Princess Rose's fiery temper has kept every potential suitor away...until now. After being spurned and humiliated for the last time, the princes forces every eligible man to present a gift to her under pain of death. The man who brings her the best gift will be chosen as her husband.
When Corbin presents his gift, he hopes that his simple offering will keep him safely overlooked. All he wants is to return to his quiet life as a blacksmith away from forbidding castles and beastly princesses. But love works in mysterious ways, and it all starts with a rose...
This books was so sweet! The story was familiar yet new and that's exactly how you want fairy tale re-tellings to be.
I fell in love with Corbin. What an emotional journey he went on but for the most part, he handled it with dignity and kindness. He won me over right away. The Princess took a bit longer, as expected, but understanding someone's pain and loss can change your view of them. Kindness and love win in this book. That's a good message any day.
It was so fun to see Ella and Will from the previous books appear in this book too. Old friends, happy reminders.
I was smiling my way through most of this book and in the end I felt good. That's exactly where I love to be.
This story is gentle and easy. I would say appropriate for younger teenage readers on up which also makes me happy. I love sharing a book that can be read through many ages.
- I received a complimentary copy of this book from the publisher. All opinions expressed are my own.