable. Ruadan is fascinating – the ultimate definition of the strong, silent type ;)
I’m really looking forward to the next book, and I’m sure I will reread this a few times while I’m waiting.