In the interest of transparency, I want you to know that I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.
Attempted murder, that's how sixteen-year-old Princess Charlotte's engagement starts. It seems like the only thing she has in common with Prince Young of Vires is their mutual discontent.
When her kingdom's attacked, Charlotte's parents renegotiate her hand in marriage to a handsome stranger with a sinister plan. With the people Charlotte loves dying around her, and her kingdom's future at stake, the only person she can turn to is the prince she betrayed. But, should she save her kingdom or her heart?
One must fall.
The blurb made me jump at this offer of a freebie and honestly, when I looked it up and saw the cover I needed this book in my hands. And I am so glad I did. The main character Princess Charlotte is actually amazing.
She’s been set to marry Prince Young of Vires and she is not happy about it. This of course sets their relationship up for a iffy start, but before their nuptials, Besmium is attacked leaving Charlotte to decide what is right for her kingdom.
This story is told from multiple POV, alternating from Princess Charlotte, Prince Young, and a few other characters. A a few chapters are from other characters - Minseo, Emmett, and Milly. Minseo is Young's brother. Emmett is a prince competing for Charlotte's hand in marriage. Milly is Charlotte's lady-in-waiting. I know multiple POV isn’t everyone’s cup of tea but honestly I love it.
Charlotte’s kingdom is on the verge of war, and she needs to marry to help save Besmium. Prince Young is a kind and honourable prince. With their union comes a strong alliance, but the attack puts Besmium and their relationship at risk.
As a writer of series, it was refreshing to read a standalone novel in the fantasy genre. The characters all give something to each section of the story and adds to the light entertaining novel.