Frost (Frost and Nectar Book 1) by C.N. Crawford

Rating: 4 out of 5.

On the worst birthday of my life, I come home to find my boyfriend in bed with another woman. Within hours, I’m drunk, homeless, and pledging to stay single forever. And that is when the dangerously sexy Seelie King rolls through town, looking for fae like me.

Every generation, the king holds a competition for Seelie queen. But for reasons he won’t explain, Torin is looking for a charade, not a real marriage. So when I drunkenly sling insults his way, I have his attention.

When Torin offers me fifty million to participate, I think, “What have I got to lose?” The answer turns out to be “my life,” because my competition will literally kill for the crown.

And the more time I spend with the seductive king, the harder it becomes to remember it’s all supposed to be fake. Now, my life—and my heart—are on the line.

My Review

Ava is a faerie, and she thought she had it all in her simple human life with her human boyfriend till that fateful day. But he proves otherwise. She is man-hating and a little drunk, but an announcement on the news captures her and her friends’ attention as a tournament to be the King of the Fae’s bride. Ava doesn’t seem to care much, but she is surprised when he shows up at the bar. I love her backbone and sass.

Torin is more human than I thought as the Seelie King. He is kind and frosty but seems to have a heart under that royal magnetism. He appears to be cursed with something about being unable to fall in love and the magic, so the realm disappears without a Queen. Ah, so that’s where the frost comes in. Oh crap, he seems to have a glorious idea, and I can’t imagine it doesn’t involve a certain commoner fae with sass. His concept leads to a fake deal and contract of convenience. I can’t wait to see what happens next.

A tournament for the place of the Queen. King Torin may be cold and aloof, but he is brilliant. I like how he lays out the plan. Ava is in for quite the adjustment. This story gets dark as we experience the “fae way. ” It’s a little gruesome but definitely action-packed.

King Torin finds himself not so alone. Their proximity brings some revelations and chemistry for both of them. Ava finds pieces of her past. Will this evolve from enemies to lovers?

I love that we see a side of King Torin that is uncontrolled. However, the six princesses are a little freaky. Ava is the most normal Fae there. Their swordplay and tit-for-tat as the princesses and Ava fight for their place as the next Queen are action-packed.

Of course, the book ends there. Okay, so I expected that end, and the clues were there. However, the revelation is still unexpected, and I love how even the characters are surprised. I am absolutely intrigued and want to know where this story goes. I can’t wait for the next book to be available.

If you want to read Frost by C.N. Crawford, you can find this book on Amazon. As an Amazon Assocaite, I earn on qualifying purchases,

If you like this book, you may also enjoy books with these tags and categories fake relationship, fae, and Royalty.


Published by Tanya

I am an avid reader who loves amazing romance, fantasy, or paranormal books. I spend as many hours reading as I can and love to find a fantastic story,

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