“Fantasy romance at its finest! This book has it all: A heroine full of spunk and spark, a hero full of mystery and masculinity, and an epic story full of intrigue and action. You will fall in love with these delicious characters. This book is utterly breathtaking!” —Darynda Jones, New York Times bestselling author of the Charley Davidson series
KINGDOMS WILL RISE AND FALL FOR HER…
“Cat” Catalia Fisa lives disguised as a soothsayer in a traveling circus. She is perfectly content avoiding the danger and destiny the Gods—and her homicidal mother—have saddled her with. That is, until Griffin, an ambitious warlord from the magic-deprived south, fixes her with his steely gaze and upsets her illusion of safety forever.
BUT NOT IF SHE CAN HELP IT
Griffin knows Cat is the Kingmaker, the woman who divines the truth through lies. He wants her as a powerful weapon for his newly conquered realm—until he realizes he wants her for much more than her magic. Cat fights him at every turn, but Griffin’s fairness, loyalty, and smoldering advances make him increasingly hard to resist and leave her wondering if life really does have to be short, and lived alone.
I loved this book. Cat is a Soothsayer. She is perfectly happy living with the circus and everyone there treats her as family. Life was good, and then Griffin stalks into her life and everything changes. She isn't safe any longer and he knows more about her than anyone should. That terrifies and excites her. I really loved their relationship. It was an instant attraction but not an instant love connection. The spark was there but kidnapping kinda puts a damper on anything more.
Cat is more powerful than even Griffin thought and he needs her...in more ways than he wants to admit. He is a smart man and I liked that while he could be gruff and even violent, it wasn't extreme. I also liked that Cat wasn't a damsel in distress character but a strong female. I want to know where the story goes next and what happens to these and the other characters that I fell in love with through the story!
5/5 and I'm impatiently waiting on the next book!
Thank you to the publisher for the review copy of this book (via netgalley). I received this book in exchange for an honest review and the opinions stated above are 100% mine.