March 27, 2014 by ceresbooksworld
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.
(YA Urban Fantasy, Romance, Magical Realism, Irish Folklore)
The story :
We discover Robyn who is predestined to get married to McKale for the survival of their families. However a princess Fae wants McKale for her alone and how to resist the charm of a Fae. Robyn and McKale will already have to know, to appreciate and even to love each other.
The Character :
Robyn is a girl, who is level-headed, she is aware of responsabilities which oblige her to bind to an unknown. She wishes only a single thing, that her pretender is not smaller than her, the shock when her mother said her that McKale is a Leprechaun. Nevertheless, she remains strong, she tries to dread the world in which she’s going to live, that is a world without technology. I liked her sentimental and nice side later I admit that in our time I don’t see me facing a settle binding with a Leprechaun in a world without Tv, Telephone, Internet. I’m not a geek but I would be sad.
McKale is sexy, shy and have a wonderful Irish accent. By moments he has childish reactions and that makes him so cute. I appreciated that he learns to know Robyn even if he is bewitched by Fae. We don’t see many male character like him in the literature and I find it very pleasant. I like the way he discover the world of Robyn with Car, Music, Computer and Video.
Cassidy is the small sister of Robyn, she is funny, sensitive and very protective to her sister especially with Faes. I liked a lot Cassidy, she’s an important character in the story and I really hope that Wendy Higgins will find the inspiration to tell her story one day.
Rock is a Clourichauns, cousin of McKale, it’s mischievous, funny and a little bit selfish but the end catches up everything. It’s the character whom I appreciated and whom I would really like to see in another book. I liked his joyful and childish air.
My Review :
I liked a lot my reading, decorations and Ireland. Wendy Higgins knows how to pull us in her universe and the descriptions are magic. I liked a lot the relation between Robyn and Cassidy, they are sisters and they are ready to do anything the one for the other. I also loved the relation between Robyn and McKale of course, I appreciated to see how they learnt to know each other, to confide, to appreciate and the childish side of McKale I for many there. I wanted to kill the Fae Princess more than once, she reminded me all these rich little girls we see on movies.
Wendy know how to make us feels love, sweet and pleasure as in each of her books. I hope I can read one day the continuation of the story with Cassidy and Rock.
Thank you Wendy for this fascinating reading, which allowed us to relieve a little the expectation of Sweet reckoning. And especially thank you for self-published this book because it would have missed me not to have it.