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Tuesday, 25 March 2014
Author: Wendy Higgins
Published: March 17th 2014
While most seventeen-year-old American girls would refuse to let their parents marry them off to a stranger, Robyn Mason dreams of the mysterious McKale in Ireland, wondering how he’ll look and imagining his cute Irish accent. Prearranged bindings are common for magical families like her own, however when she travels to the whimsical Emerald Isle she discovers there’s more to her betrothal and McKale’s clan than she was led to believe.

What starts as an obligatory pairing between Robyn and McKale morphs over time into something they both need. But one giant obstacle stands in the way of their budding romance: a seductive and deadly Fae princess accustomed to getting what she wants—and what she wants is McKale as her plaything. Love, desire, and jealousies collide as Robyn’s family and McKale’s clan must work together to outsmart the powerful Faeries and preserve the only hope left for their people.

I was delighted when I heard the wonderful news that Wendy decided to be brave and release this book to the world. I'm very glad she didn't hide this wonderful gem from us. This book is full of humour, love, family, growth, suspension, hearth-wrenching moments but filled with so many heartwarming ones all at the same time.
It's delightfully whimsical and joyous, with just a hint of giddy mischief. So many times the characters ( especially Cassidy) had me bursting with laughter and her quick wit and her zealousness was a bit infectious . She was a wild child but it's what I adored most about her, she has a zest for life and I envy her. Robyn is very meek and shy at first but you really get to see her character develop beautifully through out the chapters. She's a very relatable character, I like her boldness and her kindness towards everyone especially her sister.
The relationship between the family members is very entertaining at times, they all each possess a different quirk that makes you easily love them all. I've always found Ireland enchanting yet Wendy was able to make me envision a more magical sort of place full of possibilities.
The folklore that she weaved through the ever changing scenes and rhythm of the story was amazing, it gave you a sense that maybe this story or situation was actually possible. It had a great sense of realism. What I  loved most was the relationship between Robyn and McKale, it was slow passed, saddening at times, frustrating and stunning to see blossom page after page. I couldn't help but love Kale, there is just a certain charm to him that comes out full force towards the end ;).
*laugh* Now Rock was probably one of the most interesting characters to me, he was something else alright, he will have you in a fit of giggle thanks to his lovely boldness.
Now you know a good love story isn't complete without a little snag in the plot right? Well Wendy certainly did it again with the "bad guys" in this story, who knew fairies could be so cruel?  Apparently not me, but I'm starting to grasp this notion after reading two different book with the Fae in them that they aren't always nice creatures :/.

This splendid story had me hooked from the beginning, just the idea of a new romance that took place in a magic realm in Ireland I was intrigued. I knew in my heart of hearts that I wouldn't be disappointed with this book. It was gripping till the very end, I'm hoping this will not be the end for McKale and the Mason family seeing as it was a bittersweet end. I give this book ten out of ten stars. Wendy took a leap of faith with this book, that was brave of her and I'm very proud of her for it. It's divine, mysterious, magical with a pinch of merriment with a flare of hope.

You will not be disappointed with this book so give it a chance and fall in love with a mysterious Irish boy.

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