TO LOVE A KING is Book three in Shona Husk's Court of
Even though this book is part of a series and also the
first book I've ever read by this author, I was still able
to enjoy reading TO LOVE A KING. I normally don't read
books about fairies, but TO LOVE A KING pulled me in.
reading this book, I am eager to read the first two books
in this series, since they are about characters that were
in this story.
The first part of TO LOVE A KING focuses on Prince Felan's
plight and his struggle to get his former lover, Jacqui,
give him another chance and be the Queen that he so
desperately needs. Shona Husk provides a lot of background
information about Felan and Jacqui's relationship from
years ago. I think the story started to really get going
after she got on board with his plans. Shona Husk does a
good job of exploring both characters motivations and
both characters flawed but sympathetic.
Felan is a man with a lot of responsibilities and a lot
riding on his ability to become King. I like that, even
though he's under a lot of pressure, he tries to
Jacqui's point-of-view and give her time to accept his
reality. I don't think the story would be as enjoyable if
Felan was not as sensitive to Jacqui's needs.
to the passionate love story between Felan and Jacqui, the
supporting characters in TO LOVE A KING play a big role in
my overall enjoyment of this story. It's interesting to
Felan's interactions with his fellow "good guys". He seems
to underestimate his importance to the group, believing
that they are with him strictly for their own reasons
rather than any feelings of love or friendship for him.
me, this shows Felan's humility and gives him another
to his personality.
TO LOVE A KING is full of fairy politics, exciting
and a compelling love story. It has something to appeal to
fans of fantasy and world-building, but also to romance
fans who enjoy stories about characters with a complicated
past reconnecting years later. I look forward to reading
the previous books in this series, as well as future
stories by Shona Husk.
To keep the balance between good and evil at the court of
Annwyn, Prince Felan ap Gwyn has two weeks to marry and
the crown. But he wants more than just power--he wants
a love he once had but was too stubborn to hold on to.
It took years for Jacqueline Ara to put her life back
together after Felan abandoned her. And she doesn't want
fairies back in her life--even if her heart still burns
him. With war in Annwyn looming and death bleeding into
mortal world, Felan and Jacquie will need to heal old
for one last gamble. It's all or nothing to save both