Thursday, February 9, 2017
The Pine Forest by Michelle Dare
One touch, one spark, two lives forever changed.
Pine and Azure. The war between the two kingdoms lasted far too long. Peace was finally established, but the survivors would never forget who fought on the front lines. Oliver Sage had a reputation for being a ruthless knight. He’d seen enough death to last a lifetime and worked on putting the past behind him, although not all would let him forget.
Addison was the only daughter of King and Queen Azure. With three brothers, she knew she’d always be protected, but she also wanted to learn how to take care of herself. She was strong, had a good heart, and wanted to be treated as an equal. Magical abilities ran in her family, and she had one no one knew of.
Oliver had given his heart to one princess, until the night he dreamed of another. Addison was the last woman he should desire, especially given who she was. However, what if she wanted him as well? They’d hated each other their entire lives, but suddenly couldn’t resist the desire which built between them. There were also those who didn’t think they should be together. Forbidden romance could only stay hidden for so long in the dark depths of the Pine Forest.
OH Ms Michelle Dare, you have nailed it out of the ballpark with this one. The way I was able to connect with the characters in this story and feel the flow of the story. Dare has a brilliant way of writing attention to detail as well as describe such an engrossing story. I felt like I was living the world that she has created.
The tension and passion between Pine and Azure is huge still. Add Oliver, who was nursing a broken heart, and Addison who never expected him, you have heightened emotion and passion that leaves you utterly breathless. I felt like these two were made for each other. From the dreams to being together in person, their chemistry was off the charts! The side stories of these two’s journey was perfectly intertwined and flowed amazingly.
Overall, this series has to be one of my favorite fantasy ones. I am left with images of dragons and knights and swords and the damsel. It makes me want to live in this world that Dare has created and fly away on my own dragon! And that epilogue! OH MAN! Bring it on! I am super excited for what is to come!
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.