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- Publisher: Rachel Van Dyken; 1 edition (November 17, 2014)
- Publication Date: November 17, 2014
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- Language: English
- ASIN: B00N34H788
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The Princess Sofia was daughter of the leader of Russia in Regency time, He died and warned his daughter to flee and watch out for stepmother. She found her intended husband in the bed of her stepmother. She was told that she had to marry him or she would be killed. They intended to take her throne. Her cousin a prince of Russia and Duke in England arranged a rescue by Ash, an English assassin and Lord whose brother was an Earl. Ash had loved his brothers wife at first sight 10 years prior and took a vow of celibacy. He felt he caused her death as she mistook him for his twin and ran toward him and was git by the lorry. Later in one of the stories it was found that she and Gunter brother of Ash were supposed to be killed. Ash tried to take his life but failed.
Then he,was Assigned to protect and rescue Princess Sofia. The problem is that Sofia came to care for Ash when she had to marry a Lord with connections to save her. Ash did not tell her he had been honored by his country with a title of Lord Grimm. He did not allow anyone to use it as,a bullet was moving closer to his heart and he expected to die.
He had a hard time maintaining his celibacy. So did Sofia. Ash kept some distance. There was danger even after she got to England. This was romantic. It was filled with intrigue. It seemed obvious to me that her cousin, called The Beast, planned that Ash have a hard time so he would have to marry Sofia. It was not said in plain language but seemed clear. She needed someone capable of protecting her and someone who would be a match for her. He also was an honest man who would not treat her badly. It was quite a story. Might want to read HUNTER first if bot all the stories.I enjoyed it.
In When Ash Falls we see a re-telling of Snow White - who didn't just fall hard for Snow White and her seven peculiar protectors? The way Rachel navigates through the story, blending her original humor along with romance, elegance and magical elements, is incredible. I will never look at Snow White the same way! 'Ash's eyes narrowed. "What are you about?" "It's simple, really..." Sofia played with the necklace around her delicate neck. "I want you to seduce me." Ash damn-near swallowed his tongue. "Come again?"
Ok, so maybe in this telling the princess wasn't quite so innocent. Sofia intrigued me so much - she wanted so badly to find passion and love, not just a man to marry. She was compassionate and tender hearted. She was strong-willed and knew what she wanted and went for it. And she wanted Ash. Speaking of Ash, well, brooder comes to mind but he was so much more than that. He, too, was compassionate, even if his profession would not elude to that, but he was hard core and incredibly hard on himself. Ash has suffered greatly and will not allow himself to step out of the guilt. I wanted to wrap him up and give him a hug, if I didn't fear he has a knife on his person. The two together were just too much! They knew exactly how to push each other's buttons and did it often. Throughout the book, Ash and Sofia find themselves in ***cough*** brow raising circumstances & teaching scenarios that left me fanning myself and flipping the pages on my kindle as fast as possible.
When Ash Falls left me smiling, giggling, and sighing. I absolutely loved it. Sometimes I need a little regency romance in my life and this one made me happy to be a fan.
And finally, I loved getting a glimpse at our favorite characters from the previous London Fairy Tales. Hunter & Ash's relationship is hilarious but full of love, Dominique & Isabelle are gloriously in love and protective of his cousin, Sofia. It was a fabulous conclusion to this series, which, again, I'm sad to see go. And while I know Rachel rocks in the NA and Contemporary genres, I hope that she might have one or two more Historicals up her little sleeve somewhere along the road.
Thanks, Rachel, for allowing me to read early for an honest review!
I really enjoy Regency romance novels because of the elegance, extravagance and the pure romance that they always give me. From time to time, I take a break from New and Contemporary Adult and hold one regency book.
When Ash Falls is such a good addition to my regency shelf because it gave me enjoyment, entertainment and magical feelings that only fairy tale like stories can give. Ash is such a dark, brooding male character that I totally swooned for. Sofia, on the other hand, is such a breath of fresh air. She's classy and is not afraid to speak of her feelings.
My only down moments with this were it was too long and I just feel that Rachel can tone it down with the metaphors such as the introduction to every chapter. Without them, it would still be enjoyable and fantastic.
Still, I love regency and When Ash Falls will be one of my go to books when I need a magical break.
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Do you need to read the rest of the series - not really, but I'd suggest at least the last two books, as the characters appear a lot in this one and it will make more sense with that background knowledge.
Focusing on this story - it was a throughly enjoyable fairy tale book - romance (of course), action, a bit of intrigue.
Well written (it's Rachel - what do you expect!), great pace, emotion and is easy to read.
My only little niggle - this is the last of the books, but I'd really like to know what happens to one of the characters - Pierce, I think he needs a book (hint, hint Rachel).
Now need to read the rest.