Aspiring rock star Annika Brisby thinks she knows where her life is going until she steps through a broken portal that leaves her stranded in a realm of fairies, vampires, and other mythical beings. Unable to return until it's repaired, she's rescued by wood nymphs who believe her sudden arrival is no accident. After being taken in by a prominent family of elves, Annika finds herself struggling to resist the seductive spell of their youngest son,Talvi. Equal parts arrogant and alluring, the notorious heartbreaker seems like the perfect distraction for her homesickness. Her new friends warn her that she'll probably regret ever laying eyes on him, and what begins as a casual fling quickly burns too hot to handle. By the time Annika learns the consequences of their forbidden trysts, Talvi's already under her skin and dangerously close to her heart. But on the journey home she discovers that there's a mountain of secrets that he's not telling her, and Annika can't help wondering who's really in danger.
Annika Brisby is free-spirited soul with a passion for cooking and making music. Although her path in life is still to be determined, she knows her road doesn’t involve minivans driven by soccer moms or anything “traditional or borring.” Annika is desperately seeking her place in the world, and an impromptu trip to Bulgaria may be the very key to discovering - may be there isn’t a place on earth for her.
After accidentally falling through a closing portal, Annika finds herself in another mythical realm with wood nymphs, elves, unicorns and every other creature only known in fairytales. But, this is no children’s book, and these elves are not short, cookie-baking elves. This romantic story is about self-discovery, and accepting who you are.
This author has an incredible imagination, and a talent for character building. There are a few minor areas for improvement in regards to writing. However, this was the author’s first novel, and I haven’t had the pleasure to read most recent works. And, trust me - I will. And, if escaping into a magical world with a witty, female human that has absolutely no filter, this is your book. I’m going give this one a 3.5 stars with a possible upgrade after devouring the rest of the series.
~*Disclaimer: This post was written by Andrea'. I received a copy of this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. All opinions are honest and my own.*~