The cover intrigued me, the genre said fantasy, so I had to try this book from the new author, Anna McKerrow.
The story did capture me initially, the prologue laid the myth of the witches of the land and their curse on the village. That intrigued me. Then the book introduced me to Faye who ran her shop, cast a spell, and lo and behold, the faerie king Finn arrived into her life along with Rav. She was attracted to both! Whom did the spell work on, then?!! The triangle was not needed.
Hot and bothered became Faye and Finn, they did manage to get in a lot of such steamy scenes, and then came the fantasy which had me losing my interest. I didn’t like the characters much, they didn’t seem to go beyond the sex scenes to emotions and love, no layers of development in their characters.
The plot of the book became too hotch-potch for me to really enjoy it, I did like that Faye soon came into her powers. But the rest did not make me go wide-eyed with love. Sighhh.
P. S. The sex scenes were plenty erotic
I received an ARC from NetGalley and publisher Bookouture, and this is my honest and unbiased opinion.
My rating : 2 stars
Faye Morgan – beautiful, independent and lonely – runs her family’s small shop of magical curiosities like her mother and grandmother before her. She longs for an escape, unaware of the dark power that flows through her veins…
When Faye casts a spell into the sea one cold morning, her call brings her to the attention of the wild and impulsive faerie king Finn Beatha. Finn pulls Faye into an intoxicating new world, both magical and treacherous… and as bewitching as Finn himself, who seems to command every part of her when he’s near.
As Faye’s passion for Finn grows, so does her fear that she might be there for some darker reason… and that she could be trapped in Faerie forever. Is there something in Faye’s past connecting her to this place, to Finn? And dare she find out more when every moment draws her further away from her old world?
Publication date : 16th October 2018
Publisher : Bookouture