Title: Court of Secrets
Author: Dyan Chick
Series: Forbidden Queen #1
Publication Date: October 15, 2018
Source: eBook sent for review.
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Four Sexy Fae Princes. A Changeling Fae. A Secret that could end them all.
When Cassia’s wedding is ruined by a monster attack, her whole life changes. Destined for the dull and uneventful life of a Baron’s wife, Cassia always dreamed of more. She never thought it would come in the form of three sexy fae princes.
When she accidentally uses magic, Cassia discovers that she’s not human. She’s a changeling, a fae hidden in the human world. She no longer belongs in the human realm, but she won’t survive on her own in Faerie.
Now, her only hope is the three sexy fae princes who saved her life on her wedding day. On the run from the monsters that attacked her, Cassia must help the princes hunt them down. Her life depends on them, and by the time this is over, they might need her as much as she needs them.
Court of Secrets is a full-length Reverse Harem Fantasy Novel. Book 1 of 4
This was such an interesting read! Fairies are becoming one of my favorite mythical/paranormal creatures to read about. Though this was a short read, the writing and world building were done quiet well. The characters were all so unique as well. I enjoyed the bits of humor thrown into this story as well.
Cassia is set to marry a well-known man in society, but she hates. Being the youngest she feels as if her sister Rose should be married before her. On her wedding day she is attacked by bat like creatures and thrown into a world magic, faes and betrayal. She finds out the she is a changeling and has to figure out all there is to know about who she is, faes and the world she came from. Cassia is a spunky, bold woman. I loved everything about her. She could have given up on life, but she kept pushing forward trying to figure out how to save the fae realm and humans while needing to learn about who she was. She was an awesome protagonist.
Dane, the prince of the Summer court, is a pervert and a gentleman. He's definitely a sexual being, but his words are sweet like honey. He's the playboy of the group. Cormac, the prince of the Autumn court, is the serious one of the crew. He's been heartbroken before and hasn't been with a woman in ages. I loved seeing his walls break down when Cassia was around him. Really refreshing for his character. Ethan, the prince of the Spring court, is more of the sensible one between the three of them. He's kind, sweet and doesn't push Cassia as hard as the other two. I think he'd be the ideal husband for Cassia.
Tristian, the prince of the Winter court, wasn't truly introduced until the last 2 or maybe 3 chapters of the book, so there wasn't much to learn about him. However, from his interactions with the other princes and Cassia, I feel like he is going to be an awesome character to the crew.
The romance is a bit strange, but I enjoy it. Cassia is a changeling trying to balance her life out, but she's also attracted to Dance, Cormac and Ethan. Having never been with a man before she is knew to the whole ordeal of romance, love and sex. I loved seeing her interaction with Dane, that was some sweet stuff. However, Ethan got the better deal with her. My favorite romance thus far has to be between her and Cormac though. I'm excited to see how this brews between her and the four princes.
I am excited to actually read the next book and see what's revealed about Cassia, especially with that ending...I need more.
About the Author
My story is probably similar to a lot of other writers out there. As a kid, I was creative, imaginative, and loved to write. I’d write scripts for plays and make my sisters act them out. I got excited about the writing prompts for standardized tests in elementary school. I started writing my first (unfinished) novel in 5th grade. Then started another one in middle school. For a long time, I was a closet writer. I didn’t tell anybody that I had a hard drive full of abandoned stories. After years of not finishing anything, I finally took the plunge and started taking writing, and myself as a writer, seriously. My first novel, Heir of Illaria, published January 23, 2017. Book 2 is right around the corner. It’s gone from closet hobby to full on addiction. Thankfully, I have a wonderfully supportive husband who doesn’t look at me like I’m crazy when I talk about my characters as if they’re real.
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