Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde was taught by her parents that every breath was a treasure and to seek every adventure she could find. And she learns this lesson the hard way when they perish in a plane crash. But she never forgets and when she discovers there is a parallel universe where every person has a twin, she finds a witch who can send her there so she can have the adventure of a lifetime.
But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.
But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.
Review by Amy W.
Let me tell you, I was hesitant to read this series, I owned them for a while and just never picked them up until one day I was staking Ms. Ashley (as usual) and saw a post about her newest installment and I became intrigued.
BEST. DECISION. EVER! I mean holy moly! I have read this entire series twice since I decided to read them and I still cannot get enough!
Ok so about the book….
Kristen Ashley introduces us to Seoafin “Finnie” Wilde and Frey Drakkar (pardon me while I swoon), in this introduction to her Fantasyland series.
Finnie is looking for adventure wherever and whenever she can. She finds out about a parallel universe in which everyone has a twin. She decides what the heck, why not? Her twin in the other world will just take over her life here for a year, she will have her adventure and be back in her own world before she knows it. Too bad her twin is not being completely forth coming and Finnie walks into her own wedding to Frey who is not her biggest fan. In fact, after the ceremony he dumps her in a nasty, dirty hunting cabin and leaves her there!
“Life was meant to be lived, every breath was a gift, every wish was worth taking”
Finnie being Finnie, makes the best of the situation and is determined to have her adventure whether her new husband likes her or not.
But as we all know things are not that easy. This is where the story gets good!
Upon her Frey’s return she sets the record straight about a few things without not tell him who she really is of course. She finds him handsome, if not a bit frightening. So of course she is attracted to him. Frey is attracted to her as well but he does not know the truth about her and once he does EVERYTHING changes.
“Finnie Drakkar, I fell in love with you when you told me you had a rule about dead game on the kitchen table.”
The chemistry between Frey and Finnie is hot and as they get to know one another they hit bumps in the road, especially as Finnie tries to navigate a world that is like her own BUT very different.
One of my favorite things about this book is that Finnie is not broken, she knows what she wants and has plans. She is not afraid to say yes to taking risks. I also find Frey to be an uber alpha with a heart of gold. I loved how Frey referred to Finnie as his “wee wife”. Swoon!
There is murder, mystery, intrigue, drama and of course plenty of sexy time! This book was read in two sittings, only because I have to be an adult now and then, otherwise I would never have put it down.
This story is a MUST read and after writing this review I want to read it AGAIN.
5 PLUS Stars!