They can never be together. The notion is laughable. Humans are inferior, a scourge on the Fae and on the magic passed down to them by angels millennia ago. And if Keen finds himself drawn to the tiny human female, he keeps it to himself. He won’t add to the half-breed problem that threatens his people’s existence.
Reese can’t stand Keen. He criticizes her clothing, won’t answer a straight question, and is too handsome for her peace of mind.
Her entire life, people have pegged Reese for a shallow, ditzy blond. She won’t accept the stereotype from the large, arrogant Fae too. But after Keen saves her life, she begins to question what truly lies beneath his stoic demeanor.
Forced together, Keen and Reese fight to survive among enemies, and Keen makes choices Reese couldn’t have predicted. She glimpses a side of him that is protective and dangerously seductive.
But Keen refuses to acknowledge their connection.
Until he's faced with the decision to betray his people, or lose Reese forever.
*This mature YA series is intended for readers 17 years and older.
**Each Halven Rising novel features a different couple and may be read as a standalone, but an overreaching story arc connects the series, so it's fun to read them in order.**
If you look at my blog, you’d think that I mainly read romance novels. And while it’s true that the majority of the books I review are of that genre. I got my love of reading from fantasy. I remember taking the journey with Meg in A Wrinkle in Time and going through the wardrobe to Narnia. So I’m always excited to find a new fantasy author even if it’s wrapped up with a romance bow. So I jumped in with both feet to read Fates Entwined. I had no clue this was book two and I didn’t go back and read book one before I started to read. It wasn’t necessary, I didn’t find myself getting lost and I was able to grasp what was going on pretty quickly and easily.
I fell in love with the world that Barnard built. It was colorful and intriguing. The blend of folklore with unique world building kept me enthralled. I loved the concept. Reese was feisty, independent and vulnerable. Keen was quite frankly a jerk. He’s the ultimate alpha male. The push-pull between the two of them created a sexual tension that leapt off the pages. The secondary characters were also captivating. I found myself question their motives. I’m going to have to go back and read the first book and the prequel. There was some great character development here and I can’t wait to see how much more they’ve grown from the beginning.
This story was absolutely brilliant and I’ve already started recommending it to my friends. I can’t wait for the next one to come out. -Peace and Love, Buxom J
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About Jules Barnard
RITA-nominated author Jules Barnard began her publishing career in 2014 with Deep Blue, the first book in the contemporary Blue Series, hitting bestseller lists on Amazon, iBooks, and All Romance. In 2015, she launched Fates Divided, the first of a romantic fantasy series Library Journal calls “…an exciting new fantasy adventure.” Whether she’s writing about beautiful Lake Tahoe or a Fae world embedded in a college campus, Jules spins suspenseful stories filled with realistic characters who have heart and humor.
When Jules isn’t in her sweatpants writing and rewarding herself with chocolate, she spends her time with her husband and two children in their small hometown on the California coast. She credits herself with the ability to read while running on the treadmill or burning dinner.
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