The Elf King’s Sacrifice (Elves of Eldarlan Book 3)

The King of Eldarlan, Emrys, is cursed. The curse causes him to have to host human  princesses at a nightly soiree. But it is not the princesses fault he is cursed, and that they are pulled into this curse as they are pulled from their beds as soon as they fall asleep each night. And so, King Eldarlan tries to offer entertainment and food, and make it as pleasant as he can, without involving himself in the gatherings. Kate’s brother has become a king,and hours after she becomes a princess, she goes to bed only to awaken in a strange kingdom in the middle of a party in her worn robe and bare feet. When Kate retreats to the hedge maze she meets the King and sparks fly immediately. Within a week they find themselves in a marriage of convenience to save Kate from an arranged marriage, and to save the King from the curse.
A fun fantasy romance full of sparks and chemistry. There are many supporting characters who add to the intrigue and romance. Although this is the third in the series, it is easily read as a standalone. The story is a predictable, quick, light romance. Emrys and Kate have sparks from the beginning but start as friends. Their friendship quickly blossoms into love as they learn to trust and rely on one another. Their strong friendship makes their love story that much stronger as they never doubt each other. The character development of Kate was great as she learns how to be a queen. Emrys’ character could have had more development going from the frosty king to a devoted husband. A quick romantic read fantasy fans will love to get swept away in.
Cara Cieslak