But upon arrival in the Winter Wonderland of Lunwyn, she realizes she’s been played by her twin and finds herself walking down the aisle to be wed to The Drakkar.
Thrown into inauspicious circumstances, with years of practice, Finnie bests the challenges and digs into her adventure. But as Frey Drakkar discovers the woman who is his new wife is not Princess Sjofn, a woman he dislikes but instead, his Finnie, a free-spirit with a thirst for venture just like him, without her knowledge he orders his new bride bound to his frozen world, everlasting.
But at the same time Frey plunges Finnie into a web of political intrigue that includes assassination plots, poison, magic, mystery and… dragons.
Finnie lost her parents as a teenager. She's wealthy, single, and still looking for that certain something to satisfy her soul. Discovering a witch can send her to an alternate reality where her parents are still alive, Finnie arranges to switch places for one year with her 'twin'. Crazy? Oh yes, but what if the other Finnie has reasons of her own for wishing to switch?
Finnie arrives to discover she is getting married IMMEDIATELY! Her groom is Fray Drakker, a huge intimidating angry man who clearly has no love for the Finnie of his world. Frey drags Finnie off and literally dumps her in a rundown lodge alone for six weeks but Finnie is not exactly the lazy hot house flower Fray was expecting.
Finnie is a fun character with a runaway mouth and a lust for life. She seems to charm nearly everyone (which is odd as at times she acts/sounds very juvenile) but is somewhat nonplussed by her new husband's reaction. So not the best start to a marriage but there's no doubt sparks fly between the couple. Fray is autocratic and frankly rather crass initially; but as the story progresses we see a sweet side to him, I'd go as far as to say this alpha male is almost gentle, scary but gentle! So we have an adventurous heroine with gumption, backbone, and a good heart. Our hero is drool worthy, at times a total armpit but when he's good, oh boy, does he melt this reader’s heart.
Mixing a kooky modern heroine with an almost barbaric hero just sounds so cheesy and yet I was so pulled in I resented having to put this book down at times. Magic, elves, dragons, and political machinations as well as plots to assassinate Finnie!
I thoroughly enjoyed reading this romantic adventure and can't wait to dive into the next book, The Golden Dynasty.