Overall this was quite lovely and I adored both Merrick and Cas. Their relationship developed quite beautifully and the scene at the Inn was easily my favorite. Such touching and sweet moments.
The addition of cars threw me for a loop though. I get I propably wasn't to take anything to literally as this was a fairy tale in the true sense but these cars felt sooo out of place in the world created here. Plus who doesn't love a good carriage ride.
This for me had zero angst which I appreciated considering I saw some comments that made this out to be an angst filled nightmare. For me this had some fantastic sexual tension with a HEA you knew was in the horizon.
In the harsh Northern Waste where human life is worth little, ice trucker Raina Bowen has learned to keep her eyes open and her knife close at hand. She's spent her life on the run, one step ahead of the megalomaniac who hunts her. All she wants is to stay out of trouble and haul her load of grain to Gladow Station—but trouble finds her in the form of a sexy stranger called Wizard. He has the trucking pass she needs, and she has to drag him out of a brawl with the very people she's trying to hide from in order to get it.
She may have rescued him, but Raina's not foolish enough to see Wizard as anything close to helpless. He's hard and honed and full of secrets—secrets that may destroy them both. As they race across the Waste, trying to outrun rival truckers, ice pirates, and the powerful man bent on their destruction, Raina's forced to admit that trouble's found her. And this time, there's nowhere left to run.
This is a petal to the metal good time. Our heroine is everything and our hero has to do everything he can to keep up with her.
If you like Tank Girl and Mad Mx: Fury Road, you will love this.
A great action adventure romance with a dystopian flare.
It is impossible to explain how you can love someone so much that it’s difficult to be around him. And with Percy sitting there, half in shadow, his hair loose and his long legs and those eyes I could have lived and died in, it feels like there’s a space inside me that is so bright it burns.
This book is absolutely beautiful. And for this to be on mainstream shelves makes me very happy. I fell in love with all of these characters, and Monty's inner voice was heartbreaking and frustrating at the same time. A character who for the most part grows into a man over the course of this adventure, despite the demons this boy carries. The writing is simply magnificient.
Perhaps he can’t understand it, the way that house will always be haunted for me, even if my father were gone from it. I can’t imagine living in it for the rest of my life, throwing parties in its parlors and filling the cabinets with my papers, all the while ignoring the dark spot on the dining room floor that’s never washed away, where I tore my chin open when my father knocked me to the ground with a single well-swung fist; or the hearth that chipped my tooth when I was thrown into it. There are bodies buried beneath the flagstones of my parents’ estate, and some graves never green.
I do wish we had also gotten sweet Percy's POV or a final scene between Monty and his father. I can only hope that we will get a third book to this series and perhaps a continuation of these boys as they grow further in their love for one another and continue to grow into the men they have become, standing on their own in a world so unaccepting of their love.
Felicity's story it seems is next. I am quite excited to see her continued adventures, perhaps with the "pirates" as she also looks to stand as a woman of purpose in a time where socially her worth has been predetermined.
Such amazingly developed fan art to accompany this beautiful journey.