"I release you..." were the last words Rosalind remembered before her world went black. Stefan, the future duke of Montmouth, no doubt thought his words were welcomed but he couldn't have been more wrong. Oh, he was handsome as a pagan Norse god, but that was unimportant when her life as well as those of her family hung in the balance.
With less than six weeks left,
Rosalind has stopped believing in the fairy tale, the prince on the
white horse, and the stolen kiss that would awaken her from her worst
nightmares. Resigned to her fate, she waits for the inevitable curse to
run it’s course.
"We must marry at once!" Stefan declared, fully
expecting Rosalind to be delighted that he had come to save her, but he
was sorely mistaken. Rosalind was no simpering docile female; she was a
fiery temptress with a stubborn streak only matched by his horse,
Samson. Insulting, infuriating, intoxicating and alluring enough to
drive a man mad. Stefan found himself thankful for the curse that
required him marry her, thankful for the betrothal contract he had so
recently tried to release her from...With the fortitude of a sailor
shipwrecked, abandoned, and a solider warring for his life Stefan
decides to lay siege to the greatest prize, Rosalind's heart.
My Thoughts on the Book
3.5 stars This is a very
sweet regency romance with a fairy tail theme. I liked it a great deal
but felt it jumped from the prologue to the main story too quickly with
no back story on Rose for Stefan's time away. There were a few other
places too that I felt it was not a twist but a change that could have
been better organized. But I enjoyed Rose and Stefan together
especially once the two started to relax in front of each other but I
felt too much of the book was setting up for the next story rather then
really living in this one.