Release Date: July 6, 2015
Pages: 261 (Paperback)
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All of my life, I dreamt of my own fairy tale romance.
Imagine my surprise when I discovered that my soul mate was a lifelong friend.
Ean is everything I want and everything I need.
But, my romance has become a fractured fairy tale.
Ean has pulled away and let his pain engulf him, leaving no room for me.
I want to heal him and bring him back to me.
But, if he won’t let me, I will move on.
I will find another destiny.
Laila is the best part of me, the light in my soul.
She is my destiny.
I want to give her all that I am, all that I have.
But, the guilt and pain from my mistake has ruined me
I am not worthy of her and I will not drag her down into my Hell.
My love for her is forever.
But, she deserves some one who isn’t broken
So, I’ll watch her walk away, into the arms of another.
*Recommended for ages 18+ due to language and sexual content
I did not read the first book in The Fae Guard series, but it did not seem as though the books needed to read in order. However, I HAVE to read them all now.
I was not sure of how I would feel about the story when I first started reading it. I love fae stories, but they are interpreted in many different directions that I have found myself not a fan of a few. But I am now a forever-fan of Elle Christensen's view; the Fae and Fallen (think fallen angel-type description), and how 'humans' become a Fae, which realm, or side, they live in after 'turning' on their 21st birthday, and how the Fae protect their charges from the Fallen.
While the fae-part of the story is a part of the entire picture, it is not the main concept of the book. The story of Laila and Ean and how they deal with realizing they are fated is the main element.
Ms. Christensen took me through the many ups and downs of Laila and Ean. There may have been screaming and cursing and the need to throw the book I was reading at Ean's head numerous times. He is stubborn, bullheaded, ridiculous, and so full of his male-caveman-ego, he makes me scream!
Laila also made me want to strangle her at times. She's a strong female lead, but she also was too hooked on her need for a happy-ever-after with Ean that she lost sight of who she was at times. I did, however, appreciate her attempting to date others, even if her thoughts behind her actions were for making Ean jealous. I was relieved to find that everyday life was not always revolved around Ean; she made a life and a stance for herself in other terms. She revived the strong female trait she deserved.
I truly enjoyed Laila and Ean having more than just a sex life, even when that is all they had. I loved their one-sided conversations they had with themselves, as many of those had me cracking up. I also enjoyed their personal feelings and emotions, even those they wore on their sleeves, just refused to admit to having.
If you need a book to read which involves love, romance, strong female leads, sex, humor and strong plots, I definitely recommend giving this book a read.
Elle Christensen is a lover of all things books, a hopeless romantic, and has always had a passion for writing. Between being a sappy romantic, her love of an HEA, crazy imagination, and ok, let’s be real, her dirty mind, she fell easily into writing romance.
Christensen is a huge baseball fan and yet, a complete girly, girl. She's an obsessive reader and has a slight (hahaha! Slight? Yeah, right) addiction to signed books.
Married to her very own book boyfriend, an alpha male with a sexy, sweet side, he is the best inspiration, her biggest supporter and the love of her life. He is also incredibly patient and understanding about the fact that he has to fight the voices in her head for her attention.