Genre: Fantasy Romance
Book Length (Est.): 305 Pages
He lost everyone he loved to an assassin. Will Emma be next?
It is 1843. Immortal elf Allydan Sath Nulan has returned from his travels to his estate in Alta California only to find his home and family destroyed. Related to the ruling family in the elvish homeland of Aelynghyst, Allydan, as the last of his line, must discover the killer before he, too, is murdered.
Into his life falls Emma Treadburn, a human woman at the end of her rope. Tired of being forced to pay off her father’s debts by working for the local haberdasher who thinks he is entitled to enjoy Emma’s charms, she decides to strike out on her own.
A terrible wagon accident brings the two of them together. But can the scholarly healer allow himself to fall in love with a human while trying to find a murderer?
And can Emma reconcile her heart to love an otherworldly elf?
*I received this book free from the author in exchange for an honest review*
Allydan Sath Nulan is trying to find out who murdered his family by using magic. During this process he saves a woman that is on her own at night. Allydan must use his healing powers to heal Emma’s wounds she received while trying to save a baby.
Emma Treadburn is tired of trying to pay off her alcoholic father’s debts to David. When she is saved by Allydan she is instantly attracted to him. While Emma tries to learn more about Allydan, he tries to fight his feelings for her.
When the ladies of Emma’s hometown show up at a party they accuse her of being ruined because she is living in a home with an unmarried foreign man. Allydan’s only choice is to marry Emma to keep her reputation in good standings. Once married, Allydan reveals his true self and his past to Emma. Will a human be able to love a man that has revealed himself as an elf? Will Allydan track down the person that killed his family?
I found this book to be interesting as I am not a big elf fan. The characters are very easy to fall in love with. Anabella Thorne did a good job with writing this story (Yep, I think this is a series). The only critique I have with this story is I found myself not interested in the POV from David. I found myself wanting to skip over his parts.
Overall, this is different from any other elf books that I have read, and I found myself lost in the romance between Allydan and Emma.
My Favorite Quote: Did I hear that right? He thinks his people are fairy tale creatures?
“No you’re not!” she laughed. “Elves are plain and very short. They live in rose gardens.”
“Where did you hear that?” He looked confused.
“From fairy tales in books. My momma read them to me as a child.”
“Well, they have it wrong.” He sighed and his shoulders slumped. “I’m an elf; I assure you.”
Overall, I give this 3.5 stars!
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