Griffin is intent on bringing peace to his newly conquered realm in the magic-deprived south. When he discovers Cat is the Kingmaker, he abducts her. But Cat will do everything in her power to avoid her dangerous destiny and battle her captor at every turn. Although up for the battle, Griffin would prefer for Cat to help his people willingly, and he's ready to do whatever it takes to coax her…even if that means falling in love with her.
Cat is an amazing heroine who just doesn't know when to quit. She might see herself as needing to be alone but there's an underlying sense of goodness to her. Oh, she isn't perfect; far from it and has violent outbursts and I do mean violent but when faced with Griffin I can't really say I blame her! Cat has powerful magic but unfortunately Griffin seems to be impervious to it which really doesn't go down well when he abducts her. Yes, he's tall, dark, and alpha with an arrogant side to him but Griffin clearly inspires loyalty with his sense of fair play, although never forget it's an iron fist inside those gloves! It's just such a pity that Cat really doesn't want to go with him or does she? Yep, the classic case of love and hate but you know what? It's fun seeing these two get all tangled up in each other.
It felt fast moving and a real adventure with battles to fight and even creatures from myths and legends to slay. Plus, Cat has secrets involving the Gods which only started to make sense as the book ended. If honest, it does slow down a little half way through and then wham!, off we go again but as usual it's the treachery closest to home that holds the most danger.
Yes, Cat’s a secretive sort, but as a reader it's not too hard to uncover what she struggles to hide although with mention of a prophecy this adventure certainly is just beginning!
I was gifted a copy from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.