Thursday, July 7, 2016
The Azure Kingdom by Michelle Dare
One key, one door, one man, one leap.
Alison Wescot inherited the antique store the day her mother died. It was nothing she wanted, but she couldn’t part with it. The antiques inside were all she had left of her mother. She thought she knew every piece in the store, until one day she discovered a box with a key inside, along with a letter from her mother. A key to a door she never knew existed.
Lucas Azure is the leader of the kingdom’s elite guard, a group of men whose sole purpose was to protect their territory and people. The youngest of the king’s four children, he was also the deadliest. The men in his group followed him faithfully, never questioning his orders. When Alison appeared, he knew he had to protect her at all costs.
The day Alison walked through the door, her recurring dream became a reality. The man who always remained a mystery was standing before her. There were dragons flying overhead and a castle in the distance. She was now in the Azure Kingdom.
WOW! Just wow! This book is intense right from the start and I could not put it down at all. Michelle Dare wrote such a spellbinding tale, with emotion, fantasy and love that I needed more!
That sneaky skeleton key makes its appearance for Alison and she uses it to discover a world she never knew existed
What I found stunning about this story is the descriptions that Dare gives us. The detail leaves you visualizing the whole story. From the azure blue fields, to Lucas to the dragons. My mind was just in awe of it all. The storyline takes some unexpected twists and turns while Ali is trying to find her way in this world and find the father she never knew. Lucas is a ohhhh so sexy alpha in armor. I love how he is so fierce with Ali even when they just meet. That he never hides his emotions from her. Their chemistry is off the charts even though the naughty sparks don’t fly till later. I love that Dare did this to give them a real working relationship even though it was thrust upon them.
Overall, this story is amazing. I love the concept behind this Skeleton Key series and I highly recommend delving into them if you love some fantasy/paranormal romance. I really fell in love with the world that Dare created and I am really really looking forward to reading more of it!
Michelle Dare is a romance author. Her stories range from sweet to sinful and from new adult to fantasy. There aren’t enough hours in the day for her to write all of the story ideas in her head. When not writing or reading, she’s a wife and mom living in eastern Pennsylvania. One day she hopes to be writing from a beach where she will never have to see snow or be cold again.