On the worst birthday of my life, I come home to find my boyfriend in bed with another woman. Within hours, I’m drunk, homeless, and pledging to stay single forever. And that is when the dangerously sexy Seelie King rolls through town, looking for fae like me.
Every generation, the king holds a competition for Seelie queen. But for reasons he won’t explain, Torin is looking for a charade, not a real marriage. So when I drunkenly sling insults his way, I have his attention.
When Torin offers me fifty million to participate, I think, “What have I got to lose?” The answer turns out to be “my life,” because my competition will literally kill for the crown.
And the more time I spend with the seductive king, the harder it becomes to remember it’s all supposed to be fake. Now, my life—and my heart—are one the line.
Well Frost was a real pleasure to read. And it reminded me of Elize Kova’s books but with more heat!
You have Ava, a fae who has been abandoned as a baby in the human world. She’s always been ostracized as a kid due to her pointy ears and blue hair. Until it became all the rage to mimic fae.
Ava does not know her birth parents and is now an orphan as her adoptive human mom died of cancer.
At the beginning of the book, she’ll find her fiancée cheating on her. Now without a home and raging against men, she is determined to drink her humiliation.
And before she knows it, she’ll drunkenly insult the fae king Torin while he is looking for female fae to compete for becoming his queen.
Of course,Torin is powerful, sexy and is hiding a secret.
To Ava’s surprise, he’ll persuade her to enter the tournament as he needs a bride he can’t love.
Enter some of my favorite elements in books: a magical universe (faerie) and a deadly tournament.
Cherry on top, Ava is the underdog as she has no magic compared to other opponents like the princesses of the six Seelie clans.
There is also the mystery of Ava’s birth adding some intrigue to the story.
And of course the strong attraction you feel between Torin and Ava.
Fae are bloodthirsty creatures and Ava will have to adapt fast when coming back to a Faerie she has no memories of!
Easy to read, fast paced, filled with intrigue, tension and underlying sexual attraction, Frost was a very enjoyable read that makes me want to know what happens next!
Thanks for reading.
From drunkenly insulting a Fae king to competing to be the next queen… now there’s a twist I bet Ava never saw coming! 🙂
Ha never!! LOL
This sounds like a fun fantasy read. I’ve enjoyed what I’ve read from Elise Kova so I’ll have to check this one out at some point.
I hope you’ll love it!
I actually just started this last night! 😀
I hope you are enjoying it!
I did! There were a few minor cliches that I wasn’t overly fond of, but I loved the relationship between Ava and her BFF. And I did like the attention paid to emotional intimacy. Too often, books like this can be all about lust, lust, lust, but not necessary about the emotions between two people as they sort their baggage out.
I couldn’t agree more! I am reading ALight in the Flame and it’s nearly only lust and it’s becoming boring!
SOLD! She’s attending Apollycon next year so she was an author I’m wanting to read in the next few months. I’ll definitely be picking this one up!
I hope you’ll enjoy Jen!
Sounds like it had everything you need, Sophie. Glad you enjoyed it! 😀
Thank you Lashaan!
Lovely review you have here Sophie! I am so happy that you enjoyed this one here. I have read this author and really like her writing style of fantasy romance. Need to pick this one up!
I hope you’ll love it Renee!
Glad you enjoyed it! I did too!
“drunkenly insult the fae king” Hahaha now I need to read this book of course!