Having read Downfall the first in the Kingdoms of Sin series, I was always going to read the rest. However, with moving house right on top of Christmas, then a pandemic and everything eel in between I wasn’t able to straight away. So, when I had a major flare-up and was well enough, I had a little read-a-thon. And so glad I did. Willow Aster is a beautiful author, and her world-building and character arcs throughout kept me wanting me. She ended the series wonderfully and done it justice. If you’re looking for an escape, check out the Kingdom of Sin series.
It was never a question of love.
I knew I loved Elias Lancaster and that he loved me.
At least I always thought he did.
But for some reason, he always found an excuse not to be with me.
The pain I felt as my childhood love rejected me, again and again, after promising me the world when we were kids…
Well, it just wouldn’t go away.
No matter how hard I tried.
Desperate times called for desperate measures, and I never wanted to be considered desperate, but I knew if something didn’t change soon, I’d lose Elias for good and die of a broken heart.
No one told me how many times my heart could break in the process.
I never wanted to be a royal.
I could leave that to my older brother and sister and be happy.
I’d rather see the world, experience life with unjaded eyes, and meet people who liked me based on something other than their expectations.
Gentry Barrington saw exactly who I was the first time we met, the real me.
My title wasn’t part of the equation.
It was our connection that made the impression…
And maybe our kiss that stopped time, it was so good.
He had no idea how young I was.
I had no idea how old he was.
But sometimes appearances did matter, and there were rules that must be followed…
Or else the forbidden became too alluring to ignore.
I was raised to be Jadon Safrin’s enemy…
My father wouldn’t rest until he was dead.
When war threatened to break out between our countries and I met Jadon face-to-face, I realized I could become his greatest weakness.
I could either do the right thing, or I could let him crash and burn, paving the way for my family to rule all of the kingdoms.
But I’d never met a man like Jadon, pure of heart and unparalleled bravery, and when all was said and done, maybe in truth, I was nothing but a pawn…
And he would be my demise.