Thanks to the publisher and Netgalley for the complimentary ARC. All opinions provided are my own.
📖 Q: if you could travel to space, would you? I’ll stay right here, thanks.
In Fated Blades three of my fave romance things collide: fighting leads, solid worldbuilding, & Ilona Andrews’s writing 😆.
I jumped into this series with this book, an approach that worked for me but not necessarily one I would highly recommend.
In this novella, long-standing enemies Ramona Addler and Matias Baena from long-time fighting families learn that their spouses have cheated with each other & stolen data critical to the survival of their families from each of them.
Ramona & Matias embark on a dangerous journey to retrieve their data, each of them with the deadly person they’ve been told not to trust since birth.
The tension between leads is admirably built up & seeing it turn into trust & kinship warmed this romance-lover’s heart.
The fighting scenes are epic in nature, gory, & fast paced. This is a society that operates on threats of violence but neither Ramona nor Matias are crazed with bloodlust which makes it easier for me to root for them.
Despite the fact that they’re married to other people—marriages which are not based on love but rather alliances—they are attracted to each other. That’s not my fave romance set-up & I wish things are slightly different but I’m okay with how things play out here.
This read is fun & whip-fast, a sweet & also provocative treat but definitely not where I’d suggest starting if you’re new to IA 😉.
4 ⭐️. Out now.
Give me that HEA, please.
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