“That’s not what love does,” she whispered, lifting her head to press a kiss above his heart. “Of course it’s all-consuming, but love—real love—doesn’t destroy or smother. It’s the very opposite of a weakness. Love strengthens. It liberates. It molds itself to every fiber of your being and fortifies you where you may be broken. It is as necessary to the body and soul as food or water.
Well. I absolutely raced through this completely absorbed. A fated love - Farah and Dorian work together to restore and heal from the past, and in Dorian's case, a brutal one.
This book is high on angst, romance and steam. What I liked most about it is that there is enough personal history between the Dorian and Farah that the story mainly focused on their relationship. There are some charming side characters and a sub-plot or two, but we don't stray too far.
What I liked least about it was it's fairy tale nature. All problems are wrapped up neatly - a little too neatly for me.
And I found that Dorian's anti-hero status was proclaimed a little too often and a little too loudly.
"I am not the redeemable hero, Farah. I am not the boy who loved you. I am the villain."
Other than those minor squabbles, I really just fell into the story and am counting down the minutes to read the next.