I received this book for free from Author in exchange for an honest review. This does not affect my opinion of the book or the content of my review.Trust in Love by Linda Kage
Also in this series: One True Love
Series: Love Mark #2
Published by Independently published on May 4 2020
Genres: Epic Fantasy Romance
The kingdom of Far Shore still resents Donnelly, its neighboring land, for forming an alliance with those filthy High Clifters and then defeating them in war. Twice! They really must pay for such an insult. And what better way to prick their pride than to steal their lovely, revered princess, mutilate her a little, and then ransom her back to them for a hefty sum.
So, the king blackmails stable hand, Farrow, into accepting the mission of kidnapping Princess Nicolette and bringing her back to Far Shore to meet her gruesome fate.
With his sister’s life on the line, Farrow reluctantly accepts the quest and travels through desert and forest, only to find Nicolette eagerly awaiting his arrival with her bags already packed and good to go, spouting off insane nonsense about being his destiny and one true love.
What follows is a crazy, eclectic adventure that brings two lost souls together and helps them learn who they’re supposed to be and what they’re supposed to do in this ever-changing journey called life.
This review may contain spoilers, so fair warning, upon reading the review.
Trust In Love is a story that I have been on the long wait for, I can tell you this author isn’t writing these books fast enough LOL But then I am so impatient and I will gobble anything up in the “epic fantasy” genre. Literally. There just aren’t enough authors writing this genre and it has so much potential for them. Trust In Love is a great story and the second in the series. I will be honest in that I really struggled with this one, I think either I wasn’t in the right mood or I just didn’t feel connected to the story in the first half of the book but was enjoying their adventure ….although I think a lot of it had to do with the betrayal that I knew would happen and just wanted it done and over with. But I will say that there came a point in the story that I couldn’t PUT IT DOWN and I was literally captivated by it even if my own reservations kept me from enjoying it at first (I HATE SECRETS haha)
Our story features two people that are love marked, that are fated lovers. Both are of royal blood. Nicolette has always known that she and Farrow were meant to be and she is waiting for him when he comes for her…but Farrow is not on a mission of devotion and love. Farrow hasn’t had it easy like Nicolette. Farrow’s mother was a prostitute of the king, and the king is a cruel man and has tortured and abused his son at every opportunity. But he wants to bring his enemy kingdom to their knees, so he puts the one person Farrow holds most dear, his own daughter into the dungeon and threatens to kill her if Farrow doesn’t bring back Nicolette who will be in turn tortured and killed. But Farrow doesn’t feel like he has much choice here. But what happens is along the way, Farrow falls in love with Nicolette but before he can, she finds out the truth …and only their strong connection will save them from their enemies….
Trust In Love is such a unique story and I really fell in love with it so quickly. I was so drawn to its world, Linda Kage, has definitely created a fantasy desert world that you can be captivated by. You have some fun tropes that come into play but I really love seeing these two find their way together despite the opposition that they face but then Linda Kage is brilliant when it comes to forbidden love and she really works the story just right. I was SO not a fan of some things that happen in the end to be honest. Now the pair does have their HEA, I just didn’t like the turnout of some other elements. I did find the story to have such adventure filled moments. I really enjoyed seeing this pair face their obstacles and rise above the challenges that they are met up with. With each book this author is getting me even more intrigued by the day of the setting and seeing her build this magic filled world.
Overall I found Trust In Love to be a in depth story of danger, intrigue, stimulating passion and love, a tale of magic and beating the odds and good conquering evil in the end….truly a magical story to dive into!