Once upon a time…
Isn’t that how love stories begin?
Not this time. This is not a love story.
This is the untold story of Sleeping Beauty and how Princess Arianna of Graeline was conceived out of darkness and lies.
Born into a kingdom on the brink of disaster, she remains hidden away from the world as protection against a vengeful curse.
A love curse.
Malevolence has invaded the land of mystery, and the dark mage has decided it’s time to collect on her favor. The price…
Until the king calls for a savior. Or two?
Asher “Apollo” McCall and Matthew “Ares” Norbury have worked countless missions together. Named after the Greek gods they resembled, they were considered the biggest and baddest until tragedy struck. Their team was slaughtered and they were left for dead.
Neither man ever foresaw a life of peace, but gazing into the eyes of the young, defiant princess for the first time, they catch a glimpse of what could become their world.
How far will they go to make the enigmatic royal theirs?
Can these two “princes” beat the odds, save the princess, and live happily ever after?
Or is Arianna destined to die, imprisoned by a curse out of control?
My Review: 4 stars
I enjoyed this book more than I thought I would.
You have 4 main players in this book.
Arianna – the princess
Asher (Apollo) – The fixer
Ares – The fighter
Callista – The Mage
Arianna is the princess of Graeline.
What she did not know was that a curse was placed on her and that when she turned 18, her life would not be her own any more. But there is much more to the story than that.
Asher and Ares have been called in to help the kingdom. Girls and women are going missing and no one knows why.
But what Asher and Ares don’t anticipate is the connecting they will have with Arianna.
“We’re killers. Warriors. She’s royalty and fine china. There is no way that she would work with one of us, let alone both of us. I’m sure it’s against the rules.”
When Arianna goes missing, Asher and Ares must find her and save her.
But at what cost? What happens when they have to be the bad guys to save her? Can she handle that? Or will it break their bond?
But Arianna also has something inside her. Something dying to come out. Is she strong enough to fight the evil inside her or will it consume her and everyone around her?
I really liked this story. I am going out of my comfort zone with this book because I don’t usually read books with magic in them, but this one worked for me.
Asher and Ares complimented each other very well and you could tell they wanted the best for Arianna. And with the help of Callista, they work as a team to save her.
Overall…. good job.
About the Author:
Krystal writes as International Bestselling Author KL Donn. Born and raised in Alberta, Canada, she has over 40 published books in differing romance genres. She enjoys making her readers cry as they go on a deep journey of love and loss through each book.
Experiencing her own insta-love at 17, Krystal has been with her husband for 16 years and they share 4 beautiful children together.
Fun facts about KL:
Give her an action flick over a romance. But a romance book over action. She’s weird like that.
Did she mention coffee addict?
Coffee addict, it bears repeating. Again.
Husband obsessed. Hers that is, you can keep yours.
Mom of 6, well 7 if you count the husband. Oh and 2 of those are a cat & dog, that are confused about their species.
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