It has taken me entirely too long to read this book and I regret not having finishing it sooner. The romance, the suspense, the magic was all written so well and immediately hooked me from the beginning. It had all the vibes of a gothic, disturbing read which are some of my favorite books to read. I loved both of the main characters and the tension and blooming romance between them was actually swoon worthy. You can never go wrong with an enemies to lovers romance in my opinion.
Wren Southerland has always felt like a burden, especially being the niece of the Queen who’s constantly driving her away from her career. As the most talented healer, Wren is expected to use her powers according to the Queen’s rules but with such a big heart, sometimes her healing powers get her into big trouble. But then a letter arrives from Lord Lowry who is requesting her assistance in healing a manservant so, against the Queen’s wishes, she agrees to help and flees. When she arrives she realizes the manservant is actually Hal Cavendish, the man who is her biggest enemy, the man who murdered thousands of her people. As she begins to heal her enemy, she begins to realize there is something even more sinister occurring in the snowy mountains.
Besides the gothic, disturbing vibes this book had tons of mystery and intrigue which I really wasn’t expecting going into this book. The romance was absolutely amazing which is another element I wasn’t anticipating but I loved every minute of it.
I’m very excited to read more Allison Saft after devouring this book.
*Many thanks to Wednesday Books for the gifted copy for my honest review!*