This read was a fun escape. But where I thought I understood what I was getting into, it managed to surprise me at every turn.
“Love at first sight” is a romance trope I just can’t get behind, but “insta-lust” can be a LOT of fun when done right. Rose does it right in this novella. Other potentially problematic tropes are deftly avoided, making this a satisfying, guilt-free read.
Innocence doesn’t always mean lack of knowledge or power, and Caitriona might be young, but she knows what she wants. I cheered for her the entire way.
I wish the third main hero had been introduce earlier in the story, to be equal with the first two and not feel as much like an after-thought. I also thought the “contract” between the three at the ending was a bit more convoluted than necessary. This was still a fun and entertaining read, and a great introduction to a new author.
Rating: 4 (out of 5) stars. Cross-posted to Amazon and Goodreads.