When I began this story, I wasn’t sure what to expect. K. Webster is known for her taboo, and often “unacceptable” stories. This definitely wasn’t that.
Casey has lived a life full of misery and disappointment. From the very beginning, I connected with that part of her – the part that was always looking for the other shoe to fall. In fact, one of my favorite lines in the book reflects a mantra I try to live by: “I try not to hope. Hope is a sketchy bitch.” When Casey meets Tyler she is offered everything she’s never had, but she is absolutely certain there is a catch. What could Tyler be hiding? What does he really want? For Casey there is always an ulterior motive.
As it turns out, Tyler seems to be all that he appears, but Casey knows the score. “A rich prince, I see. But fairy tales always have a villain.” There is a note of truth to this, but as for the villain in this story … we have yet to meet them just yet. In fact, you may not even be able to guess what’s going on behind the scenes of the story.
Then you meet Torin … He is someone I’ve been waiting to see represented well in a novel. I loved reading about him, and I think he is one of the most interesting, confusing, and downright wonderful characters I’ve read. There’s a lot behind the character that is Torin, a lot which you need to discover for yourself—a lot that truly makes the story.
There’s a lot here I can’t share without feeling like you’d miss out on an integral part of the discovery that goes along with reading this story. I’d recommend giving this story a try, if only to expand yourself out of the basic romance experience and allow yourself something that can show you beauty, if only in a different way.