About the Author: Jessi Elliott is a newly graduated law clerk and debut author of both young adult and new adult romantic fiction. Her love of writing was born after many years of reading and reviewing books on her blog Living Within Fiction.
She lives in Southwestern Ontario with her family and two adorable cats.
When she’s not plotting her next writing project, she likes to spend her time hanging with friends and family, getting lost in a steamy romance novel, watching Friends, and drinking coffee.
Genre: New Adult, Fantasy, Romance
Synopsis: Being kidnapped by the leader of the fae really puts a dent in your senior year.
Aurora Marshall is sharp, witty, and always has a plan. Ready to finish her business degree and graduate, her life is going smoothly—until the night she meets Tristan Westbrook.
Tristan, the overbearing, gorgeous fae leader, and an admired businessman in the human world, is all kinds of dangerous. While he finds Aurora intriguing, her refusal to bend to his will keeps them locked in a constant power struggle.
Entering into a deal is the only way to escape Tristan’s clutches, which only plunges Aurora deeper into the fae world. With her future at stake, she is forced to handle his arrogance and extraordinary fae abilities as she fights to stay grounded in her mundane life.
Not to mention her struggle to ignore the growing attraction she knows she shouldn’t feel for the man who kidnapped her.
When people said college would be the most exciting time of her life, Aurora never thought this is what they meant.
I had the pleasure of being an early beta reader of this book and receiving an ARC. I love the changes Jessi made to this book before publication. This book truly has something for everyone! There are twists and turns and a plot twist that will shock the pants off of you.
Trust me: The ending will have you wanting to call Jessi up and demand the sequel.
I LOVE the character development in this book. Jessi has created characters that are relatable and diverse. This book is also heavy on dialogue, which I appreciate, and Jessi does an excellent job of pulling at your emotions. There are two chapters in particular that made me cry.
If I had to pick a favorite character, I would have to go with Skylar. She's tough and sarcastic but has a soft heart. (Maybe Jessi can do a Skylar spin-off? *hint hint nudge nudge*) Aurora is a close second. She's feisty and tough, but Jessi does an excellent job at captivating us with Aurora's vulnerable side. Aurora also has some awesome comebacks that really make me laugh!
I thought the romance between Tristan and Aurora was realistic and progressed naturally. Overall, this book does an amazing job of showcasing the fae world from a new and fresh perspective and it was an enjoyable debut novel. I finished this book in about three days. I urge you to pick up this book. You won't regret it.
P.S. I'm still not over Adam.