Published by Wendy Higgins on March 17th 2014
Genres: Young Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Source: Kindle (Amazon)
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While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe.
What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.
I got this ebook from Amazon because hey, it’s Wendy Higgins and her Sweet trilogy was simply amazing. So, seeing a book about Irish culture and leprechauns? GIVE. ME. Most girls would hate to get an arranged marriage, because they won’t be able to choose the guy. But not Robyn Mason, especially when arranged marriages are common in magical families like hers. All her life, it’s what she’s been looking forward for, so when the day finally arrives to meet the Irish guy, McKale, she was excited. Soon, she realises that there’s more to McKale’s clan that she thought she knew. Also, what was supposed to be an obligatory thing between McKale and Robyn, turns into something more. And it would be damn cool and romantic if not for the fact that a deadly Fae princess stands in their way, who has her eyes set on McKale. What makes it worse was that her every touch send guys obsessed over her. Such an unfair fight, huh?
I have to admit that from the start, I totally loved Robyn. I mean, come on, a girl who could stay positive about an arranged marriage throughout her whole life? She’s something, I tell you. Throughout the whole book, I was just like, “This girl is simply amazing.” Fine, she was perfect since birth, which was hilarious but not completely impossible, because hey, story plot right? But this book though, it wasn’t nearly as perfect as I want it to be. There were some holes in the story, and I hated the sexual parts in this book. Not the sex, just the sexual innuedos. In this book, Irish men were deemed to be perverts, pinching butts and touching boobs, and it’s perfectly OKAY. So, that kinda got me a little bit peeved, because NO. You want to write a book about guys forever sexual harrassing a girl? Write that the girl slapped him then, instead of giggling about it. Then, there was also a misleading fact that Faes are deadly? I honestly thought that there would be a fight or something, but sigh NO FIGHT. They’re not really deadly. More of manipulative.
BUT I really liked how the story line goes, and I’m kinda hoping that there’ll be a book about Cassidy and Rock, because they’re honestly cuter HEHE.